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Old 27th September, 2012, 01:09 AM
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The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena

A blurb from the GOG (Good old Games) review:

"The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena includes a graphically enhanced remake The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and the sequel, Assault on Dark Athena.

This excellent game won a number of editor?s choice awards from places like IGN, GameSpot, and GameSpy.
The main character--Riddick--is voiced and partially designed by Vin Diesel himself."

This is one of those rare games that you install in Steam and It runs as well on Linux as ever we could hope! ( Stem through PlayOnLinux)

Released in 2009 it has both single and multi-player modes. It runs with all settings on high without the complaints about my new Nvidia 6700 GTX FTW
that I've grown use to receiving...

The Game is a Hy-bread of the FPS and Role Playing games... Coming to me from 2009 it doesn't offer much that's new...so far... I've only played for a few hours, completely undisturbed by unpleasant reminders that I'm gaming in Mint 13 rather than the other one with all the games...":O}

At $15.00, if you haven't played it and enjoy a "slow" FPS with really descent graphic design for it's day, not to far off the mark even for today, This might help you stretch your budget for "good Times".

I'm not a fan of the Role playing games, nothing against them, it's just me. But I have to say that if you get this hoping for a role playing experience...you'd be mad at me for not warning you.

This is more of a fun FPS with training wheels. Constant guidance is available and you gather information from the bots about you, but if there is any role playing to be done, they've saved it for the Multi-player mode.

The game download is really two games "Escape from Butchers bay" (2004) and it's follow up in 2009 Assault on Dark Athena.

I'm playing Butchers bay, as one would imagine not so polished nor graphically advanced as Athena, but I'm enjoying it.

So Add The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena to the list of games you might want to check out in mint 13.
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This is your review on GOG.com?
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No. This is a brief retelling of my experiences of Riddick... I haven't written a review of GOG , why would I?
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Because it would help attract people to playing GOG games in Linux.
It sounds like a cool game, so your review has already inspired me to check it out.
I didn't realize there were two games separated by several years.
They only show the screenshots of the newest game.
Write a review on GOG.com and tell them it works in Steam on Wine
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Here's the problem...I don't have a lot good to say about them. Took 3 DAYS to download Riddick and I haven't found another title I'm remotely interested in.

Plus I don't enjoy writing reviews.":O}
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Awe man.... I liked what you wrote at the beginning of this thread.
Just copy/paste as your review...
Us Linux gamers need all the help we can get
At least tell them it runs in Linux
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