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I want a game for Christmas: turn-based
« on: December 19, 2010, 12:52:07 PM »
So anyway, change of plan. I'm going to be in the UK for Christmas, and by the looks of it, probably snowed-in with the in-laws.  :o

I'll have a reasonable spec'd laptop to hand, and I think I'd like to take a nice game with me to wile away a few hours, something to get my teeth into after the Christmas day sprout mountain.

I'm looking for something turn-based since I have the reflexes of a sloth, and ideally in the fantasy/sci-fi genre. Strategy or RPG is good.

Hit me up with some nice suggestions please folks!


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Re: I want a game for Christmas: turn-based
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2010, 01:09:03 PM »
Try Magic the Gathering Online. Addictive. Also can be costly if you want it to be. :)

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Re: I want a game for Christmas: turn-based
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2010, 01:26:39 PM »
Try Magic the Gathering Online. Addictive. Also can be costly if you want it to be. :)

Nice suggestion - I did enjoy MtG a great deal back in the day. If it can also be played offline, that would be a good start.

Keep 'em coming!

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Re: I want a game for Christmas: turn-based
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2010, 10:44:04 PM »
TBS fantasy, eh:
I've heard Age of Wonders is pretty good: http://www.gog.com/e...wonders_shadow_magic
If your lappy can handle it, Civ IV is cheap, great, and has Fall From Heaven, a very deep fantasy mod.

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Re: I want a game for Christmas: turn-based
« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2010, 11:02:05 PM »
Sins of a Solar Empire

Excellent strategy game in my book. Not too expensive, even with the expansion kit...and no DRM!

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Re: I want a game for Christmas: turn-based
« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2010, 11:24:44 PM »
Try Magic the Gathering Online. Addictive. Also can be costly if you want it to be. :)

Nice suggestion - I did enjoy MtG a great deal back in the day. If it can also be played offline, that would be a good start.

Keep 'em coming!

I had the old MTG years ago that was entirely offline.

I *think* this is offline:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/49400

But, it uses Steam... I tried to use Steam once and it was just hosed. Probably it pissed me off because it wouldn't let me set my location and I *HATE* being rammed down a GeoIP funnel that screws everything and won't let me buy, which is most of the time... Grrrr... But that's another rant. Or it might have been just popping up "updates" like Java and Adobe. Either way, Steam left a bad taste in my mouth.

Anyways, if you can use Steam, I guess it will work. There's a demo for it.

I'd like to give it a spin, so I'll likely suck it up and waste an hour later today when I'm feeling like I need a 12th or 15th drink.
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Re: I want a game for Christmas: turn-based
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2010, 08:02:11 AM »
Thanks folks, there's some good stuff to chew on there.

This site is the best  :Thmbsup:

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Re: I want a game for Christmas: turn-based
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2010, 08:55:17 AM »
I'd like to take a nice game with me
Depending on how you feel about SIL, there's always sardines  8)

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Re: I want a game for Christmas: turn-based
« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2010, 09:08:52 AM »
I'd like to take a nice game with me
Depending on how you feel about SIL, there's always sardines  8)

I'd be hard-pressed to say no  :)

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Re: I want a game for Christmas: turn-based
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Re: I want a game for Christmas: turn-based
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2010, 10:35:50 AM »
Deus Ex - Best - game - ever!

(But be sure to install the patch and edit the ini files so that you can play it w/o the CD.)

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Re: I want a game for Christmas: turn-based
« Reply #11 on: December 21, 2010, 08:21:40 AM »
^ Not exactly turn-based... ;)

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Re: I want a game for Christmas: turn-based
« Reply #12 on: December 21, 2010, 08:33:34 AM »
Not fantasy/sci-fi, but a good game of chess is relaxing and strategy.

http://www.chess.com/

I play my brothers on it mostly.
And it is a well laid out site.

It doesn't complain about adblock plus either like another chess site I used before.

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Re: I want a game for Christmas: turn-based
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2010, 09:15:14 AM »
Yet more good suggestions folks, thank you. I would play chess but when at the in-laws it seems to act like a magnet for spectators.

In addition, in case anyone else is hunting around similarly:

The original X-COM, "UFO: Enemy Unknown" ticked so many boxes for me. It's the only game I've ever played through three full times. There's an updated version which is really nice here: http://ufo.ufo-extraterrestrials.com/   - and it's only $4.99!?

The downside is that's it's delivered via Steam. I have had a lot of trouble with those clods. They cannot seem to get the hang of my address at all, and keep insisting that I don't live in the country that I do!

