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Offline Ultimatum

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Re: Paradox Games
« Reply #240 on: March 16, 2016, 01:46:39 pm »
I'm hyped as I was for Spore

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Re: Paradox Games
« Reply #241 on: March 16, 2016, 03:43:44 pm »
Except this is like the opposite of Spore.

There was a tiny wait that barely gave us time to start inflating the game in our own minds, and it's Paradox so it's gonna actually be good!
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Re: Paradox Games
« Reply #242 on: March 16, 2016, 03:57:38 pm »

"We shall see,everyone makes a bad game at some point,this shall be a test"

« Last Edit: March 19, 2016, 09:39:22 am by Ultimatum »

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Re: Paradox Games
« Reply #243 on: March 16, 2016, 05:58:39 pm »
Right now I'm running a i7 3.5GHz, 12 gigs DDR3 memory, with a GeForce GTX 760. Gonna put another 760 in. My plan was to get the one 760, then get the second down the line and wait out Star Citizen, then upgrade.

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Re: Paradox Games
« Reply #244 on: March 16, 2016, 06:09:26 pm »
heh I barely paid attention to this game until like a month ago

" it's Paradox so it's gonna actually be good!"

We shall see,everyone makes a bad game at some point,this shall be a test

It was called Victoria 2.
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Re: Paradox Games
« Reply #245 on: March 16, 2016, 06:32:00 pm »
lol yeah

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Re: Paradox Games
« Reply #246 on: March 17, 2016, 05:32:39 am »
the reviews on steam aren't especially negative concerning Victoria II,so I don't agree with you there sam


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Re: Paradox Games
« Reply #247 on: March 17, 2016, 06:06:44 am »
Jesus you're really contrary these days Ultimatum, is everything all right?
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Re: Paradox Games
« Reply #248 on: March 17, 2016, 06:49:17 am »
Yeah really.

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Re: Paradox Games
« Reply #249 on: March 17, 2016, 09:58:08 am »
Jesus you're really contrary these days Ultimatum, is everything all right?

I'll discuss it in PMs

Anyway,at  20:00 we will see new gameplay for Stellaris..can't wait!

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Re: Paradox Games
« Reply #250 on: March 17, 2016, 10:06:02 am »
Well if we're just talking about Victoria 2 we might as well do it in the actual topic.

IMO it's not as good as their other games because it's really deterministic. Because so much of the game hinges on this really fiddly economic engine based around pops working in factories and generating goods and capital there's a decent percentage of all the countries that just can't really do anything because they lack the necessary resources and manpower to industrialise.

Britain starts off the game dominant (historically accurate) and unless they really do badly they'll still be dominating by the end. A few colonial powers besides Britain can sort of make a go of it but challenging Britain is incredibly difficult.

There's nothing "wrong" with the game as a cruel historical simulator that makes it incredibly difficult to break out of the pattern the game sets up for you, but it just plain isn't that fun compared to their other games where the sandbox is less restrictive and lets you carve out an alternate history where Luxembourg colonised Australia and went to war with Japan over who got to control trade through Panama.
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Re: Paradox Games
« Reply #251 on: March 17, 2016, 10:49:40 am »
Yeah I remember being pretty bummed coming from EU3, where you could take the Inca and run roughshod through America, to Vicky 2 where if you weren't industrial you had basically no game



Stellaris though.

I'm still wanting to see the other two ftl in action, worm holes seem pretty cool imo, seemingly Mass Relays in effect
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Re: Paradox Games
« Reply #252 on: March 17, 2016, 10:59:00 am »
Victoria II doesn't seem so bad in my eyes ,anyway,Stellaris is a missive gamble for Paradox and I hope they don't roll snake eyes.

I can't imagine the pressure the devs are under to deliver and meet the player's expectations of conquering a universe

mini game

https://launchpad.stellarisgame.com/?utm_source=twitch&utm_medium=stream&utm_campaign=prau_stellaris_stream_rec&utm_content=stream
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Re: Paradox Games
« Reply #253 on: March 17, 2016, 02:07:37 pm »
I agree with you that Victoria isn't that bad.

But it's not as good as the other ones.

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Re: Paradox Games
« Reply #254 on: March 17, 2016, 02:10:13 pm »
I've never even played victoria,I just examined the steam reviews,and lo and behold they were mostly in favour of the game