Dad's Basement - Episode 3 - Part 2:

August 18, 2013

Dad's Basement is a video series from me, Dana, the Dad of the Happy Game Family, wherein I play, show off, and try to convey what was cool about some of my favorite games from yesteryear. I hope you kids appreciate that I'm spending some extra time cutting together all the cool parts! Get off my lawn, unless you're going to mow it for me!

Dad's Basement #3b - Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem

Part Two of our three-part series covering Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem and its proposed spiritual successor starts by busting open the plot and characters of the former game, and then concludes by outlining its history and some cut elements, and then analyzing the gameplay highlights! Released in 2002 and the first M-rated game published by Nintendo, Eternal Darkness was developed by Silicon Knights initially for the Nintendo 64 and then retooled and released for the Nintendo Gamecube. The game spans the lives of multiple characters across two millennia of human history as they battle the Ancients, vast cosmic entities that threaten the fate of all mankind. It stands to date as the greatest Lovecraft-inspired game, in my opinion.

Footage Sources:

  1. "Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem", Silicon Knights/Nintendo;
  2. "Mass Effect 3", Bioware/Electronic Arts;
  3. "Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots", Konami;
  4. "Terminator 2: Judgment Day", Carolco/TriStar Pictures;
  5. "Activision/Intellivision Commercial", ???;
  6. "Flash Gordon", Starling Films/Dino De Laurentis;
  7. "Star Wars", Lucasfilm, Ltd.;
  8. "Raiders of the Loas Ark", Lucasfilm, Ltd.;
  9. "Batman", Warner Brothers;
  10. "Resident Evil (Remake)", Capcom;
  11. "Resident Evil 0", Capcom;
  12. "Resident Evil 4", Capcom;
  13. "Resident Evil 6", Capcom;
  14. "Resident Evil 5", Capcom;
  15. "Dead Space", Visceral/Electronic Arts;
  16. "Dead Space 2", Visceral/Electronic Arts;
  17. "Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth", Headfirst/Bethesda/2K Games;
  18. "Shadow of the Eternals", Precursor Games;