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by Alvarin
Sun May 03, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where are you heading?
Replies: 616
Views: 193150

Re: Where are you heading?

After month and a half, I'm heading back to work. In fifteen minutes. 8-)
by Alvarin
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4 Great Games That Everyone Should Try... or Else!
Replies: 28
Views: 3499

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

Despite immeasurable hours of practice, I doubt to ever be proficient with handling the probe...
by Alvarin
Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The YouTube Thread
Replies: 616
Views: 166108

Re: The YouTube Thread

It is Passover, so the song "Exodus" might be appropriate. The animation depicts a very simplified version of power dynamics at this tiny spot. If you are interested, list of participants is at blog.ninapaley.com/2012/10/01/this-land-is-mine/ Original song by Ernest Gold. Original animation by Nina ...
by Alvarin
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The YouTube Thread
Replies: 616
Views: 166108

Re: The YouTube Thread

I'll try to keep this short and sweet. I enjoyed that video. I found it to be informative and objective. Even though he claims it's his favorite game, he didn't go out of his way to glorify Star Control 2 as though it's completely perfect and has zero faults. Great overview that really hit the high...
by Alvarin
Mon Apr 13, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The YouTube Thread
Replies: 616
Views: 166108

Re: The YouTube Thread

by Alvarin
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4 Great Games That Everyone Should Try... or Else!
Replies: 28
Views: 3499

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

One other great thing about SC2, that usually goes unmentioned is full tutorial, teaching the player all game mechanics in fairly safe environment while not holding their hand. Quite unique for the time. Alien dialogue -> planet exploration -> resource gathering -> space combat... Only after all bas...
by Alvarin
Fri Apr 03, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4 Great Games That Everyone Should Try... or Else!
Replies: 28
Views: 3499

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

The Troglodyte wrote:
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:21 am
And how about you, Alvarin? Do you agree with Draxas' answer? Do you have anything you'd like to add as to the reasons why you love Star Control 2?
Fine. Yes. No.

:P-smf
by Alvarin
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4 Great Games That Everyone Should Try... or Else!
Replies: 28
Views: 3499

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

My first encounter was SC1 at year 92(?), then quite a bit later I found SC2. Same as Draxas, still in my very top. Was really happy to have come across SC3 on CDROM... And then I played it... Played the ~modern remake of Starflight (the lost colony) but didn't enjoy it much. It was sort of uncanny ...
by Alvarin
Mon Mar 16, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Where are you heading?
Replies: 616
Views: 193150

Re: Where are you heading?

Starting toady I too join the forced unpaid vacationing crowd.
Am REALLY bad at staying idle for long, the two days off on weekends are bit of torture, now to be endured for unspecified period...
Bleh...