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PCG: Audiosurf

By Alec Meer on March 20th, 2008.

My only mar-sterrrrr

Sorry, it’s a bit of a deluge of PC Gamer today, as they’ve just thrown a mega-ton of last-issue content up onto their site. Think of it as like visiting relatives on the other side of the country.

On my part, there’s my Audiosurf review, replete with entirely gratuitous Vonnegut quotation. It’s a significantly more upbeat take on the game than the RPS verdict (more Verdicts soon, promise), which arguably got a little sidetracked onto picking holes in the game – probably because by that point we’d already fired our happier hyperbole at each other at some length. And also because my own interest in Audiosurf tends towards the blissful edification of my ears and eyes, rather than trying to perfect the match-3 element. It’s not often that I stay with a game for a significant time after the review’s filed, but my most intense Audiosurf playing came in the fortnight following my word-fart. I suspect I’ll be voting it slightly higher in the year-end polls than most folks.
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Review: Age of Empires III, now with added Asians

By Alec Meer on October 31st, 2007.

Ever-lovely Eurogamer have stuck up my review of the latest Age of Empires 3 add-on, the Asian Dynasties. It’s an expansion pack for an RTS not many people liked all that much, so I’m not expecting a flood of readers, but hey, maybe there’ll be 12,000 comments by the end of the day and I’ll be proven wrong. Most pertinently, this expansion is made by the cheerfully experimental Big Huge Games rather than the more stoic AOE stalwarts Ensemble, so it’s a fascinating beast from the off.

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I dunno about the mysteries of the East, but their equivalent of Homebase certainly has a better paint selection than ours.

(I’ve learned to be a bit more ‘just the facts, ma’am’ with strategy reviews than I used to, otherwise some readers get angry).

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