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Signed On Aug 1, 2008, 12:28
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News Comments > Space Hulk Ascension: Imperial Fists Expansion This Month
10. Re: Space Hulk Ascension: Imperial Fists Expansion This Month Dec 4, 2014, 15:26 Slashman
 
verybad1 wrote on Dec 4, 2014, 13:11:
Sounds like one of those games that's directly transferred form the board game to the computer and doesn't take either of those platforms strengths and weaknesses into account.

Board games are fun because they're truly social (as in you have several people in the same room so dice roll based success/failure can be fun and even amusing. Computer games have the ability to take a lot more into account without slowing down the process, so can be more realistic.

Direct transfers never seem to work well IMO.

You are talking about the FIRST game. Ascension is the second game and exists to correct the problems caused by its predecessor. That's why it came out so relatively quickly after the first game. The first game is there for the direct boardgame translation and the second game is much more akin to an XCOM kind of experience (albeit with space marines and terrible monsters instead).

I can tell you that they play very differently. I had very little enthusiasm for the first game, but I definitely like and appreciate Ascension.
 
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News Comments > Space Hulk Ascension: Imperial Fists Expansion This Month
2. Re: Space Hulk Ascension: Imperial Fists Expansion This Month Dec 4, 2014, 11:59 Slashman
 
Ascension is Space hulk done right for PC.

By far better than the first one and worth the money. 3 campaigns to choose from and proper RPG upgrade mechanics for the terminators.
 
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News Comments > Op Ed
11. Re: Op Ed Dec 2, 2014, 12:38 Slashman
 
jdreyer wrote on Dec 2, 2014, 12:17:
Verno wrote on Dec 2, 2014, 11:22:
I don't understand why people keep throwing money at this game and I suspect they don't know the reason either.

Because, SPACE.


You mean like the one between their ears?
 
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News Comments > Defense Grid 2 Demo
5. Re: Defense Grid 2 Demo Nov 30, 2014, 23:12 Slashman
 
I don't understand the decision to remove flying creatures. That was a head scratcher.  
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News Comments > Star Citizen at $65M
17. Re: Star Citizen at $65M Nov 30, 2014, 17:40 Slashman
 
Flatline wrote on Nov 30, 2014, 16:41:
Cutter wrote on Nov 30, 2014, 14:59:
I wonder how much of that surge had to do with pissed off ED players who asked for refunds and jumped on this instead.

That would be like cutting your dick off because you got stood up for a date.

What?!? You mean that's not a valid opt-... Oh damn!! Uhoh
 
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News Comments > Assassin's Creed Unity DLC
5. Re: Assassin's Creed Unity DLC Nov 29, 2014, 19:11 Slashman
 
DarkCntry wrote on Nov 29, 2014, 14:54:
Fion wrote on Nov 29, 2014, 12:12:
Season Passes never include all the DLC when it's Ubisoft at the wheel.

Or Activison, or EA, or pretty much anyone when it comes to these things, most of them are pre-order 'bonuses'.

Add 2K to that list with Borderlands 2.
 
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News Comments > Dark Souls GFWL/Steamworks Migration Delayed
3. Re: Dark Souls GFWL/Steamworks Migration Delayed Nov 27, 2014, 10:07 Slashman
 
KilrathiAce wrote on Nov 27, 2014, 06:12:
gfwl sucks

Like a 1200 horse power Hoover.
 
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News Comments > Blackguards 2 in January
3. Re: Blackguards 2 in January Nov 26, 2014, 18:49 Slashman
 
Oh Steam Library, will there ever be a day when I can safely say I have thoroughly explored you and given each game its deserved attention and time?  
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News Comments > Steamship Ahoy - Warhammer 40,000 Armageddon
5. Re: Steamship Ahoy - Warhammer 40,000 Armageddon Nov 26, 2014, 18:35 Slashman
 
Alamar wrote on Nov 26, 2014, 17:43:
Hadn't heard this coming, and saw it on sale, so looked on the page... Looked at the screenies, which made me look for a 10 year old release date... Then I looked at the high price... Suffice it to say, I am thoroughly confused...

Me too. Should be priced around $15 IMO.
 
