Dark Sun

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  • #687

    Pedro Q.
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    Hi guys! Just wondering if you could talk a bit about the Dark Sun series? I loved both games, finishing the first (that final battle!!!) but not the second one (that had great potential).

    Thanks, and looking forward to seeing that kickstarter! 🙂

    #689

    Design1
    Keymaster

    Darksun was a shift for SSI, finally deciding the Gold Box engine had completed its successful run. TSI was also interested in getting into worlds with a different feel, perhaps to broaden their audience. So we geared up for an entirely new engine, investigated console development, and charged into the unknown. The Brom art was a fantastic change, moving from the 80s style of Forgotten Realms.

    So, with all the hiccups one expects with moving from sequels to original development, we were able to put out a product we were happy with. Strains related to this game and the changing market did lead to SSI being sold, and moving out of publishing.

    #692

    ilgiallomondadori
    Participant

    One of my favorite games of all time. Very sad that it led to the sale of SSI and the end of a fantastic era, but I am glad it came out. I still love the Dark Sun world.

    #693

    TRoar
    Participant

    Dark Sun’s a favorite of mine too.

    #694

    Pedro Q.
    Participant

    When you compare the combat engine of DS with the combat engine in the Gold Box games, do you conclude anything in terms of dos/don’ts etc? They are both excellent engines imo!

    And… who devised that final combat in DS1? 🙂

    #844

    Hawkguy
    Participant

    Easily my favourite game of all-time. Better than anything I’ve ever played. I don’t even want to share the number of hours I put into this game.

    I’ve been dying for this game to come on GOG. Seriously, it’s just so… perfect.

    Didn’t care for sequel (very glitchy on my PC when I bought it), but the original one was the perfect game.

    #854
    GeneralGonzo
    GeneralGonzo
    Participant

    You can still buy the original games on ebay i.e. ! I got them in their original box 🙂
    Yes, it was a great game, but when thinking of Dark Sun, Al-Qadim comes also into my mind, which I found also a very nice game, if anyone remembers this one!

    #931

    Tyranthraxus
    Participant

    I also enjoyed these a lot. Well the first one. I remember having to get a new copy because the CDROM died. Very enjoyable progression and the final battle I knew was coming but was still very hard!.

    Now the second game I got also, but All i remember of it .. it was very buggy. I dont think I progressed that far because I got stuck in some underground location and the game get crashing. Sad.

    Never played the Al Qadim one.

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