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Dirthead
09-08-09, 06:04 PM
For those that have played this game whats your verdict on this game, I have played the demo and it seems ok not sure how good i like it and if its worth the 40.00

Thanks

Bladestorm
09-08-09, 06:14 PM
Concept good, execution not so much.

Nuff said.

Dirthead
09-08-09, 06:19 PM
So it safe to say "skip it" or wait till the price is under 20.00 or less

mailman2
09-08-09, 06:20 PM
On sale through Steam till 9-15.

Darkest of Days takes you on a journey through time to some of the bloodiest days in human history. Fight with weapons from the era in five different time periods or bring futuristic weapons with you back in time for an unfair advantage over your time-challenged opponents.

Save 10% until September 15th.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/37700/

$35.99

I enjoyed the demo, prolly pick this up.

nekrosoft13
09-08-09, 06:27 PM
Concept good, execution not so much.

Nuff said.

yap, brilliant idea, but piss poor execution. While playing the demo everything about this game felt weird. Controls, aiming, look of the characters, hit boxes all was sub-par.

wrathofgod
09-08-09, 06:45 PM
Downloading via Steam as I speak...$35.99

I liked the demo. Not great but not bad. Should be worth the $36...hopefully.

Destroy
09-08-09, 09:25 PM
yap, brilliant idea, but piss poor execution. While playing the demo everything about this game felt weird. Controls, aiming, look of the characters, hit boxes all was sub-par.


^This. Sauce needed much more time in the pan.

NarcissistZero
09-08-09, 09:33 PM
I liked the demo... some weird parts, but every game has those. I thought control and aiming were great.

I got a retail copy at Target tonight... weird thing, it has no manual? Did anyone get a manual?

I'm installing it now... will play it in an hour or so.

ATi
09-08-09, 09:44 PM
I liked the demo... some weird parts, but every game has those. I thought control and aiming were great.

I got a retail copy at Target tonight... weird thing, it has no manual? Did anyone get a manual?

I'm installing it now... will play it in an hour or so.

(w/opics)

NarcissistZero
09-08-09, 11:54 PM
OK, first off, if the mouse aim is messed up in this game, it is some problem on your comp. The game has perfect mouse aim, absolutely perfect. I have been replaying Half-Life recently and have old-school perfect mouse aim in mind, and this game matches it. Note the game is somewhat of a hog, I have it on low Physx and only 4xAA to keep 60fps, so maybe you are getting framedrops if you notice lag.

Anyway...

Game is fun. It is basically the demo, only a full game, so I am not going to spend much time going on about it. Of the things different in the main game:

1) There is a cool weapon upgrade feature... while modern weapons in ancient times is a rare bit of fun, you mostly will be using old weapons. This is offset in annoyance a bit by using points, like leveling up I guess, on improving the old weapons to fire faster, reload faster or whatever else. Kind of neat...

2) The level I played was World War 1, and it had a Crysis sort of open level feel... the objectives are linear, and the pathways limited, but it does feel much more open than a corridor shooter... again, think Crysis.

3) There are modern enemies back in time with you... you probably know/assumed that, but they were not in the demo, so I thought I would point it out.

4) There is a mission select, and you can bounce back and forth between time periods if you like.

Here are some pics I took of the World War 1 level... they are very brown/grey, but the opening level had a lot of color, so I think it is a World War 1 thing (which makes sense).

http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/548/dod1w.jpg
http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/4138/dod2h.jpg
http://img3.imageshack.us/img3/4823/dod3.jpg
http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/6273/dod4.jpg
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/8884/dod5.jpg
http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/6725/dod6.jpg

CaptNKILL
09-09-09, 12:38 AM
Holy crap, that actually looks pretty damned good.

Very nice textures.

