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by Draxas
Thu May 21, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ghost of the Precursors: A speculation and wish-list thread
Replies: 1
Views: 541

Re: Ghost of the Precursors: A speculation and wish-list thread

One of the things I love about SC2 is that it doesn't feel the need to explain away every mystery and detail, and a lot is left open to individual interpretation even once you've seen everything and the credits have rolled. I want the same thing from GotP: Address plenty of hanging threads from the ...
by Draxas
Wed May 06, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4 Great Games That Everyone Should Try... or Else!
Replies: 28
Views: 3919

Re: 4 Great Games That Everyone Should Try... or Else!

I don't think anyone believes SC2 is perfect beyond reproach. I know the entire lander part of the game is commonly cited as a weak point (I personally like it, but even then it does get repetitive, especially in the early parts of the game when you need to build up some resources and can't venture ...
by Draxas
Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4 Great Games That Everyone Should Try... or Else!
Replies: 28
Views: 3919

Re: 4 Great Games That Everyone Should Try... or Else!

Yeah, I wrote off trying to get good (or even passable) with the Probe decades ago. While it's nice that they let you try to fly it yourself, it's pretty clearly designed to be used primarily by the AI.
by Draxas
Thu Apr 16, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4 Great Games That Everyone Should Try... or Else!
Replies: 28
Views: 3919

Re: 4 Great Games That Everyone Should Try... or Else!

I remember a similar feeling when first starting to play SC2. Trying to keep a handle on momentum and not slam into the planet was tricky, but I felt it most with the slower ships, not the fast ones (mostly). While it took some good reflexes to keep the fast ships going where you wanted them to, the...
by Draxas
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4 Great Games That Everyone Should Try... or Else!
Replies: 28
Views: 3919

Re: 4 Great Games That Everyone Should Try... or Else!

Or alternatively, you can skip the non-obvious tutorial, fly straight off into hyperspace, and try tackling the most difficult challenge run the game has to offer. The fact that the game even allows the option is pretty impressive. (In all honesty, I have never once in all of the years I've been pla...
by Draxas
Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4 Great Games That Everyone Should Try... or Else!
Replies: 28
Views: 3919

Re: 4 Great Games That Everyone Should Try... or Else!

How very Kohr-Ah of you.
by Draxas
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4 Great Games That Everyone Should Try... or Else!
Replies: 28
Views: 3919

Re: 4 Great Games That Everyone Should Try... or Else!

Let's see, I have always loved the dialog first and foremost. The whole script is brilliantly written, balancing high stakes with copious amounts of humor. The worldbuilding is also tremendous, and all of the characters you interact with feel like they have their own agendas and take actions indepen...
by Draxas
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4 Great Games That Everyone Should Try... or Else!
Replies: 28
Views: 3919

Re: 4 Great Games That Everyone Should Try... or Else!

I played both SC1 and 2 way back on DOS (SC2 first, to be fair, which is what drew me to seek out 1) in the early '90s. I never really developed much of a taste for 1, but SC2 remains in my all time top 10 to this day. I only heard about the Starflight games years later, either here or on UQMF, and ...
by Draxas
Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where are you heading?
Replies: 616
Views: 193795

Re: Where are you heading?

I've lived here since 2009, when I got married. I had no idea anyone else here was practically right next door. So as of yesterday, Bucks is under the same lockdown as Montgomery, so we are sheltering in place. I had already taken off next week (we had originally planned to go away for a few days, b...
by Draxas
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where are you heading?
Replies: 616
Views: 193795

Re: Where are you heading?

I live in Bucks County, so I am quite familiar with your situation. My son's school has been closed since yesterday, and is scheduled to reopen on the 23rd, but we'll see. We had some travel plans for next week, suffice to say those have been cancelled, so my wife has been scrambling to every store ...