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    in reply to: Cheesy Software #1517

    Shareware month! Shareware month!

    I’d love to do that. There are loads of small, classic shareware games out there to choose from 😀

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    in reply to: Populous, and other Bullfrog classics #1512

    Ooh ooh ooh I love this idea. I actually just created a Theme Park thread here not realising it was already mentioned.

    I’ve never played Theme Hospital (despite wanting to several times) or even heard of Populous, but would love to give them a go.

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    in reply to: First impressions #1492

    I’d never played this game before, but after seeing @rnlf‘s stream and then joining the multiplayer stream I had to give it a go.

    First impressions were really positive. I think the music and graphics are great, and this game has a lot in common with GTA stylistically, which I also love. The racing starts off quite hard but after purchasing new tyres I settled in quite easily.

    I ended up doing exactly what @pix did and smashing through most of it in a marathon session that ended in the wee hours of the morning. I think this actually says quite a lot about the game, though: the rewards are perfectly spaced apart, and there’s always something to aim for. Also the idea of reaching the top of the rankings is quite obvious from the very start. This simplicity and the raw competitiveness makes it pretty addictive. (I ended up having an intense rivalry with Clint West after he rammed me into the side of a track and blew up my car. Oh boy was I angry…)

    The only major detractor for me is the physics: in particular how hitting rough terrain completely kills your speed, and how sometimes your car ends up flipping direction. Other than that, though, the game is brilliant!

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    in reply to: Race Strategy? #1489

    I also found lagging behind until all the bullets are spent to be a useful strategy. After that, depending on how well equipped I was, I’d either try to accelerate past the group (the speed boost comes in handy here, as do the mines) and win, or just clean them up.

    My favourite move was to turbo into the back or side of a car, sandwiching it between my spikes and a wall. Muahaha… Also I quite enjoyed turboing in front of a car and laying a mine right on their nose. Good times ^^

    The prize money from destroying other vehicles is pretty good ($4000 towards the end), but you can get even better money for winning without damage ($6000). Once I realised this I started relying more on the turbo (and mines).

    @davidn wow, I had no idea you could still compete in the harder races with the first few cars. That could have been super useful.

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    in reply to: Multiplayer #1488

    Well that was a blast! I’m up for some more if anybody has time before the end of the month 😀

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    in reply to: Podcast – who wants to join? #1487

    I’m up for podcasting if you need more. Completed single-player mode this morning and really enjoyed the game 🙂

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    in reply to: Kye #1288

    Aww, sorceress, you got me. It is indeed a Windows game…

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    in reply to: First impressions #1270

    Wow. That save system sounds absurd! This sure will be interesting…

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    in reply to: Civilization #1269

    I’d love to play the original! So far I’ve only played Civ 2 onwards.

    IMO Colonization’s gameplay is different enough to deserve being played separately. Though it does have some rather conspicuous omissions :/

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    in reply to: Heretic [1994] #1243

    I’m sold. Never played this before but keen to do so now 🙂

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    in reply to: How To Play #1121

    This is one hefty how-to. I can’t wait to play it :3

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    in reply to: Multiplayer #1112

    Kdrnic is also keen to play, though will only be able to at a weekend.

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    in reply to: Podcast – who wants to join? #1108

    I’m game, in the unlikely event that you don’t have enough people.

    (Provided people have forgiven me for October, that is.)

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    in reply to: Multiplayer #1098

    Oooh count me in! 😀

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    in reply to: First impressions #1063

    I’m a bit late to the party but heck I love this game! There have been plenty of highlights so far but the most striking at first was the combat system: part chess, part RTS and part some other magical ingredient, it obviously allows some really deep strategy and I can’t wait for more.
    The art and music haven’t bothered me at all: I actually think both are very nice. On reflection I think both are reminiscent of Colonization; in particular the style of town UI will be familiar to anyone who has played that game, even down to the troop arrangement at the bottom.

    Overall I’m happily impressed (and slightly addicted). Great choice! 🙂

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