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Re: New games: Redux: Dark Matters and DUX 1.5

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 4:51 pm
by radtastic89
That's a shame, I pledged $100 for it.

Re: New games: Redux: Dark Matters and DUX 1.5

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:33 am
by Lord*Hypnos
According to DCEmulation's news update, it is actually lower res than 1.5. Odd decision.

Re: New games: Redux: Dark Matters and DUX 1.5

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:54 am
by bidinou
Due to performance issues (lack of ram) they had to lower the resolution (240p instead of 480p).

That's unfortunate :-(

Still, this game has a new soundtrack, a new level, a different gameplay mechanism and a new ship (= different difficulty level). Better gfx but in a lower resolution.

This is obvious they stumbled into many issues in the development process and couldn't backpedal. Sad ! And the fact it's a multiplatform title probably made it even more difficult to optimize it for the DC. Still looking forward to their next title though !!!

I'll use it with a "scanliner" (check "Hanzo"), it should look OK.....

Re: New games: Redux: Dark Matters and DUX 1.5

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:29 pm
by krssn
You know how on IMDB you can always pick out the shill reviews.

That's exactly the feeling I got when reading the previous post.

Re: New games: Redux: Dark Matters and DUX 1.5

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:36 pm
by bidinou
@krssn : I wonder why you say that ? My post makes it clear it's almost the same game, at a lower resolution. I'm quite saddened by this situation (well, there are more serious problems than this :) but also because the guy's (&friends) other projects are promising.

I read 2 reviews on French website. 6 out of 10 (for people not owning Dux -- 2.5/10 otherwise) and 14 out of 20 on another one (pretty strange as the same guy gave the same rating to Dux and Dux 1.5). He probably gave the rating independantly from the others.

The point made in the reviews is that the gameplay is more balanced. The easy mode is less easy than Dux 1.5 which is too easy ; the hard mode is less hard than Dux 1.0 which is too hard. That obviously doesn't justify a new release :)

Re: New games: Redux: Dark Matters and DUX 1.5

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:53 pm
by mazonemayu
krssn wrote:You know how on IMDB you can always pick out the shill reviews.

That's exactly the feeling I got when reading the previous post.


but on imdb it's usually the other way round; when a movie gets rated 5/10 or less, it's usually great :lol:



bidinou wrote:the hard mode is less hard than Dux 1.0 which is too hard.



I'm sure this is meant as a joke?? DUX is an extremely easy game; I remember finishing it the day it arrived

Re: New games: Redux: Dark Matters and DUX 1.5

Posted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:02 pm
by bidinou
"I'm sure this is meant as a joke?? DUX is an extremely easy game; I remember finishing it the day it arrived"

Are you sure you played version 1.0 ? Each review I read reported an extreme difficulty. On the other hand, version 1.5 is said to be extremely easy.

I played neither, but had preordered Redux + Dux 1.5...

Re: New games: Redux: Dark Matters and DUX 1.5

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:06 am
by mazonemayu
I bought DUX when it came out & do NOT own 1.5 (yet),

I still play it once every 4 months or so & I can still finish it in one try, so yes, its very easy.

Re: New games: Redux: Dark Matters and DUX 1.5

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:46 am
by dreamcast-news

Re: New games: Redux: Dark Matters and DUX 1.5

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 4:23 am
by proxxshot
I have to say I'm a little disappointed in this game.