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shaneoh

@NEStalgia
I suppose Famine could starve enemies of power, I dunno, but I'm happy with the current lot.

The comic came with the Hellbook edition on PC (and later added to steam):
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The PC version appears to have released about 8 months after all other versions, so quite a while before DS2:
https://mygaming.co.za/news/pc/6547-darksiders-hellbook-editi...

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NEStalgia

@shaneoh ahh, the days of pc games in honest to goodness boxes...

So im thinking they fleshed out the story after release....boo....but before 2, so the bad writer from 2 is not off the hook for screwing the story line up badly. Then again it was THQ...i should probably not be surprised...

Fury still seems like such a boring theme....conquest, pestilence, famine.....unique themes in a game that could go very outside the box. Fury is just so safe and standard. Meh. I hope either the characterization and/or gameplay are good enough to make up for the so so theme.

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ThanosReXXX

@shaneoh Agreed for the most part, but from the look of those comic pages, the fourth rider has a skeletal face, and if they handle it well, that could definitely portray an avatar of Famine, although the name will obviously be different. Guess we'll just have to imagine that he has another name...

As for the powers he could have: do you know the game Singularity? At one point, the main character gets the power to accelerate or reverse the effect of time on people and objects, so that definitely might be a power that could suit Famine.

And come to think of it, women can be pests and conquests at times, so maybe they didn't choose so badly after all in making the third character female...

But luckily, we agree that it is a shame. There are other games that handle Bible themes or mythology SO much better than this. Some great examples that come to mind are Dante's Inferno and Rise of the Argonauts.

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Here's the first gameplay reveal, all ten minutes of it:

Looks pretty good to me! It's nice to see that it is running at 60fps too.

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Dezzy

That's looking awesome.

Also, he calls her "horseman". I'm glad they agreed "horsewoman" sounds rubbish.

The only thing I dislike about this is that godawful whip sound effect. That needs to be changed! If not, I'll just have to equip other weapons purely to avoid it.

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@Dezzy I did not have the sound on when I watched the first four or five minutes earlier on (due to marking my school work) so, I resumed where I had left off with the sound on this time round.

Holy Christmas Batman; you certainly weren't exaggerating - that whip sound effect is AWFUL! Perhaps they would be wise to replace that with the sound effect of the transformational cane-whip in Bloodborne... then everybody will be happy!

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Tyranexx

I've only managed to watch the first four minutes or so since I'm on break, but overall I like what I see. I agree about the whip sound effect needing some changing, but it's something I could live with. Plus, this IS, as mentioned above, still alpha footage.

I'm also not seeing the connection between the two remaining Horsemen and Fury biblically. They're pretty much borrowing from Greek/Roman mythology for that one. To be fair though, has there ever been a video game that doesn't take at least a few liberties with its source material?

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ThanosReXXX

@Tyranexx There have been more offenders, but just because there are others out there, doesn't mean that this offender should be excused...

Personally, the series that I dislike the most in regards to destroying and/or having no respect whatsoever for ancient beliefs and mythologies, is God of War. Aside from the mythological heresy, the game is probably a pretty good arcade hack & slash game, but as a whole, the story line makes no sense whatsoever and if that world with Gods would have been real, then Zeus or any of the other higher Gods would have probably destroyed him before he could even begin to raise a weapon against them. A human being able to act as a God-killer is a ridiculous concept to begin with.

But having said that, most liberties taken in games with a mythological/religious context at the very least keep the names and personifications of the main characters in tact (the two games I mentioned earlier, Dante's Inferno and Rise of the Argonauts being prime examples of that), although they might change their appearance or add to the lore and/or romanticize the story. But no gender-swapping or flat out name changing. So, in that respect, Darksiders is a bigger offender.

Regardless, if they manage to keep the same feel and gameplay as in the previous games, then I'm sure it will still be a good game in its own right.

