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So, so far I've ordered F1 2017, The Crew 2, Forza Horizon 3 and Dirt 4 for the Xbone, will be ordering some more after Pay day, because I am officially poor now :P

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Euro Truck Simulator 2 with almost all DLC, almost because I don't need all country paintjobs, on Steam,
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, which has been for only 3 euro 49 during STeam summersale. Never played that one. Last weapon -fact was to start a riot among striking workers.

Really, lately ofcourse my OpenTTD game, where I got only the 900 rating, not even my third best.
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Pilot wrote:So, so far I've ordered F1 2017, The Crew 2, Forza Horizon 3 and Dirt 4 for the Xbone, will be ordering some more after Pay day, because I am officially poor now :P
I'd happily play you at Forza or Dirt. I don't own F1 2017 :)
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Chrill wrote:
Pilot wrote:So, so far I've ordered F1 2017, The Crew 2, Forza Horizon 3 and Dirt 4 for the Xbone, will be ordering some more after Pay day, because I am officially poor now :P
I'd happily play you at Forza or Dirt. I don't own F1 2017 :)
Well, those two just arrived today, so soon I can show you how awful a driver I am :lol: I do need to set-up Xbox Live, again, probably after pay day (I'm guessing you pay for it like Playstation Network?). Also, I don't own F1 2017 yet either, just pre-ordered it :P

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Pilot wrote:
Chrill wrote:
Pilot wrote:So, so far I've ordered F1 2017, The Crew 2, Forza Horizon 3 and Dirt 4 for the Xbone, will be ordering some more after Pay day, because I am officially poor now :P
I'd happily play you at Forza or Dirt. I don't own F1 2017 :)
Well, those two just arrived today, so soon I can show you how awful a driver I am :lol: I do need to set-up Xbox Live, again, probably after pay day (I'm guessing you pay for it like Playstation Network?). Also, I don't own F1 2017 yet either, just pre-ordered it :P
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I've installed an emulator for Road Rash II on my PC (the better game in the series :mrgreen: ). This is proper nostalgia. Great music too.
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I guess this belongs here... Mild Excitement is beginning, should hopefully come tomorrow (Release day), but I also know that Royal Mail are completely crap :lol: (Address and Order Number hidden for obvious reasons).
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Pilot wrote:I guess this belongs here... Mild Excitement is beginning, should hopefully come tomorrow (Release day), but I also know that Royal Mail are completely crap :lol: (Address and Order Number hidden for obvious reasons).
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Chrill wrote:
Pilot wrote:I guess this belongs here... Mild Excitement is beginning, should hopefully come tomorrow (Release day), but I also know that Royal Mail are completely crap :lol: (Address and Order Number hidden for obvious reasons).
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Currently learning how to play AGe of Empires 3, just to do something different. I know AoE with Roman Expansion, and I loved that one. AoE3 is different but better graphics. Never gave the game a thought until recently.
It's not bad at all.
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rbos86 wrote:Currently learning how to play AGe of Empires 3, just to do something different. I know AoE with Roman Expansion, and I loved that one. AoE3 is different but better graphics. Never gave the game a thought until recently.
It's not bad at all.
They did recently announce Age of Empires 4 :)
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Chrill wrote:
rbos86 wrote:Currently learning how to play AGe of Empires 3, just to do something different. I know AoE with Roman Expansion, and I loved that one. AoE3 is different but better graphics. Never gave the game a thought until recently.
It's not bad at all.
They did recently announce Age of Empires 4 :)
http://4k.com/microsoft-announces-age-o ... n-21097-2/
I heard about it also, a day ago maybe, I don't know where.
Thanks for the link. But I need to save some money for a better (newer) computer, so it won't happen for me soon. I'll let you know about the game in a couple of years from now. :) 8)
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Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation is on sale on Steam, half price. State-of-the-Art RTS if you have the right hardware.

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Now, humanity is under assault by a new enemy. Calling themselves the Substrate, they seek to annihilate the human race from existence. You, as an up and coming member of the Post-Human Coalition, must deal with both this new menace as well as renegade humans trying to lay claim to their own worlds.

Play as the Post Human Coalition or their eternal foes the Substrate and battle for control of the galaxy. Experience maps of unprecedented size and detail with the unparalleled power of the world’s first native 64-bit RTS engine, Nitrous.
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Train<In>Vain wrote:Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation is on sale on Steam, half price. State-of-the-Art RTS if you have the right hardware.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM:
OS: 64-bit Windows 10 / 8.1 / 7
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Play as the Post Human Coalition or their eternal foes the Substrate and battle for control of the galaxy. Experience maps of unprecedented size and detail with the unparalleled power of the world’s first native 64-bit RTS engine, Nitrous.
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Speaking of RTS games, Tooth and Tail just came out on Steam, from some streams I've watched it looks really really good. The premise is absolutely fantastic and the gameplay seems really solid and unique to boot.

