Sinking City is Frogwares' latest work, the team behind the Sherlock Holmes series (which has been running since 2002) and is by far the most ambitious game. It tried to apply the developer's detective game brand to a wide open world environment, making it the longest Frogwares game to date, but this time it processed another popular literary work. The Cthulhu myth is important to many people because it represents fear itself.
Over the years, with Cthulhu's rise as a pop culture icon, people's inexplicable fear of this god-like monster has continued to diminish. If you are unfamiliar with the story itself, you probably know at least the basics, and given that familiarity, you may feel that Frogwares may have given an interesting explanation of the source material or captured the atmosphere that is essential to Lovecraft lore.
However, what you get is another Frogwares detective game, although it's wet.
The first is your character Charles Reed, who arrives in Oakmont, Massachusetts. As a former armed diver and private eye, you have always been plagued by illusions that lead you to flooded towns. With the flood coming, the madness came, and there were some monsters. Oakmont is a sinister place where everyone wants something from you or wants you to leave them alone. Random incidents such as violence, disappearance, and theft often occur, so you are forced to resolve these cases in exchange for tips to achieve your true goals, find the root cause of nightmares and hope to stop them.