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Real Name Rick Francis   
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Description Creator of the Neverwnter Nights Eye of the Beholder Series of Mods.
Homepage http://www.moddb.com/mods/eye-of-the-beholder-ii-ledgend-of-darkmoon
Signed On Apr 1, 2004, 16:54
Total Comments 1810 (Pro)
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Space Hulk
18. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Space Hulk Aug 16, 2013, 09:22 Darks
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 16, 2013, 08:22:
MoonSpook wrote on Aug 16, 2013, 08:09:
Sadly, it doesn't look so good, at least according to RPS:

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2013/08/16/wot-i-think-space-hulk/


Ouch, thats a damn scathing review. All or at least most of the issues mentioned can be patched out though....

That review pretty well summed up the game to me too.

The slow movement really kills this game for me, Terminators are not supposed to lumber around moving that slowly. They damn well move faster than that.

Secondly, the terrible camera they implemented, they just had to go with the XComs 45 degree turns at a time camera. That just kills me when they should have implemented a full free moving camera.

Thirdly, is the weakness the Terminators seem to display with their armor being so weak. A Terminator should never go down in one hit.

InBlack, I totally agree, Gene Stealers are supposed to be terrifying, but not one on one. They usually gang up on you. A Terminator should take down several before being overwhelmed. So far, from what Iíve seen thatís not been the case.

Lastly, lack of being able to change any of the key mappings. Even Auto Hot Key does not work in this game. That tells me this game has poorly written code.

There are other annoyances, but I wonít list them since they are trivial. But to me, this game could have so much better.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Space Hulk
9. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Space Hulk Aug 16, 2013, 01:06 Darks
 
I personally think the Terminators are a bunch of weak assed push overs. Why even have all of that heavy armor on if you cant even take one hit from the Gene-Stealers? Kind of lame. might as well not even have all that armor on if all you do is Claude around in heavy armor moving slow and missing most of your shots.  
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Space Hulk
6. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Space Hulk Aug 16, 2013, 00:02 Darks
 
Oh no, there's a game breaking bug alright, how about the lack of any keyboard remapping? To me, that is just plain Developer laziness at its best. Way to go devs!!  
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News Comments > On Sale
15. Re: On Sale Aug 15, 2013, 10:22 Darks
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 08:40:
MoonSpook wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 04:29:
xXBatmanXx wrote on Aug 15, 2013, 04:22:
Anyone list games by keys? Which gives you Steam and which are Origin? Thanks.

It tells you right there on the page - look at the symbols beneath each game.

Thanks, old version of IE didn't show in the squad, does at home.

Great deal!

All of the games except Dead Space 3 are Steam, in fact you get both sets of keys when you buy this deal.

 
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News Comments > StarCraft Universe Kickstarter
6. Re: StarCraft Universe Kickstarter Aug 14, 2013, 10:16 Darks
 
CJ_Parker wrote on Aug 14, 2013, 07:02:
"Full" support, eh? Then why doesn't Actiblizz take some of their WoW billions from their treasure chest and truly show some "full support" for these guys?
Definitely not even beginning to consider spending a single cent on this crap.

There's also the issue that these guys are making it sound like "meh going back to work sucked so please throw some money our way so we can quit our jobs and go back to being lazy game modders". And the line about motivation through money sounds cheesy as hell, too. You either do this because you have the passion and dedication required or you don't.

That was my thoughts too, how can blizz allow this and not support it so they can be in control of it. Doesnít make any sense to me.

eitherway, I wont be supporting it, too much of a risk.
 
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News Comments > Morning Safety Dance
6. Re: Morning Safety Dance Aug 12, 2013, 13:56 Darks
 
jdreyer wrote on Aug 12, 2013, 12:36:
Have any of these iPhone issues happened in the US or Europe?

Not that I have ever heard about or read. Funny, how these things only seem to be happening in China isnít it?

Land or the counterfeiters and fake cheaply made products.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
38. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 9, 2013, 10:08 Darks
 
InBlack,

I canít give you an answer dude, because there is no way to control those sites when big publishers strong arm these sites with blackout threats and support. As I said, I read reviews from sites, but I do not base my decision on buying a game from these sites. I first listen to what many of you are saying in here and my own personal preferences on likes and dislikes on games.

So, if you are looking for an answer on how to stop these guys. youíre not going to find it. Because the reality of it, there is too much money changing hands to control or stop it.

