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graceworks
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From: Corvallis, Oregon, USA
Registered: 03-03-2001
Hey all,

N-Lightning has done it again. Their second game is called Ominous Horizons - A Paladin's Calling. A demo is available at their site, http://www.ominoushorizons.com

Shepherd's Staff rates the game exceptional! http://www.GraceWorksInteractive.com/ShepStaff/exceptional.htm

It is a great first person adventure.

Consider supporting Christian games! They go on sale on All Saint's Day (Nov. 1) and only costs $29.95.

Tim

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Called by God. The passioned plea of a father. The journey awaits at Jarod Journey's.

[This message has been edited by graceworks (edited October 12, 2001).]

graceworks
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From: Corvallis, Oregon, USA
Registered: 03-03-2001
FYI, N-Lightning is having a sale - when you buy Ominous Horizons, you get a free copy of Catechumen. So, both for only $29.95 (and free shipping within the U.S.). What a great deal! Okay, too great, I bought two sets and will use them for gifts!

There is a link to the Yahoo-based store on their home page.

http://www.ominoushorizons.com

Also, has anyone else played Ominous, the full or the demo? What are your perceptions? Of course, I like it but want to hear what others think.

-Tim

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Krylar

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Heya,

I haven't played this one yet, but I'll download the demo sometime this week and try it out. I searched the site and couldn't find and screenies for it...which is rather odd. Maybe I've just missed them or something. Screenies are waaaaaaaaay important for marketing, in my opinion. If they are on the site, maybe they should make it more obvious. Anyone know?

I spoke with the folks there at one point, briefly, and they were really a nice bunch. Where I wasn't thoroughly impressed with Catechuman, I'm hopeful that they've grown much with the newer title

Thanks for the info!

-Krylar

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Mack

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Quick overview:

I downloaded the demo the day it came out and tried it on my Fiances system and mine. It ran horribly on my Fiances system (Which ran Catchumen kinda badely anyways) and it ran pretty good on my system (750mhz, 512 megs of ram, Matrox G400 32 meg vid card). I felt like the game was geared towards kids and maybe tween-agers (13-15 year olds) but left out the rest of us.

The game was insanely hard if you didn't have the proper weapons, some of the puzzles gave you two options, run or die, I constantly found myself reloading time after time again trying to figure out how to get past that swinging bolder on the first map. It got frustrating after the 5th time and I could just imagine seeing a kid getting to frustrated and quitting.

Texture variation was nice, but not really sharp, the level design was fairly blocky most of the time (which is ok) and the only real thing that stood out was the high poly player models (which looked nice) and the particle system. The voice acting was ok, sound effects we're ok, music was great. Weapons we're of the norm (it would have been more interesting if the weapons changed in every time era you went to), particle effects we're nice.

I would recommend this game to parents who have kids who are starting off into action based games.

graceworks
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From: Corvallis, Oregon, USA
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quote:
Originally posted by Krylar:
Heya,

I haven't played this one yet, but I'll download the demo sometime this week and try it out. I searched the site and couldn't find and screenies for it...which is rather odd. Maybe I've just missed them or something. Screenies are waaaaaaaaay important for marketing, in my opinion. If they are on the site, maybe they should make it more obvious. Anyone know?


Krylar -

You can get to the screen shots by clicking on Company Info and then Ominous Horizons. Direct URL is http://www.ominoushorizons.com/horizons.htm

In response to Mack, I'm an older player that didn't play EVERY First-Person Shooter that came out (only got into the Dark Forces I/II & Outlaws) and I thoroughly enjoyed Catechumen and am enjoying Ominous Horizons (although Grendel is kicking my tail). So, I encourage everyone to try the demo for themselves. I'm giving a new copy to my nephew for his 15th birthday, so I'll find out what a younger gamer thinks.

If anyone has questions regarding Ominous, feel free to send me Email at graceworks@bigfoot.com and I'll try to answer as best I can.

-Tim

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Mack

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Just because I've been playing games before iD software was even known to the gaming public doesn't mean my view is irrelevant. I believe I've stated a fair review of the demo and I didn't try and stop anyone from playing said game.

You donít need to get so defensive on NíLightings part and smack me around Graceworks, I donít hate them, I donít treat them unfair, Iím happy that they are trying theyíre best in reaching out as well as supplying some entertainment for Christian gamers. Thatís what weíre all trying to do.

graceworks
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quote:
Originally posted by Mack:
Just because I've been playing games before iD software was even known to the gaming public doesn't mean my view is irrelevant. I believe I've stated a fair review of the demo and I didn't try and stop anyone from playing said game.

Indeed you did state a fair review. I did not say anything about your fair review, I was giving background that I didn't play many FPS types and encouraged people to give it a try because I enjoyed it. If you'd like, I'll remove the "in response to Mack" part. The prepositional phrase was a seque into my background and enjoyment of the game. Merely a way to paste together a conversation since I had 'quoted' Krylar's text but wanted to continue the thread and Mack had posted after Krylar.

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You donít need to get so defensive on NíLightings part and smack me around Graceworks, I donít hate them, I donít treat them unfair, Iím happy that they are trying theyíre best in reaching out as well as supplying some entertainment for Christian gamers. Thatís what weíre all trying to do.

Frankly, I'm shocked. I had no intent nor ever intend to "smack" you around Mack. In fact, I've re-read my post several times and have no clue at how you even interpreted it that way. Obviously you did, so I do apologize but please bear in mind that was nowhere in my brain.

-Tim

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Mack

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Statement placing and the useage of words we're the main thing. Don't worry about it, just a misunderstanding.