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Ragnor
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IE the ill-fated game thats practically a monument to John Romero's arrogance of the time.

I always wanted to play this though, as I generally ignore reviews.

Is it really as hard as the description there states?

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It really is bad. Trust me, I've played through the entire thing. Tarnsman streamed an entire playthrough of it on Twitch.tv a while ago and just watching him play it was painful.

So yeah, buy it! It's a hoot!

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people generally dislike the initial swamp levels. Though imo the game only gets worse from then on.

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Uhm, doesn't GOG stand for GOOD old games?

Daikatana was NOT good.

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Obligatory link to SA's Daikatana Demo review.

JOHN ROMERO: "Alright team, I've got a fabulous idea for a game! I've been listening to what the gamers want and are looking for, and I've got some killer thoughts! This will be the best game ever created!"
ION STORM TEAM: "HOORAY!!!"
JOHN ROMERO: "First of all, we'll need to make our own engine. A superb engine, featuring advanced effects like T&L, dynamic LOD, curved surfaces and-"
POD PEOPLE: "John xyblah grawh rawwwwr!" (translated: "John, you are our bitch now!")
JOHN ROMERO: (shot by evil Pod Peoples' ray gun) "Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!"
ION STORM TEAM: "John, are you okay?"
JOHN ROMERO: (slowly getting up from the ground) "I LIKE BUGS AND FROGS."
ION STORM TEAM: "What?"
JOHN ROMERO: "'SUPERFLY JOHNSON' IS A GOOD NAME FOR A BLACK MAN."
ION STORM TEAM: "We quit."

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hardcore_gamer said:
Uhm, doesn't GOG stand for GOOD old games?

Daikatana was NOT good.

Well, they also have Master Of Orion 3 so why not...

I have a copy of Daikatana in my shelf. Haven't gotten around playing it though I've owned it for three years now. I've been planning to play it soon though.

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Only thing that made Daikatana even worse was the PR farce...

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It's funny, the game isn't listed on the catalogue, though it has a page.

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Daikatana is easily one of the worst games ever made. But if you enjoy herding cats and a story that a Z-grade film would be ashamed of, I'd say play it. Just upgrade attack and power to max and use whatever the starter weapon is for all 4 episodes as everything else is garbage (except for the E4 weapons where everything but the ultimate is pretty good).

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Has anyone attempted milking Daikatana of what it's worth, with regards to Doom project resources?

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printz said:
Has anyone attempted milking Daikatana of what it's worth, with regards to Doom project resources?

Yep. And would you believe it has some pretty useful and even nice-looking textures? The real problem is sorting through all the dupes, since IIRC Daikatana "baked" all its textures into the level.

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GOG said:
Incredible sidekicks as they provide cover fire, watch your back, and provide helpful feedback to assist you in your mission.

lolz lolz lolz


However, I do like the game being available somewhere.

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GBC version was awesome.

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Ragnor
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Its one of those games that you just have to try at least once. And hey, I actually liked DNF, so I might enjoy this. Maybe.

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I keep thinking back to a couple of memories of playing the game, and how the guns felt decent, and the textures were nice. I mean, sure, maybe it's a little annoying or dull at times, but it can't be that bad right?

Then I load it up again, and it all comes crashing back. It's just a bad game.

But yes, everyone should experience it, and study its development history. Because there are many, many lessons to be learned there.

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Just ordered Daikatana.Am about to download.Yeah,I know how crappy it's supposed to be,but it will be added to my game collection.If it's that bad,Ican always delete it.

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That's one of the few occasions where, if you really have to have a game, the physical copy would be preferable: you can both show it off (or be considered fucked up for having it) and beat it up in frustration when John Romero makes you his bitch with 1000000 frogs ;-)

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LOL...That was a good one.I actually do collect a few stupid and/or bad games.

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Ragnor
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That is true, but I have terrible problems with losing discs or installation keys, or discs getting inexplicably beaten up. That and, GOG has no DRM. Despise that stuff. When a game only runs on certain old disc drives, where you have to hack the hell out of your files to even play it (Dungeon Keeper 2), theres a problem..

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PPPPPHHHHHHFFFFFTTTTTTTTT!!!!! On the DRMs.
.......Oh yeah,good morning or afternoon everyone!

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I think I'd buy it for $5 or less to play the legend. But I could just youtube it like I did when I first heard about it. It didn't look that bad, but people love bashing things.

>> edit. Ha I see $6. I'll wait for a sale.

And from everything I hear, the N64 version is the terrible one and not the PC.

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Maes
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So, when do we get Derek Smart's games on GOG, too?

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I bought it, Thief Gold and Deus Ex GOTY for about $15.97 (or, in my language, £10.11, which is pretty reasonable for 3 old games I'll probably get some mileage out of. Having a hard time adapting to the convuluted control schemes they all have in my initial feeling-out process :P

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Holy shit, six dollars?
For six dollars you can buy a DOZEN boxed games on eBay.

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Maes said:
So, when do we get Derek Smart's games on GOG, too?

Oh, God, the memories...

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Phobus said:
I bought it, Thief Gold and Deus Ex GOTY for about $15.97 (or, in my language, £10.11, which is pretty reasonable for 3 old games I'll probably get some mileage out of. Having a hard time adapting to the convuluted control schemes they all have in my initial feeling-out process :P

Thief Gold is hot shit, alright. You get used to the controls pretty quickly, and it's actually a very sensible setup when you think about it.

Deus Ex, well, everyone already knows how great that is. Mmm... LAM mines...

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If I could just swap the strafe and turn keys on Thief it'd be awesome, but there's no in-game options for controls :(

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I'm pretty sure I remember there being a way to change bindings, with the ability to save and load different configurations even (do any Doom ports do this?).

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Most Doom ports do that. In vanilla it was easy enough just to hack the config file. Surely Thief would at least permit a similar trick.

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Phobus said:
If I could just swap the strafe and turn keys on Thief it'd be awesome, but there's no in-game options for controls :(

Do you not have this (options / controls button / cutomise controls option)

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What next? Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing on GOG?

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