Robinson's Requiem welcomes you to your new home. Your parachute has set you down in the heart of a jungle. You need to keep your eyes open all the time for anything that could prove useful. You'll have to stock up on food, and kit yourself out with the tools necessary for your survival. Remember to constantly check your health using your Sesame computer, always anticipate threats to your health rather than wait for the symptoms. Everything you need to stay alive on this planet is there, it's just a matter of using your ingenuity and intuition. But remember, staying alive is just the first stage in your bid to escape. Follow these guidelines and you may stand a fighting chance...
Deus' action takes place in the year 2165. The Alien World Exploration (AWE), a military organisation whose initial function was to explore unknown planets, now have full power. The AWE decided to create a new corporation to find and eliminate the most dangerous criminals. The DEUS were born. The term is a contraction of the phrase "Defend Us!", an advertising slogan used to encourage the Robinsons to enlist.
And You? You are Trepliev1, the famous Robinson, who allowed the AWE to take control. You are rapidly sidelined by the AWE who mistrust your unstable character. Longing for action and with finances extremely low, you decide to enlist as a Deus. You set off in search of the "Crusaders", the rewards for eliminating their members being the most attractive "on the market". From records which you pick up at Levattelow you discover that one of the terrorists, Diogenes49, was a former Robinson, and it was he who discovered the planet Alcibiade.
You decide to go there, as discreetly as possible...
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.
Posted on 2009-01-06 21:32:07 by OdioOmnus:
Yeah, expect to see the "Violent Traumatism" screen quite often. Robinson's Requiem and Deus are survival games at their core, and they are even more brutal than many roguelikes. That is saying a hell of a lot.
The sheer amount of micromanagement you'll need to do is overwhelming. You must check your hydration, temperature, etc. constantly. You must treat yourread more wounds carefully. And you must be able and ready to defend yourself against any threat, whether it be man or monster.
Everything in these games is stacked against your odds of surviving. As long as you expect to die regularly, Robinson's Requiem and Deus can be very fun and complex survival sims.
If you enjoy this, you may wish to check out UnReal World, as it is the only survival sim I have found so far that is as complex.
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Posted on 2009-01-06 08:10:41 by Daedolon:
This game release to me as a complete suprise. I wasn't expecting GOG.com to hand out these two pioneers of wilderness survival games, not both for the same price at least.
In these two first person, survival adventure games, you're stranded on an island and must make use of the nature's supply of food and items to survive. The games offer a huge amount of challenges when you mustread more combat fever, treat your injuries yourself and make food by cooking whatever you can find around the wilderness.
Combating both lack of equipment and diseases you encounter, crown these two games the kings of survival adventure games. Whatever you find, you must use to create makeshift supplies and equipment. As food will be scarce, you must sometimes eat uncooked and unknown plants that may give you one of many different diseases. With all the survival micro-managing, you still need to concentrate on getting away from the island, which is a huge challenge on its own aswell.
The games have an incredible amount of micro-managing, as they monitor your heart rate, body temperature, artery blocks, several internal organ conditions plus need for nourishment and dehydration. I wouldn't be lying if I told you pretty much everything can be combined and used on yourself and other items. The amount of medical conditions you must battle is mind baffling, I wouldn't wonder if a medical school student couldn't come up with all the cures you must invent in this game.
Although you always start at the same location, every gameplay is different because of all the little things that. There are just tons of things I could praise about, but let me just say this: If you're fan of adventure games, first person shooters, role playing games or survival games, these games should appeal to you all in some way.
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Posted on 2009-01-13 13:33:08 by BobbyBob:
These two games are very, very good.
I can't play them for any longer than half an hour or so.
It isn't the graphics; I routinely play old games and roguelikes. It isn't the difficulty, for the same reasons. There is simply something holding me back from truly enjoying these games.
Part of it may be the controls, which are rather complicated yet, unless I am an idiot and totallyread more missed it in the manual, do not have any sort of turn keys short of a half-turn button, thereby forcing you to use the incredibly slow turn buttons on the UI. This is fine in exploration but can be deadly in combat.
That control flaw is the only real issue with the games that I have. The concept is great, the graphics are still functional, and it's (mostly) executed very well. I very much want to give these 5 stars, but I simply cannot. Although it proved to be a fun diversion for me, something held me back from being able to really enjoy it. At this price, however, I do recommend a buy if the concept intrigues you because I imagine that a lot of people will really enjoy this game.
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