My personal dislike is Metacritic, mainly because I have seen where people play the follow the crowd and beat up on a game. Rating games with a 1 star when a game is actually much better than that. There are some shitty games out there that do rate that. But Iíve seen some that were rated poorly that are not even close to that.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
35. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 8, 2013, 19:05 Darks
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 8, 2013, 10:28:
Darks wrote on Aug 8, 2013, 10:21:
InBlack wrote on Aug 8, 2013, 10:01:
Two can play this game:

Why do some most professional game reviewers post bullshit positive reviews?

The problem is the rating system is utter crap all the way around. Users should NOT be able to write a review either positive or negative unless they actually own the title they are complaining about. Places like steam have shown how people come in the forums and complain about games they donít even own.

Metaritic is the absolute worst site when it comes to people just ranting about how they hate something when in reality its just someone over reacting and going along with the crowd when it comes to bashing a game and not an actual review about the game.

I like how Newegg has their rating system, you have to be logged in and it will show that you actually own the product you are reviewing/rating.

Ok, let me ask you this then. What's worse? A few jerkwads posting crap from their mom's basement, or most professional reviewers skewing their ratings and scoring a game much better than it deserves on popular and frequented websites?

Sorry, been a really busy day, All I can say dude, is that when it comes to Metacritic, I don't even pay attention to it. Those reviews are very skewed and biased. Its all based on users and when I see comments from people about what metacritic says and that's how they base their buying decisions on. I just shake my head and wonder where peoples heads really are at times.

Not really a review, but a personal experience. long ago when Dune came out. It was one of the first games to set off the RTS standard. Well, I was at the store asked the clerk there about the game. And his impression was the game sucked. Needless to say, this was a very kick ass game in its day. So what did this guy who supposedly knows games really know? Nothing!!

I read reviews, but I'm very Leary about what they say and how I go about buying games. as should all when reading reviews.
 
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News Comments > Morning Metaverse
2. Re: Morning Metaverse Aug 8, 2013, 10:21 Darks
 
InBlack wrote on Aug 8, 2013, 10:01:
Two can play this game:

Why do some most professional game reviewers post bullshit positive reviews?

The problem is the rating system is utter crap all the way around. Users should NOT be able to write a review either positive or negative unless they actually own the title they are complaining about. Places like steam have shown how people come in the forums and complain about games they donít even own.

Metaritic is the absolute worst site when it comes to people just ranting about how they hate something when in reality its just someone over reacting and going along with the crowd when it comes to bashing a game and not an actual review about the game.

I like how Newegg has their rating system, you have to be logged in and it will show that you actually own the product you are reviewing/rating.
 
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News Comments > Titan "Unlikely" to be Subscription-Based
5. Re: Titan Aug 2, 2013, 15:29 Darks
 
This has Diablos RMAH written all over it. Forget about any challenge to FINDING or EARNING things for yourself.

Let milk the community for every Penney they can get.
 
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News Comments > Wolfenstein: The New Order Delayed
7. Re: Wolfenstein: The New Order Delayed Aug 2, 2013, 11:48 Darks
 
Anonymous wrote on Aug 2, 2013, 02:43:
I'm disappointed that Raven isn't developing it. Their violence is always so satisfying, even in a Star Wars game.

Raven has become an afterthought for games anymore. Itís a shame too because they did make some really great games in their day.

As for this getting delayed, my thoughts are developers at some point are going to have to make a decision on what platform m to develop a game on and drop the old consoles at some point. As we are seeing, all this is going to do is drive up the cost of games and future delays the release.
 
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News Comments > Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Demo
18. Re: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Demo Aug 1, 2013, 09:10 Darks
 
bigspender wrote on Aug 1, 2013, 05:20:
Darks wrote on Aug 1, 2013, 01:12:
Rattlehead wrote on Aug 1, 2013, 00:47:
I was pleasantly surprised. I am a huge Castlevania fan and never bothered with any of the 3D ones because they are generally shit but this was well done.

Still waiting for a proper 2D sequel to Dawn of Sorrow.


you've got to be referring to the graphics, because the controls for this game are utter shit. This game didn't last but 5 mins on my pc until I removed it.

This game screams console port, and demands a controller to even play it.

