I'm shocked, games developers who listen to the buyers?
Good work guys!
Just thought I'd add my 3 cents worth so you can act accordingly moving forwards.
Came across the demo, downloaded it, started playing it.
HALLELUJA!!!! Finally, a games company that understand some of us out here want a turn based strategy game WITH good graphics! You can find one or the other, but finding both in one package was a rare breath of fresh air.. NICE ONE!
Then I got to the final scenario, then I got to it again, and once again, and stopped. My first thought was, well, maybe they just threw in a nasty scenario for the fanatics out there, and anyway, they deserve the purchase even if only for the fact that finally someone brought out the type of game I wanted to play.
So I bought the game, and started playing it.
By the time I hit scenario 3 (I think) of the paradise campaign I'd had it. My thoughts went something like this... 10/10 for the game type, 10/10 for the programming and execution, 2/10 for the "fun" element.
Forgive me a moment while I digress for a paragraph for what appears to be the inevitable flame based on the few threads I have read... <sarcasm> Yes I am sure you are a golden god of the game and all should tremble at even the sight of your shadow, and any who lacks your divine skills should cower at the awesome might of your intellect </sarcasm> and I'm sure you know who you are
Anyway back to the main part... disappointment was the least I could say, so much promise, but alas no joy. I may not exalt myself to the stratosphere of napoleonic strategicians, but I know for a fact I am no slouch, but, I work a hard job, and games are meant to be fun... that was just missing for me, and I doubt I would be the only one to think along these lines...
So, CD out of the PC, back in the box, on the shelf, lesson learned... or so I thought...
Today, I happened to see mention of the massive assault patch, which led me to the forums. Hmm, curioser and curioser I thought... so, I downloaded, the patch, campaign, scenarios and map, and thought I'd give it just one more chance.
And I did.
It's still early days (I've only loaded up 3 or 4 medium scenarios so far... and enjoyed every second of them) but the game is on, and I must confess I am smiling.
Anyway, just had to chip in, now that I have re-discovered it (admittedly only a couple of days after having given up on it
the future is bright.
Before, word of mouth from me would have been nil, indeed probably negative, now... well, I can pretty much guarantee you more purchasers
Anyway, nice one guys... and remember, for the game to be sucessfull it has to appeal to more than just the hard core, there are plenty of us out here who are serious strategy gamers but don't have either the time or the inclination to head into brain-melt territory (we reserve that for the strategy of ensuring the secure financial solvency that is one of the objectives of this game called life, or as its more commonly know, the day job