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Author Topic: Game-play always beats graphics  (Read 3095 times)

Eóin

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Game-play always beats graphics
« on: February 16, 2010, 09:20:27 AM »
Many may remember the old classic, UFO: Enemy Unknown. Well I recently came across a version for Windows Mobile, PocketUFO. It's largely identical to the original and as it's every bit as addictive I've been totally hooked. Fantastically there's a PC version and you can copy your saves back and forth between the phone and PC and continue your campaign on either.

You gotta laugh though at how all this is in spite of the graphics, just look at how small the game window is sitting on my desktop.

ufo.jpgGame-play always beats graphics


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Re: Game-play always beats graphics
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2010, 09:28:06 AM »

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Re: Game-play always beats graphics
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2010, 09:47:37 AM »
Totally off-topic:
Where did you get that wallpaper? In a strange way I like it!  Can you point me to a download link? :)

On topic:
It is impossible for me to uninstall both NeverWinter Nights games (+mods) that reside on my system for years now.

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Re: Game-play always beats graphics
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2010, 03:44:25 PM »
The XCOM graphics might not be glitzy 3D with awesome shaders, but it still looks good imho - it's pretty well done. A shame that pretty much everything has been moved to 3D these days... XCOM:Apocalypse is ugly btw :), was a really bad move.
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Re: Game-play always beats graphics
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2010, 10:55:45 PM »
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Game-play always beats graphics

Exactly. Too much attention is given on good looks these days while seriously overlooking game play. I'm a big fan of the Medal of Honor series but Airborne has been a big disappointment. It's been lying on my hard drive for years, yet I go back to play Allied Assault again and again.
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Re: Game-play always beats graphics
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2010, 04:41:22 AM »
Where did you get that wallpaper? In a strange way I like it!  Can you point me to a download link? :)

It's from CGWallpapers, an artist called Patrick Beaulieu.

f0dder have you ever played the latest installment, Afterlight? I didn't play either of the two before it, Aftermath and Aftershock, but I thoroughly enjoyed Afterlight! I must also check out the UFO: AI, looks very promising :)

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Re: Game-play always beats graphics
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2010, 07:22:01 AM »
Afterlight was the one on mars, yes? I played it for a fair amount of time, but imho it sucks compared to the originals - it feels more repetitive, the graphics are sorta-OK but not very interesting, there's not much base-management (this mattered in the originals because you could have base invasions), there's no terror sites etc., and the levels... well, they feel repetitive.
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Re: Game-play always beats graphics
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2010, 02:50:34 PM »
I agree totally with the OP. That's why:

Fallout 3 < Fallout 2 < Fallout 1 < Wasteland.

Oh, how I miss my "old friends" Angela Death and Metal Maniac.  :(