« Last Edit: December 21, 2010, 09:17:55 AM by timns »

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Re: I want a game for Christmas: turn-based
« Reply #14 on: December 21, 2010, 09:32:30 AM »
Yet more good suggestions folks, thank you. I would play chess but when at the in-laws it seems to act like a magnet for spectators.

In addition, in case anyone else is hunting around similarly:

The original X-COM, "UFO: Enemy Unknown" ticked so many boxes for me. It's the only game I've ever played through three full times. There's an updated version which is really nice here: http://ufo.ufo-extraterrestrials.com/   - and it's only $4.99!?

The downside is that's it's delivered via Steam. I have had a lot of trouble with those clods. They cannot seem to get the hang of my address at all, and keep insisting that I don't live in the country that I do!

I remember the original. It was amazing. Great sound effects too. You hear them in movies and TV shows today even!

But it's good to hear that I'm not the only one that's had trouble with Steam. I really loathe stubborn GeoIP stuff...

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Re: I want a game for Christmas: turn-based
« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2010, 11:05:02 AM »

But it's good to hear that I'm not the only one that's had trouble with Steam. I really loathe stubborn GeoIP stuff...


It's terrible. They certainly do not add anything at all to my gaming experience. Just another flabby layer of crud in some terrible black and grey UI. Who are these clowns?

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Re: I want a game for Christmas: turn-based
« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2010, 12:05:39 PM »
The downside is that's it's delivered via Steam. I have had a lot of trouble with those clods. They cannot seem to get the hang of my address at all, and keep insisting that I don't live in the country that I do!

One of us could always gift the game to you...then shouldn't have to worry about their GeoIP thing hanging you up.

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Re: I want a game for Christmas: turn-based
« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2010, 12:20:14 PM »
The downside is that's it's delivered via Steam. I have had a lot of trouble with those clods. They cannot seem to get the hang of my address at all, and keep insisting that I don't live in the country that I do!

One of us could always gift the game to you...then shouldn't have to worry about their GeoIP thing hanging you up.

That's a good option, and one I will definitely bear in mind! Thou art most kind.

If I track something down that's steam-only and we give this a try, what sort of payment options would be acceptable?

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Re: I want a game for Christmas: turn-based
« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2010, 12:41:51 PM »
If I track something down that's steam-only and we give this a try, what sort of payment options would be acceptable?

You can either PayPal me the money or send me DC credits for the amount.  Easy peasy...

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Re: I want a game for Christmas: turn-based
« Reply #19 on: December 21, 2010, 12:48:19 PM »
If I track something down that's steam-only and we give this a try, what sort of payment options would be acceptable?

You can either PayPal me the money or send me DC credits for the amount.  Easy peasy...

Consider yourself donated-to!  :Thmbsup:

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Re: I want a game for Christmas: turn-based
« Reply #20 on: December 21, 2010, 12:53:41 PM »
Thanks...which game on Steam did you want?  This one?:

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/964/

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Re: I want a game for Christmas: turn-based
« Reply #21 on: December 21, 2010, 01:06:53 PM »
Thanks...which game on Steam did you want?  This one?:

http://store.steampowered.com/sub/964/

Ok, I knew I'd forgotten to mention something :-[

I was actually after this:
http://store.steampowered.com/app/37030/

But having seen what YOU found - I'll take the X-Com pack! Is my donation still acceptable?

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Re: I want a game for Christmas: turn-based
« Reply #22 on: December 21, 2010, 01:10:44 PM »
But having seen what YOU found - I'll take the X-Com pack! Is my donation still acceptable

Sure.  =]  PM the email address you'd like me to gift this to.

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Re: I want a game for Christmas: turn-based
« Reply #23 on: December 21, 2010, 01:13:29 PM »
In addition, in case anyone else is hunting around similarly:

The original X-COM, "UFO: Enemy Unknown" ticked so many boxes for me. It's the only game I've ever played through three full times. There's an updated version which is really nice here: http://ufo.ufo-extraterrestrials.com/   - and it's only $4.99!?

Similar game I played several years ago:
UFO - Alien Invasion
http://ufoai.ninex.info/wiki/index.php/News

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Re: I want a game for Christmas: turn-based
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2010, 01:14:49 PM »
In addition, in case anyone else is hunting around similarly:

The original X-COM, "UFO: Enemy Unknown" ticked so many boxes for me. It's the only game I've ever played through three full times. There's an updated version which is really nice here: http://ufo.ufo-extraterrestrials.com/   - and it's only $4.99!?

Similar game I played several years ago:
UFO - Alien Invasion
http://ufoai.ninex.info/wiki/index.php/News

Christmas has come early :) Thanks.