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Forum: News Comments July 16th, 2010, 16:01
Replies: 43
Views: 3,300
Posted By Cassius
But P'n'P RPGing isn't static. It has evolved (or…

But P'n'P RPGing isn't static. It has evolved (or devolved depending on your viewpoint) from its roots as an exotic offshoot of tabletop wargamming, and CRPGs have (d)evolved with it. For example, in…
Forum: News Comments July 16th, 2010, 14:02
Replies: 26
Views: 2,153
Posted By Cassius
Good for you sonny. Now get the f*ck off my lawn….

Good for you sonny. Now get the f*ck off my lawn.

In the case of P.T. Barnum-Molyneux: he really was better in ye olde days, and the only news I want to hear about him is that he's retired. Not…
Forum: News Comments May 11th, 2010, 11:34
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By Cassius
Diablo clones and MMORPGs defined the last…

Diablo clones and MMORPGs defined the last decade. You guys don't get it because you lack teh l33T RpGez skillz lik reel gamerz.

I just feel sorry for early 90's interactive movie CD 'games'. They…
Forum: Politics & Religion May 11th, 2010, 10:59
Replies: 50
Views: 1,931
Posted By Cassius
For the sake of argument I'll take this as a…

For the sake of argument I'll take this as a factual rather than fantasy. In which specific European countries is this phenomenon currently taking place? Given I'm not widely travelled, I've yet to…
Forum: General Non-RPG May 11th, 2010, 10:31
Replies: 305
Views: 25,553
Posted By Cassius
I've fond memories of exploring the universe with…

I've fond memories of exploring the universe with my mini-carrier thing (carries a fighter wing), but I haven't played it since the early builds. Has the economy been fixed? It was broken in the…
Forum: News Comments May 10th, 2010, 15:17
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By Cassius
Some strategy games go down that route: the first…

Some strategy games go down that route: the first Age of Wonders, Warrior Kings, King Arthur: The Role-playing Wargame. Warrior Kings has about twenty different missions, but only about eight will be…
Forum: News Comments May 10th, 2010, 12:13
Replies: 21
Views: 1,465
Posted By Cassius
Dunno, if he means "so mind-numbingly predictable…

Dunno, if he means "so mind-numbingly predictable that my body has lost all control of it's automatic functions and I'm now lying semi-comatose in a tedium-induced pool of my own urine and drool"…
Forum: News Comments May 10th, 2010, 11:58
Replies: 2
Views: 1,329
Posted By Cassius
The the first review raises reasonable concerns,…

The the first review raises reasonable concerns, but gets bogged down in trivialities. However, it does describe much of the gameplay and some technical issues. The second review says next to nothing…
Forum: News Comments May 10th, 2010, 11:22
Replies: 30
Views: 1,959
Posted By Cassius
The person being interviewed? It's natural…

The person being interviewed? It's natural speech, i.e. a word for word transcription of a spoken interview. In contrast, written English expression falls into one of two extremes: formal structured;…
Forum: News Comments May 4th, 2010, 12:18
Replies: 12
Views: 1,110
Posted By Cassius
Bungie: Myth 4 plz. Myth 4 plz. Myth 4 plz. Or,…

Bungie: Myth 4 plz. Myth 4 plz. Myth 4 plz. Or, alternatively, stick your cinematic, gameplay-free, over-hyped "next-gen" FPS so far up your collective rectums that it won't see daylight until I'm…
Forum: News Comments April 30th, 2010, 16:28
Replies: 30
Views: 2,605
Posted By Cassius
Yup, I'm hyped for Elemental. This may be the…

Yup, I'm hyped for Elemental. This may be the first game I'll try my hand at modding. It'll take me back to happy hours of my childhood spent drawing fantasy maps.
Forum: News Comments April 30th, 2010, 15:37
Replies: 85
Views: 4,359
Posted By Cassius
True. They started to abandon the exploration…

True. They started to abandon the exploration part as early as BG 2, and meaningful choices were always an extremely distant second to their "story-driven" design philosophy. It was a extremely…
Forum: Tech Help April 29th, 2010, 16:20
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By Cassius
I too loath JRPGs, and yes most of the DS RPG…

