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  1. I presonally like the fact that the AI increases as the pilots get more experience. I always regard the first hours/days of a new game as something of a shakedown cruise and never venture into too dangerous an area until the crew are better trained. Sure, it can be annoying when they mess up, but it's equally satisfying when they start acting like a professional pilots as the game progresses. If you have a game where the AI gets better, that kinda imply's that it's not perfect at the beginning.
  2. You guys should check out Pacific Aces.. it a mod for SH II that changes theatre to the Pacific and gives a decent campaign too
  3. You wouldn't say that if you'd read that he'd won
  4. quote:Originally posted by Cmdr Chavik: quote:Originally posted by Banquet: SC, is there any point in asking if there's a version of UC coming out for pocket pc?The PDA would melt. But what a way to go
  5. Hey Jaguar, they are cool aren't they I just found out that the SD card from my digital camera fits into my pda! SC, is there any point in asking if there's a version of UC coming out for pocket pc? Awww common! How cool would that be?
  6. Quite funny to read, but does anyone really believe that the Battlestar Galactica story is true? I think not.. The questioner's in this poll obviously didn't care if the answer was crank or not.. it all helps to get their story into the headlines.
  7. quote:Originally posted by Supreme Cmdr: Yeah, I was going to get the e805. Until I found out that Toshiba had discontinued the e800 series. Which means, if its broke, you're probably screwed. I wanted it primarily for the VGA display since it looks so wicked. Also, IIRC, that e800 only has PPC2002. You would need the PPC2003 upgrade from Toshiba. Not to mention the upcoming PPC2003 SP coming out this month I think. I'm sure I'd read it had PPC2003, but I can't find anything on the unit to verify this. It says I have Pocket PC version 4.20.1081 (Build 13100) but this doesn't mean too much to me. I also heard (after I'd bought it) of rumours it had been discontinued. That is worrying. I'll have to hope that, like my series 5, it lasts a few years with no faults. Still no regrets though.. although the gadget freak in me would love the fingerprint recognition of the 5555
  8. After years of using my trusty old Psion series 5, this weekend I upgraded to the Toshiba E800. It was a toss up between that and the IPAQ 5555 and to be honest I bought the Toshiba because it was easier to buy locally. It's a really good machine though. 128 RAM, takes both types of memory cards, even has a 2 meg video memory and, with a hack, runs in 640*480 res. Very nice
  9. Rome Total War looks awsome. As far as I know it's not out till Xmas so you may have to wait for it. I have Medieval Total War and played it a lot for a while but then, like most games, it hit the shelf. With Hearts of Iron, although I have periods where I don't play it, I always come back to it. The reviews for the Total War series are always going to be better because it's more mainstream. Personally I prefer HoI by a mile, but I'd only recommend it to someone over Total War if you have a strong interest in WWII.
  10. Paradox are kinda known for releasing really good strategy games, but with lots of bugs. Most of the reviews were based on version 1.0, which had a lot of problems. Gradually most of them were fixed. By version 1.05c there was a pretty stable, playable game. The recently released 1.06 patch has taken things a step further. You can check the forums to see what others think, here; http://www.europa-universalis.com/forum/fo...isplay.php?f=79 It really depends how much you're into WWII. If you fancy playing a grand strategic WWII game then it's the only choice. It takes a while to learn the game if you're not familiar with other Paradox titles, but it's well worth it imo. I can't think of any other game that covers 12 years with every nation on earth playable, yet still allows you to (say) order the 1st para's to attack Caen at 7am on 01 July 1944 with HMS Warspite patrolling the coast providing shore bombardment support, and the 7th infantry providing backup by 9pm. There are mods like Stony Road and CORE which add a ton of real events to deal with and political options.. I could go on forever. Much like UC it's probably fair to describe it as niche.. what better recomendation could you want!
  11. Must agree with $ilk here.. Hearts of iron is certainly my favourite ever strategy game. The 1.06 patch has recently been released that greatly improves the game AI, combat, icons, naval warfare, supply etc.. It is a totally awesome game. A new 1944 scenario has even been included. It's a wargame though, not an RTS is the generally known sense (although it is realtime) so that might or might not be your cup of tea.
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  13. I played Eve solidly for a while.. Had 5 or 6 different ships including a big freight ship and a cruiser, but in the end two things put me off.. 1, I got too scared of having my expensive ships (for my budget) destroyed by the burgeoning population of pirates (and the ship insurance was a rip off!) and.. 2, everything started to become too guild orientated for my taste. I didn't want to have to log on and mine asteriods for 5 hours, or haul cargo.. I wanted to do my own thing, but guilds were starting to declare various systems as their own.. if it wasn't npc pirates or player pirates blocking the jumpgates it was some snooty git from a guild telling you to clear off. But there are aspects of it I miss and although I cancelled my account (at the same time I also cancelled UO, EQ and ACII) I do still miss it occasionally. I'm saddened to hear they're in trouble. It almost makes me feel like installing it again. I wonder if my ships would still be there? The problem I have generally with MMOG's is that the really hard core players know the game, it's item stats and the locations inside out and tend to become rather elitist. You either become like them, but have no life coz you're playing 10 hours a day, or look like a twat coz you didn't realise the 150mm railgun is less effective against the plutonium poopydooper armour at ranges over 10km when the wind blows from the east and the sun shines from west. Also, the constant chat that's nearly always out of character makes it hard to roleplay and forget you're not playing a computer game. Sometimes I just prefer to be left alone in a nice, non linear, environment such as UC, but there are very few non linear single player games.
  14. These release's sound very exciting but I can't help being sad that a 'true' BC title appears to be on the backburner now. Quote; 'UCE2E is a whole new type of game for a different breed of gamer. The ultimate goal is to spin off this new Universal Combat brand into its own action based franchise and detach it completely from the niche hard core Battlecruiser brand' I know you'll sprinkle some 'Smart magic' into these titles. I'll no doubt buy them both, and most likely enjoy them.. but that statement sounds like it's aimed at someone else.. I like niche Either way, I hope they go well.. and I still have UC.. which I could play until I'd drunk all the tea in China
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