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Old Aug 14, 2021, 08:48 AM   #1
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Default Blade of Darkness is getting an updated re-release on Steam and on GOG

No GOG page up yet, but here is the Steam page for it

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1...e_of_Darkness/

I am actually excited for this.
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Old Aug 14, 2021, 09:05 AM   #2
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Tats both awesome and **** at the same time. Awesome cause more recognition and availability, but **** cause it has not aged well in the controls.

This is one game that genuinely needs a remake or sequel.
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Old Aug 14, 2021, 09:41 AM   #3
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I own the original on GOG, the screenshots from Steam page don't look very 'updated', but there's no store page on GOG now. Hmmm........
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Old Aug 14, 2021, 10:39 AM   #4
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I own the original on GOG, the screenshots from Steam page don't look very 'updated', but there's no store page on GOG now. Hmmm........
Blade of Darkness was removed from GOG back in 2014, due to Codemasters's losing distribution rights.

https://www.gog.com/forum/blade_of_d..._catalog/page1

Eventually there is going to be a GOG page for the game.

Also, it is not a graphics update, but a tech update to make it work better for modern PCs in stability, as well as adding wide screen resolution and up to 4k. So graphically it is going to look the same.

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With this edition we've re-engineered the game to work on modern PC hardware, added widescreen support up to 4K resolution, introduced new display settings, and improved its overall stability. At the same time, the gameplay, content, and the story are untouched — featuring all the game’s quirks and charm.
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Old Aug 14, 2021, 05:21 PM   #5
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Holy mother**** of all ****ing ****tits this is great news. Will happily buy a 3rd copy on Steam, assuming $19.99 or less. In for widescreen support. Tired of finagling a 1920 x 1440 custom resolution every time I upgrade my drivers, and tired of not being able to force V-Sync.
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Old Sep 28, 2021, 10:36 PM   #6
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The demo is available on Steam if you want to try it before release.
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Old Sep 28, 2021, 10:50 PM   #7
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Okay so I tried the demo out for a bit. 90% of the reason to get this is compatibility with newer OS/GPU. 10% is for greater than 4:3 aspect ratio support. Sound is the same quality. Graphics are the same quality. Can't use mouse in game menu (the same as before). There's an FOV adjustment as well. I didn't test it.
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Good enough for me. I always loved the Barbarian first level, with the atmospheric dusk lighting and music.
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Good enough for me. I always loved the Barbarian first level, with the atmospheric dusk lighting and music.
The whole game was amazing. Except the dwarf. **** dwarves.
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The dwarf was my favorite. He lived by the dodge attack. Fast, responsive. Game was amazing as one of the first indie PC games I played. Each Player Character had a cometely different style to master, and had their own learning curve for getting gud.
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I think this is the game that really impressed with the lighting and resulting shadows.
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I think this is the game that really impressed with the lighting and resulting shadows.
Its also one of the games that showed off why the console wars for the next 15 years were total bullshit, and holding games back for literal decades.
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Still slowly absorbing this re-release.

I wish I could remember all of the things I learned from my many playthroughs from 20 years ago. Relearning them again isn't so bad. There are runes to collect, for instance.

The more times you save, the worse your "rating" gets. I've decided that saving as often as you want is the way to go. Those few achievements aren't worth it.

While I still can't figure out the story behind it, the game is still badass AF.
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Blade of Darkness Reforged is a total visual overhaul including minor gameplay enhancements. Alongside new detailed textures, this mod also improved the textures of all characters.
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meh. i dont think the combat stayed the test of time. if anything needs modding its that. Or a remake. Normally im not for remakes, i dont like it when they change things, but this game is old enough and clunky enough that a remake would be well recieved.
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Remaster, remaster, remaster...
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