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Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Melanie1] #260019
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Thanks, Melanie, but it turned out OK. It took me about an hour to get back to where I was in the game and I actually discovered some things I had missed.

Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Kriskips] #260078
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You're so welcome, Chrissie! Glad ya enjoyed the review and I hope you enjoy the game just as much as I did! smile

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Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Tracy] #260083
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Melanie -- I had only one minor graphical glitch while playing the game, and that was solved by hitting the "Escape" key. The game certainly can be played unpatched!

Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Becky] #260711
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I'm glad it turned out alright anyway Kriskips.

The funny thing is Becky, I didn't have any problems with the game before I added the patch, just thought I might have because I didn't expect the leaf to dissappear! I will probably be playing with no patch next time and will try to use my saves.


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Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Melanie1] #272992
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I HAD to play this game after reading this wonderful review!!Thanks a lot Catbelly bravo I have a question though,do I have to use the patch to play,because I`ve heard a lot of people having problems with it.Thanks again! wave


PS.I haven`t installed it yet.

Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Tracy] #273012
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I have a question. I've been toying with the idea of buying this game but... I don't like really spooky/horror genre so, would you put this more detective/adventure or more horror?


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Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: PMcOuntry] #273030
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Patricia, I haven't played this one yet. But someone who has will be along soon to answer your question. Stay tuned wave


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Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: looney4labs] #273053
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Hi Looney and Patricia,

This is definitely a horror game though it is a great detective game also. It's very scary though so if you don't like scary games you may not like it.

Melanie


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Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Melanie1] #273057
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thanks Melanie

That's what I thought, but couldn't say with any certainty. wave


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Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: looney4labs] #273217
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No I don't like really scary games, I don't mind some creepy aspects but beyond that nah. I'll skip this one.


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Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Terroulini] #273330
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Hi Terroulini. I'm so glad the review helped! smile smile

Let's see, I didn't have to use the patch, but I've read that some other gamers have, so I'd say if you encounter trouble along the way, ya might want to download the patch and have it on your PC so you'll be able to run it just in case. smile

Have fun w/ the game!
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Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Terroulini] #273349
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Terroulini -- I played the game unpatched (on Win XP) and experienced only one minor glitch -- a white screen that disappeared when I hit the escape key.

People did have problems with the first version of the patch. The second version of the patch has just been released, and it's a bit early to tell whether there will be problems with it, though the one person I've seen post about it did not have problems with this second version (using Vista).

Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Becky] #274394
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Thanks guys you are a big help! wave

Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Tracy] #284165
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I have to say this game will haunting me. There are so many good reviews and thought from all of you and i simply don't have the courage to play this game. My heart was beating like crazy in my first nightmare in the game (not to mention the second one). I didn't get very far after that? Why would he have to return in that spooky house? Anyway i think it's going to be worse from what i read. When i was reading Lovecraft in the past i wouldn't imagine that i couldn't play a game based in his novels. I want to play it but i don't think i can. Pity... blush cry


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Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Volkana] #284222
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Ah Volkana, you just need someone to play it with you. wave


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Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: looney4labs] #284700
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That's it L4L! You are right... maybe that will be the end to my problems blush


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Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Volkana] #284728
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Volkana -- I've recruited family members to play adventures with me and it adds a new dimension to the experience (this assumes you don't mind someone else dominating the mouse.) lol

Anyone there you can "influence"?

Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Becky] #284859
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Well i will try that as soon as a find a volunteer lol


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Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Volkana] #284909
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grin I'll see if I can order one from the catalog for you. (If only it were that easy.)

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yes... if only were that easy... smile


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Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Volkana] #285715
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lol I'm frequently surprised at individual reactions to games -- some people find a certain game terrifying, and other people say that it didn't frighten them at all.

Maybe there's a silver lining. Now that you know that you don't enjoy a game as scary as Darkness Within, you have a benchmark. In the future, when a new horror game releases, you can ask about the horror factor compared to Darkness Within in order to decide if you'll like it or not before you buy.

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My problem is that although that i know a game may be terrifying i want to play it. Darkness within is terrifying but it's also a very nice game with a very nice story. I'll try to fight my fear. I think one way or another i'll play it... The only person that i know to accompany my is even worse than i am. he is scared to death lol


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Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Volkana] #285747
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Well, you could take turns with the mouse -- one of you playing while the other sits well back, ready to run. lol

I'm laughing because the first scary game I played was Dark Fall: The Journal with my husband. We have rolling desk chairs at the computer, and every time we'd open a new door in the game, we'd both find outselves kicking back from the computer and rolling backwards in our chairs.

I've also found that muting the sound removes some of the scare factor -- sometimes quite a bit of the scare factor.

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That sounds like fun. I guess i have to find someone brave enough to control the mouse.
I can't play a game with someone that has his eyes closed all the time and asks me "Is it over?". My first scary game was Dark Fall lights out, but i thing Darkness Within is much worse. Way to scarring...
You are right about the sound...


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Re: Darkness Within, a Member Review :) [Re: Volkana] #285822
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Volkana, if you really want to play it, can you play it with the lights on and the tv or the radio so you don't get too immersed in the game?


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