Dark Shadows - Army of Evil takes you back to September 1362. A horde of monsters has been ravaging the country like a plague of locusts for over a year. While you were away doing your knightly duties of catching a runaway horse, the monsters stormed the castle, injured the king, and kidnapped Katarina, the love of your life.
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Data wydania: 11 Mar, 2014

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Kup Dark Shadows - Army of Evil

 

O tej grze

Dark Shadows - Army of Evil is a Classic Medieval Fantasy First Person - Hack and Slash Game with a kind of old school look.

Story

September 1362:

An army of evil, named "Dark Shadows", have been ravaging the country like a plague of locusts for over a year and are frightening the people with their scary get-up. Most people still think they are monsters. But they are only in disguise. While you were away these monsters stormed the castle. A woman named Katerina has been kidnapped. It is not just any woman. You are in love with her. They’ve also taken all the gold. All the taxes. And weapons! You are the only one who can help Katarina. You must hurry and follow them before they do something to her.

Gameplay

Classic Hack and Slash Game:

The player fights his way through 19 levels. Various weapons will be available. They can be found in different levels. Everything begins moderately and you need to find some keys and a sword. After the first level the game turns into a hack'n slash game. Most of the time, the player has to fight against enemies. But he has to do also other little things and must solve certain problems. You need keyboard and mouse.

Features

This game is an indie game with a kind of old school look.

It is also supporting SSAO and Bloom Shader effects.

  • 19 Levels and 18 Weapons
  • ​Single Player
  • 3D Realtime Cinematic Blood Splatter Scenes

Wymagania systemowe

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo with 2 GHz or similar
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ 1300 / NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6600
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Shader Model: 3.0, Mouse: With left, right and middle button support
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2500 CPU @ 3.30GHz or similar
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: AMD Radeon™ HD 6850 / NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 560
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2200 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • Additional Notes: Shader Model: 3.0, Mouse: With left, right and middle button support
Pomocne recenzje klientów
23 z 24 osób (96%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
0.5 godz. łącznie
There isn't a whole lot more that can be said about this game that hasn't already been said. It's bad. Not even fun bad, just plain old regular BAD. But let's go over it, shall we?

First, the graphics. Everyone knows this. Take one look at the screenshots, it's not too difficult to tell how utterly atrocious they are. The game's description on Steam says that the game has an old-school look to it, (or something like that, I can't be bothered to look up the exact quote) but old-school doesn't even begin to describe it. Castlevania is old-school. Zelda 64 is old-school. Doom is old-school. This game's graphics, on the other hand, just look like they were ♥♥♥♥ out by the leftovers from Morrowind, which in my admitedly unpopular opinion, has not aged well at all.

Second, let's talk about the controls. You can't keybind anything. You can make some adjustments to mouse sensitivity, and invert the mouse's Y axis, but that's it. Don't like the layout? Well, ♥♥♥♥ you. Your character's movement, too, is just weird in general. Movement is very sluggish. Everything seems a bit zoomed in, but if you zoom out, it still just feels nauseating. Combat, if you've got the patience to even get to it (I'll get back to that), is painfully bare. There's no strategy involved whatsoever. Hit your enemy, pull back, then go back in for another hit. Rinse and repeat.

Third, let's talk about the story. What's the story? A bunch of monsters and/or people in scary get-up have been ravaging the land, and got into the castle. They killed all the guards, and took all the money, taxes (yes, taxes), and swords. Also, they took this guy's sister, and you better save her, because you're in love with her. The only image we see of said woman is awkwardly animated, with flailing arms and a grand total of one facial expression. Now normally I wouldn't complain too much about the damsel in distress trope, overused though it may be, but the way this game goes about it is just stupid, to the point where I had to stop after the cutscene to finish laughing. Basic isn't even the word, bad is closer to what I'm looking for.

