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Re: Arcanum
Feb 15, 2007, 19:19
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Re: Arcanum Feb 15, 2007, 19:19
Feb 15, 2007, 19:19
 
I remember waiting for the release of Arcanum for a number of months before it finally came out. I had recently played Fallout and was nearly giddy at the prospect of playing another non-D&D RPG by many of the same folks behind that one.

I really liked the technology versus magic angle of the game and I found that it had a very profound influence on the things I did with my character. I tried very hard to stay near the middle, so that I could use both magic and technology without either one blowing up in my face. Of course, that also meant I wasn't terribly skilled in either one, but it did let me try my hand at just about everything Arcanum had to offer.

I also loved the fact that players could create their own content. This was well before Morrowind or Neverwinter Nights came around and it was a very welcome sight! Too bad Troika didn't get a chance to try their hand at one more original RPG game.

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Re: A:AA
Feb 15, 2007, 17:51
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Re: A:AA Feb 15, 2007, 17:51
Feb 15, 2007, 17:51
 
That Patriots: A Nation Under Fire review is very strange.

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Re: A:AA
Feb 15, 2007, 16:47
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Re: A:AA Feb 15, 2007, 16:47
Feb 15, 2007, 16:47
 
Even if the campaign is still broken

That example about the guy not getting the satchels right was his own fault. If he had just placed the darn satchels where his waypoint was the mission would have worked just flawlessly, but he made it overcomplicated by himself.
Btw that PCG "review" is very inaccurate. He mentions bugs that no longer exists in the EU-release so it must be the CZ-version he was reviewing.
Just take that entire review with a grain of salt and wait for the more non-commercial and less run'n'gun websites to review the EU-release.
Dont trust websites who believe the BF-series is a reallistic recreation of war

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Re: A:AA
Feb 15, 2007, 16:33
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Re: A:AA Feb 15, 2007, 16:33
Feb 15, 2007, 16:33
 
This review ISNT on the 505 Release in the UK and remaining territories. It's the Eastern European (Czech and German versions) which ARE known to be broken. The retail version is based on the 1.5 patch that will be released later this month and include huge improvements. The reviewer neglected to update or clarify further which version he reviewed.

The game is awesome and there are already some pretty sweet mods out for it, however in 6 months time, there will be the tools release and complete port overs so it's still a good timeframe to wait!

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Re: A:AA
Feb 15, 2007, 15:12
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Re: A:AA Feb 15, 2007, 15:12
Feb 15, 2007, 15:12
 
Beh! They've got three months to get it right before it's released in North America. Even if the campaign is still broken, the multiplayer will rock until either they fix it, or the modders make better campaigns (and they will).

A massive team game online in Armed Assault or Combat Operations or whatever the hell they're calling it over here, with up to 100 players on a good local server should be totally amazing.

I bought GRAW to tide me over the other day, and it's sitting in a garbage bag right now under a pile of coffee grinds (thank god it was in the bargain bin). I'll keep playing the AA mp demo until the full version hits the shelves. It's the only decent tactical shooter on the horizon without forking out the big bucks for VBS1 or VBS2 when it comes out.

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A:AA
Feb 15, 2007, 11:59
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A:AA Feb 15, 2007, 11:59
Feb 15, 2007, 11:59
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A:AA is getting exactly the reaction I expect, as did many others here. I'll check it out again in 6 months. Shame.

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Arcanum
Feb 15, 2007, 11:40
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Arcanum Feb 15, 2007, 11:40
Feb 15, 2007, 11:40
 
Thought I was entering the wayback machine with the Arcanum review. It's a new re-review. Ironically, I've been playing it lately as well.

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