Darkest of Days PC Demo Impressions

 


Earlier I downloaded the demo for Darkest of Days off of Steam and gave it a try.Going into the demo the only thing I knew about this game was the quick little preview I saw in GameInformer,which equals not much.I started the demo out as a man named Morris in the Battle of Little Big Horn fightin' "injuns" (seriously,that's how the subtitles in the game spell it,awesome right?).After being impaled by an arrow,it's obvious that the battle is lost.But right before you die a portal opens up in front of you and out steps a dude from the future who is here to save your sorry ass. 


You then find yourself in the future talking to some woman's eyes on a computer screen.She informs you that they can travel through time (only backwards) and that some dudes are missing and something about space-time-continuums.Anyway,after going through some "training" (tutorial) you are sent on a mission to save some dude in the Civil War. 


The game play seems to be pretty standard fare with the exception of some cool things like an active reload system (think Gears of War) and a map that probably impressed me more than it will most people (I like how he holds it up in front of him in real time,but you can still move the cursor around and zoom in,don't judge me).I also noticed that in some parts the game is on rails,funneling you to where you need to go,but still giving you the ability to aim and shoot.I guess that's a good idea if you want to keep people from getting lost.


   
What really got me interested in the game was after I played the demo.From the main menu screen you can watch the trailer for the game where it shows your guy taking out dudes from way back in the day with weapons from the future.Even as far back as taking out Roman soldiers sporting shields and spears with your fully automatic machine gun.To me,the idea of going back in time and fighting in old battles/wars with modern weaponry is a really enticing concept.I'm definitely thinking about picking this game up when it releases next month pending any major technical problems of course. 
 
 
Has any one else tried this game?What do y'all think about it?
14 Comments
14 Comments
Posted by calidan777

 


Earlier I downloaded the demo for Darkest of Days off of Steam and gave it a try.Going into the demo the only thing I knew about this game was the quick little preview I saw in GameInformer,which equals not much.I started the demo out as a man named Morris in the Battle of Little Big Horn fightin' "injuns" (seriously,that's how the subtitles in the game spell it,awesome right?).After being impaled by an arrow,it's obvious that the battle is lost.But right before you die a portal opens up in front of you and out steps a dude from the future who is here to save your sorry ass. 


You then find yourself in the future talking to some woman's eyes on a computer screen.She informs you that they can travel through time (only backwards) and that some dudes are missing and something about space-time-continuums.Anyway,after going through some "training" (tutorial) you are sent on a mission to save some dude in the Civil War. 


The game play seems to be pretty standard fare with the exception of some cool things like an active reload system (think Gears of War) and a map that probably impressed me more than it will most people (I like how he holds it up in front of him in real time,but you can still move the cursor around and zoom in,don't judge me).I also noticed that in some parts the game is on rails,funneling you to where you need to go,but still giving you the ability to aim and shoot.I guess that's a good idea if you want to keep people from getting lost.


   
What really got me interested in the game was after I played the demo.From the main menu screen you can watch the trailer for the game where it shows your guy taking out dudes from way back in the day with weapons from the future.Even as far back as taking out Roman soldiers sporting shields and spears with your fully automatic machine gun.To me,the idea of going back in time and fighting in old battles/wars with modern weaponry is a really enticing concept.I'm definitely thinking about picking this game up when it releases next month pending any major technical problems of course. 
 
 
Has any one else tried this game?What do y'all think about it?
Posted by Ctools

I downloaded the demo, but couldn't run it on my weak ass PC. It looks like fun though.

Posted by calidan777
@Ctools said:
" I downloaded the demo, but couldn't run it on my weak ass PC. It looks like fun though. "
Yeah I had fun with it,although my weak ass PC was having a hard time with it too,lol
Posted by Mikemcn

You can use the shotgun for..... well.... everything, its a shotgun 
 
good trailer 
 
and im D/L the demo now. Thanks for reminding me!
Posted by Claude

Cool, downloading the demo now. I've read a little about this game. But guns from the future, fighting in the past, sounds like a blast.

Posted by Kohe321

Is it any good?

Posted by calidan777
@Kohe321: I  thought the demo was good.I'll probably check out the game when it's released.
Posted by Breadfan

I downloaded the demo and it barely ran no my computer, so bad in fact that the character models did not even show up and there were just floating guns everywhere

Posted by calidan777
@Br3adfan said:
" I downloaded the demo and it barely ran no my computer, so bad in fact that the character models did not even show up and there were just floating guns everywhere "
Wow that sucks , do you have a 360?I know it's coming to 360 as well , maybe they'll have demo up on XboxLive Marketplace before the game drops.
Posted by SilentCommando

Tried the demo and its pretty fun, and blasting those civil war guys with my fully automatic machine gun was pretty cool.

Posted by Breadfan
@calidan777 said:
" @Br3adfan said:
" I downloaded the demo and it barely ran no my computer, so bad in fact that the character models did not even show up and there were just floating guns everywhere "
Wow that sucks , do you have a 360?I know it's coming to 360 as well , maybe they'll have demo up on XboxLive Marketplace before the game drops. "
Yeah I have a 360.  I didn't even know it was coming to the 360, awesome
Posted by m3metix

Played the demo. It seemed like a cool concept but it is lacking a lot of polish. It seems like a game that would benefit greatly from a lower initial price ($30-$40) or a nice (25%-50% off) pre-order special. If I hear anything about surprises beyond "modern weapons in ancient times" I will be more interested. Otherwise, I might pick it up when there's a Steam sale.

Posted by calidan777
@m3metix said:
" Played the demo. It seemed like a cool concept but it is lacking a lot of polish. It seems like a game that would benefit greatly from a lower initial price ($30-$40) or a nice (25%-50% off) pre-order special. If I hear anything about surprises beyond "modern weapons in ancient times" I will be more interested. Otherwise, I might pick it up when there's a Steam sale. "
Yeah , I haven't really heard much about it other than that. Hopefully the developer takes advantage of the freedom the setting is giving them and takes the game in some really cool directions.
Posted by lamegame621

I'm downloading the demo and might just buy this...$36 US on Steam right now.