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OpiumMuffin

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#1 13 years ago

I honestly cannot believe this game is for real. $19.95 for this game? OMG 10% discount?!?! NO WAY! Let's be serious here. There are tons of really high quality fun looking mods in production that actually relate to the FPS genre, then somebody craps out this mod? This mod looks stupid. No insult to anybody, I'm sure it might be a bit fun, and its just a mod, but come on, they are charging for this? This should be illegal. I watched the preview of this game, and I am completely unimpressed with anything in it. I could see if this was a free mod, I would be more than happy to try it, but this game offers nothing graphic wise, sound wise, and the gameplay doesn't seem new from anything other than a civilization style game, which I'm sure would be much more detailed than this shitbox game. I don't even know how you could possibly sell a game like this nowadays for $20. Theres nothing technological about it, no ground breaking anything. Its sad to think I paid the same price for DoD: Source, which took Valve all the time it did to make it, as nice looking and as fun as it is, for some game that looks retarded, with a bunch of stick figures that slide across the screen that probably took 4-5 months to make. Maybe it took longer, but does it matter, if you watch the video, it just looks stupid, not only graphically, but gameplay wise. Unless your idea of fun is watching a bunch of non-flexible models on a screen slide around doing inherently worthless stuff, then I don't understand why you would want to buy this game, unless you are desperate for material and you have the money to blow on stupid stuff. I think I'll wait for some reviews on this baby. And there is a PCGamer review of 90% in the video. Wtf. You're going to tell me this piece of shit got nearly as good a rating as F.E.A.R.? My ass it did, overpaid asshats.




ketch22

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#2 13 years ago

It's not a mod dumbfuck. It's a full game. Now shut up.




OpiumMuffin

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#3 13 years ago

The anger...




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#4 13 years ago

I agree this suxors i think its dumb to ask money for something so stupid-looking.Its like some scam. I dunno if it is good but let us try it out atleast! Otherwise we buy it and try and wow: i got a bagfull of crap! Its just nothing special. a couple of stick figures sliding over the screen and getting stomped by a giant spider that looks like a berry cake with legs! PS. The rewiew is problably some lie too!




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#5 13 years ago

Lol, I'm glad you could make the judgement that the gameplay sucks out of seeing a several-minute video only filled with the action parts of the game. The graphics are obviously part of the game. The're trying to make it seem like you're in a computer. Furthermore mediocre graphics don't necessarily make a mediocre game. God, I can't belive your just making all these judgments after only seeing that video. THE VIDEO SUCKED! It showed no real gameplay just stick figures walking around and lasers going everywhere. If they wanted to get someone to buy their stuff they should of made some better media.

I'd buy it if I had money. :)




OpiumMuffin

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#6 13 years ago

DISCLAIMER:

I'll let this be said, before everyone jumps all over this and starts ragging about how I FEEL about the game, just remember, its just my opinion, and I'm not forcing you, or anyone to agree with me, so before you spout off your mouth about how I feel about it, keep in mind, I don't care how YOU percieve the game, I was just stating how I feel about it.

Sumguy21Furthermore mediocre graphics don't necessarily make a mediocre game.

Oh how true this is, and I completely agree. However, after watching the video, I think I have cancer. It gives me no idea whatsoever of what the game is about. Its a bunch of random things happening. Like you said, a company should make the video look good if they want to sell it. Its going to be hard for me to turn down money for the new bass guitar I want, for something that looks so inherently stupid. All graphic and sound effects aside, this game looks like a trainwreck. Whats the premise? Whats the storyline? Whats the goal? Is their multiplayer? Is there boobs:naughty: ? Is there beer? Gore? When I am looking for a computer game, I usually have very few things in mind, but mainly, ass kicking. I've read two reviews about the game now, both sharing very positive ratings of the game. IGN gave it an 8.8, with a header on the review entitled; "Is it awesome? Yes it is." -Dan Adams

Well Dan, it appears you find the game awsome, but what about it is so awsome? Its funny because, I searched the entire review for what about this game is so awsome and this is the best I could find; "Darwinia is great gaming. It makes me smile. My eyes rejoice at the sight of it." - Dan Adams Well if it makes Dan Adams smile, its good for me. I'm not trying to rag on the game just yet, I know that I have a little but I'll try and stop. But it begs the question, why does this game deserve a 9/10 rating? Why? I can't figure it out. F.E.A.R. got what... a 9.2? I loved F.E.A.R., it was very action packed, scary, and entertaining. Multiplayer was fun for a while, and I may revisit it now and then. How many years do you think Monolith spent producing that game? Three, maybe four years? It gets a well deserved 9.2. Then Darwinia, which couldn't have taken half the time it took to make a game such as F.E.A.R. gets almost that amount? I'm just wondering what aspect of this game is so fantastic it deserves that, and after watching the video, I am pressed even further in my confusion.




OpiumMuffin

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#7 13 years ago
ketch22It's not a mod dumbfuck. It's a full game. Now shut up.

At first I was tempted to believe this chap was perhaps a Darwinia marketing rep, but then I checked the age and the response seemed more reasonable.




General Rommel

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#8 13 years ago

Thats why you rate for user reviews... not website reviews... They dont note all the bad things.




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#9 13 years ago

Don't swear and intentionally want a flame war.. IMHO Some of those companies are abusing Steam's repupation, imagine that game coming out in some unknown retail, no-one knowing about it, like those many games. But why it can't be a great game? I don't like how it looks or what's the point in it, but seems like many people do. Atleast they didn't use much time on graphics, since it's in "computer world" ;)




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#10 13 years ago

Right, a few things to get straight

1) this is not a MOD. I was made by an independant company in the UK called Introversion.

2) This is there second game, the first been "Uplink"

3) Before you start slagging the game off, perhaps you should listen to someone who actually has the game, like me.

right then. this game is good. It's not on par with some of the big name titles but what would you expect from a company that started out with two people and now has expanded to only a dozen or so?

Now, I don't want to start a big old debate about how the big names are holding back the little guys cause that's not true in this case. Valve have done one of the best things imaginable by letting this game get hosted on steam cause it will pave the way for the rest of the indie developers.

If you don't want to get the game, that's fine, your money, your choice but i beg you to get it, the graphics are intentionally designed to look like the old skool kind for a reason that's explained in the game.

If you want to, go to there website at introversion.co.uk and download the demo of darwinia and uplink to cause there great games and it'll be a sad day for pc owners everywhere if this company has to shut down