Kaguya
09-09-09, 12:44 AM
NarcissistZero, what do you think of the AI and gameplay so far? I enjoyed the demo, but mowing down Confederates didn't seem particularly challenging or anything. I figure it'll be fun, and I think PC Gamer gave it a decent review; odd though that the general gaming populace is so against this one.

yap, brilliant idea, but piss poor execution. While playing the demo everything about this game felt weird. Controls, aiming, look of the characters, hit boxes all was sub-par.

It seems time travel games could be so good but often falter. I enjoyed TimeShift enough for the price, but I honestly think they really blew it on the storytelling and the alternate timeline was not particularly interesting. This one as well, seems like a cool idea to get people to be able to play all throughout time, but maybe the concept itself leaves people cold. Maybe it's just too hokey.

NarcissistZero
09-09-09, 12:48 AM
NarcissistZero, what do you think of the AI and gameplay so far? I enjoyed the demo, but mowing down Confederates didn't seem particularly challenging or anything. I figure it'll be fun, and I think PC Gamer gave it a decent review; odd though that the general gaming populace is so against this one.

Well, World War 1 was trech warfare with rushing, and that is pretty much how they act. The modern enemies I hope will act in more tactical fashion, but I haven't fought them yet, only seen them.

There was one cool moment where I had an auto-shotgun and all the germans ran from me as I shot them in the back... there seems to be a simple AI script that has them run from you when you have a modern weapon, and it feels pretty cool as you play.

Kaguya
09-09-09, 12:56 AM
There was one cool moment where I had an auto-shotgun and all the germans ran from me as I shot them in the back... there seems to be a simple AI script that has them run from you when you have a modern weapon, and it feels pretty cool as you play.

Hey, that's encouraging! That's one thing I was thinking about re: the War of Northern Aggression. I thought the Confederates should be high tailing it while I went ballistic with the sub-machine gun. Keep us posted on your thoughts. I haven't completely counted this one out (I'm just sort of not anxious to buy anything at the moment in anticipation of Batman next week :p ).

NarcissistZero
09-09-09, 03:28 AM
Okay, the AI is sometimes good, sometimes not. I think it might depend on the location and kind of army you are fighting, which would be awesome, but I am not sure. I did a night mission in the civil war and we assaulted this mansion, and the guys there were flanking me and using pincer tactics like mad... I took cover behind a rock and before I knew it I had guys to the left and right shooting me from cover of their own, making me come out. On the other hand, during the actual battle part they all just kind of stand there and shoot.

The future dudes, who I guess are evil, seem to charge at you, but they have this armor you can't penetrate with old weapons, so mayb that is the reason. They look cool, that's all I know.

The game is undeniably fun... shooting native americans with a shotgun repeatedly to the face while they try to draw a bow and arrow on you seems to never get old. The enviornments are large, or at least appear large, and the action is fast-paced and fun. I want to say it is basically like Wolfenstein from a few weeks back, very fun and polished but not revolutionary. I think this game's story and theme might put it even one step ahead, though it does not have grand set pieces (yet?).

Also, there is an odd 9/11 reference, so if that will bother you, note it exists.

More pics:

http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/9616/dooood1.jpg
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/6503/dooood2.jpg
http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/3559/dooood3.jpg
http://img156.imageshack.us/img156/4170/dooood4.jpg

HiCZoK4
09-09-09, 03:52 AM
this lloks good and sure got my attention. going for the demo.
and this topic somehow made me want to play Half life2:P

NarcissistZero
09-09-09, 04:36 AM
this lloks good and sure got my attention. going for the demo.
and this topic somehow made me want to play Half life2:P

Yeah, definately check out the demo... I think the full game is better than the demo, but it still should be enough to know whether you want it or not.

Note that the part in the demo with the forced walking is the only time I have encountered that in the game... nowhere else. That annoyed me a lot, glad to see it isn't common at all.

mailman2
09-09-09, 07:48 AM
I enjoyed the demo, but this retail to have even better textures. Too bad so many hated on it because of the demo. This looks to be a fun game which is what I thought it was going to be.

wazooda
09-10-09, 12:13 AM
Played the demo and really enjoyed it. I think I'll by the game...