Okay, now here's the big one. How would you expect a fantasy hack and slash video game to open? A tutorial level? Sure. What's in the tutorial level? A few low-level baddies for you to kill, with a few different weapons to try out? Nah, that'd just be asinine. Instead, let's have the tutorial level be a stupidly complex find the key quest, in an overly large castle? Yup, that sounds good to me. Yeah, no litterally, the FIRST instructions you are given in the game are to find a bunch of keys so you can get a sword. But it's not like you just find one key and get your reward. A key opens a door, which opens a chest, which gives you some unnecessary item, which lets you get another key, which THEN lets you get the sword. And all of it is separated between different rooms in this quite large castle.


All this makes the game seem REALLY bad. It is. But the worst thing about this game, I repeat, the WORST thing about this game is nothing I have mentioned thus far. What ♥♥♥♥ed me off most about this game is that Barnabas Collins didn't even get a single appearance. Or Quentin, or Angelique. 0/10 Worst Game Ever.


No, but really, what's with the title, guys? It's not some super obscure thing, Dark Shadows was pretty dang popular back in its day. And okay, even if you didn't know about the show, how could you completely avoid the recent shipwreck of a remake Tim Burton ♥♥♥♥ out a couple years ago? That's a lawsuit waiting to happen there.
Zamieszczono: 30 kwietnia
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
9 z 12 osób (75%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
0.6 godz. łącznie
Oh my god.

This game is hilarious.

Nearly everything is this game is done WRONG. COMICALLY WRONG.

Oh where do I start? How about basic controls?

Press spacebar to jump. Jump once and you fall twice, the second time being gravity kicking in after the preset fall animation.

Hold spacebar to do your impression of a rabbit on meth. Boingboingboingboingboingboing. Careful though, you can get fall damage from jumping too much. Seriously.

Press M1 to bring up a mutated, paralyzed left hand, completed with an elongated pinkie finger and a stretched texture.

Press M2 to bring up another mutated, paralyzed arm with a tapered, shrunken hand holding a pebble. It reels back, unmovingly, as if made of wood, then quickly forward again, throwing the pebble...which gently floats to the ground. Physics!

There is no crouch or run button (shift does nothing).

There is no map ('M' changes the mouse sensitivity) and no hints or aids in finding quest items. Now, I'm all for a little open-world exploration. Not every game needs a big old Bioshock arrow pointing at anything of interest. But this is the polar opposite. Here, there first level is a castle full of winding, identical corridors, and the first mission in that level is to find a sword and some keys. I managed to find one of the keys through blind explortion. It was difficult, though because it was the same color as everything else: greyish brown, and had nothing indicating its presence. No outline, no environmental context, not even so much as a reaction from the character when looking right at it.

Press Escape to see the tiny, 200x200 pixel menu. The itty-bitty options are mostly miscellaneous graphical options, like blood decals. If TotalBiscuit ever did a WTF on DS-AoE, he might have to start playing the game BEFORE the ten minute mark, since there's not much twiddling to be done with a menu like this.

As for me, I ended my game after I jumped on even terrain and the fall damage killed me. Then the game crashed. Yup.

This is a walking simulator for insomniacs. Or, alternatively, comedy gold for people who love to laugh at terrible games. Either way, it's too bad to pass up. I recommend it.
Zamieszczono: 1 września
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
5 z 5 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
1.0 godz. łącznie
Predictable Gameplay, Hidden Progression Requirements, Asinine Objectives. Probably one of the worst gaming experiences I've had in awhile. I was bored. I felt embarrassed for the game developers.
Zamieszczono: 17 maja
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
4 z 4 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
0.2 godz. łącznie
Ok, so where do I begin?!

Firstly, the starting level was just plain dreadful! It involves walking around a confusing castle-type area to find a key, so you can acquire yourself your very own sword. Now, what confuses me about this is the fact I found a guy, very obviously dead on the ground, holding a perfectly acceptable sword and I couldnt help but wonder, "why can't I just take this guys sword?!?" Instead I had to wander around an ugly looking castle area for a key to open a chest to give me access to a weapon I could find ON THE FLOOR!!

Secondly, the graphics. I know graphics isn't generally something you should judge a game on as it's the gameplay and content that matters, but bloody hell, this is one ugly game. I tried to look past it, but it just looks so bad, and it really doesn't help sell the game whatsoever.