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SkeedR wrote: I still prefer Supreme Commander. That's the best RTS I've played to date still.
Some relevant info from one of the lead developers of Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
So in essence, this game continues to evolve week by week through sales.

The only question is whether enough people are on board with the long-term vision for this game:

1. 5 different races.
2. Lots of forms of movement (hovering, walking, tracks, crawling)
3. Naval warfare with oceans and seas.
4. Sophisticated intergalactic metagame.
5. More economic options (i.e. different types of economies based on race)
6. More base building options
7. Fortifications (like walls, etc.)
8. More strategic and tactical options (transport units, more specialized units)
9. More start-up configurability (customize your race to decide what units you have)
10. Better mod support so people can use Ashes to do total conversions.

All 10 of those things cost money to do. And they're funded via sales of the base game and DLC.

People should buy games for whatever reasons they want. But when someone says they should just by SupCom or PA or whatever, they should also know that those games will never get another update.
With that in mind, 20 bucks is a pittance of an investment in an RTS which is already pretty awesome and has truly epic potential.
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Train<In>Vain wrote:
SkeedR wrote: I still prefer Supreme Commander. That's the best RTS I've played to date still.
Some relevant info from one of the lead developers of Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation
So in essence, this game continues to evolve week by week through sales.

The only question is whether enough people are on board with the long-term vision for this game:

1. 5 different races.
2. Lots of forms of movement (hovering, walking, tracks, crawling)
3. Naval warfare with oceans and seas.
4. Sophisticated intergalactic metagame.
5. More economic options (i.e. different types of economies based on race)
6. More base building options
7. Fortifications (like walls, etc.)
8. More strategic and tactical options (transport units, more specialized units)
9. More start-up configurability (customize your race to decide what units you have)
10. Better mod support so people can use Ashes to do total conversions.

All 10 of those things cost money to do. And they're funded via sales of the base game and DLC.

People should buy games for whatever reasons they want. But when someone says they should just by SupCom or PA or whatever, they should also know that those games will never get another update.
With that in mind, 20 bucks is a pittance of an investment in an RTS which is already pretty awesome and has truly epic potential.
I've already got Ashes, which is why I maintain my stance. Ashes just feels... weird.
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Okay so I managed to beat Tooth and Tail. It wasn't easy.

It's the bees knees, but not for everyone. It's really fast for an RTS, matches/missions are over in under 15 minutes, ranked 1v1 games I've played were in the 3-7 minute range. This is great for me as I tend to get really stressed playing PvP RTS for too long, and besides I'm perfectly used to shorter matches in multiplayer games, but if you're looking for huge glorious battles lasting at least 30 minutes this isn't your game.

One of the great things is that playing with a gamepad doesn't handicap you in any way, which is monumental for RTS. Even more impressive is they actually kept all the nuance, the little micromanagement techniques that Starcraft players use are all there and much less demanding to execute. You can focus fire, kite, pull fodder out in front and artillery in the back, all with a thumbstick and two triggers, and it doesn't feel clunky at all - in fact I much prefer not having to assign any control groups or do awkward box selection to pull these off. Macromanagement has been streamlined as well so there's no need to manually select buildings and queue unit production, it all happens automatically and you just decide between building structures and selling them. Might sound like you'd run into problems with units building when you don't want them to, but you can sell them for full refund instead so no problems there. The overlaying strategy is still present - same old decisions between going eco or aggro, whether to take early expansion or stay on one, between mass Tier 1 or rushing Tier 3. You can turtle, you can rush. Everything as usual.

As for the story campaign, it's dark and great, with some neat twists. The missions themselves are nicely varied, but the difficulty ramps up quickly. It's definitely not the type of game where you storm through every mission on the first try, by the end of the campaign you'll be pretty much used to your first try on a mission being you trying to get a feel of what's being demanded of you, then the next 3 tries will be spent trying out different strategies. Very different, but neat. Short mission length ensures you never feel like you lost much progress when you lose.

It's different from most RTS, yet oddly familiar. I guess a good way to put it would be it's streamlined in an eccentric yet very efficient manner. It controls differently, it's faster and more focused, but still the same old beast. Did they have to sacrifice a lot of what makes RTS games fun to make it work? In my opinion, not at all. However, if you don't care for the gameplay or the competitive aspect of RTS games and just want to build a lot of tanks and roll over the enemy, you're probably better off getting something like, I dunno, Ashes of the Singularity? :wink:
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