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Hiatus on New Game Buying
« on: February 12, 2012, 11:01:35 AM »
As you know, I've written many game reviews over the last 20 years. I don't regret it. What I do regret is not getting good at some I really like such as Dangerous Waters, EU II, Making History, Dawn of War, Combat Mission..the list grows with each thought. Therefore, unless it hits an undiscovered period like the Wars of German and Italian Unification, I'm going to concentrate on the old good games instead of opening up new chapters.
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Re: Hiatus on New Game Buying
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 11:05:20 AM »
As you know, I've written many game reviews over the last 20 years. I don't regret it. What I do regret is not getting good at some I really like such as Dangerous Waters, EU II, Making History, Dawn of War, Combat Mission..the list grows with each thought. Therefore, unless it hits an undiscovered period like the Wars of German and Italian Unification, I'm going to concentrate on the old good games instead of opening up new chapters.

I admire your resolve Jim! I am weak...oh so weak!
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Re: Hiatus on New Game Buying
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2012, 11:11:22 AM »
Let's see how long this lasts. Shogun 2: Fall of the Samurai releases next month and it isn't that much of a stretch  to see an eventual mod for it on 1860s Italy or Germany!
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Re: Hiatus on New Game Buying
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2012, 11:16:53 AM »
I can't ever make promises like this, I break and impulse buy way too often in order for anyone to believe me anyway:)

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Re: Hiatus on New Game Buying
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2012, 11:17:58 AM »
Shogun 2 is fine but not a period that pushes my button. As a matter of fact, the whole TW series is nice bargain bin stuff for me - fun but not enough to buy first day. I admit if Western Civ comes out with something, I'll be very tempted.
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Re: Hiatus on New Game Buying
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2012, 11:46:56 AM »
The next Shogun installment takes place in the 1860s. If modded I can see versions coming out on the unification of Italy and Germany!
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Re: Hiatus on New Game Buying
« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2012, 12:02:02 PM »
The next Shogun installment takes place in the 1860s. If modded I can see versions coming out on the unification of Italy and Germany!

Then they better refine their diplomatic and naval models. I'd really like to see WCS do he period or Paradox do a enhanced add-on to Vicky 2.
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Re: Hiatus on New Game Buying
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2012, 12:14:13 PM »
I'm just starting a campaign of the original Shogun 2 now and I can say that both the naval and diplomatic pieces of the game are much better than anything CA have done in the last 5 years.

Take that ;)
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Re: Hiatus on New Game Buying
« Reply #8 on: February 12, 2012, 12:28:18 PM »
I'll take another look. I'm open-minded.
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Re: Hiatus on New Game Buying
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2012, 12:43:04 PM »
Just wait til the next installment comes out. The combined better AI, better naval model, era and setting will really turn you on I think! SEXYTIME!
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Re: Hiatus on New Game Buying
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2012, 01:57:36 PM »
OK, I just bought Shogun 2 but that doesn't count 'cuz Gus kinda threw down the gauntlet, implying the engine can be modded to mid-19th century Europe,

Gus, which DLCs make the most difference?
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Re: Hiatus on New Game Buying
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2012, 02:01:15 PM »
Wow...this even beat my time of caving in :)

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Re: Hiatus on New Game Buying
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2012, 02:07:38 PM »
Doesn't count, doesn't count, doesn't count!!!
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Re: Hiatus on New Game Buying
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2012, 02:19:34 PM »
Doesn't count, doesn't count, doesn't count!!!

So just to be clear....we are starting now......so you REALLY, REALLY are not going to purchase anymore games....starting NOW!   :)

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Re: Hiatus on New Game Buying
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2012, 02:22:39 PM »
Surely you are going to get Steam and Iron - a dreadnought buff like yourself?