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Kyle Hoekstra responded to Tim Edwards comment in
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What are you looking forward to playing?
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I've been constantly arguing with myself over which campaign to play first in Rome 2. On the one hand, it's called Rome, so starting with the Romans seems to be a good plan.


On the otherhand, I love the idea of leading off as a Barbarian faction and smashing Rome up. 

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Valve's Jason Holtman joins Microsoft to make Windows a "great platform for gaming"Valve's Jason Holtman joins Microsoft to make Windows a "great platform for gaming"
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Reading between the lines though, does this insinuate that MS are going to be pushing their own much maligned distribution platform over native OS even more from Win 8 onwards? PC gamers aren't likely to be very impressed by another 'walled garden' integrated app store, especially with the alternatives available. Or when they say games are they talking about the phone/tablet kind?

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4 Years ago

"I Am Their God, I Tell Them Over Chat. Me, With My Rocket-Armed Fighter And Omniscient Eye Of Thermal Vision"

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Faith in the Unreal: the future of Epic’s legacy

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4 Years ago
The 'We didnt ask for this!" thread
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What first came to my mind was Unreal Tournament 3.


As soon as I first played it I was disappointed. It's a good game for the most part, but I never really enjoyed playing it like I did its predecessors. 


The story which you play along in the single player was an odd change to the traditional UT formula, and it wasn't welcome. The replacement of the tournament ladder made me subconsciously less excited and less competitive when I played - and what's more is they missed the opportunity to implement a multiplayer tournament system. The story itself sucked. It didn't make sense and it demanded explanations for systems like respawners and flags which were totally unnecessary and immersion-breaking. The scripted ending and the utterly bizarre climax was the most underwhelming thing I can remember in UT, pushing you into a one-on-one with a baddie and resolving in an appalling cliff-hanger revelation.


 The art style felt less chunky, less brutish, less mechanical and instead more detailed, fine and delicate - which to me felt like a deviation along the wrong path, resulting with a confused mix of intense gameplay and unusual, graceful eastern style.


Why they attempted to align the worlds of Unreal Tournament and Unreal like they did, rather than just having a tournament ladder or an actual campgaign, is beyond me. The old Unreal universe made sense and was actually pretty engaging. So: that's what I regret about Unreal Tournament 3. For as long as I played it, I just wish they'd made Unreal Tournament 2007.


 


Age of Empires: Online, too: it's gone into stagnation and I fear it's diminished the appetite for a proper sequel.


 

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A brief but tantalising look at Rome 2's naval combat in new gameplay video

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Visit Los Santos in new GTA V interactive "travelogue", screenshots and artwork

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4 Years ago

Guncraft released on Steam

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4 Years ago

This Week in Total War: including extensive Community Q&A, Rome II Let’s Play and modding news

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What are you playing right now?
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Thats how I got my enjoyment from PS2 when no-one I knew was online, you can have 'such fun' going solo in a Mossie. Even paid money to get the rockets and don't regret it.

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What are you looking forward to playing?
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Rome 2 - I'm already thinking of ways to schedule its campaigns into my life. I've even coincided the writing of a historical dissertation with the release of the game - I just wish I could cite Total War as a source.


There's GTA V too, which will be fantastic. The prospect of setting my 3D feet inside Rockstar's world again is so damn tantalising. I'm not expecting anything different to previous iterations, only more of it.

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I've been constantly arguing with myself over which campaign to play first in Rome 2. On the one hand, it's called Rome, so starting with the Romans seems to be a good plan.


On the otherhand, I love the idea of leading off as a Barbarian faction and smashing Rome up. 

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Yet another huge Rome II panorama, featuring the Alps, Europe and its warring barbarians

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