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Review Matt Chat does Darklands

Discussion in 'RPG News & Content' started by Jason, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. Jason chasing a bee

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    <p><a href="http://www.armchairarcade.com/neo/node/3481" target="_blank">This week's Matt Chat</a> has Matt Barton talking up Microprose's <a href="http://www.mobygames.com/game/darklands" target="_blank"><strong>Darklands</strong></a>. Unfortunately, it offers little insight into why an RPG set in the 15th Century would be named after a <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w9sCTtZ9EA&amp;ob=av2e" target="_blank">Jesus and Mary Chain album</a>.</p>
    <blockquote>This week we head back in time to 15th century Germany, or the Holy Roman Empire to be precise. Arnold Hendrick's Darklands (1992, DOS) was a revolutionary game that offered an unprecedented level of historical realism. Experience what the 15th century felt like to the people who lived in it--and see their wildest fears and dreams made flesh! The combat is "real-time with pause," a style that would become quite popular with Baldur's Gate. Alchemy replaces magical spells, and a pantheon of Christian saints bestow their blessings on the pious. Enjoy the video and let me know what you think!</blockquote>
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  2. relootz Scholar

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    Matt Chatt working on the incline, one review at a time.

    :salute:
     
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  3. Trash Pointing and laughing.

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    Real enjoyable little talk on one of the single best rpg's ever made. To think I actually had that awesome manual/historybook/epic tome and sold it.


    Shame that there was so much static on the recording or perhaps my speakers are dying?
     
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  4. relootz Scholar

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    Your speakers are dying.
     
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  5. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    I need to finally get around to playing Darklands, ffs, but my 'old stuff to play' list is already pretty big and it's increasing instead of decreasing.
     
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  6. commie The Last Marxist Patron

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    Then stop spamming the Dex and get to it faggot! Waiting around will only result in something in god awful real life to put a near permanent hold on all these plans. I know it happened to me.
     
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  7. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    Sorry, currently checking Might and Magic 6. MM2 is next in line. Then it's an epic Wizardry playthrough of 6 to 8 with the same party. Then it's probably some Realms of Arcania. Then... it's negotiable, but it's probably gonna be either Darklands or some Ultima.


    And in the meantime, New Vegas, Gothic 4 and something I've forgotten about are released in the near future. Verdammt.
     
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  8. Zomg Arbiter

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    Littered with wrong shit and annoying glurge criticism
     
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  9. someone else Arcane Patron

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    My manual and map is in poor condition. The 11 5 1/4 inch floppies were destroyed by fungi. :(
     
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  10. Zeus Cipher

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    I don't want to spam, so just assume that every time there's a new Matt Chat, I'm doing one of these:

    :salute:
     
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  11. Jack █▓▒░

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    That was great.
    Makes me miss the good old days.
    When games came with thick manuals and maps.
    :love:
     
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  12. soggie Educated

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    And gameplay.

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  13. Admiral jimbob gay as all hell

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    Send that shit to the bottom of the barrel. You have a fucking goldmine in front of you.
     
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  14. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator Patron

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    Hopefully Jeff V will write and article on how unplayable and what a shit game this is (which it is not).
     
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  15. denizsi Arcane

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    That's a good breed of newfags. Beware of the bad seed newfags who think all those thick manuals were a necessity born by technological limitations which we thankfully don't have to endure any more.
     
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  16. denizsi Arcane

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    There are a couple outrageously cheap boxed Darkland sales on Ebay, btw. Grab one while you can.
     
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  17. Darth Roxor Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis

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    No shit. But actually, the good thing about these new dumbed down RPGs is that they can be played pretty much at the same time as the old ones. But juggling two old ones at once tends to be hard.
     
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  18. CrimHead Scholar

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    I can't play new games at the same time as an old game. Tends to diminish my enjoyment of the new one. I played Amnesia recently at the same time as a replay of SS2. Needless to say, Amensia didn't seem as scary.
     
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  19. Visbhume Prophet

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    When will this game come out in GoG?
     
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  20. Zeus Cipher

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    Damn good question, considering the Microprose games they already have.

    Ah, Microprose...

    :love:
     
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  21. 1eyedking Erudite

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    Matt is an asshole.

    Can't stand that fucker.
     
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  22. Zeus Cipher

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    Oh, you're just mad about that time he stabbed out one of your eyes. Look on the bright side, you still have the one!
     
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  23. Luzur Prestigious Gentleman Good Sir

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    the new Skyway?
     
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  24. 1eyedking Erudite

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    The problem with him is he's too detached, and his consciousness of his target audience evinces clearly. He doesn't care about the games he 'reviews', or interviews developers about; he just wants some cheap fame.

    Notice how he always says the games he's showcasing are awesome, classics, a testament of excellent design, hyperbole 1, 2, 3, etc., but he never states his personal experience about them, or accounts his own honest analysis (e.g.: including stuff such as obvious flaws). Compare to someone who is really passionate about videogames and is a douche as well :lol:

    In other words he's a fake, the kind of fucker the Codex would hate, but this site has gone flaccid a long while ago.
     
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  25. Zomg Arbiter

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    Wow I am strongly agreeing with 1eyedking; I did not forsee this possibility. 100% agreement about this guy, at least judging by this video.
     
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