Thirdly, it's boring. It got boring QUICKLY. I can normally get past the intitial boredom of some games, I just press on and the game starts to pick up and I start to enjoy it, but this. This! After 10-15 minutes I was done! Sick of the terrible voice acting, sick of the dreadful graphics, and sick of trying to find a stupid key, for a weapon I wasn't allowed to just pick up. I would of rather spent those minutes watching paint dry, it might of been a little more productive than this train-wreck.

I don't know if I can not recommend a game enough, but I'm going to try. DO NOT TOUCH THIS! You will waste both your money and whatever little time you'll probably put into this. But if you're one of the unlucky ones who already has this game in your library, then do yourself a favour and make sure it stays as one of those games that you have yet to open!
Zamieszczono: 19 maja
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
4 z 4 osób (100%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
0.4 godz. łącznie
Ok, how can i say...we have a series of huge gameplay, story, graphics and everything else kind of issues with a game around. Lucky enough i didnt spend a cent for this because it was a gift.
Zamieszczono: 1 czerwca
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie
647 z 753 osób (86%) uważa, że ta recenzja jest pomocna
0.5 godz. łącznie
I went into this with very low expectations. I honestly wasn't expecting much, but here goes.

This is the WORST video game I've ever played.

THE WORST.

Now, why am I complaining so much? Let me start with the technical issues. 1. I was greeted with a resolution setting that only goes up to 1680 x 1050. Not even 1080. That ♥♥♥♥ed me off. 2. The graphics. This looks like Half-Life 1, and for a game that is awfully new, it should looks somewhat okay, but it doesn't. This game tries to shove in your face that it has bloom and SSAO in it, but seriously, even with them, the game still looks like ♥♥♥♥. 3. Voice Acting. Dreadful. 4. Highest mouse sensitivity is still really slow for a person like me who likes to have a high mouse sensitivity.

Alright, the story. Nothing special. And by that I mean pretty much non-existent. You and a bunch of "teammates" go to the castle, after it has been attacked. Turns out the girl of your dreams has been taken. Now you have to get her back. And there you go. I'm not gonna complain about the small amount of story I've been given, because honestly, I just want to try the hack and slash.

The first level. Why they made it so complicated did not make any sense to me. The first level started off with a mother♥♥♥♥ing keyhunt. It made no sense. It confused the living hell out of me. I needed to use a walkthrough, on the FIRST LEVEL. That's just awful. The area was big and the objects were all over the place. The controls were poor and didn't really help this game out at the slightest. Everything about this game just screamed wrong. For everyone asking about the keyhunt, imagine trying to find keys that do not even show up. That's right, you can't actually see them. Not to mention, you need a torch to even find one of them, which is just silly, because if there's a key there, then I wouldn't need a torch to actually see the key. It's a pointless quest to go find keys to open chests with other keys. But have I mentioned the fact that you literally have to walk on the walls to get an item you need? Yes, you do. You walk on the walls. YES. You literally jump on a small side railing on the wall, basically hovering to the side of it when you walk on it. I'm sorry, but I would never be able to figure that out because in a video game, I've never had to do that to actually get something. I just found that bizarre.

Then the main section of the game. The fighting. Oh my.
OH MY. OHH.
You get three attacks. All of which are ♥♥♥♥ and don't feel natural. Combat was godawful. All you do is stab the enemy, move back, then just keep doing that until it's dead. That's it. That's the game. Oh my god. The attacks are all mapped to mouse buttons, including the middle mouse. I went immediately to change it, but WAIT, you can't change the controls. But for some reason, they have options for Bloom and SSAO instead of options for controls. Come on. Congratulations, you have shader effects. Yay.

This is the worst. Day One, Walking Dead Survival Instinct, and Postal 3, are all better than this. I didn't want to say this, but I had to. I'm here for you so you can save money. I would not wish this on my worst enemies. My point has been made. Nothing in this game works properly. Everything is bad.

0/10. This is a technical nightmare. Even if this game looks fun to you (which it really shouldn't), remember that it is 10 bucks, and you can do so much more with the ten bucks. I'm genuinely upset that I spent nine dollars on this.
Zamieszczono: 11 marca
Czy ta recenzja była pomocna? Tak Nie