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Signed On Mar 28, 2003, 01:15
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News Comments > Civilization V Cinematic
2. Re: Civilization V Cinematic Feb 27, 2010, 00:36 D4rkKnight
 
I was just reading a user review of call to power 2 on GoG and they outlined something important. The micromanagement of workers in civ games are so tedious and boring.

At the beginning it's OK and actually interesting to micromanage the land around your city. Once you build up a good array of cities you continually have to come back to this micromanagement, and it becomes overwhelming very quickly. I wish they would change this whole aspect of the game, effectively doing away with workers and adding a more UI based method of managing the countryside.

Instructing 15 workers to individually build farms and towns and mines and roads was just aggravating, and leaving it to auto-manage was pathetically inefficient in the AI's placement. This is what made me stop playing the game and what keeps me from coming back.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Feb 25, 2010, 23:17 D4rkKnight
 
My problem with this time era is that all the troops for every country are almost exactly the same. A large part of the novelty of Medieval was the variety of troops from different nations, and that's missing in this game.

 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - BioShock 2
39. Re: Ships Ahoy - BioShock 2 Feb 9, 2010, 21:49 D4rkKnight
 
I actually did not like Stalker at first. The weapon mechanics felt too touchy to me, and I did not enjoy the gunfights. The game has tons of gunfights so I gave up after a few hours.

I recently installed the LURK mod for it, because they overhauled the shooting and I really like the new feel of combat, so I've been playing it again and I'm just about to enter Pripyat and really liking the game. The only problem is the constant pausing during gameplay to load, happens all the time and is very annoying.

As for Bioshock 2...I paid almost full price for the first and got bored of it half way through, this game is essentially the same thing so I will pass. They need to focus less on combat and more on story and setting.

By setting I mean not the same exact thing as the first game, with so many unique ideas here what happened to the innovation? Change the direction just a tad and we are getting somewhere.
 
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News Comments > Aliens vs Predator "Marine" Trailer
7. Re: Aliens vs Predator "Marine" Trailer Feb 5, 2010, 15:14 D4rkKnight
 
The aliens don't explode into little chunks when hit by explosions... that's kind of stupid.  
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News Comments > Battlefield Bad Company 2 CTD Workaround
5. Re: Battlefield Bad Company 2 CTD Workaround Jan 28, 2010, 22:06 D4rkKnight
 
I've played it a bit but I will hold off on commenting on the gameplay until I can play lag-free, which has not happened yet. What I can say is that the interface lags when the game lags, so for instance pressing the chat button on the keyboard wont always work because the button is "lost" in the lag...very annoying and should not be that way.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Aliens vs. Predator Classic 2000
31. Re: Ships Ahoy - Aliens vs. Predator Classic 2000 Jan 15, 2010, 23:56 D4rkKnight
 
People bashing old games for having ...old graphics?

I guess you take offense to the entire library of games at GoG.com as well? They seem to be doing pretty well for themselves, so if you don't like it, nobody is making you buy into this kind of thing.

I would have liked to see this released there instead of steam, but its still a worthy game wherever it's released.
 
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News Comments > On Modern Warfare 2 Balance
5. Re: On Modern Warfare 2 Balance Jan 14, 2010, 12:55 D4rkKnight
 
I've tried the One man army + reload noob tube, and oh boy is it cheap.

My biggest complaint with this game is that the maps went backwards in quality from MW1, and why not remake and include some of the old maps that were so good.

I would say I like about 40% of the new maps, and about 20% of them are just horrible, plus there are just not that many maps total.

That and of course you can't pick maps to play, you can't kick cheaters, the P2P fails hardcore at times, the usual complaints from IW's choices.
 
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News Comments > ARMA II Hotfix
13. Re: ARMA II Hotfix Dec 25, 2009, 01:26 D4rkKnight
 
Yeah multiplayer was always a blast, but is the single player campaign worth playing now if its fixed up? I never bothered with it once I heard about the problems it had, just went straight to MP.  
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News Comments > Jagged Alliance 3 Cancelled?
31. Re: JA3 Cancelled? Dec 21, 2009, 14:45 D4rkKnight
 
I bought my copy off GoG. It's version 1.12, and the 1.13 mod worked fine, cant speak for other mods but I am sure they all work.

