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    Here are a few tips that I think would have...

    Here are a few tips that I think would have helped me when I started playing:
    1)You have to explore and expand really fast; the whole game can take place in thirty or forty turns.
    2)Mana is...
  2. I really hope you don't feel picked on,...

    I really hope you don't feel picked on, Gwathdring.

    I wouldn't really argue that the pricing of games is about objective fairness. What I mean is, it feels unfair to pay a quarter of your paycheck...
  3. Exactly. The most interesting complaint about...

    Exactly. The most interesting complaint about GOG's region pricing I've read was someone who lives in Romania, where the average income is incredibly low (apparently about a third of the average...
  4. Wow. I hadn't heard of the post about Tali's...

    Wow. I hadn't heard of the post about Tali's sweat before. That was bizarre.

    But yeah, as Serenegoose says, teenagers and manchildren can get a bit weird about relationships (or the idea of a...
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    Sticky: Gosh, Cradle looks good. Hoping to release in...

    Gosh, Cradle looks good. Hoping to release in summer 2016 is a bit of a wait, though!

    Also, I got the developers are all fresh out of school, which worried me. Did I just miss their resumes?
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    That video by Moviebob is, indeed, very...

    That video by Moviebob is, indeed, very interesting. Although one thing I found problematic was his lumping in of 'feminine is evil' tropes with 'gay is evil' tropes.

    Still, his message that pink...
  7. The alpha is very promising, but as AshEnke says...

    The alpha is very promising, but as AshEnke says not really a ton of fun to play (yet). For example, the random generation of levels is currently producing some cakewalks, some functionally...
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    Also, chess shows a certain bias toward...

    Also, chess shows a certain bias toward competition, 'bloodshed,' and unthinking loyalty to a callous social hierarchy. Why is there no option for the pawns to overthrow their monarchs, and form an...
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    No, no, I absolutely agree that nothing is truly...

    No, no, I absolutely agree that nothing is truly apolitical- I think I said so earlier in the thread, and it's also why I put the word "apolitical" in quotes.

    What I meant to ask was: I have...
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    Sidestepping the whole colours thing for a...

    Sidestepping the whole colours thing for a second, I feel like there are surprisingly few games that specifically try to argue for a certain political stance. Is that because I'm playing the wrong...
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    What I mean, though, is that my experience of a...

    What I mean, though, is that my experience of a game is what I can discuss. And that my experience is valid even if it's not what the developer intended.

    Essentially, though, I propose we agree to...
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    But if I look at an apple, the red is very real...

    But if I look at an apple, the red is very real to me. And I'm likely to name the colour if I'm asked to describe an apple. Why should I not discuss any issue I like in a game (assuming that I...
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    I think that however apt the comparison between...

    I think that however apt the comparison between car commercials and GTA5's might be, most games are not advertised in the same way as cars (although I don't watch millions of game trailers). Games...
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    The EXALT forces are heavily genetically...

    The EXALT forces are heavily genetically modified, and they're using alien tech (which they steal from you, after you steal it from the aliens- whatever). I think more than a few police forces might...
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    Sticky: Raindrop looks interesting, but they're also...

    Raindrop looks interesting, but they're also going to allow up to 200 random interneteers to put a short story in the game, as a readable book (at the $125 reward level). How can they hope to keep a...
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    Well, some upgrades might be less than...

    Well, some upgrades might be less than impressive, but I find that heavily armoured units are practically indestructible compared to lightly armoured units- so an upgrade from militia hoplites to...
  17. Thread: Rome 2 thread

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    I'm pretty sure that conquering a city always...

    I'm pretty sure that conquering a city always enslaves the defenders, unless you raze the city when you take it, so that could be giving you slaves. Also, the Champion can incite slave uprisings....
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    Don't build advanced buildings. Demolish the...

    Don't build advanced buildings. Demolish the high-tier buildings in provinces you conquer. There's a rate of diminishing returns, from tier 1 to 4, where the costs in terms of unrest (or, for some...
  19. 'Scouting' was probably the wrong word. In XCOM,...

    'Scouting' was probably the wrong word. In XCOM, I find that the survival of my squad often depends on uncovering only one small part of the map at a time- since aliens don't attack until they've...
  20. Shadowrun's combat is only superficially like...

    Shadowrun's combat is only superficially like XCOM's. I really like XCOM:EU and I absolutely hated Shadowrun- where XCOM has tactical positioning, careful scouting and risk, Shadowrun prefers bullet...
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    Assassin's Creed 3 gives you that message. . ....

    Assassin's Creed 3 gives you that message. . . when you kill farm animals. And you can 'die' if you kill too many dogs.

    As to the player not being 'forced' to kill civilians in GTA- I'm not sure...
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    I've played a number of hours this weekend...

    I've played a number of hours this weekend (double digits, jeez), and my guess at how the works CAI is this: they'll attack you if they think you're weak. When I started as Egypt, no-one dared look...
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    The reviews sound a lot like those for Empire. It...

    The reviews sound a lot like those for Empire. It looks great, there are a lot of bugs, the AI needs patching. So a few months from now, you'll be able to buy a fixed product for a lower price!

    I...
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    I have a few recommendations, if you're not put...

    I have a few recommendations, if you're not put off by playing cardgames.

    Dominion- the game that created an entire genre (confusingly called deck building games, but this is a lot cheaper than...
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    A lot of people seem to be talking about people...

    A lot of people seem to be talking about people basing decisions on the Ten Commandments versus people basing decisions on facts and reasoning. I'm thinking of stuff like Jambe's
    That's fine, as far...
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