Posts Tagged ‘horses’

Sturdy, Calloused, Windblown: HORSE MASTER

By Alec Meer on December 9th, 2013.

I am fairly sure HORSE MASTER has graced these pages before, in Porpentine’s most splendid column, but I am entirely certain that it warrants its own post. It is a primarily textual game about raising the ultimate competition horse, nurturing it to greatness from the very moment that it is freshly stuck from the egg sac of its queen’s papal dome.

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Not Horsing Around: LOTRO’s Mounts Mean Business

By Nathan Grayson on August 11th, 2012.

I know it's just a hoof and a trick of perspective, but I can't stop seeing the horse in the foreground making a really silly face. And, you know, I don't think I want to stop, either.

Business horses! With suits and briefcases and stuff! That’s completely not what I’m talking about. And as much as I wish it was, an in-depth look at Lord of the Rings Online: Riders of Rohan‘s mounted combat’s not a bad consolation. Now, obviously, any game could put you in a saddle, hand you some variety of pointy stick, and send you haphazardly swinging on your way, but LOTRO’s basing an entire expansion around hard-charging equine-fu. Classes will have unique skills, playstyles, and – hopefully – /dance options. Ride past the break to watch some nice people explain the real horsepower behind your newfound horse powers.

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