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March 14, 2005 at 11:38 am #3876AnonymousInactive
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?
March 14, 2005 at 12:00 pm #18644Aphra KKeymaster
was reading the review in Edge last weekend..will be giving it a try…
March 14, 2005 at 12:16 pm #18646AnonymousInactive
I am gonna buy it when I get paid next.
Even if its just ‘ok’ I think everyone needs to support it.
March 14, 2005 at 12:38 pm #18648AnonymousInactive
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.
March 14, 2005 at 1:55 pm #18662AnonymousInactive
just downloaded the demo, its very cool.
March 14, 2005 at 2:32 pm #18666AnonymousInactive
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.
March 14, 2005 at 2:33 pm #18668AnonymousInactive
Cool thing is they probably are more community orientated and will patch bugs quickly…
March 14, 2005 at 2:34 pm #18670AnonymousInactive
i did notice that its often hard to draw the command shapes, maybe im just not that quick with the mouse :)
March 14, 2005 at 2:38 pm #18672AnonymousInactive
Where would I find the demo ?
March 14, 2005 at 2:41 pm #18675AnonymousInactive
in fairness in the time it took you to type to ask for it you could have found it..
March 14, 2005 at 3:21 pm #18683AnonymousInactive
True, but I was going for a tea break.
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