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Nickname Wolfox
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Description Gamer and master geek. I love games, computers, music, 3D, etc.
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Signed On Mar 13, 2003, 17:16
Total Comments 559 (Apprentice)
User ID 16448
 
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News Comments > John Carmack on PhysX
11. Re: John Carmack on PhysX Aug 21, 2009, 13:55 Wolfox
 
In the end, I think 2 games support the damn thing, and do so poorly.

More than 2 for sure:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Physx#Games

Other than that, I agree with you.
 
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News Comments > East India Company to Expand
2. Re: East India Company to Expand Aug 20, 2009, 11:43 Wolfox
 
Actually, the latest patches removed most of the problems with the interface. As for simplistic gameplay, that's a matter of opinion; it's simpler than, say, Patrician 3, but I guess the point of the game was to have simpler, equal measures of trading and combat, in which it succeeds (mostly).  
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News Comments > Now THAT's an Entrance
2. Re: Now THAT's an Entrance Aug 19, 2009, 13:56 Wolfox
 
Awesome!  
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News Comments > Death to Spies Digital Release
1. Re: Death to Spies Digital Release Aug 7, 2009, 18:26 Wolfox
 
It's on Steam already (kind of, since there seem to be a few bugs on the game page):

http://store.steampowered.com/app/34410/

 
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News Comments > Hearts of Iron III Digital Release
1. Re: Hearts of Iron III Digital Release Aug 7, 2009, 17:23 Wolfox
 
Actually, they are available on Gamersgate, though it's not entirely clear how to purchase them (the coins value seems to indicate a $1,99 value). Links:

German pack: http://www.gamersgate.com/DLC-1/hoi-3-sprite-pack-no-1

US pack: http://www.gamersgate.com/DLC-11/hoi-3-sprite-pack-no-2
 
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News Comments > Combat Mission Vista Upgrades & Demos
6. Re: Combat Mission Vista Upgrades & Demos Jul 25, 2009, 17:23 Wolfox
 
Blue, thanks for the clarification, even though I already knew that, since I own both games.

All: don't get me wrong, I'm not boycotting Battlefront for this action alone... but this particular one pushed me over the edge. I've never liked the way they treat their customers, and this last action was the nail on the coffin. I'd rather give my money to more customer-friendly companies.
 
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News Comments > Defense Grid: The Awakening Patched
1. Re: Defense Grid: The Awakening Patched Jul 24, 2009, 10:04 Wolfox
 
The patch killed sound for most (if not all) people. I'm sure they will fix it, but, right now, it's tower defense in outer space.  
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News Comments > Combat Mission Vista Upgrades & Demos
1. Re: Combat Mission Vista Upgrades & Demos Jul 24, 2009, 10:02 Wolfox
 
$5.00 dollars for a patch to get your game working? That is it. Battlefront will NEVER see my money again.  
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News Comments > Paradox Sale [Updated]
10. Re: Paradox Sale Jul 20, 2009, 14:48 Wolfox
 
I used to play EU1/2 but the AI troop ping-pong in EU3 drives me insane. I'm thinking about picking up Victoria and/or Crusader Kings because they seem more focused on nation-building than warfare. Anything I should know about these games before I buy?

I haven't played much of Victoria, though it's arguably the most complex of the Paradox Grand Strategy line.

Crusader Kings is the most "different" of the Paradox games, since it's actually focused on your dinasty. Though you do administer the provinces you control, it's significantly streamlined when compared with EU, since the focus is on your dinasty and its relations with other dinasties.

Combat is also streamlined - you don't train armies, you mobilize them when needed from your provinces; the army composition depends on the balance of the different social strata in your province. If you have more nobles in a certain province, you'll have more knights in the mobilized army, but nobles don't pay tax, so that province wil give you less money. It's a fun balancing game.

In combat, you'll see armies retreat here and there, but it doesn't feel as "ping-pong" as in EU3 - it feels more natural, somehow.
 
