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Old 02-13-2010, 05:20 AM   #1
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Darwinia+: So good, so unknown...

It came out like 3 days ago and the forums are dead... I got it yesterday and I'm loving every minute of it. Just finished the campaign (and it was amazing at times) and started playing Multiwinia matches vs CPU and VS humans from time to time because nobody is playing this game online.

It has some flaws and minor issues but overall it's an amazing and original game.
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:42 AM   #2
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- My personal PROS & CONS

PROS;

- Blaizer's HORIZON cracktune in the 'Amiga game-intro'. (Music is originally from Thunder Cross arcade, stage 1 called 'First Attack' and was converted to Hippel's Future Composer)
- All game-intros from the PC version are there! Even the SPECTRUM loading screen! (Finally saw that this morning!)
- The final level (TEMPLE) can still be beaten in five minutes; should've adding 'DEFEAT ALL VIRUS' in the Primary Objectives.
- The PC demo-level used as the epilogue to the SP campaign. Great idea!
- No noticeable graphical slow-down in normal-play!
- Multiwinia is as random as ever!

CONS;

- Too expensive! (There was a time you could get this game on STEAM for 4, but I've checked today and it seems to be 8... which is about 1100MSP... go figure!) (EDIT: Maybe the 4 was a 'special deal' on STEAM, I can't remember!)
- Graphics slow-down when multiple forests alight (not much you can do about that, though! Way too many particles on screen!)
- SQUAD direct-control camera angle can be appalling at times! (I lost three SQUADs to a hiding SPIDER as I had nothing more than a mountain on screen while they were advancing!)
- Simply too old! The original game was released in July 2005! Multiplayer was added September 2008. (source; STEAM) Would have been an excellent seller on XBLA two or three years ago!
- Multiwinia is as random as ever! (Yep! Annoyingly pedictable CPU gameplay awaits! No-one's playing MP 'cos all the 'achievement whores' have already grouped together to get the online achievements!)


As much as I loved DARWINIA on the PC, this just doesn't work for me on XBLA. Sorry, Introversion... however, thanks for the creepy XBL msg thanking me for completing the SP campaign!
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Old 02-13-2010, 06:49 PM   #3
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however, thanks for the creepy XBL msg thanking me for completing the SP campaign!
Oh really? Did you seriously got that?
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:31 PM   #4
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Message from King Darwinian at 22:05 10/02/2010.

Hello, congratulations for finshing the single player campaign of darwinia+! lots of love, introversion.



(Creepy or what?... 'lots of love'?? Eeek!)
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:39 PM   #5
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Message from King Darwinian at 22:05 10/02/2010.

Hello, congratulations for finshing the single player campaign of darwinia+! lots of love, introversion.



(Creepy or what?... 'lots of love'?? Eeek!)
Holy crap. They are watching us!!!
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Old 02-17-2010, 04:46 PM   #6
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Message from King Darwinian at 22:05 10/02/2010.

Hello, congratulations for finshing the single player campaign of darwinia+! lots of love, introversion.



(Creepy or what?... 'lots of love'?? Eeek!)

If i complete it now do i get a message... I want a message!!!
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:45 PM   #7
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Introversion Software have done a really good job with this game and also with Uplink too (at the time the pc was my gaming polatform) and I hope that it will come on Live too.

The only thing that have disappointed me of this game is the camera.
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:59 AM   #8
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I picked it up because trsh80 is on the soundtrack. One of my favorite musicians and Darwinia is the only chance I've had to thank him financially. Funny thing is that I got the pc version in 2007 but could never get it to run correctly on my laptop and kind of forgot about it. This is the first time I've actually had a chance to play it.
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Old 07-13-2010, 10:42 PM   #9
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I wants a message too. Am into the Yard now, but it's pretty damn big and full of nasties, so it may take a while. Love the game, although the camera angles do indeed suck at times.
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:49 PM   #10
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Stick figure RTS, whats not to like? This game is legit
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