Austria fucked up, they took half their army out of Parma and sent them into my territory. After recently conquering Sardinia, General SÚrurier turned his tired and depleted forces towards this Austrian threat and thoroughly crushed their army; taking medium losses but entirely destroying their foe.
Bonaparte, fresh from accepting the surrenders of Milan and Lodi and with a full-strength army, was able to move on the now vulnerable Parma. With luck it shall fall quickly, with more luck Austrian troops from Mantua will come down to try and break the siege, weakening that city.
Still don't know how to deal with Venice though. It's late June and I have until late December. Depending on Austrian troop numbers I may be able to declare war on Venice and fight my way to that required Austrian territory. Or I can gamble everything on achieving limitary access from the Venetians throw state gifts.
So to put my fate in the hands of Possibly Cheating AI Forces or Total War Diplomacy Systems. Knowing Total War AI, that's a tough one...
Finally! XCOM is release in my region. Time to play the game..
FUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!! I waited until 3am just to play the game and it gives me another 1.8gb to download. Guess Ill play it this afternoon after work then.. :(
2k is fucking with us. Next time i'm doing the vpn thing
Started playing Dawn of War 2 today, and it's leaving me oddly cold. Coming from Starcraft 2, the units feel really unresponsive, as they don't change their actions while in another animation (say, attacking). It also annoys me that they don't stay in cover, and that I can't see the range of certain skills. Maybe I should start on a lower difficulty, where my units don't feel so weak, but I'm hoping it will get better.
But I want to play it nooooooowwww
Tried Crysis 2 for the first time,it looks good,it plays good,it sounds good as well lol,soundtrackk is superb. Only downsides so far are no prone and no lean,also enemies are kinda stupid,i don't even use cloak and i dealed with all of them with ease (Hard difficutly). Overall it feels good,graphics are really gorgeous,don't know why are people so harsh towards this agme.
Honest Hearts was OK, and I enjoyed Old World Blues. The one thing about OWB is you may have a harder time of it if you're only good with standard guns. Some of the enemies are very nearly immune to bullets, and you won't find much ammo. That said, it contains a melee weapon that will tear them up, even if you're not that skilled in melee.
Just finished TRAUMA. It's another of those cases when I wish the RPS guys could just package their playing experience in a file which I can download and then send to my brain and in 5 seconds live through the experience they lived, because, well, my impressions are pretty much the same as John's so it would have saved me 1:08:55.
Anyway, is there any unlock for beating 100% of the game? I see what collecting all endings in one chapter entails, but it's not clear to me if there's a point to collecting all of the photos (though after playing the game I fear the answer is no)
Meanwhile, I'm playing Amalur. Pretty good so far, I don't know that I'll get hundreds of hours out of it but it's a solid effort.
Also beat A.R.E.S. a little while ago. I don't really recommend it, it's very average for a Megaman clone, and I beat it in a solid 2 hours without really trying. It was supposed to be an episodic affair, but that never materialized so the little bit of story that is there ends with a very uninteresting cliffhanger. Glad I got it for the price of free.
Being all behind the times, I'm currently playing the original Torchlight (and drowning under vendor trash - I realise your pet can go sell stuff for you, but could we just get less of it dropped instead?), the best roguelike ever Brogue, and am seriously tempted to break out the original X-COM again for old times sake.
At some point I should probably get around to completing SpaceChem, too (I sort of drifted away from it towards the middle of the second-last planet, with the *spoilers*). The problem with Humble Indie bundles is that I have too many half-finished indie games right now...
Finished Skyrim last night and sadly removed it from my Hd.
Why sadly? It's a game I adored at the beginning, liked in the middle and was very disappointed of in the end (played 120 Hrs, according to Steam).
The ending was also quite bad but he main quest line was good, most of the time.
And now it's time for some X-com!
of course it is better than COD type shooters. but compare to crysis its nothing.
i do agree. Soundtrack is superb
Well there is very small number of fps games which are better then crysis so its kinda unfair to compare anything with it.
Otherwise new XCOM have nice soundtrack as well :D