These might be worth checking out too, if the version you buy doesnt support the mods. I have not tried them myself but apparently they are close to final:

DL 1.13
http://www.ja-galaxy-forum.com/board/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=232763&page=0#Post232763
UC 1.13
http://www.ja-galaxy-forum.com/board/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=236264&page=1#Post236264

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News Comments > Jagged Alliance 3 Cancelled?
29. Re: JA3 Cancelled? Dec 21, 2009, 13:15 D4rkKnight
 
Like I said, I've been playing the game recently (JA2 with 1.13) and you get no help from militia when taking new towns. The only time that applies is when you take a sector and rarely have enough loyalty to start training.

Usually you must take the at least half the town if not the whole place (Alma) before you can train anyone, and 90% of the time the enemy counterattacks before you can finish.

It is a very difficult game, I'm playing on normal (experienced?) and just started encountering Dedriana's elite troops with sniper rifles and grenade launchers and I am having a hell of a time taking sectors with a full squad of good mercs, so I think I'm going to hire another squad and start doing simultaneous attacks from multiple directions.
 
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News Comments > Jagged Alliance 3 Cancelled?
1. Re: Jagged Alliance 3 Cancelled? Dec 20, 2009, 16:00 D4rkKnight
 
Not surprised by this news, as this is what I was expecting for awhile now.

I just bought JA2 on GOG and applied the fan 1.13 patch and I am having a blast playing through it, truly an awesome game if you like TB strategy/rpg.

It's shame there wont be a sequel anytime soon but maybe sometime in the future somebody will revive it.
 
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News Comments > Steam Bestsellers Redux
9. Re: Steam Bestsellers Redux Dec 15, 2009, 01:11 D4rkKnight
 
CS:S was $5 in the US.

That was a weekend deal and the weekend is over so its back to normal now.

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News Comments > Men of War: Red Tide Demo
3. Re: Men of War: Red Tide Demo Nov 19, 2009, 14:30 D4rkKnight
 
I hear this is single-player only, and the best aspect of MoW is it's multiplayer. If your new to the series I recommend waiting for Gold, or buying the original.  
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News Comments > L4D2 Demo and Steam Patch
10. Re: L4D2 Demo and Steam Patch Nov 11, 2009, 14:43 D4rkKnight
 
I actually had no problems in single player with that bug, once I played online it hit me hard. Game was entirely unplayable until I deactivated multicore, and the problem is it defaults to on each time I start the game and I tend to forget.

Can't say I have any other issues with the game, it runs just like L4D1 but with more stuff, and a lot more gore. I have to say I liked the zombie horde music more in the first game.
 
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News Comments > OFP: Dragon Rising Dedicated Server Plea
19. Re: OFP: Dragon Rising Dedicated Server Oct 7, 2009, 17:45 D4rkKnight
 
Checking server browser...average ping is 200-300, one game has 90, thats the lowest I see. I've checked all day today and its ussually around 250 ping. I average around 30-50 ping in source games.

Also any server with more then 5 people is 400+ and that 90 ping game is 1 person. The lowest I can join right now is 1/4 with 207 ping.

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News Comments > Steam Top 10
19. Re: Steam Top 10 Oct 5, 2009, 01:51 D4rkKnight
 
It's a source engine game, so the pc's aren't really that shitty...I still enjoy a game or two now an again.  
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News Comments > Tropico 3 Demo
8. Re: Tropico 3 Demo Sep 11, 2009, 18:43 D4rkKnight
 
Yeah thats the mirror patches scrolls links to , i get 50kb/s on that ;/

Is there a torrent somewhere?

Oh, I didn't even look. IDK of any euro links, I live in the states and Filefront has always been good to me. As for the game I'm waiting on some opinions from others before trying it.
 
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News Comments > EA Maxis Layoffs
7. Re: EA Maxis Layoffs Aug 26, 2009, 22:51 D4rkKnight
 
I would care if they still made Simcity games.  
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News Comments > Mafia II Interviews, Movie
1. Re: Mafia II Interview, Movie Aug 26, 2009, 16:04 D4rkKnight
 
The game looks great, but the car handling looks like shit.  
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