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Dark Messiah of Might and Magic

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Syril, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Charm works very well on Ghouls.
     
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  2. ItsChon Resident Zoomer Patron

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    Fuck this game looks so good. I'm going to give it another go and see if I can get it to work.
     
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  3. Technomancer Savant

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    It sure does. I was forced to abandon recording the playthrough because it started to lag pretty hard on later levels. Hopefully gonna finish it properly next year with a new machine. A bit sad that this game does not support 4k, I wish I could show it at its best.
     
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  4. Wesp5 Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I always wonder why there aren't any big fan expansions for DMMM. It uses the Source engine which is quite easy to map for and there are probably thousands of fan made HL2 maps and campaigns! Did Arkane release the SDK too late or did fans have to made it themselves in the first place because Arkane didn't care, like with Bloodlines?
     
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  5. Tacgnol Shitlord Patron

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    I was under the impression that the SDK was released pretty late.

    Probably also didn't help that Dark Messiah got a pretty chilly press reception so never built much of a playerbase.
     
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  6. Technomancer Savant

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    Yeah, the game has always been a ghost.


    Tried that Arena mod yesterday, hell what a rush! Certainly beats replaying story for the hundreds of times. It cannot be finished, unfortunately. The gates bug out on wave 97 and you can't finish the last 3 levels.
     
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  7. Technomancer Savant

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    It was fixed today apparently. I recommend to play it if you like the combat. Shit is crazy, 4 cyclops at once or 6 orc bosses but it also is surprisingly fair.
     
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  8. Semiurge Cipher

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    Now I remember how often that necropolis kiss was the last thing I saw before "game over".
     
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  9. Lagole Gon Arcane Patron

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    Reinstalled it. Love it.
    I have some problems running it on Steam, sometimes instead of starting it just "starts" forever. Oh well...
     
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  10. what am i doing Arcane

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    A big part of why it died off was that the performance, specifically load times, was absolutely abysmal when it came out. You could easily be sitting there for ten minutes waiting for a multiplayer map to load. Singleplayer wasn't as bad but still took ages at the time.

    Loads fast on modern computers, to be sure. But back then it was really, really bad. Enough so, I think, that it turned a lot of people off from sticking around and prevented the formation of a core multiplayer community to keep the game popular.
     
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  11. Ol' Willy Arcane Zionist Agent

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    Played it on a shitty laptop, it ran smooth like a shit through a goose.
     
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  12. Lagole Gon Arcane Patron

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    Press F for our boi Garth.

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    I remember playing this back in... 2007 ish, around the release time. I indeed remember the load times being crap, I think it took minutes to load up a level, but those were the olden days of CRTs, HDDs, and I don't even know if I had the recommended GPU back then either lol.

    Back in 2008-2009 I played the multiplayer, load times weren't an issue back then cause I got a new computer, and I remember the multiplayer being fun, was pretty similiar to overwatch but a midieval fantasy version of it, it also had level ups.
     
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  15. Technomancer Savant

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    There is a guy reverse engineering code to add coop for single player and bring back multiplayer.



    Posts updates periodically, usually gets quite boring though because he mostly talks. TLDR for this one is that some original devs and valve are helping out with advice, progress is good, SDK improving, hopes to update balance for single-player campaign in coop one day (like adding more enemies) and reviving cut content devs dropped because of deadlines, also that encouraging comments help a ton.
     
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  16. deama Liturgist

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    Oh shit that's pretty good! I'd love to play the singleplayer with a friend!
     
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  17. Lord_Potato Arcane

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    Completed the game several days ago. Pretty fun ride. It's more action than rpg, however different builds make a difference in how you play and proceed through levels.

    It's also completely free of political correctness. Not really offensive or anything, just not caring about that stuff. Xana is sexy and happily uses this fact to influence the PC. Leanna is also sexy, but uses her 'gifts' without giving it much thought. While they are both powerful, there comes a time when they are also vulnerable and beg our hero for aid/mercy. These choices influence the ending, so take them seriously and consider your decisions (who you'll be shagging after the final credits).

    Visually the game still holds up, despite somewhat blocky NPCs and enemies. The environments are cool looking and more importantly full of secrets.

    It's an enjoyable little game, great for changing palette between more robust, turn-based rpgs which seem to release every week recently. Check it out, it's really cheap those days.
     
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  18. Semiurge Cipher

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    It's funny that the giant spider is an optional boss, they must've realized they went too far with the spider tower. You don't even get amazing loot from that fight, only experience (?).

     
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  19. deuxhero Arcane

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    Are there any details on those new levels exclusive to the awful 360 port?
     
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  20. Jaedar Arcane Patron

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    Not really. Iirc you have to do the spider if you want the ending path where you hook up with the human girl (which is necessary to get the holy weapons, which are the strongest ones in the game).

    Dark Messiah was my first steam purchase, iirc got it for 10 euro. Really good purchase, multiplayer was pretty fun too.
     
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  21. Max Damage Learned

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    Yep, you need to rescue Leanna after killing giant spider, otherwise you can't purify yourself, church will be closed.
     
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  22. Lagole Gon Arcane Patron

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    Okay. But that's still "optional". Maybe even "suboptimal". Who needs that blonde manjaw helga.

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  23. Semiurge Cipher

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    I gave up on trying to choose the "good path" because of still hearing the demoness's voice lines after the purifying ritual, as if nothing happened. This was on the last official version I believe.
     
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    You may have schizophrenia.
     
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  25. MadMaxHellfire Arcane

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    any mandatory mods and patches for the steam version?
     
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