Development Began: 1999
Release Date: October 24th, 2005
Reasoning: Originally planned for the PC and PlayStation, Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth was originally intended to be an RPG with cooperative gameplay featuring up to four players. This was scrapped in favour of a linear first-person survival horror game, which was then turned into a third-person survival horror game before developer Headfirst Productions reverted back to first-person again.
Was it Worth the Wait? Kind of. Call of Cthulhu received generally positive reviews upon release, but the quality of the finished game didn't really reflect the length of time spent on it. Plus, the original concept sounded a lot more interesting. Two sequels were planned but, unfortunately, Headfirst Productions went bankrupt before those games could find a publisher.