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Suck it Down!

Daikatana, a legendary first-person perspective shooter by the one and only John Romero, famous for its borderline-insane difficulty level and featuring many fresh ideas, is available on GOG.com, for only $5.99.

"Suck it Down!". No, we did not invent that tagline. This was one of the original slogans this game used when it first launched in the year 2000. It wasn't even the one that sprouted controversy--that would be "John Romero's about to make you his bitch", a one that the talented developer regretted ever since, as it practically ruined his good standing with the gamers' community. Whichever slogan we take into account, the message was clear: "this game is hard as nails". And so it was. It was dubbed unfair by some, and infuriating by others. However, those who managed to finish it walk tall and proud among the gamerfolk.

Daikatana is a FPS that brought many fresh ideas to the genre, even if it was a tad late to the party. It has a very retro-futuristic feel to it, mixing the 1990s and 2000s aesthetics. It features a slew of original maps, interesting mechanics, and fancy weaponry--including the titular Japanese long sword. Most importantly: its just as much rewarding, as it is punishing. Because, you know, "no pain--no gain".

Accept John Romero's challenge and prove everyone, including yourself, that you can beat the legendary Daikatana, available on GOG.com for only $5.99.
God, no...

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Roman5: Despite the fact if it's bad or not....I think it deserves a place on GOG just for its popularity and it's place in gaming history
But I have this feeling as well :)
Post edited February 07, 2013 by makr3la
So it finally came here....

Despite the fact if it's bad or not....I think it deserves a place on GOG just for its popularity and it's place in gaming history

Also: I remember reading that this game actually had patches come out for it with fixes, could the team please confirm if these are present in this GOG release?
Post edited February 07, 2013 by Roman5
Oh my god, I didn't think GOG would actually go through with releasing this.

What do you guys think? Should I take a chance and spend $5.99 to see if it really is that bad?
God, yes.
INSTABUY. (I'm serious)
Alright, now release a PC port of the GBC version :P
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makr3la: God, no...
I've only played the demo as a kid, back when Daikatana was a new game, and found it as interesting as other FPS games of the time, only with a lot more green (does it mean it used next-gen graphics?).
Maybe it was just me being young and not knowing any better, but I think it was because I was never hit neither by the anti-hype, nor the supposed pre-release over-hype that left many gamers disappointed.

I'm definitely going to give it a proper chance now, when I find some precious free time. :)
http://www.gamersgate.com/DD-DAI/daikatana

Gamersgate = 9 Euros

GOG = 6 Dollars

Nice going GOG, this is what I want to see around here
Played it on PC and N64, I dont think it was as bad as everyone made out, It wasnt great, but I think a hate wagon pulled up and a helluva alot of people jumped on.

Would I buy it again, nope, I still have the originals, would I play it again, nope, I have a life (kinda) and its so totally superseded by nearly every other FPS since.

Good luck at selling it a $6 though :)
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F1ach: Played it on PC and N64, I dont think it was as bad as everyone made out, It wasnt great, but I think a hate wagon pulled up and a helluva alot of people jumped on.
Exactly. And you will see the same thing on GOG in 3... 2... 1...
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F1ach: Good luck at selling it a $6 though :)
I'm guessing this is going to sell quite a bit, actually.
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makr3la: God, no...
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Firek: I've only played the demo as a kid, back when Daikatana was a new game, and found it as interesting as other FPS games of the time, only with a lot more green (does it mean it used next-gen graphics?).
Maybe it was just me being young and not knowing any better, but I think it was because I was never hit neither by the anti-hype, nor the supposed pre-release over-hype that left many gamers disappointed.
Exactly the same here.
You got to be really stupid to buy this game.

No way I will be buying it

Edit: Just incase someone reads this in the future I had a Daikatana avatar from the gog goodies. Yes I bought the game
Post edited February 07, 2013 by mrking58
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mrking58: You got to be really stupid to buy this game.

No way I will be buying it
Hmm, something fishy about this post... I can't quite put my finger on it...