Quoting Timmaigh, reply 6
Call of Cthulhu>Dark Corners of Earth. Not really RPG, more of an action adventure with RPG elements, a fantastic game nevertheless. More concentrated on following the story rather than being sand-boxy with various side quests...
I disagree. Its a puzzle solving game. Essentially you have to do exactly what the section of the story calls for. And what RPG elements there are are negligible. Horror puzzle solving game is all it is, and annoying at that.
Well linear story based games are usually like that, you got to do what the game wants from you to let you go further with the story. I see no problem there. Personally i would rather follow the preset story, which is at least interesting, than grinding another boring side-quest just to hone my "skills" to improve my character.
The RPG elements are indeed not very pronounced, but they are there - like for example you need different medical equipment to heal wounds to different body parts - thats pretty much beyond standard universal medkit collecting, which just improve your healthbar.... or just waiting for a moment until it automatically restores...
Ill give you the point about puzzle solving, but i said its adventure. Are they not typically puzzle solving games?
Finally i completely disagree that its annoying. As far as i am concerned, its one of the best and most atmospheric horror games i played and i would recommend it to anyone, who is into Cthulhu mythos or likes horror games in general.