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Why Didn't You Buy GSB?

"Why didnít you buy Gratuitous Space Battles?" is the question posed by Positech's Cliff Harris on Cliffskiís Blog, attempting to open another dialogue with gamers similar to his query a couple of years ago about why games are pirated. Here's a bit: "I am NOT complaining. I am NOT moaning about sales. I am NOT unhappy with sales, I am not whining or anything like it. I just like making games that people enjoy, and I donít know why the people who didnít buy it, didnít buy it. Iíd like to know. The answers may well make it a better game for everyone, if I fix those reasons (if they make sense). It will make the game attractive to current fence-sitters, better for current owners, and more sales for me and my cats."

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76. Re: Why Didn't You Buy GSB? Jun 6, 2010, 21:48 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Obvious answer, I didn't buy this game because it felt like it would have been many times more enjoyable to actually CONTROL the ships in battle. Nice graphics but too much sitting back and watching for me, even with the ship design.

The AI seems mildly retarded; cruisers/frigates chasing after a lone fighter even though an enemy cruiser is about as far away, and supposedly much higher on the priority slider.

EDIT: Yes, the above is all based on the Steam downloaded demo.
 
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