I have played Diablo 2 and D2 LOD for the past decade or more and have slowly begun to feel like it's too old to want to play no matter how much i await the fateful D3 release this year (holding breath) so when i saw this i was at first intrigued then angered and finally delighted... I was intrigued that such a mod might exist to make me want to play D2 again... then i was angered, they made me start all over with a level 1 and no gear to boot... so i was helpless against these epic foes poking at me... not to difficult just hard enough that i wasn't to thrilled to take on 20 at once, no joke... but then a miricle happened, one of them dropped a sword... i was excited, "Yes! Something to fight back with!" and from there i was able to tame the waves... and an even more amazing this happened... i leveled... i pulled up the skill tree... and what is this?! a Paladin with a skill tree similar to D2 but... warped...?! A paladin with dark skills and holy skills... and a CHOICE?! so i decided to pick the first skill in the first tab... something about a skill that hits enemies periodically... so i assume it means one or two every ten seconds... no... no... it means one a second and walking through crowds of dead minions quickly... i hit level 5 before i finished the first quest and i fought enemies that didn't even belong there... this is a most amazing mod that i am thankful to exist... as it gives me new hope in the Diablo Universe...
It's a huge time sink, but one that you will never be sorry for. It manages to pull you into the game despite being so old school (like that was ever the problem.
OpenTTD is essentially open source version of classical Transport Tycoon game. Your goal is to build a trasport company and earn a lot of cash by the year 2050. You do that by creating transport routes between cities and businesses, but what do you do is totally up to you.
One of the strongpoints this game has to offer is building railroads. Trains don't simply drive from point A to point B, a sufficient railroad has to be built. You have to make it impossible for two trains to crash to each other by creating good intersections and placing signals that would direct the train to right track or completely stop him if needed. Things can get very complicated when you need to connect more than two or three routes (this is the time sink part).
Game can be expanded in game by user generated content. Content varies from maps to new game modules, such as trams that are not originally in the game.
Game can be hard for new players while they try to understand basic concepts of the game. Learning curve is very steep, probably my only complaint about the game. Fortunately, dedicated OpenTTD wikipedia has a handy tutorial about important aspects of the game.
This is a must have game for anybody that likes strategies and management. If you played any other tycoon game, then you might like this one as well. If you never played any strategy game, then you might feel overwhelmed by everything in this game, but you should at least try it.
Very enjoyable experience through out both game type modes. Yes, that's right you are able to play through the story line missions and of course good old death match. New turrets are a nice addition and as well as ship models from the HW2 mod community. Game play was solid similar to vanilla HW2. Only one real issue I had was some turrets seem to be floating just above the certain ships. Over all a solid mod.
Thanks for your time spent crafting a great experience.
A nice Portal-esque puzzle game. It is long enough, and for the most part the puzzles are very good, and hardly repetative. Qube looks great in the aesthetically, with various geometrics shapes littering the enviroment, giving out a sense of wonder. There is no story what so ever, which is this titles greatest fault. That said just exploring the facility is a reward in itself.
I got to say, just played a few 1 hour + games on my freinds LAN station, and it's awsome! I was always a fan on gloom, tremulous, and Natural Selection, (with NS being my favorite ^^). My comp cant quite handle Natural Selection 2 yet, and even when it can, ill still be playing this, cause it scratches that itch that only good FPS/RTS hybrids can, where you feel like your actually in a war, AND you see the game world from the perspective of a soldier in any RTS game,...especially when the commander doesnt seem to give a damn about your lives >_<'. Anyone whos likes RTS, Tactical FPS, or even the hybrids, should give this game a chance when it goes on sale, sad there is no demo.
Terrible combat, lore breaking features (warriors with fire swords, hundreds of wizards who are actually Man, Elf and Orc), hero characters aren't interesting and have the same move sets as ordinary cannon fodder, the evil story has been done before and better in the Battle For Middle Earth series and finally, the single player campaign feels like a tutorial for multiplayer which no longer has any servers.
AVOID. The Dark Lord sent this darkness to us. Don't touch it.