Which of these is worth playing?

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Warrior
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Which of the older games is worth playing and or buying?
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Warrior
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The nice thing with Spidweb is that you can download the demos !

In the older games, I found Lost Souls really nice, if you like playing chess or Go.

Galactic Core is really good too.

Ocean Bound is fun, but not one of the best...

I haven't play Homeland cause the graphics gives me headache. :)

But, download the demos, it's fast and free, you know ! Nothing to lose.

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Ew.

Subterra is pretty popular. Lost Souls is fairly good. Everything else is supposed to be pretty bad. Galactic Core in particular is reputed to be the cause of at least 2.6% of the world's evils today.

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By the way, "older games" isn't really accurate. "Games not made by Jeff Vogel" is. All of them were released years after Exile 1.

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SubTerra is fun if you have a PC (or Virtual PC) and like challenging puzzles and challenging tests of your reflexes.

Lost Souls is worth downloading. It's an interesting concept, and while I wouldn't pay to register it, the demo is nice.

Ocean Bound isn't bad. It's just not fun.

Galactic Core is Spiderweb's poster child of an awful game. There's no single element I can point to and call horrendous, but the overall effect is rather painful.

Homeland would be the poster child of an awful game if more people played it. It's slow, frustrating, and irritating by turns.

—Alorael, who will thus recommend Lost Souls for the Mac user and SubTerra for those with PCs. If you download the others, you have been warned.
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quote:
Originally written by Blaspheme:

In the older games, I found Lost Souls really nice, if you like playing chess or Go.
I was about to comment that Lost Souls and Chess are absolutely nothing like Go, but then I remembered that you're from China.
PS- I'm thinking of a manga... :P

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Warrior
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Well, mmh, I'm a frog-eater in China... :)

But, I found Lost Soul like go cause you increase your strengh with the territory you get.

And sorry, and I don't get the "I'm thinking of a manga" joke...
In fact, I don't get half of the spidweb's board jokes... :)

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*CAN'T RESIST RIPPING ON GALACTIC CORE*

Why, for all that exists in this world, does "Galactic Core" exist? I honestly wonder - did ANYONE register a copy of it?

The only thing I can imagine that is worse than Galactic Core, would be playing an Play-by-Email game of Galactic Core with someone else. The mind instinctively recoils in horror at the thoughts of spending DAYS playing Galactic Core.

I'd rather be locked in a cage with a rabid wolverine than every try Galactic Core again. I don't think I'm the only one who feels this way.

[ Wednesday, February 16, 2005 11:34: Message edited by: Zorro ]

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Law Bringer
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Icshi registered, I believe. He's the only documented case, and there is no solid evidence backing up his claims of having actually played the game.

—Alorael, who believes Icshi only because it's a lie so preposterous that no one would dare say it unless it were true, and nobody in their right mind would ever want to lie about such a shameful thing.
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Warrior
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Beuh, Galactic Core was so bad ?
I haven't register it, but I remember good time playing it. No ? ...Apparently, no...

Why is it so baddly considered in the community ?

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The newer they are, the more fun they are, but you have to like strategy games.
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Reeading this makes me happy I have a PC and will never play those Mac-only games. (one of the few reasons that I'm happy I have a PC)

Homeland: I really detested this game, don't remember why unfortunately. Just have a residual image that it was boring, clunky, awkward and plain drab. Which is probably far worse a description than it actually deserves. So.

SubTerra is fun. I'm not much of a puzzle game person, but I download the demo what seems to be once a year and play for a while. Never actually register but each time I'm almost willing to do it.

Anyway, what kind of a game is Galactic Core like? Are we talking Reach For the Stars, Spaceward Ho!, Master of Orion type?

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The only one of those I'm familiar with is Master of Orion. GC is kind of like that only godawful. It's much closer to Starbound II (another Mac-only game), but still inferior.

—Alorael, who definitely thinks that GC could be thought of as a Master of Orion wannabe with all the good parts excised and all the bad parts magnified to an absurd degree. If it were any less fun, it would be banned by the 8th Amendment (That's no cruel and unusual punishment).
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Gee. Is it bad that I actually liked Galactic Core?

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Law Bringer
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No, but you're in a minority of two.

—Alorael, who finds GC to be one of those games that's more fun to hate than play. It doesn't have any horrible featuers (it's not slow, it doesn't erase your hard drive...), but it also doesn't really have any redeeming features. Thus, the only think to do is mock it horribly.
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I played Homeland for about 15 minutes once, and then deleted it again. I don't remember much about it, because my conscious mind appears to have repressed the memory of it.

What I do remember is skipping around a dark countryside for hours on end with a faithful dog yapping at my heels, flattening snakes with a club and taking their skins. But that might have been just the nightmare I had yesterday.

Anyway, I never played GC, not having a mac, but I think it would be accurate to say that Homeland is the Galactic Core for PC users.

[ Wednesday, February 23, 2005 05:27: Message edited by: Aran, The Eternally Late ]

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Just the way the characters walk in that game is enough to make you want to vomit.

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In the spirit of the old GC forum:

Well, in one of its less ghastly spirits, anyway:

Shouldn't the title be 'His Postliness' or 'Her Postliness', not 'Your Postliness'? One may address such august beings as 'Your Postliness', but surely they should be referred to in the third person?

Edit: Ah, just now it changed. But, if it ever comes back?

[ Wednesday, February 23, 2005 07:20: Message edited by: Student of Trinity ]

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Your Postliness is still where it belongs, and it has to be "Your" to stay gender neutral. Three cheers for political correctness!

—Alorael, who would rather play GC than Homeland. GC is just spectacularly not good. Homeland is very bad.
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Drakey could always give you a custom title of "His Postliness"... :P

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That would be most ironic.

—Alorael, who just says no to cop-out titles.
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My only aspiration is to the status of Interloper. That is my dream. Someday, when I am retired and have enough time to accumulate my own millions of excellent postings, some moderator somewhere will bestow on me that ultimate title, which sounds so cool and means so little and thus represents itself so perfectly.

Yes, when my Nobel medal is gathering dust in a sock drawer, 'Interloper' will appear one morning under my moniker and bring tears to my baggy old eyes. Till then, I will remain an intermittent lurker who counts himself lucky to have risen to citizenship in this exalted company of slacker aristocracy. Ladies and gentlemen; thrones, dominations; and all those gender-neutral second persons: I salute you.

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Agent
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Homeland is insane. I'm so used to graphics like Avernum or Nethergate, when I first downloaded Homeland, it scared me.

Subterra and Lost Souls are pretty good. Ocean Bound is okay, if you are good at strategy games.

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