Am I the only one that absolutely loves Dark Messiah?

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Am I the only one that absolutely loves Dark Messiah?

Postby Sgt_BFG » Apr 29 2013, 17:28

It's one of the few games I've owned that I've completed upwards of 4 times over. Apart from Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay, I haven't played a game with such satisfying melee combat. In a perfect world there would be a sequel with a more indepth skill system and no irritating sidekick stuck in the characters head.

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Postby Angelspit » Apr 29 2013, 20:18

Yes, melee combat was great. And multiplayer has its good sides as well. On the PC at least, recently I've spoiled my enjoyment of the game by playing the terrible Xbox version, which doesn't really compare.
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Postby Sgt_BFG » Apr 29 2013, 21:39

Was the 360 version really as bad as everyone said? what was wrong with it? I played the demo and it seemed decent enough.

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Postby Angelspit » Apr 30 2013, 13:20

They removed most of the character customization options. So if you started as a warrior, you remained a warrior for the whole game. You couldn't even use a bow (other than the rope bow).

The frame rate was not as good and gave me motion sickness after 30 minutes or an hour, especially in the undeground levels.

The odds of your character getting stuck in the scenery were higher: it happened to me twice (but never on the PC), and I heard of several other Xbox players who got the same issue.

Also, the achievements are pretty bad (too much focus on multiplayer and collectibles that can easily be missed).

So yes, stick to the PC. :)
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Postby Sgt_BFG » May 1 2013, 15:47

I guess I dodged a bullet then not picking it up. Oh well. The game could work perfectly fine on consoles, a graphically updated re-release for download on XboxLive or PSN (and PC of course) would be pretty neat.

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Postby MMXAlamar » May 3 2013, 5:19

I love the combat, it's really fun and realistic. But I died so god damn much, pardon my French...that ruined it a little for me.

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Postby koval321 » May 3 2013, 18:14

Yes its great game. There is also another interesting game like this: Severance Blade of Darkness

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Re: Am I the only one that absolutely loves Dark Messiah?

Postby PicturesOfLily » May 4 2013, 11:48

No!
I've played it like four times too. The combat is splendid!
The same company (arkane studios) is behind Dishonored - a damn good game too! Storywise AND gameplaywise.


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