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  1. IceBladeTSW

    Universal Combat - First Impressions

    First Impression Pre-Patch: 2/10 The gameplay is so terrible. I started out as a marine and i walked through the base that was next to me, literally through the wall. And it didn't end there, every time i went through things my char would go into crawl mode. Space mode is pretty solid, it takes some getting used to but its good. Post-Patch: 8/10 Ground Gameplay: needs some work still. There are a couple of problems, like your NPC troops walking on AIR, and crawling up building faces. But its not too bad. I wish there was some sort of particle affect shown on the char when you shoot at them so you know that your shots hit. Space Gameplay: This is the most solid aspect of the game. I don't see any flaws with this. I do wish there were some more shortcut tabs, since its a little hard to remember all of the commands in the heat of battle. Graphics: yeah... they are a little dated. Its very noticable in space. After playing EVE, Freelancer, and X2, the graphics can't hold up. The ground combat graphics are about Quake 3 caliber graphcis, thats acceptable, but i could really go for some particle hit effects, so i know my shots are landing. Sound: I love the sound. It fits the theme perfectly, it keeps the tempo up and the player aware. AI: not stupid, i love that. In space they are actually a challenge and don't just roll over. Overall its a pretty good game, its not quite what i hoped for, but it is definetly wetting my appetite.
  2. lol, i opened my box for Universal COmbat, and there was a flyer from Dreamcatcher. On it i see "November 2003, $39.99", you'd think they would have removed the flyer before they shipped it considering the pricing issues.
  3. IceBladeTSW

    Gone Gold Thread - People are so predictable

    I couldn't take it anymore, i can't stand senseless bashing, so i reponeded to everybody, except the last three people because i was still writing, lol.
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    UC Dev Status - Ship it or give it another month?

    The date change for the various online stores does not have a coralation to the publishers. Last week Amazon changed the shipping date to 1/30/04, and this was before the DC issue accured. I think DC realizes they are screwed cause all of there "big games" want to wait until Q1 04 to release (so they'll have a better game) but because of this they are a bad position, and i think unluckily Derek happened to be the last one to notifiy them (as he said Painkiller had already announced that they wouldn't be releasing in time) theat his game would have to be delayed. Personally i voted for ship now, but that was only when i assumed we would get a full version, and then derek would send out the patch after he returned from vactaion. Not that DC would release a DRM version. I don't understand why they wouldn't wait until Q1 04, i mean, its after christmas, people ahve money from kids getting it at christmas, to adults getting a christmas bonus, that would be a good time to release. I don't know what they are thinking, now they are just going to be held up even more, and have an unhappy repour.
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    UC Dev Status - Ship it or give it another month?

    The date change for the various online stores does not have a coralation to the publishers. Last week Amazon changed the shipping date to 1/30/04, and this was before the DC issue accured. I think DC realizes they are screwed cause all of there "big games" want to wait until Q1 04 to release (so they'll have a better game) but because of this they are a bad position, and i think unluckily Derek happened to be the last one to notifiy them (as he said Painkiller had already announced that they wouldn't be releasing in time) theat his game would have to be delayed. Personally i voted for ship now, but that was only when i assumed we would get a full version, and then derek would send out the patch after he returned from vactaion. Not that DC would release a DRM version. I don't understand why they wouldn't wait until Q1 04, i mean, its after christmas, people ahve money from kids getting it at christmas, to adults getting a christmas bonus, that would be a good time to release. I don't know what they are thinking, now they are just going to be held up even more, and have an unhappy repour.
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    UC Dev Status - Ship it or give it another month?

    Derek, that sucks, outright. But would the TRO be able to stop them? since if they send it off for duplication isn't it out of there hands. This bites, i don't want to see UC wrapped up in courts, i guess we either will see the game with no support ever, or we won't see UC for a long time. This is a shame, but its more then understandable why u went for a TRO. -Good Luck to you Derek-
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    UC Dev Status - Ship it or give it another month?

