Great game.

#1 Posted by BR4DL3I9H (260 posts) -

This game was great, it was a shame that it was overlooked by a lot of people.  I was suprised by how dark this game was, the creatures looked really sinister and evil and when they killed you, they literally swarmed your body. Great game. Anybody else remember this game? It would be awesome it they re-released it as a xbla game, touched up and a few more new levels. But alas that wouldn't probably happen.

#2 Posted by atejas (3057 posts) -

This game was fuckwin.

#3 Posted by captainslick911 (7 posts) -

Found it very time consuming to much ground to cover.

#4 Posted by reflekshun (219 posts) -

I have bought this game for PSx but am scared to play it because people say so much about its difficulty.. But first game with a live recorded orchestra for the soundtrack? DANG i gotta try it. Plus, makers of out of this world and flashback? come on, has to have a certain amount of magic in it for sure!

#5 Posted by Daryl (1781 posts) -

I only got so far :(

#6 Posted by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -
@captainslick911 said:
" Found it very time consuming to much ground to cover. "
@reflekshun said:
" I have bought this game for PSx but am scared to play it because people say so much about its difficulty.. But first game with a live recorded orchestra for the soundtrack? DANG i gotta try it. Plus, makers of out of this world and flashback? come on, has to have a certain amount of magic in it for sure! "
@Daryl said:
" I only got so far :( "
I was eight when I beat this amazing game. Just sayin'.
#7 Posted by buzz_clik (6989 posts) -

Yeah, I also beat this game way back in the day. I remember the very last bit being a bit of a pain in the rear, though. Might have to bust it out again some day!

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#8 Posted by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -
@buzz_clik: Can't really remember the ending, other than me not liking how the story wrapped up. Hardest part for me was finding a working copy. Every copy I rented froze at some pivotal moment. Like at the swamp creature thing and when you push some boulder down a hill. Damn kids and their greasy disc-grabbing fingers.
#9 Posted by buzz_clik (6989 posts) -
@FunExplosions:  I just remember a whole slew of those gloopy black dudes and dying all the time until I got the timing right. Hang on, I'll look for it...

Found it! Ugh. I was right.

  
As an aside, looking at the creatures now reminds me of Ico...
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#10 Posted by Seedofpower (3937 posts) -

Yeah, I loved that game when I was a kid. Too bad I never finished it. I got to the very end but I never beat the boss.

#11 Posted by FunExplosions (5407 posts) -
@buzz_clik: Wow, yep. That bridge scene sticks in my memory. And that pink guy getting squished.
#12 Edited by Grumbel (910 posts) -
@reflekshun: Heart of Darkness, just like Another World/Out of this World or Mirrors Edge, to cite a more recent example, isn't hard when you know how to solve the puzzles. It might take many death to figure out the puzzles, but executing the solution isn't all that demanding and you got a ton of reset points and unlimited lives. The whole notion that this type of game is hard is really just a misunderstanding of the game. You will die a lot in this type of games, but that's not because its hard, but because that's part of the play. Just like a point&click adventure will tell you "I can't use these things together" this type of game will kill you. But that's just the way the game tells you "Your solution to this puzzle was wrong", its not a twitch game, but a thinking game.
#13 Posted by Legend (2659 posts) -
@Grumbel: Wow, you just replied to a comment posted 1 year and 7 months ago. :P 
Also, HoD is indeed awesome, and everyone should experience it.
#14 Posted by reflekshun (219 posts) -
@Grumbel: Dang awesome reply! Thanks Grumbel, gonna put it higher on the list of 'to plays'! Game looks and sounds freaking awesome
#15 Posted by Tebbit (4472 posts) -

I remember this game being one of the first with infinite lives (at least for a platformer). It was too scary for me when I played it though, I mean I was 7 at the time and those dark gloop monsters were creepy as all hell!

#16 Posted by Legend (2659 posts) -
@reflekshun: How long is this "to play" list anyway? I mean you own the game and still haven't played it in nearly two years!
#17 Posted by reflekshun (219 posts) -

 LOL its long dude, gog.com isn't helping.. or is helping haha, either way I'm having fun!  
 
I'm still playing through Persona 3 FES, then I wanna go through P4.. Then I wanna play Beyond Good & Evil again, then some more of Dark Cloud 2, playing through some Painkiller atm, and Masters of Orion 1+2.. these are mostly super long games, and I play on and off between work and making music.. Now you have my whole story of my whole entire life haha    

#18 Posted by Legend (2659 posts) -
@reflekshun: lol, yeah, I guess all gamers have the same problem with so many great games coming out. HoD isn't very long, though. You can probably beat it in one day if you know how to get over some of the tricky parts like the one in the video above.
#19 Posted by DanTheGamer32 (224 posts) -

I played this round a friend's house when I was quite young and remember it scared the hell out of me :|

#20 Posted by CornBREDX (5623 posts) -

I still have this for PC.

Never did finish it. I need to go back to it eventually- maybe. I remember it being really hard.

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