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This topic contains 10 replies, has 5 voices, and was last updated by  omen 12 years, 6 months ago.

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  • #3876

    feral
    Participant

    Is anyone else playing this?

    Every now and again someone posts here about how the gameplay should be the most important thing, how games should be art, how the industry is all huge publishers and flashy graphics and how innovation has died.

    Darwinia is a good effort at doing something different, and focusing on fundamentals. I think it’s pretty damn cool. Especially the software raytracer :-P

    Any other opinions on it?

  • #18644

    aphra
    Keymaster

    was reading the review in Edge last weekend..will be giving it a try…

    Aphra.

  • #18646

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    I am gonna buy it when I get paid next.

    Even if its just ‘ok’ I think everyone needs to support it.

  • #18648

    omen
    Participant

    Its a PC only game, yeah ?

    I just read a review of it and after all of his rambling of “don’t read the review, just look at the images” and trying to explain what sounded like something like an rts and yet completely unlike one, I must admit and intruiged and yet totally confused about the game.

  • #18662

    peter_b
    Participant

    just downloaded the demo, its very cool.

  • #18666

    feral
    Participant

    I’ve since seen the reviews in the gaming press. Looks like Darwinia was actually quite hyped for a (somewhat) independent game.
    It must be said, it’s not perfect – sometimes it lacks polish.

    As an example, there’s also one quite UI issue which everyone should be warned about before playing:
    When transporting people using the radar towers, the radar dish you are going from _must be facing the correct direction_.
    If you get frustrated trying to transport people with the radar dish, that’s why. (It is mentioned explicitly in game, but it’s still possible to get stuck on.)

    There’s a few other minor annoyances like that.
    Sometimes the game progression isn’t as smooth as it should be.

    That said, I’d still definitely recommend the game (I’m about 1/2 way through, afaik). Particularly if you want something different.

  • #18668

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Cool thing is they probably are more community orientated and will patch bugs quickly…

  • #18670

    peter_b
    Participant

    i did notice that its often hard to draw the command shapes, maybe im just not that quick with the mouse :)

  • #18672

    omen
    Participant

    Where would I find the demo ?

    *lazy*

  • #18675

    peter_b
    Participant

    http://www.darwinia.co.uk/downloads/index.html

    in fairness in the time it took you to type to ask for it you could have found it..

  • #18683

    omen
    Participant

    True, but I was going for a tea break.

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