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News Comments > Paradox Sale [Updated]
6. Re: Paradox Sale Jul 20, 2009, 12:59 Wolfox
 
Great sale. Crusader Kings (with the expansions) is one of my favorite games; all the Europa Universalis games (and its "spin-offs" like Victoria and Hearts of Iron) are pretty good, each in its own way. Sword of the Stars is my favorite 4X game (with all the expansions). Mount & Blade is pretty cool, though a bit too open-ended to some, in a "Morrowind-ish" kind of way.

I also have Elven Legacy and Galactic Assault, but I haven't played them yet (bought both on sales a while ago), but I hear they're good (or I wouldn't have bought them in the first place).

The bad thing about those sales is that I bought Europa Universalis: Rome Gold last week. If I had waited for another week, I'd get it for half the price. But that's life...
 
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News Comments > Sacred 2: Ice & Blood Announced
9. Re: Sacred 2: Ice & Blood Announced Jul 7, 2009, 15:35 Wolfox
 
So far I still think that Titan Quest and its expansion are the kings of hack/slash RPG action.

For me, it was a tie between Titan Quest (with IT) and Sacred Gold (the first one - I haven't played the second), until I found Depths of Peril. If you like Action RPGs, give it a chance; you might like it too.
 
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News Comments > LucasArts Classic Rereleases
34. Re: LucasArts Classic Rereleases Jul 6, 2009, 15:19 Wolfox
 
I was hoping they would release their classics on GOG.com. But Steam? Thanks, I'll pass.  
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News Comments > New on GameTap
2. Re: New on GameTap Jul 3, 2009, 10:57 Wolfox
 
I don't know about GameTap, but Rogue Trooper is a great game.  
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News Comments > Impulse Sales
6. Re: Impulse Sales Jul 1, 2009, 17:32 Wolfox
 
Considering that Friday is a holiday, and most weekend sales are announced on Thursday, getting this announcement a day early kind of makes sense.  
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News Comments > Mythic & BioWare Combine, Mark Jacobs Departs
18. Re: Mythic & BioWare Jun 24, 2009, 16:01 Wolfox
 
Hey, the most fun I've had lately is playing indie games, and those will always be around. I'm not worried, though it's sad to see Bioware be finally assimilated into EA's biomass.

Yeah, I'm playing Prototype. Fun game.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Argos Naval Yard
5. Re: Ships Ahoy - Argos Naval Yard Jun 17, 2009, 14:47 Wolfox
 
SotS doesn't have "Super Death Laser III" and then "Super Death Laser IV". That would be GalCiv 2. Though there are some upgrade paths in SotS in the research tree, those upgrades are much more than just the "more damage, less space" motto of GalCiv 2. Not only that: though research is important in SotS, what's most important is which technologies you choose and how you use them. In my experience, it's completely different from GalCiv 2, and also much better than Sins on that aspect, IMO.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Argos Naval Yard
2. Re: Ships Ahoy - Argos Naval Yard Jun 17, 2009, 13:56 Wolfox
 
Actually, SotS is my favorite 4X game. The "big picture" is considerably streamlined and turn-based; combat is real-time and very tactical (and goes beyond fleet composition, as is the case with Sins).

That being said, it's heavily combat-oriented, so you won't find much diplomacy in SotS (besides the basic war/peace/alliance stuff), and you won't get to develop your planets with buildings and such, but I personally prefer it that way.

All in all, it's fun. At least for me, more fun then Sins and GalCiv2.
 
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News Comments > Max Payne 3 Details
9. Re: Max Payne 3 Details Jun 17, 2009, 11:34 Wolfox
 
São Paulo? WTH?

(For the record, I'm brazilian, and I've been to São Paulo quite a few times. It's a big, violent city, but it doesn't go well with noir, or with the kind of plot that we had in Max Payne 1 and 2)
 
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News Comments > NWN2: Mysteries of Westgate DRM Limit Ends
2. Re: NWN2: Mysteries of Westgate DRM Limit Ends Jun 16, 2009, 14:12 Wolfox
 
Too little, too late.  
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News Comments > On Sale
7. Re: On Sale Jun 13, 2009, 11:07 Wolfox
 
Sword of the Stars is, by far, my favorite 4X game, and one of my favorite games ever. It did improve with each expansion, and the Argos Naval Shipyard micro-expansion (to be released on the 17th) will probably enhance it even more.  
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