    Derek, that sucks, outright. But would the TRO be able to stop them? since if they send it off for duplication isn't it out of there hands. This bites, i don't want to see UC wrapped up in courts, i guess we either will see the game with no support ever, or we won't see UC for a long time. This is a shame, but its more then understandable why u went for a TRO. -Good Luck to you Derek-
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    Freelancer 2 coming? Yikes!

    I hope that the sequel won't have everyone as trent. That was so stupid in multiplayer.
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    UC Dev Status - Ship it or give it another month?

    people, people, stop voicing your opinion. Didn't you here what Derek said. DC said they are shipping the game today, with or without the RC2 patch. Theres no more discussion to be made.
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    UC Dev Status - Ship it or give it another month?

    people, people, stop voicing your opinion. Didn't you here what Derek said. DC said they are shipping the game today, with or without the RC2 patch. Theres no more discussion to be made.
  11. IceBladeTSW

    UC Dev Status - Ship it or give it another month?

    See itÔÇÖs very tough. Based on the few bugs that are left, instinctively i would say release it, and work on a patch. Living with Dumb AI, and non crash detection for ground vehicles is more than livable until Late January. But by the same token, since it wouldn't make it to shelves by Christmas i could see why you want to wait. As always the final decision is yours Derek, but consider that in the RC listing you already stated that the 4th and 5th problem was going to be sent in a post release patch, so thatÔÇÖs not going to go into the CD if it were fixed. Also, the 2nd "bug" is only an annoyance, its not like it has a real effect on game play. And the 3rd bug eventually corrects it self, seeing as how it is not a forever loop of NPCs walking into trees, I don't see it causing a big problem. The 1st bug, sure itÔÇÖs a problem, but since the player isn't prevented from re-entering the server, itÔÇÖs not something that needs to be redone before going GM. I hope our comments help your decision
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    UC Dev Status - Ship it or give it another month?

    See itÔÇÖs very tough. Based on the few bugs that are left, instinctively i would say release it, and work on a patch. Living with Dumb AI, and non crash detection for ground vehicles is more than livable until Late January. But by the same token, since it wouldn't make it to shelves by Christmas i could see why you want to wait. As always the final decision is yours Derek, but consider that in the RC listing you already stated that the 4th and 5th problem was going to be sent in a post release patch, so thatÔÇÖs not going to go into the CD if it were fixed. Also, the 2nd "bug" is only an annoyance, its not like it has a real effect on game play. And the 3rd bug eventually corrects it self, seeing as how it is not a forever loop of NPCs walking into trees, I don't see it causing a big problem. The 1st bug, sure itÔÇÖs a problem, but since the player isn't prevented from re-entering the server, itÔÇÖs not something that needs to be redone before going GM. I hope our comments help your decision
  13. IceBladeTSW

    Top retailers to nix PC games?

    Its not going to happen. You heard the EB games head. He stated that "its not true" I mean, they probably will drop a number of games from the not well bought groups, like the Endless Ages game, i mean I've seen it(multiple copies) rot on the shelves of my local Software Etc (owned by GameStop) for half a year now. And its true, when the big wig games come out it always boosts these sales. The actuality is that they will probably reduce shelf size, but eliminating all is just a joke. With Games like Doom 3, Half Life 2, and World of Warcraft coming out in 03, thats crazy to think. Alot of their business has come from PC games being released, Command and Conquer, Warcraft, StarCraft, Everquest, Ultima Online. I mean its a laugh riot, them eliminating PC games from there stores.
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    First Person POV

    It's been done. I played pod racer at an auto expo a few years back, and they had a head tracking system. So you put on the helmet, and where u turned your head u looked, and that was independant from where your vehicle was going. Its just something that hasn't really been toyed around with. Possibly because Monitor manufactures don't want anyone to, lol.
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    Massive Scope Games: The Debate.

    BabaBooey: they are making an online X2, right now its being called Online Universe, or X2OL, you can check out more about it here Epsilon 5: sorry I'm having spelling issues lately, lol.
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