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Old November 15th, 2010, 11:20 AM
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Default Re: What other games complement your Dominions 3?

I thought I mentioned VGAP4. That might have been another thread.

Ive owned my serial for VGA Planets 4 since 2002. But I dont think I will ever be receiving my disk. Its been in BETA all that time. And at this point, I think it has become a monster which can never be released.

I consider it a wonderful fantastic game to recommend to anyone who feels that they learn and dump their games too quickly. It is deeply complicated. In all that beta time the dedicated "test base" has added more and more features to it. At this point its a game that I consider almost impossible to release. To make an AI, to make a turtorial, to document it even partially, not to mention the learning curve which goes way beyond most games. And without all of the usual learning aids its another game where the recommendation is "just jump into MP to learn it".

But if that sounds fun to you then go for it. Its a free download in beta.

All IMHO of course.
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Old November 15th, 2010, 11:23 AM
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Interesting. the head designer of Civ IV says Bronze is worth looking at.
http://twitter.com/#!/SorenJohnson/s...44183399108608
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Old November 17th, 2010, 03:20 AM
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At the moment i'm playing Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup (DCSS) a lot. http://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/
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I have been playing Bronze the demo....

I 'thought' it would be a period piece with armies, building, and different realistic Civilizations to play.

However, it is a more or less puzzle game. It does present a challenge but it seem that it would get old after not to long.

I was really looking forward to it though. If someone does buy it and finds a little more depth to it please either post or PM me as I might take a look at it then.
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Old November 17th, 2010, 11:07 PM
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At the moment i'm playing Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup (DCSS) a lot. http://crawl.develz.org/wordpress/
Gotta love roguelikes. Thanks for the recommendation!
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Samoth, I assume you already know roguebasin. http://roguebasin.roguelikedevelopme...itle=Main_Page contains a large list of roguelikes. And some tips for developing your own.
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Old November 18th, 2010, 11:46 AM
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Ahh memories. Text based games are great. I guess it makes sense that we here, who continually have to defend Dom3 "game over graphics", would also have a text game contingent. I first played a roguelike before PCs. Not even a monitor.
Nothing ever dies. A couple of programming sites Im on are working on their own roguelikes. And I host/maintain Shadowdale MUD.

Here are some fun MP3 songs for those who play ascii games.

Yet Another Stupid Decade (NetHack turns 20) - Rob Balder
http://thefump.com/fump.php?id=93

It Is Pitch Dark - MC Frontalot
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YeV0pLRyM7o
"You are likely to be eaten by a Grue"

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Samoth, I assume you already know roguebasin. http://roguebasin.roguelikedevelopme...itle=Main_Page contains a large list of roguelikes. And some tips for developing your own.
I appreciate it. I feel like I ran across this wiki (or something like it) a while back, but then forgot about it.

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Ahh memories. Text based games are great. I guess it makes sense that we here, who continually have to defend Dom3 "game over graphics", would also have a text game contingent.
The thing that I like about the Dominions games is the same thing I like about roguelikes. The unpredictability of these games, and all the good and bad baggage that comes with that, give me the same feeling as when I opened presents on Christmas morning as a child. There is a sense of mystery and adventure to these games that remains, even after years of playing the same game over and over.

The games are straight forward enough. Dom3: build armies, use magic, conquer the world. Roguelikes: get a dude to kill monsters and gather loot. But the simplicity belies a depth and re-playability potential that simply can't be found in most modern games that focus on flashy graphics or gimmick game play.

Will my n00b character find a Ultimate Dragon Sword of Destruction and slaughter everything he finds for the rest of the game? Will my demigod character get bitten by a low level rat, catch a disease and die? Or will I play through the game again after a year long layoff, expecting a fun jog down nostalgia lane, and ultimately find a feature I never knew existed that will add new life to an old friend?

Games like these simply beckon to the adventurer hidden in each of us.
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Did you listen to the NetHack song? The lead-in to the song says


In July 2007, the game of NetHack celebrates 20 years of continuous open-source development. This song is dedicated to everyone who helped bring me ten thousand fun ways to DIE.
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Did you listen to the NetHack song? The lead-in to the song says


In July 2007, the game of NetHack celebrates 20 years of continuous open-source development. This song is dedicated to everyone who helped bring me ten thousand fun ways to DIE.
haha thats awesome. I'll have to give it a listen. I listened to the one about Zork first because I wanted to share it with a friend of mine who has a running joke with me about a Grue.

Edit: The link you gave doesn't work, because Fox shut it down, but I found it on youtube anyways. Thats a great song.
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