alco75

Meet Card Hunter, an RPG from veterans of Irrational, PopCap, and Magic: The Gathering

alco75

5 years ago

wrapping everything up in trappings that invoke the pizza-fuelled late nights
evoke
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Torchlight

alco75

9 years ago

"the action RPG genre is still under-represented, if you ask me"

fuck off :D
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King's Bounty: The Legend

alco75

10 years ago

The remake of the original King's Bounty ;)
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Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

alco75

10 years ago

"The underlying systems are the same, if hugely (and at times brutally) simplified"

"This slick new Civilization may be more reduction than Revolution"

"This isn't 'dumbed-down', as is the knee-jerk protestation of elitists"

'Simplified'.
'Reduced'.
'Dumbed down'.

Three different ways of saying exactly the same thing.

Heads-in-the-sand games journos refuse to accept the trend of dumbing down (in games) as ardently as, say, universities, examinations awarding bodies and schools refuse to accept the same in qualifications. I never really understand why, though.
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Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution

alco75

10 years ago

Why they've reintroduced separate attack and defense values (Civ4's units have an overall 'strength' rating) when the general trend has been to dumb dow- sorry streamline, I have no idea. It's a little disappointing as I love the Civ4 'strength' mechanism.
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alco75

10 years ago

No DS preview?
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Armageddon Empires

alco75

10 years ago

Portal is my GotY 2007, but if there were only one game I could take into 2008, this'd be it. Interface issues aside, it's absolutely brilliant.

1.06a is now out (see here) which, among other things, allows armies to be renamed, which is a godsend.
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Eurogamer's Top 50 Games of 2007: 10-1

alco75

10 years ago

Portal #1!

Awesome choice!

=D
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Fallout 3

alco75

11 years ago

"The lead designer worked for Looking Glass?
On Thief II?
And was privy to the making of System Shock?"

This gives us hope!! :D
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Fallout 3

alco75

11 years ago

1st person and (presumably therefore) not turn based.

It'll be shit.
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N+ dev disses Eurogamer!

alco75

11 years ago

"isn't having 103% impossible?"

Not in the context in which it was meant, no.

That being, that their square area is 1.03 times the square area of the USA.
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BioShock

alco75

11 years ago

"Gaming snubbery at its dumbest."

But it's true. There ARE hundreds of bog standard FPS, and virtually no survival-horror FPS. Why should moronic reviewers and Sun-reading fuckwits be allowed to destroy what little taste and originality is left in the games industry?

"Dude, where's my ammo?!"
"This game sucks, man".
etc

And considering your 5 most wanted, it's sounding very much as though you're exactly one of the two figure IQ gamers I was talking about.
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alco75

11 years ago

"This deliberate stinginess with ammo is clearly designed to ramp up the tension and stop deathmatch nutcases from storming around raining bullets in every direction.

Tense, yes, but also occasionally frustrating as we're reduced to the wrench, without a sniff of ammo, against some pretty substantial odds."

Very low ammo in SS2 was one of the main reasons the game was so tense and atmospheric. I can already see hordes of fuckwit reviewers, and far more dumbass mainstream gamers, whining about this. There are HUNDREDS of bland FPS for you; piss off and play those.
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R-Type Tactics revealed

alco75

11 years ago

"turn based, y bother"

Because some gamers' IQs exceed that of, say, George W Bush?
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GamesIndustry.biz: Distorted Vision

alco75

11 years ago

best use of free time?

books > games > TV
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Meier hints at console Civ

alco75

12 years ago

Everyone stop talking about Civ TWO on the DS. I don't want a fucking port. Bring it (Civ DS) on.
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Night Watch

alco75

12 years ago

@Gremmi

It's a pointless comment to make: a film with the character and atmosphere of Night Watch could never be made in the US.
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Atari unveils D&D Tactics for PSP

alco75

12 years ago

This is going to be a DnD flavoured FF:TA. Anyone expecting BG (the PC CRPGs) on the PSP is going to be bitterly disappointed. Having said that, for the 1st time ever, I'm considering a PSP.
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Japan to get Opera DS in July

alco75

12 years ago

"Opera does not always render pages correctly in my PC." - SeesThroughAll

Developers do not always test pages correctly in Opera.
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Advance Wars: Dual Strike

alco75

13 years ago

If any game exists today to prove that flashy visuals don't matter on a handheld, Advance Wars Dual Strike is that game.

Nail.
Head.
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The State of Independence #1

alco75

13 years ago

I tried out the nethack-with-3D-graphics clone and it's great. If I was still 15 rather than roughly twice that, I'd buy it and play it to death, however, I haven't the time or patience any more. One thing - Spybot Search & Destroy identifies that WildTangent web thingy as spyware ...
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Dungeon Siege II demo up

alco75

13 years ago

1.4GB? meh.
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Meteos blasts into UK sight

alco75

13 years ago

mustard goes well with sausage, doesn't it?

oh, Meteos, yeah, great, can't wait, hurrah!
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When Game Developers Attack

alco75

13 years ago

And they say capitalism encourages creativity.
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