I too loath JRPGs, and yes most of the DS RPG library fits that category, but the DS's game library is vast enough that it's not all about purple-haired, androgynous, angsty teenagers and their…
Forum: News Comments April 29th, 2010, 12:55
Replies: 18
Views: 1,859
Posted By Cassius
BeKaus Americuns liek teh shiKnee Culors!!1!…

BeKaus Americuns liek teh shiKnee Culors!!1! According to JoWood's extensive market research. And looking at the success of Oblivion who can blame them. Meanwhile, in soviet Europe palette chooses…
Forum: News Comments April 29th, 2010, 12:46
Replies: 18
Views: 1,817
Posted By Cassius
Marketing, more marketing, printing,…

Marketing, more marketing, printing, distribution, licensing, remaining development time, support, Sega's internal company politics, Sega's available capital (or lack thereof in the middle of a…
Forum: News Comments April 29th, 2010, 12:13
Replies: 30
Views: 2,605
Posted By Cassius
I'm interested in seeing what the Element: War of…

I'm interested in seeing what the Element: War of Magic engine can really do when it's released. The Temple of Apshai style mod Brad Wardell is proposing to make points to tradition CPRG…
Forum: News Comments April 29th, 2010, 11:43
Replies: 18
Views: 1,859
Posted By Cassius
Mini-games are a form of Chinese water torture…

Mini-games are a form of Chinese water torture and, for humanitarian reasons, must be banned by international treaty (with the sole exception of Arcomage). Any developer found responsible for…
Forum: General Non-RPG April 28th, 2010, 12:50
Replies: 22
Views: 1,493
Posted By Cassius
The main area maps are free-roaming. Not that's…

The main area maps are free-roaming. Not that's there's a lot to find apart from gold deposits and some side mission unlocks. There's also some (extremely) minor RPG elements in that the player…
Forum: General Non-RPG April 27th, 2010, 16:26
Replies: 22
Views: 1,493
Posted By Cassius
Cognitive dissonance doubleplusgood. Rockstar…

Cognitive dissonance doubleplusgood. Rockstar obviously wants to remain in their warm, wholesome comfort zone of wanton criminality and casual brutality.

Anyone play Gun? An open(ish) world 1800s…
Forum: News Comments April 27th, 2010, 15:14
Replies: 30
Views: 3,101
Posted By Cassius
I'm not - JooWooD is the publisher. I wouldn't…

I'm not - JooWooD is the publisher. I wouldn't say they've a habit of releasing half-finished games. I'd say they have a compulsion.

I may opt for the XBox version myself. If it isn't broken. Big…
Forum: News Comments April 27th, 2010, 13:12
Replies: 30
Views: 3,101
Posted By Cassius
For me: An emphasis on environmental realism…

For me:

An emphasis on environmental realism rather than abstract, rule-based gaming. Gothic 1 in particular, despite being action-based, is the conceptual opposite to most ARPGs. Not that I…
Forum: News Comments April 22nd, 2010, 17:55
Replies: 9
Views: 645
Posted By Cassius
AD&D Dark Sun: post-apocalyptic, high-fantasy…

AD&D Dark Sun: post-apocalyptic, high-fantasy with Dwarfs and Elves. SSI released two(?) Dark Sun PC games back in the day, and they featured some of the finest turn-based combat ever to grace a CRPG.
Forum: Polls & Comments April 19th, 2010, 16:36
Replies: 113
Views: 30,859
Posted By Cassius
My answer is "no", but I'm mystified as to why…

My answer is "no", but I'm mystified as to why you're pinning blame on Deus Ex after a decade of Diablo clones and MMORPGs. I wish Deus Ex had more - or even any - influence on RPG development. Sadly…
Forum: News Comments April 19th, 2010, 14:53
Replies: 38
Views: 2,267
Posted By Cassius
This deeply disturbing, completely un-sophomoric,…

This deeply disturbing, completely un-sophomoric, not at all paint-by-numbers article comes as no surprise to me. CRPGs have long been a bastion of jackbooted Aryan supremacy. Even the otherwise…
Forum: News Comments December 10th, 2009, 17:13
Replies: 5
Views: 1,013
Posted By Cassius
I apologize, admit my error, and fall on my…

I apologize, admit my error, and fall on my sword. I'm not sure what I was confusing that with. Maybe Geneforge 4? I recall Jeff making an annoucment - and being quite surprised by it - on either one…
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