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Real Name James Allen   
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Nickname JaguarUSF
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Description Game Reviewer
Out of Eight PC Game Reviews
Homepage http://www.outofeight.info
Signed On Jun 3, 2006, 12:42
Total Comments 1028 (Pro)
User ID 24934
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
11. Re: Game Reviews Aug 18, 2012, 22:47 JaguarUSF
 
I can see both sides of the equation on doing a review, but I simply am not able to play enough of the game to evaluate anything that would remotely constitute the level of detail I require in writing a review. As a comparison, SotS 2 was better off (if you can believe that) and playable enough (and I even waited a week on that one) to render a verdict and talk about what was missing. In the case of LoP, it seems like large chunks of the game are missing or wholly underdeveloped. This doesn't even count the large number of bugs that cause corrupted saved games and crashes to the desktop.

I honestly have nothing to write about. If I did a review, I would be making analysis up based on whatever features are described in the manual. I did send out a tweet regarding this issue, so everyone should simply avoid the game until further notice.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews Aug 18, 2012, 17:30 JaguarUSF
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 18, 2012, 16:37:
Why?

A bug corrupted my campaign and I'm not starting it over until I am sure it won't happen again.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 18, 2012, 16:23 JaguarUSF
 
Gabbert -> Blackmon. Mark it down.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Aug 18, 2012, 16:14 JaguarUSF
 
I'm simply waiting to review LoP until it's playable.  
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News Comments > Spaceships Ahoy - Legends of Pegasus
7. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - Legends of Pegasus Aug 10, 2012, 18:10 JaguarUSF
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 10, 2012, 18:05:
More confounding is that after SOTS2 someone has actually the gall to do this shit over again.

When a publisher gets a retail release date, the game ships whether it's ready or not.
 
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News Comments > Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Pre-purchases
16. Re: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Pre-purchases Aug 8, 2012, 07:58 JaguarUSF
 
Sepharo wrote on Aug 7, 2012, 21:23:
This iteration brings a ton of enhancements besides the obvious graphics update

Like what? The game description is very vague on what they have added and improved.
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally
17. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Death Rally Aug 4, 2012, 09:49 JaguarUSF
 
I'm reviewing it. Here's a video of me playing.  
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News Comments > INVERSION on Steam
12. Re: INVERSION on Steam Jul 28, 2012, 07:54 JaguarUSF
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 28, 2012, 01:01:
Calling JaguarUSF, calling JaguarUSF!

Sorry, too busy reviewing this.

(plus I don't have a press contact at Namco Bandai)
 
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News Comments > Drox Operative Beta Patch
2. Re: Drox Operative Beta Patch Jul 25, 2012, 18:22 JaguarUSF
 
I'm in my third or fourth system and myself and three races are all allied against one, whom we need to destroy to earn a diplomatic victory.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Jul 23, 2012, 19:24 JaguarUSF
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Jul 23, 2012, 16:51:
Thanks Mr. Allen, Salvation Prophecy looks like something I'll pick up when I'm finished with SPAZ.

Good deal. SPAZ never clicked with me for some reason. I have been enjoying Drox Operative, however.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 19, 2012, 10:49 JaguarUSF
 
I still don't understand why some (or more) people up North don't have air conditioning. I was up in Pittsburgh for a week and it was hotter there than in Florida. My A/C clicks on a 5 AM and I'm fine with it  
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News Comments > Steam Sale Day Seven
23. Re: Steam Sale Day Seven Jul 18, 2012, 22:09 JaguarUSF
 
dj LiTh wrote on Jul 18, 2012, 21:23:
way better than the OutofEight review would have you believe

Wha wha WHAT?
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Jul 13, 2012, 17:04 JaguarUSF
 
Prez wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 12:11:
if they were to tidy up the interface and add in more information for the player to help them understand what is and isn't working and why it could be a game you would recommend?

It would help. There's just something "off" about the game that doesn't make it terribly fun to play. The lack of feedback is part of it.
 
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1. Re: Just Cause 2 MP ModJust Cause 2 MP Mod Jul 9, 2012, 12:17 JaguarUSF
 
It's so nice they named it twice!  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
9. Re: Game Reviews Jul 8, 2012, 21:26 JaguarUSF
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 8, 2012, 19:30:
How does it compare to Gal Civ?

Endless Space is more simplified, which means it's more approachable but also lacks depth.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Jul 8, 2012, 19:12 JaguarUSF
 
jdreyer wrote on Jul 8, 2012, 18:56:
The GWJ guys were saying that they played a 4 person coop vs. 2 AI opponents, and one guy got so decimated by the AI that the other 3 had to spend the rest of the game defending him. Is the AI tweakable at all?

It took me about 3 games to figure out the most efficient build, and after that I have owned the AI pretty regularly. The Gamespy review also says the AI is good, and it is, except when it comes to moving ships and choosing weapons, which you notice after 40 hours. The difficulty setting only increases the economic bonus the AI gets, unfortunately.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Jul 8, 2012, 16:42 JaguarUSF
 
Endless Space review smackdown!  
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News Comments > Of Orcs And Men Website & Trailer
3. Re: Of Orcs And Men Website & Trailer Jul 6, 2012, 14:10 JaguarUSF
 
Eirikrautha wrote on Jul 6, 2012, 10:37:
I can't find any gameplay footage from their website.
Here you go (sort of).
 
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News Comments > Minecraft PvP Mod
3. Re: Minecraft PvP Mod Jul 2, 2012, 11:34 JaguarUSF
 
nin wrote on Jul 2, 2012, 10:50:
Now you can not only burn down someones house they spent 3 months building
Well, 15 minutes (that's the length of the build portion).
 
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News Comments > Minecraft PvP Mod
1. Re: Minecraft PvP Mod Jul 2, 2012, 10:47 JaguarUSF
 
That actually looks awesome.  
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