I am an amateur games designer and writer and have founded Dark Craft Studios to house my works within. and mod developer. I am an avid fan of all things horror, occult, philosophical and of course, Lovecraftian. Currently Reading: Thomas Ligotti, Arthur Machen, Robert W. Chambers, Ramsey Campbell.

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Mod Review on Jul 2nd, 2011 - 3 people agree

To start off with criticism, self hype is never a good thing. A developer saying their own mod will cause bowel movements, to play with an adult, and that it causes "extreme" fear is... beyond silly, and really put me off.

The story has a lot of problems. It reminds me of the whole torture porn scene going on right now, as in its a lot like modern day horror telling. FEAR, Dead Space, Saw, etc. Lots of elements to it. The whole unconventional trap is paired with the unknown antagonist trope and its really just predictable.

Now, my high standards out of the way, the atmosphere is spooky as hell and the voice acting and sound design is sharp. A solid 7 is deserved here, it is tricky to install and prone to lagging and not really worth the years of wait, but its still a labor of love.

They Hunger
9 Review

Mod Review on Jun 28th, 2011 - 1 person doesn't

Great mod and atmosphere, true to the original zombie lore and very survival oriented.

Arsenal of Democracy
5 Review

Game Review on Jun 21st, 2011 - 1 person agrees

I don't know what the point of this is. Why am I supposed to buy it? Why did I waste my money when:

A: Hearts of Iron 2 on its own is stable, moddable, fun, and dynamic. It is an amazing base for over 250 mods on the paradox forums.

B: Arsenal of Democracy as a mod is completely fine and still updated now and then, about as much as this retail version is.

C: You're paying for a mod, meaning the 249 other mods for HoI2 will NOT work. Buying this is essentially gimping your own copy of HoI2.

So, you're paying $20 for a gimped version of the base game that is only compatible with AoD addons, and a slightly enhanced--and SLOOOOWWLLY--updated version of a free mod that is already out and highly acclaimed? Huh? Who thought this was a good idea? Its a $20 fan patch you can get for free.

I fail to see the point. HoI2 is a 10/10, this is a 5/10. Just, why?

Afraid of Monsters DC
8 Review

Mod Review on Jun 12th, 2011

Absolutely one of the best horror mods made, there is no doubt in my mind this team will go on to achieve great things.

Afraid of Monsters
9 Review

Mod Review on Apr 14th, 2011

Absolutely one of the best horror mods made, there is no doubt in my mind this team will go on to achieve great things.

City Decedere
4 Review

Mod Review on Apr 8th, 2011

I'm sorry but this was just pretty terrible. The production values, leftover crysis elements, screamer moments, lack of polish... argh.

Zombie Master
8 Review

Mod Review on Feb 8th, 2011 - 2 people agree 1 person doesn't

Zombie Master is one of my old favorites. The notion that one player truly can screw over and control the experience for a team of humans as they complete dynamic objectives is just as fun as it sounds. Sadly, the community has all but died at the point of this review, but a remake/sequel is in the works by a separate modder.

ZM in its hay day was some of the most genuine fun you could grab out of a mod.

GoldenEye: Source
7 Review

Mod Review on Feb 4th, 2011

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S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat: Redux
7 Review

Mod Review on Jan 18th, 2011

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Third Age - Total War
8 Review

Mod Review on Jan 16th, 2011 - 5 people agree 1 person doesn't

Extremely rewarding and content rich. The amount of polish is absolutely staggering, and we can FINALLY enjoy enormous battles in the medieval 2 engine, unlike so many other popular mods for it.

I would say the best part of this mod is the sheer level of polish and pacing to the battles and campaign and tech trees, it really is an in depth and immersive experience. The worst, I'm afraid, is the B grade voice acting, among which are a ton of downright bad voice actors, namely for Mordor. But what can you do? Not like they could get christopher lee.

I am by no means a fan of LOTR, but this mod is A grade material. Best mod for a TW game I've played behind Darthmod for Empire.

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