A shame too, Patrick Stewarts narrating was kewl. but game play wise what a piece of shit.
its a beat em up - your ass must be crazy if you aren't using a controller

Sorry bro, but I did not buy a pc to play games with a controller. I personally despise developers porting out games that require controller to even play their games.

I can usually play a game if itís got good controls, but the controls in this game and terrible. You canít strafe at the same time as walking forward. You canít do both at the same time on one. And the camera is annoying as hell too.
 
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News Comments > Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Demo
12. Re: Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Demo Aug 1, 2013, 01:12 Darks
 
Rattlehead wrote on Aug 1, 2013, 00:47:
I was pleasantly surprised. I am a huge Castlevania fan and never bothered with any of the 3D ones because they are generally shit but this was well done.

Still waiting for a proper 2D sequel to Dawn of Sorrow.


you've got to be referring to the graphics, because the controls for this game are utter shit. This game didn't last but 5 mins on my pc until I removed it.

This game screams console port, and demands a controller to even play it.

A shame too, Patrick Stewarts narrating was kewl. but game play wise what a piece of shit.
 
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News Comments > BioShock Infinite DLC Today & Rapture DLC Planned
29. Re: BioShock Infinite DLC Today & Rapture DLC Planned Jul 30, 2013, 19:36 Darks
 
Drayth wrote on Jul 30, 2013, 14:39:
Seems awesome, imo.

Same here, I really enjoyed it, Elizabeth was a character you actually cared about and the story wasn't that bad either. I have no idea why some are saying the combat was a let down. That's like saying guns are not fun to shoot. confused!!!

Anyway, Looking forward to the Rapture DLC, sound fun.
 
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News Comments > Space Hulk Preorders
9. Re: Space Hulk Preorders Jul 27, 2013, 19:29 Darks
 
RaZ0r! wrote on Jul 27, 2013, 19:02:
Here is a dev post from the game's Community Hub on Steam as well:

Yes - we have both hotseat and online coop as well as versus mode. Versus mode ships in the release version, coop is a free update after launch

As Dev said, I'm optimistic, but I've been burnt in the past too on this. Ill wait it out. If it happens Ill buy it until then, sorry no dice.

Funny, how one thing like this can really cause a train wreck for a game. Too bad the devs didn't see this coming.
 
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News Comments > Space Hulk Preorders
2. Re: Space Hulk Preorders Jul 27, 2013, 14:56 Darks
 
Parias wrote on Jul 27, 2013, 13:44:
"Single player campaign based on the "Sin of Damnation" Space Hulk Ė Take on the Sin of Damnation campaign, which includes 3 brand new prequel missions and the 12 missions from the classic board game."

Is this campaign going to be co-operative too - or will the game's multiplayer only be competitive / head to head?

That is what I want to know too, The devs said early on that Coop would be in the game, but from what I can tell. Its not there. This just fell off my list of game to buy. It just became a steam sale down the road.
 
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News Comments > Vivendi Raiding Activision's Piggy Bank
5. Re: Vivendi Raiding Activision's Piggy Bank Jul 24, 2013, 09:26 Darks
 
InBlack wrote on Jul 24, 2013, 09:23:
For some reason this story fills me with evil glee, I just want to see them crash and burn for the emotional damage they caused to all true gamers and fans of the 'old' Blizzard and Activision, saddling a successful company with debt is definitely a way to go towards achieving that goal.... Devil

black, you need to change your name to Evil Bastard! lol!!
 
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News Comments > Vivendi Raiding Activision's Piggy Bank
2. Re: Vivendi Raiding Activision's Piggy Bank Jul 24, 2013, 09:22 Darks
 
By the time Vivendi is finished with their account, Blizzard will be a shadow of its self and a wiped out company. I never understood why they sold out to this trashy company to begin with. Now the Execs are going to raid it and run off with their pockets filled to some remote island and retire a fat cat.  
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News Comments > Stardock's Star Control Reboot Plans
14. Re: Stardock's Star Control Reboot Plans Jul 23, 2013, 23:06 Darks
 
Okay, Then I've forgotten how this game played, but I could have sworn this was a turn based game.  
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News Comments > Stardock's Star Control Reboot Plans
11. Re: Stardock's Star Control Reboot Plans Jul 23, 2013, 23:00 Darks
 
I would like to be happy about this announcement, but unfortunately this is going to be a turn based game. I'm so over turn based. its to fricking slow. It would be great if it was more like Sins.  
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