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Game News The Dark Heart of Uukrul released on GOG

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, Nov 12, 2020.

  1. Great Deceiver Arcane

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    One of the best games of all time. Hope more people get to play it. The only oddity is the lack of sound, but I personally like blasting Basil Poledouris when I'm playing it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve_rkWnSqlc
     
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  2. Man, I've heard about this game and was interested to try it, but I forgot about it, lol. Maybe now is the right time.
     
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  3. smaug Dumbfuck! Patron Dumbfuck Shitposter

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    Lol $6
     
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  4. taxalot I'm a spicy fellow. Patron

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    Six dollars."
     
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  5. samuraigaiden Liturgist

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    BTW if anyone is wondering, the game comes with the manual despite it not being listed as a "goodie". It's inside the instalation folder.
     
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  6. CappenVarra phase-based phantasmist Patron

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    beautiful game

    rather unique, esoteric even (it sold what, <10 thousand units altogether? despite being a brilliant dungeon crawler) - what a chap would expect a niche site like the 'dex would like & promote

    full disclosure: i played this and was too dumb to finish it (possibly too intoxicated i suppose): it's the exact opposite from a "casual" game as it demands proper dedication and focus - and that my friends, is a beautiful thing - we need more of that

    i remember the sweet coziness of finding a sanctuary, and when you consider the ending... i get melancholic (but to be fair, i do that often so don't mind me)
     
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  7. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    I was wondering if it was (not that Mocagh wouldn't have it covered).
     
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  8. DavidBVal 4 Dimension Games Patron Developer

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    I remember it as an absolute gem. I could only play it at a friend's back in the day, but I remember our arguments about which was better, this or PoR.

    I will certainly be playing it soon.
     
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  9. Tom Baker's Arse Learned

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    Thanks Infini - such top drawer memories with this game.

    Has anyone heard of the talk going around that GOG is actually in deep shit, financially speaking ?
     
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  10. Deuce Traveler Prestigious Gentleman 2012 Newfag Patron

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    Good game. I was a big fan of Ultima IV and Ultima V, but didn't enjoy Ultima VI when it came out. If I had known about Dark Heart of Uukrul and the Magic Candle in 1989 and 1990, they would have been my jam and I would have sunk so many hours into them. It's a shame I didn't play them until so much later.
     
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  11. mindx2 Codex Roaming East Coast Reporter Patron

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    The actual makers of the game are getting paid... why butthurt about that?
     
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  12. TheGameSquid Scholar

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    Accidentally discovered that they just released this when I wanted to check if GOG had Dark Earth available but accidentally typed "dark hea" instead and saw this pop up.

    The bad news: no, GOG doesn't have Dark Earth for sale. But at least they're now selling this classic, which might actually be much better than what I originally came for!
     
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  13. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Hmmm? I've bought a lot of games; how can they be in financial difficulty?

    Dark Earth?
    [​IMG]wolverine in his gypsy / king of Pop years.
     
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  14. Bara Erudite

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    I love how one of the responses for the priest character creations question

     
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  15. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Lol. I love the documentation as well.

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Butter Arcane

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    GOG living up to its name for once. Now let's see if they'll release The Magic Candle.
     
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  17. MotherMachinae Arcane

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    This game and Time Machine, Wheel of Time,
    So much old games talking but nobody talked about problems with getting back all these Cryo games. Still nothing even though they were taken by someone more alive in the industry.
    Guess that's they come from 3D era which makes them harder to run than by slapping DOSbox and calling it a day...
     
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    Last time I heard about it, GOG was barely making any profits and that was pre-COVID.
     
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  19. Taka-Haradin puolipeikko Prestigious Gentleman Filthy Kalinite Patron

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    Why would internationally forced home-quarantines lessen digital sales of games?
     
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  20. samuraigaiden Liturgist

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    The pandemic represented a boost in revenue for virtually all online businesses. GOG probably benefited from it, if anything
     
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  21. Draxylon Learned

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    I still own the original PC package with the manuals and 3.5'' disks. All my respects to Kill0byt3; I understand his effort and love for this game.
    I will buy it in GOG. To me, one of the best CRPGs ever, which must be in the hall of fame of the codex. Yes, it doesn't have sound, it doesn't have the best graphics, it doesn't have the "complexity" of others from the same time but... what a wonderful gameplay! It absorbs you somewhat in a very clever, very... different way that others. It's a kind of a different gem, like a simplified Pool of Radience but with very special details. I love, for example, the approach of the cleric who can pray the gods and they could reply with a very "striking" response.

    If you didn't play this game yet, give it an opportunity and set aside prejudices about graphics and the bells and whistles... just keep playing and the game will reward you. Obviusly, if you are a :obviously:
     
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  22. MurkyShadow Glittering gem of hatred Patron

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    This is an unexpected blast from the past. And my shekels are even going to the original creators?
    I shall venture forth to the good old games immediately. And I shall also pester those of my friends,
    that call themselves oldschool grognards. I'm kidding. I have no friends.
     
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  23. KeighnMcDeath RPG Codex Boomer

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    Old games don't get modded by enthusiasts? Sound mod for those who really really want sound (or play appleII... it has sound... sort of).
     
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  24. eXalted Prophet

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    This thread so optimistic, it warms my heart.
     
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