Thursday, August 30, 2007

Alpha Centauri

It's just as fun as the newer entries in the Civ series, but in space. You can see a lot of the ideas that went on to be implemented in Civ3 and 4.

My favorite part of AC are the unique leader personalities. Lal is my favorite personality-wise, because he is a crazy motherfucker. My favorite faction to play as, though, would be University, as I heart researching everybody into the dust and then pounding them into dust. (As usual).

The unit customization is something I haven't yet seen in any other Civ game. It rules a bunch, I must say. When I've maxed out all techs and I have the space elevator, I like to create a unit with maximum attack, defense, drop jets, and an uber fast reactor, and call it the Juggernaut. With it, I can strike any land-bound city in the game (except when it has air defenses, even when there's no damn airplanes in the city). I usually only need one unit to take the city.

I rule.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Holy crap Dragon Wars looks awesome

Basically, it's Reign of Fire, minus the retarded.

And for once, it's Los Angeles getting its shit ruined, not New York.

Monday, August 20, 2007

I adore Facade

I just played through as a guy who had to go to the bathroom. I kept asking Grace and Trip where their bathroom was, but the assholes kept ignoring me and focusing on their lame marital problems.

Grace and Trip (mostly Trip, though) are really self-absorbed assholes.

Other games I've been playing lately:

Hitman 2 - If they cut out uber-frustrating shit like the save-game limit and boring/difficult as fuck as fuck levels like the lead-ups to the castle in Japan, this would have been a great game. I've heard later entries in the series are better, though. Also stumbled upon an amusing message: "Guards are looking for a suspicious clone."

Alpha Centauri - Not quite as fun as Civ 3 or 4, since I can't totally conquer the other civs tech-wise and then steamroll over them with advanced units.

Europa 1400: The Guild - Hooray for killing my wife in a duel to gain control of her chain of perfumeries!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Shtuff I've been up to lately:

I played Postal 2. It's quite fun/awesome, basically GTA without cars. (Drivable cars, anyway). The expansion mostly sucked, though (except for the zombies).

I read Prey, Michael Crichton's novel on the terrors of nanites. While nanites could indeed pwn Earth, I doubt they'd rip off Invasion of the Body Snatchers and start imitating people whilst putting on a sinister conspiratorial personality.

I read Alas, Babylon. Shexy shtuff. It probably would have been a lot more depressing if the nuclear winter theory had been around when it was written.

Oh, and I don't know if I mentioned it, but I got a shweet new monitor, 19" widescreen LCD HDTV.

Man, I have about a thousand games that I own that I have yet to play. I ought to get on it sometime soon.