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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
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User ID 24934
 
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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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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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News Comments > Unstoppable Gorg This Week
5. Re: Unstoppable Gorg This Week Jan 16, 2012, 18:18 JaguarUSF
 
I've played the beta. Like the quote above says, it's different because you can rotate your towers in several levels around planets they orbit. The enemies then go between the orbits in several paths, so there is another layer of strategy of where to place your towers and where to rotate their fixed positions in orbit against specific foes. Other than that, it's pretty standard tower defense stuff, though I found the first couple of levels to be pretty challenging.  
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News Comments > Unstoppable Gorg This Week
3. Re: Unstoppable Gorg This Week Jan 16, 2012, 17:30 JaguarUSF
 
Dev wrote on Jan 16, 2012, 13:38:
They still don't have a price set, so I still can't buy it on steam (depending on price of course)

$10.
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
6. Re: Flatout 3 Jan 15, 2012, 09:00 JaguarUSF
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 14, 2012, 17:15:
Thanks Jaguar. Sounds like one to miss.

Yeah. It's not quite as bad a some review outlets would leave you to believe, but the AI and physics ruin the game.
 
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News Comments > Crusader Kings II "Greed" Trailer
1. Re: Crusader Kings II "Greed" Trailer Jan 11, 2012, 15:00 JaguarUSF
 
Good trailers.

Even better game.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
5. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 8, 2012, 20:11 JaguarUSF
 
Tebow time > Terrible Towel.  
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News Comments > Team 6 versus Eurogamer
48. Re: Team 6 versus Eurogamer Jan 7, 2012, 07:48 JaguarUSF
 
theyarecomingforyou wrote on Jan 6, 2012, 23:13:
Reviewers shouldn't be sent copies of the game a month after it is released.

Correct. But when you can't afford to buy your own copies of games (there's no way in hell I would buy FlatOut 3 just for a review), you are at the mercy of the publisher.

A similar thing happened with Sword of the Stars 2: a buggy mess that was released at launch, the review codes send out a couple of patches later. It still stunk, as does this.
 
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News Comments > Team 6 versus Eurogamer
34. Re: Team 6 versus Eurogamer Jan 6, 2012, 20:21 JaguarUSF
 
I'm also reviewing this game, and it is pretty bad. Just watch this video I made of the woeful AI. That's all you need to know.  
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News Comments > True X-COM Sequel: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Revealed
33. Re: True X-COM Sequel: XCOM: Enemy Unknown Revealed Jan 5, 2012, 15:17 JaguarUSF
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 5, 2012, 14:54:
Has anyone played UFO Afterlight?

My 5/8 review.
 
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News Comments > etc.
14. Re: 5 Video Games With the Worst Bugs of 2011 Dec 30, 2011, 20:58 JaguarUSF
 
Jonny wrote on Dec 30, 2011, 12:13:
Somebody has obviously never played Sword of the Stars 2.

Same thing I thought.
 
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