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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 959 (Graduate)
User ID 24934
 
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News Comments > STELLAR IMPACT This Spring
1. Re: STELLAR IMPACT This Spring Feb 24, 2012, 10:50 JaguarUSF
 
STELLAR IMPACT. MY REVIEW.  
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News Comments > Wargame - European Escalation Trailer
1. Re: Wargame - European Escalation Trailer Feb 22, 2012, 10:57 JaguarUSF
 
This game is great fun and I really, really like it. And I did not like RUSE.  
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News Comments > Sins of a Dark Age Announced
10. Re: Sins of a Dark Age Announced Feb 21, 2012, 20:34 JaguarUSF
 
Blair Fraser wrote on Feb 21, 2012, 20:15:
Is there anything particular about F2P as we've implemented it that we can change that would make it sit better?

I think a lot of people are down on F2P because they are just down on F2P, no matter how it is implemented. F2P conjures up images of paying-to-win, pushy microtransactions, and handing significant bonuses to veteran players. I'm not saying any of these are present in your game because I have no investigated it, but those are the reasons why some/many are instantly turned off by F2P.
 
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News Comments > New WHQL-Certified GeForce Drivers
8. Re: New WHQL-Certified GeForce Drivers Feb 21, 2012, 15:59 JaguarUSF
 
My flashing borders in CK2 went away.  
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News Comments > Steam Top 10
4. Re: Steam Top 10 Feb 19, 2012, 18:35 JaguarUSF
 
Guess that delay of an extra week didn't really help CK2. Wish it was higher.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: CKII Feb 13, 2012, 15:25 JaguarUSF
 
Quboid wrote on Feb 13, 2012, 11:30:
That's a very impressive review. I'd like to see Jag review it.

Coming tomorrow
 
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News Comments > U.S. Retail Video Game Sales Down 34% in January
14. Re: U.S. Retail Video Game Sales Down 34% in January Feb 10, 2012, 06:14 JaguarUSF
 
What is "retail"?  
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News Comments > On Sale
8. Re: On Sale Feb 8, 2012, 07:02 JaguarUSF
 
mixma242 wrote on Feb 7, 2012, 22:06:
Star Prospector has been out for a week, and is already on sale for 50% off?

Has anyone played the full version yet?

My review is going up tomorrow.
 
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News Comments > Crusader Kings II Demo
12. Re: Crusader Kings II Demo Feb 7, 2012, 07:15 JaguarUSF
 
Golwar wrote on Feb 7, 2012, 06:42:
So did you receive and play your review version already?
After Divine Wind and HoI3 I enacted a strict pre-order ban on Paradox.

I've been playing the continually-updated beta since October (current game version is 1.01), so I'll have my review up the day after release after I make sure there aren't any major changes.
CK2 has been very smooth and bug-free ever since I started playing it in October. After logging around 65 hours of off-and-on gameplay in between reviewing other games, I haven't seen any major bugs, and no minor bugs except ones attributed to ongoing development (new events that hadn't been finished, for example).

eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 7, 2012, 06:55:
I can't even read half the UI text with this super small size and dozens of clipping errors for long text (in the tutorial)

Maybe i shouldn't have chosen German language... this Demo only convinced me once again to never pre-order a paradox game or buy one until at least 6 patches are out.

There are no text-sizing or clipping problems in the English version.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
6. Re: Game Reviews Feb 7, 2012, 07:06 JaguarUSF
 
Prez wrote on Feb 6, 2012, 20:53:
As a reference, what did you score the original?

Never reviewed the original. Did review Lionheart and Fallen Champions. You are free to disagree

eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 7, 2012, 02:16:
Oil rush's biggest flaw is gone unmentioned The random movement of ships around a capture point means you can lose against an inferior foe because your good ships are at the opposite site of the war and while they cycle around you lost your entire other fleet.

I think there's too much luck involved there (you can't possibly time things to make it so your ships invade at the exact time when the enemy ships are on the opposite side of the platform. Plus, the enemy can't capture while any opposing ships are there. Plus, it can be countered by (a) having more ships or (b) having turrets.
 
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News Comments > Crusader Kings II Demo
8. Re: Crusader Kings II Demo Feb 6, 2012, 20:28 JaguarUSF
 
Wolfox wrote on Feb 6, 2012, 20:16:
Do I smell a 8/8?

Is that what that smell is? I thought it was Old Spice.
 
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News Comments > Crusader Kings II Demo
3. Re: Crusader Kings II Demo Feb 6, 2012, 16:54 JaguarUSF
 
Crusader Kings II is the best Paradox title they've ever developed. How's that for a comment?  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
1. Re: Game Reviews Feb 6, 2012, 13:48 JaguarUSF
 
Did I get sent to the "spam" folder again?  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
9. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 5, 2012, 09:48 JaguarUSF
 
Well, I guess they justified keeping him out of the hall of fame.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
8. Re: Game Reviews Feb 3, 2012, 11:18 JaguarUSF
 
I made a video of me losing quite badly at Unstoppable Gorg.  
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News Comments > War in the East: Don to the Danube This Month
2. Re: War in the East: Don to the Danube This Month Feb 3, 2012, 07:04 JaguarUSF
 
I concur.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
4. Re: Game Reviews Feb 2, 2012, 20:27 JaguarUSF
 
I think I'm temporarily burned out on tower defense games, as I had no desire (nor time, really) to do a review of Unstoppable Gorg, which lies on my Steam account.

I did play a couple of levels and the rotation dynamic could be interesting if the rest of the levels use it well: you can place turrets and resource producers on fixed points on each ring, and rotating it might expose undefended resource hubs to enemy attack, so you kind of have to luck out a bit on where the alien paths end up going.
 
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News Comments > Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus
13. Re: Spaceships Ahoy - SOL: Exodus Jan 26, 2012, 07:17 JaguarUSF
 
I posted a gameplay video I made while playing it. I'm not quite as enamored as others are.  
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News Comments > Game Reviews
5. Re: Game Reviews Jan 23, 2012, 10:32 JaguarUSF
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 23, 2012, 10:04:
Jaguar would you consider reviewing Star Trek: Online? It has recently gone F2P, so the price shouldnt be an issue. Only the time spent playing would be one I guess.

I don't really like reviewing RPGs and MMOs and games that are free (since you can download it for free), so three strikes
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
3. Re: Game Reviews Jan 23, 2012, 09:32 JaguarUSF
 
Lokust wrote on Jan 23, 2012, 09:23:
out of eight seems like kind of a joke.

Thanks! I do try for a certain level of humor on the site.

Lokust wrote on Jan 23, 2012, 09:23:
No pictures at all in a review?
(a) faster loading (b) less work (c) you can find plenty of screenshots online

Lokust wrote on Jan 23, 2012, 09:23:
The sidebar that says what scores of 3/8 through 8/8 mean but no 1/8 or 2/8? Sounds like it should be out of six.

1s and 2s are reserved for a special level of hell that does not deserve mention on the precious sidebar, like this or this or this.

Prez wrote on Jan 22, 2012, 22:18:
Wow, a tank sim that I didn't know about? I've definitely lost a step. Anyway, now that I know about it, it's a definite buy. Too few of these around anymore by far.

As I mentioned in the review, it has potential if the interface was clearer and the AI was better. But people who need tank sims would find enjoyment, I would think.
 
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