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  • unmanneddrone 2:52 pm on December 10, 2011 Permalink
    Tags: Galactic Civilizations 2, Precursors, , ,   

    @angryjedi I did very much like your Shmup video, Pete. More of those, please.

    For me, it’s been not particularly remarkable. On a very short hiatus from Real Warfare II, on account of upcoming patches and wanting to try it out in multiplayer with a fellow back home. Got an early Chrissie present of Galactic Civilizations 2: Ultimate Edition after it was re-released on Steam and loving it. Played Dread Lords back in the day and, now, with all the expansions, suspect it is the pinnacle of the 4X space empire builder genre. I’d go so far as to say GalCiv2 Ultimate is equal to Civilization in terms of detail and player-driven choice and variables. Certainly helps to have such a comfort blanket when Sword of the Stars 2 was delivered in such a horrid state.

    Was thinking of jumping back into the Precursors, long since abandoned after March. There’s a diamond in the rough if ever there was one. Fantastic piece of Ukrainian overreach, but an honest and hilarious piece of entertainment.

     
  • unmanneddrone 7:42 am on December 27, 2010 Permalink
    Tags: , Precursors, ,   

    @bowlisimo I agree wholeheartedly. Eastern Bloc ideas and notions are infinitely more exciting in regards to game development. STALKER is a prime example. Such evocation and grime-flecked romance throughout it all. The 2009 mod is essentially an overhaul of the default game, so nothing of the original intent is changed…but I highly recommend you check out the mod down the line when you’re in the mood for another trudge through the Zone. http://bit.ly/fkX6W8

    Also, nabbed Call of Pripyat Loyalty Edition off Gamersgate – eight bucks for the non-stand alone “sequel” was too good an offer to pass up. I hear Clear Sky is a bit of a disappointment, but down the line I’ll check it out. Consider me a STALKER convert and disciple.

    By the by, have you seen the two new Eastern Euro RPG-Shooters on Gamersgate? Xenus 2: White Gold – http://bit.ly/homp6s (sequel to the chronically ambitious Boiling Point) and Precursors – http://bit.ly/eTVZAG (Freelancer and a Halo/Outcast mix) just got translated into English. Hilarious voice work at times are the main issues with both, allegedly, but they appear to be terrific. White Gold the tongue-in-cheek product of a mating at gunpoint between Far Cry and STALKER, Precursors offering a unique, non-palette swapped galaxy to explore with fully-fledged planetary landscapes to walk, run, drive and fly machines around in – replete with indigenous lifeforms, various alien factions etc. – and space ship combat…kinda like Parkan 2 if you played that.

    Trailers:

    Precursors – http://bit.ly/idSe24
    Xenus 2 – http://bit.ly/ieJtic

    And just keep this in mind, you can ride a shark in Xenus 2.

     
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