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Riddick - Dark Athena

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by fastpunk, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. Thrasher Erudite

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    Don't forget the catching of moths mini-game. ;)

    Notwithstanding, I enjoyed the original immensely (especially for the stealth and the melee attack combo elements).

    Sadly, Dark Athena also got a very lackluster review in US PCGamer.
     
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  2. MetalCraze Arcane

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    Yep that dungeon with zombies.

    Anyway as I've said it is a shooter alright, however with "relaxing" parts. As a shooter it is also pretty OK, I don't remember shooting parts being too long - then again - the game is pretty short so even 25% is an ok number.
     
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  3. Fat Dragon Arbiter

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    There was another maze area with some kind of respawning bug things, I think. The other heavy action parts are fun though there aren't a whole lot of enemy and weapon variety. till damned fun and AI does a good job.

    My favorite part though was about mid-way through where all you have is a tazer and you need to rely on stealth. Very well done level.
     
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  4. MetalCraze Arcane

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    I also like the characters.
    Both Perlman and Diesel did a good job playing typical badasses and it fit well. The ending also was stylish.
     
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  5. Durwyn Prophet

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    First one was great. A bit tedious after getting the paralyzing gun or whatever it was called, but still fun. And i luv those stencil shadows.
     
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  6. POOPERSCOOPER Prophet

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    I don't think Diesel did a good voice over from what I palyed of the games. It's him like doing whispers and shit and there is no change in his voice.
     
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  7. Gragt Arcane Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Divinity: Original Sin
    You shouldn't really look for composition from Vin Diesel; he can only do the badass.
     
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  8. MetalCraze Arcane

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    That's actually your typical Diesel all right.
     
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  9. Satori (original) Arbiter

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    Looking forward to this since Butcher Bay kept on blue screening for me.

    Actually watch this film he directed and starred in, it's pretty good.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YszYwOyAfw
     
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  10. DemonKing Arcane

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    I thought Butcher's Bay was ok but by the 3rd time Riddick had escaped, murdered a million guards and then been recaptured and thrown even deeper into the complex, I couldn't help thinking why someone just didn't put a cap in his skull at some stage particularly given the complete disregard the guards had previously demonstrated for non-Riddick prisoner life.
     
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  11. Thrasher Erudite

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    Oh, so you require suspension of believe in mindless FPS tripe?
     
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  12. made Arcane

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    lolz

    Can't really remember why I didn't like it, it was a thoroughly unremarkable and forgettable experience. Total lack of a compelling story that would have at least encouraged me to put up with the boring gameplay. Maybe I'd have enjoyed it more if I was the kind of guy to jerk off to Vin Diesel movies; I will never know.
     
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  13. The Wizard Educated

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    you need to disable eax or some other sound option.

    if the game will be as cheap as the first one(30€ on release) i might buy it.
     
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  14. Murk Arcane

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    Yeah, same. I had heard good things about Butcher's Bay and more for the same isn't bad.
     
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  15. bossjimbob Liturgist

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    Escape from Butcher Bay was pretty solid. The Dark Athena demo wasn't bad. You control a few drones and kill a bunch of dudes on a dark ship. Voice acting was pretty decent. I think I heard Lance Henriksen in one of the scenes.
     
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  16. Gnidrologist CONDUCTOR

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    A bit offtopic, but i'm playing H:C right now and it's far from being a remake of H1. Yes, there is Budapest hotel and all the triads affair spanning over 3 missions. That makes it only 4 redux missions out of 12, not to mention they have been considerably changed, adding new approaches and changing some aspects of the levels.

    Meh, who am i talking to. Your opinions don't count.
     
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  17. Tical Arcane

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    Speaking of Vin's acting, anyone here see Find Me Guilty?

    Showed the dude's got some acting chops when given something other than a generic tough guy to play. I think if someone finally gave him a starring role in some big drama he'd really blow people away.
     
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  18. Nicolai DUMBFUCK

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    Sounds like the remake of the first game is just higher res + some new effects. Confirm/deny?
     
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  19. Satori (original) Arbiter

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    Yes, they just wanted to get a bigger audience before they pushed on with the series so it's pretty much identical.
     
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  20. BLOBERT Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    I was gonna get it today but decided on Saints Row 2 instead. I am thinking this will hit the bargain bin soon, for $20 or so it will be worth it.
     
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  21. Thrasher Erudite

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    It's more than just a remake - the game content/length is doubled from what I have read, with the new Dark Athena second half.
     
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  22. MetalCraze Arcane

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    Yeah except from what I've read - the second half is two times shorter than Butcher's Bay "campaign" which makes it 3 hours long.
    Damn - some developers release new textures and a 3 hours long questline as a FREE patch.
     
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  23. Fat Dragon Arbiter

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    I've been hearing the Dark Athena part sucks though. I'm going to rent the game tomorrow though, will post some impressions eventually.
     
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  24. Thrasher Erudite

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    I'd definitely play the developer's cut of the original if you haven't already. I'm skipping this Dark Athena bullshit, though... Seems like a ripoff.
     
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  25. Cabazone Educated

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    You're hearing that from Mainstream media. Mainstream media are complete dumbfuck for RPG, why do you think it will be otherwise in fps ?

    And a 3/4 awesome hours is worthwhile, if the price is right (with internet, the price is always right). See portal : already legendary.

    So for me, this game is still in the "wait and see" state.
     
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