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Old April 21st, 2006, 09:14 PM

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Rise & Fall: Civilizations at War demo is out!!! Totally didn't expect it to be out this early.

Since I'm lazy, he's the ebgames link to it...has screenshots. Been following this one for a while. Looks really good. I'm downloading the demo now but will post feedback once I've had a chance to play.

http://www.ebgames.com/product.asp?product%5Fid=646221

PS. Has anyone picked up either Space Rangers 2 or Hearts of Iron Doomsday? I picked up HoI: Doomsday last night, was about to install it. I still don't know whats different, and why I spent $20 for it. Anyone know the first half?
Doomsday is ok, however I dont think that it adds too much to the original game, in fact I prefer the original.
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 02:52 AM
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Yep...I was very dissapointed with the game. The controls were blah, the interface was blah, the combat system was blah. Cross-Genre games so easily fall into the suck pool its not funny. I had high hopes for this one. Oh well.

PS. DominionsFAN, if you spend more time around PCs then you will quickly find out that what effects and works for you will mean diddly squat for the guy next door.

PDF - They didn't have a publisher in the US for SR1, but they do now. Most major retailers are stocking it...you can get it at EBX for instance, and their online store. At the end of April you can download a Starforce free copy through a online retailer that does digital distribution. I can't think of the name atm. Go to www.spacerangers2.com and check the forums.
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games pretty basic, combat is clunky at best and heroes are overpowered (and practically invunerable).
step 1: get horde of archers on a boat
step 2: lure enemy to shore near off-shore boat
step 3 run through the enemy multiple times (which causes practically no damage to you) swinging your weapon or shooting. also note this is just as effective without the archers because troops are ridiculously underpowered. its like one player starting with and air queen and one starting with a bunch of militia, 2 sword hits (1 for unarmoured foes) or 1 arrow (5 of which can be launched at once) kills an enemy but your regular troops do practically no damage.
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Yep...I was very dissapointed with the game. The controls were blah, the interface was blah, the combat system was blah. Cross-Genre games so easily fall into the suck pool its not funny. I had high hopes for this one. Oh well.


PDF - They didn't have a publisher in the US for SR1, but they do now. Most major retailers are stocking it...you can get it at EBX for instance, and their online store. At the end of April you can download a Starforce free copy through a online retailer that does digital distribution. I can't think of the name atm. Go to www.spacerangers2.com and check the forums.
Huh, I'm not in the US (I'm French), that was my issue ! But I've found the original UK publisher of the game, will get it there, it looks fun, something reminiscent of Elite, Freelancer, and StarControl
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 03:12 PM
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Ah ok. Ya it does...I was really looking forward to it...till I heard it had SF.
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Ah ok. Ya it does...I was really looking forward to it...till I heard it had SF.
Bah, I've ordered it, and man it's the best/most entertaining game I've played in years !
Not so involved as Dom2, but damn full of original, good gameplay
I heartily recommend it, especially to US players who have the chance to avoid Starfarce crap.
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um, wouldnt call it that original. i also find it VERY easy (apart from breaking gates i dont use troops) to slaughter enemy armies with your hero alone.
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This game is very weak for an RTS. Not just because of this weird arcade - rts combination but the game will be way to simple, the gfx is average and I could continue.
I think that this game's quality cant even be compared to a decent RTS like Warhammer: Mark of Chaos.

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even compared to the total war series i find this game lacking. (although alot of rts games are lacking compared to total war games)
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BTW Space Rangers 2 demo is out
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