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  • Daily Feature January 10, 2007

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  • The Badlands
    The Badlands The dark, twisted brainchild of Edmund McMillen and Caulder Bradford.

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::::A POWERFUL PC IS RECCOMENDED. IF THE GAME RUNS SLOW SET QUALITY TO "LOW" AND SPECIAL FX TO "OFF" (in Options or the Flash Player right-click menu)::::

(c) 2007 Diverge Creations http://www.diverge.ws

Art/Animation by Edmund Mcmillen
Programming/Audio by Caulder Bradford
Special thanks goes to our team of testers and to Tom Fulp for sponsorship and also for programming the original Peashy prototype game!

Basic Controls:
A = Jump
S = Attack
Right/Left = Walk/Run
Down = Duck/Roll
Up = Look up
Enter/Escape = Pause
[more advanced moves and actions are taught in-game]

Reviews


DVS2012DVS2012

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars January 10, 2007

it's alright

this is a very well thought game and very nicely put together... i can tell a lot of work was put into it...

i liked for the most part... cool idea, nice story so far (i'm on level 3)

but, the physics is aggravating... the lil guy has to build up momentum and the timing the jumps is hard....

also, at the end of the stage when it tallies your score.... it doesn't count all the kills you get... first stage, i killed everyone i saw... got blood lust and all that... but, it said i only got 7 kills...

2nd level... i should have had blood lust a few time, but it's like it didn't count a few kills... i had to kill 10 or more to get it... and then, at the end of the stage... it said i only had 8 kills

but, overall... very cool game... i'm still playing it...



Kamll247Kamll247

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars November 22, 2008

Waited a year to be able to play this...

When this game first came out in '07, my computer couldn't handle it.. It's only recently that I've really been able to play it, and it's everything I could have hoped for. The music and visuals blend together so wonderfully, offering the same style that I've always loved of the Badlands. All of the creatures that I know and love (and usually kill) are here. The controls take a bit of getting used to, but are consistently responsive. My personal favorite is Bloodlust mode. The only controls I would suggest tweaking are the roll feature (there should be a way to cancel it mid-roll, so you can move before a big dumpling lands on you) and the wall-jumping feature. They don't affect the gameplay so much that it's unplayable, but they can get you killed at critical moments if you aren't ready for them. Also I would suggest implementing a save feature/passwords and level checkpoints, since the game takes a long time to play through and is pretty difficult. No one wants to start the whole game over after losing their last life to the giant Weltling at the end... Which is exactly what I have to do now...
Overall, wonderful world, wonderful creatures, and FUN gameplay. As usual, I look forward to more of your work.


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Super-MunchkinSuper-Munchkin

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 26, 2008

Demented

horrid and bloody. just my style.



FishspoonsFishspoons

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars January 15, 2007

A feat of wonderous imagination.

Now, a few have slandered this as "all-graphics, no game." Sometimes i wonder if people have anything better to do.
Maybe it is a mario clone, maybe its entire gameplay is derived from a 20 year old concept but its a concept that was recently released as a brilliant full price game by its creator. Just like that is a work of art, so is this a true feat of creative thinking and a flair for animation we dont often see. Sadly let down by a lousy framrate yes, but still really heartwarming, like a good film or book. YAY DumplingS!



SquareknotSquareknot

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars January 10, 2007

its good and all, but i got frusterated

its a GREAT game, but it just pissed me off when i fell through objects. I'm pretty sure that if i jump onto a rock, I'm not gonna fall through.


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