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ThanosReXXX

@Tsurii Well, I may still not get the joke, but at least you'll have the satisfaction of knowing that you made me Google it out of curiosity...

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Tyranexx

ThanosReXXX wrote:

Regardless, if they manage to keep the same feel and gameplay as in the previous games, then I'm sure it will still be a good game in its own right.

That's a good summary of how I feel about the whole thing. I wasn't saying taking liberties like this should be excused, just that something like this seems to happen A LOT. Not just in video games either, but in movies, some book adaptations, etc.

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ThanosReXXX

@Tyranexx Indeed, and don't even get me started on movies: we could open up an entire new topic for that and even make it a weekly serial, so much has been screwed up over the years, but to put that here would completely derail the original topic, so I'll take a pass for now...

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Dezzy

ThanosReXXX wrote:

Personally, the series that I dislike the most in regards to destroying and/or having no respect whatsoever for ancient beliefs and mythologies, is God of War. Aside from the mythological heresy, the game is probably a pretty good arcade hack & slash game, but as a whole, the story line makes no sense whatsoever and if that world with Gods would have been real, then Zeus or any of the other higher Gods would have probably destroyed him before he could even begin to raise a weapon against them. A human being able to act as a God-killer is a ridiculous concept to begin with.

But having said that, most liberties taken in games with a mythological/religious context at the very least keep the names and personifications of the main characters in tact (the two games I mentioned earlier, Dante's Inferno and Rise of the Argonauts being prime examples of that), although they might change their appearance or add to the lore and/or romanticize the story. But no gender-swapping or flat out name changing. So, in that respect, Darksiders is a bigger offender.

I'm not sure how much I care about such things. But God of War's definitely worse than Darksiders, if you care about this sort of thing. God of War is based on the main honchos of greek mythology. Darksiders is based on some cameo dudes who show up in a book that was only included in the Bible at a later date because someone found it lying around in the local library and thought it sounded cool.

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Henmii

This is such great news! I first thought: They do a remastered 1 and 2, and leave it at that. But now they have shown they really mean business, by making Darksiders 3. The gameplay didn't send me over the moon, but since I love number 2 it has my interest. And if number 1 still hits Wii u (and maybe Switch) there's hope number 3 also goes to Switch. More Zelda-like gameplay, I am up for it (though I have yet to finish number 2).

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ThanosReXXX

@Dezzy I have connections with Greece on a personal level, so I have an above average interest in their history and mythology and in general, I'm very respectful and mindful of old customs and religions, so that is why I really, REALLY despise anyone or anything taking huge liberties with that, especially if it's only for personal gain or commercial purposes.

Games like Dante's Inferno and Rise of the Guardians (man, I keep mentioning these like a broken record, sorry about that... ) are perfect examples of how you can both make a good game and still respect the origin of the story and keep most of it intact.

And the Horsemen have already been mentioned since the year 200 or maybe even before, because there are also connections with the Roman Empire, so it's not like it's some last minute addition.

For the record: I'm not a religious person myself, but I do respect other people's beliefs and customs, much like I would prefer them to respect mine, so any disrespectful act or statement towards either school of thought is something that annoys and disturbs me.

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ThanosReXXX

@Dezzy I don't know what you're trying to say or if you're just trying to be funny (and failing) but of course I meant that I respect other people's customs and beliefs within reason, so weird, out of the ordinary and/or abusive acts are obviously not on my list of things that I think I should have respect for.

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Dezzy

@ThanosReXXX

That's a non-trivial qualification, given how many beliefs and customs around the world are not "within reason".

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ThanosReXXX

@Dezzy I meant as in what people with a critical and logical mind are able to discern as being within the bounds of reason. Come on man, don't put up hurdles where there are none.

Someone can always come up with some extreme example to make a case or ridicule someone's statements, but it seems to me that you already knew full well beforehand what I meant to say, without me having to needlessly elaborate upon it.

And this is getting WAY off topic, so let's get back to Darksiders 3...

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