But I have a technical question:

running 280GTX in SLI with 190.62 drivers. With SLI on and running the benchmark, I get in the low-20's running at 3840x1024. Turn SLI OFF in the CP, and my frames jump to the low 30's.

In addition, I turn on the SLI Graph in nHancer and nothing appears.

Is SLI broken in this game? Seems odd that I get much better frames with SLI off....

Kaguya
09-10-09, 12:25 AM
Played the demo and really enjoyed it. I think I'll by the game...

But I have a technical question:

running 280GTX in SLI with 190.62 drivers. With SLI on and running the benchmark, I get in the low-20's running at 3840x1024. Turn SLI OFF in the CP, and my frames jump to the low 30's.

In addition, I turn on the SLI Graph in nHancer and nothing appears.

Is SLI broken in this game? Seems odd that I get much better frames with SLI off....

I have a pair of GTX 260s and when I tried to force SLI using nHancer the demo ran like a pig. So I deleted the profile, started over, and it ran just fine.

Oddly, EVGA Precision reported that the game was running in OpenGL and not DirectX, but the Steam page says the requirement is DirectX 9.0c, so I dunno. Either way, yeah, don't worry about the nHancer profile it doesn't seem to work.

nutcrackr
09-10-09, 03:48 AM
haha ouch. 3.6 / 10 from IGN

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/102/1023048p2.html (360 version which they say looks ugly)

NarcissistZero
09-10-09, 04:13 AM
haha ouch. 3.6 / 10 from IGN

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/102/1023048p2.html (360 version which they say looks ugly)

Yeah, from what I have read it is a horrible 360 port.

ATi
09-10-09, 04:18 AM
looks ugly on RROD_box but NarcissistZero screen shots look great PC FTW:)

NarcissistZero
09-10-09, 04:31 AM
I read the review... I don't disagree with much of it, but I do disagree with the complaints equaling a freaking 4.0 (the PC review score, slightly higher than the one linked above).

The main two problems they nailed are occasional buggy enemies... I have seen twice or so an enemy not notice me, but on the whole this doesn't really happen at all... and repeated timelines. I have played like 12 missions so far and all but two of them and the prologue were in World War 1 and the Civil War. This seems to be not only a budget thing, less enviornments meaning less expense, but also a design thing... the developers obviously wanted to feature grand battles with hundreds of NPCs at once on screen, and that limited them to certain times. Personally I can't wait to see Pompei and whatever suprises might be in store.

The main things I disagree with in that review are graphics and controls. The controls are perfect... I rolled back my AA to 4 and turned of Ambient Occlusion and the game plays silky smooth like a PC classic. I turned the AO back on though, as it adds a lot to the game, but even at 30-40fps the game controls fine. The keys are setup well, there is no console auto-aim... I think they just copied that over from the Xbox part of the review to justify the score. Graphics... well, for how many things are on screen at once I think they look damn good. Some levels oddly are not as great looking, and overall the Civil War looks better than other time periods, but everything is still nice looking... see the pics below.

All in all, I have played 6+ hours so far and my summary is still roughly what it was at the start... fun game, nothing too amazing, buy it if you like average FPS games like Timeshift and Quake 4. This one isn't quite as polished as those, but the settings and such make up for it.

Last round of pics from me, unless some later level is so awesome looking I have to post some:

http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8565/dude1.jpg
http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/6250/dude2l.jpg
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/8933/dude3j.jpg
http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/644/dude4e.jpg
http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/4458/dude5.jpg

NarcissistZero
09-10-09, 05:49 AM
I don't want to give anything away, but WOW... there was a level I just played that was AWESOME.

First off... one of the best sniper mission ever... but where that ended up, I can't even hint. It was just... effecting. Disturbing. Then awesome. Think Call of Duty 4's nuclear moment. Not as big budget, but equally as impressive.

Hopefully a lot of you see it eventually.