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News Comments > Free Torchlight
3. Re: Free Torchlight Nov 26, 2014, 18:30 Slashman
 
I'd just get Torchlight 2.  
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News Comments > Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Early Access
17. Re: Shroud of the Avatar: Forsaken Virtues Early Access Nov 25, 2014, 08:15 Slashman
 
So we have another Godus on our hands?  
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News Comments > Original Elite for Free
2. Re: Original Elite for Free Nov 24, 2014, 10:52 Slashman
 
Why the original and not some of their more recent sequels?

It's wire frame graphics for crying out loud. They could have done better than this.
 
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News Comments > Steam Autumn Sale This Week
8. Re: So many! Nov 23, 2014, 19:29 Slashman
 
Ant wrote on Nov 23, 2014, 18:56:
Where can I have free time and energy?

When you find out, tell the rest of us. Although seeing as how you're from the formicidae family, I won't hold my breath.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Goes "Gamma"
31. Re: Elite: Dangerous Goes Nov 23, 2014, 17:37 Slashman
 
BIGtrouble77 wrote on Nov 23, 2014, 17:13:
I just got kicked from the server for idling in a spaceport while I was doing commodities market research. Not please that happened in solo mode.

Seriously? You can't just stay logged in without doing anything? They kick you for that? You sure it wasn't something else?

I didn't think anyone could muddle a space sim as bad as Egosoft, but I'm wondering if I should reconsider that now.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Goes "Gamma"
10. Re: Elite: Dangerous Goes Nov 23, 2014, 12:52 Slashman
 
Ozmodan wrote on Nov 23, 2014, 12:17:
Gamma? Now they are making up build names LOL? Cute game, but nothing to be taken seriously. I love space games, but like Starpoint Gemini better than this one. I am very disappointed in what they made, nothing like Elite.

Weird because I played the original Elite for hours back in the day and ED seems very much like it. Albeit with better combat, graphics and additional activities. How is it not like Elite?
 
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News Comments > WARMACHINE: Tactics Full Release
14. Re: WARMACHINE: Tactics Full Release Nov 21, 2014, 17:10 Slashman
 
As was said earlier, faithful reproductions of table-top games on PC do not make happy gamers in most cases.

I agree 100% with the Space Hulk Ascension remake being much better than the tabletop copy that the first game was.

The moral is simple. If you like tabletop gaming, do tabletop gaming. If you want to play PC games, expect PC game mechanics that make for smoother and more intuitive play.

Tabletop gamers are not all going to turn into PC gamers and buy your reproduction game on PC. If they are who you made the game for, you're going to lose financially. That's obviously not the ideal situation for a game studio to shoot for.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Piracy Perspective
37. Re: Far Cry 4 Piracy Perspective Nov 19, 2014, 07:58 Slashman
 
Redmask wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 07:23:
You're not entitled to a demo of every product just because you want one. If the company wants to give you a demo, they will provide one. 'its a glorified expansion!' so why would you fucking pirate it then if its so worthless. Have an iota of fucking willpower and ignore their game if they don't do things like give you a demo, let reviewers talk about the game and take care of their products. It's like an even more pathetic version of a drug addict, constantly bitching about his dealer but always looking for the next hit.

I'm gonna have to +1 this...
 
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News Comments > Steamships Ahoy - Space Hulk: Ascension
8. Re: Steamships Ahoy - Space Hulk: Ascension Nov 13, 2014, 08:07 Slashman
 
I actually failed the freaking tutorial mission!!

Definitely woke me up because I thought my terminator was invincible.

I like this one a lot better than the original. Definitely going to give it some playtime.
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Announced (Not F2P)
17. Re: Just Cause 3 Announced (Not F2P) Nov 12, 2014, 08:05 Slashman
 
Lorcin wrote on Nov 12, 2014, 00:48:
For me this is a B grade franchise looking for the hit to make it mainstream. GTA owns the game=art ground. Saint's Row owns the WTF are kidding territory. Even Far Cry is knuckling in as current king of the sorta serious, sorta funny genre of sandbox games.

They don't have the budget to compete with GTA and I doubt they have the balls to face off against Saint's Row/Far Cry.

I'm wondering if you even understand what Just Cause games are about.
 
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News Comments > Just Cause 3 Announced (Not F2P)
3. Re: Just Cause 3 Announced (Not F2P) Nov 11, 2014, 19:33 Slashman
 
MOAR DESTRUCTION!!!! Flamethrower Rifle

I actually hope they have flamethrowers this time...
 
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