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Denis Dyack on Shadow of the Eternals, Community Engagement and Eternal Darkness

Nintendo Life - Silicon Knights' Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem was hands-down one of the Gamecube's most memorable gems. Its tale of unimaginable death and woe through the ages was all well and good for a horror game in the style of author HP Lovecraft, but the title really carved a name for itself in the annals of gaming history with still-impressive Sanity effects — as characters slowly lost their minds, the game would play tricks that sometimes had players questioning their own mental well-being.

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zeroskie1041d ago

I would love to see this game be released. It's too bad that I don't trust Denis Dyack with an upfront payment.

Even if this game had a regular development and release, I would probably wait for a review before buying due to his involvement.

Tobito1041d ago

If there is an issue you can come to the forums and express it. No one holds anything back and the devs want to hear your concerns and feedback so they can ensure a great game. This is the main reason for the community involvement.

zeroskie1041d ago

Haha, yeah but the problem is I don't trust the "transparency" of the dev team since Dyack is involved. I guess once you lose someone's trust you have to gain it back through some hard work--releasing a couple of great games with no bullshit.

VermithraxPejorative1041d ago

He's in a strictly creative role with the company now. They have a pretty clear vision for the game and they're transparent as heck about it I think the $25 pledge isn't much to ask for what they're offering in return.

wannabe gamer1041d ago

denis dyack lol havent heard of him since that epic flop that was hyped beyond anything ever

VermithraxPejorative1041d ago

It's hard to have a perfect record in games. He's also made a few of my favourite games. I think Denis does his best work when he's in a pure creative role. I'd love to see him back another great game and this one looks good.

MHK1041d ago

It really is an amazing value. 25$ for a full AAA game featuring David Hayter, running on the CryEngine 3. Take one look at the demo and artwork, and you will see how amazingly high quality the game is.

wannabe gamer1041d ago

im sorry but if you buy a game just cause of who the voice actor is then you are doing it wrong. good voice acting counts for an extremely small portion of what makes a good game. it can bring a good game down if its done badly yes, but it will never make a bad game into a good game if its done well.

MHK1041d ago (Edited 1041d ago )

Of course I don't but is a clear sign of the quality that runs through the entire project. Look at the game, then you you can see, from the community created content, to the lore, setting, features, everything. 2500 people are contributing to the game via the forums. 5500+ people have pledged. You should too.

Yattering1041d ago

David Hayter's involvement is just one of the many bells and whistles on this project. Take a look at the KS page, and maybe the forums. Lots of creativity and great people there :)

Yattering1041d ago

I think what's important to note is that the game is drawing on lots of community content to potentially be in the game. Plus, pledging isn't a big gamble through Kickstarter, if they don't fund, you don't get charged!

RAzieL19791041d ago (Edited 1041d ago )

When have you heard of David Hayter doing bad voice acting in a game? I haven't.
It's not about who do they have as a voice actor for Shadow Of The Eternals, is what the game will offer, and what its going to offer is a single player 3rd person game just like Eternal Darkness AND the best part here is that the community gets to decide what we want and we don't want in the game.
What other company lets you do that?
Check the site, check the kickstarter page, and you will see that a game like this should have a chance because it can open so many doors for other indie developers to involve their community in creating their vision with their fans.

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