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October 2, 2008 by erathoniel
Dwarf Fortress is probably the most complex game as of 2008, and it's definitely the most complex ASCII game. Okay, I kid you not, the Wiki is probably way over 200 MB, and doesn't have many pictures (and if it does, they aren't huge BMP's). It's huge. There's so much stuff in it. You can build most anything that comes to mind. And it's updated often.

It's easy to mod. I've done it. You can get a lot of cool things. And you can remove the innate alcohol dependency of the dwarves, if you need ...
August 3, 2008 by erathoniel
Dogfight is a 2d combat flight simulator. It's not to be confused with the Kuma Reality game with a similar title. It's a fun enough game, with splitscreen capabilities. It takes place in pretty much any setting you could want, with early flight to relatively recent planes, and even Star Wars vessels (at least in the version I have). It's got a decent amount of realism for a 2d game, and it's only real flaw is that it's a bit glitchy at times. I give it four @'s, and since it's free, and splitsc...
July 29, 2008 by erathoniel
    Space Siege is the sucessor to Dungeon Siege, a wonderful game. But does it live up to it's predecessor's glory? Nope. Not at all. It reminds me of one of those arcade-style games that have the 60-minute demo that nobody buys because they're tired of it before they get through it, with more lag. Seriously, on minimum settings, I got about 3 FPS on my laptop. I might contemplate it on GameTap, or if I had a better computer, but it falls in the middle ground of casual and comple...
June 18, 2008 by erathoniel
    EA has finally invoked the boycott button. I'm fine if you use DRM in a purchased product. If it really bothers me, I'll get a crack or find a workaround. But, the Spore Creature Creator demo contains Securom, an overly-potent DRM solution that phones home without any grounds for suspicion.

   I steer clear of malware on my computer, but now I've discovered that even EA cannot be trusted. You have my boycott notice, EA. I may even pirate a copy of Spore, just beca...
May 3, 2008 by erathoniel
    Elona is a wonderful Japanese (with an English option) rogue-a-like (CRPG-style game with similarities to Rogue, a sub-breed of roguelikes) with wonderful graphics, music, and gameplay. It has a day-night system, weather system, pet system, and many more small wonderful delights too numerous for me to mention.

    It's really a wonderful game, with my only complaint being the leveled town missions. Go get it now! Five @'s.

    Screenshot (no...
May 2, 2008 by erathoniel
Now, I'm a fan of overhead shooters. Almost all the games I've ever made (like 60% of them, and 90% of the playable ones) are overhead shooters. They are awesome, simple, and have lots of room for improvement.

Anyways, RIP 3 takes the generic top-down shooter and adds light RPG elements. You acquire new weapons (off the field) and skills (through level up). Over time you go from a weak version of Death to a near-omnipotent Grim Reaper. It has a "Flower Mode" for those who hate blood (though...
April 26, 2008 by erathoniel
    Stellar Frontier is an awesome, if outdated, space-combat game by Stardock. This article is a humble request to bring it back. Try putting it on the XBox Live arcade and PSN and re-releasing it for PC with minor updates (just engine, not gameplay or graphics), and it'd do awesome in the market.

    So, Stardock, please bring back Stellar Frontier.
April 26, 2008 by erathoniel
    Goliath is an awesome indie freeware game taking place in a bleak landscape. It pits a small team of players against a huge behemoth dedicated to ending the existence of humanity. Vehicular combat at its best. Five @'s.

    It's only bad for its lack of maps, and internet multiplayer (use Hamachi and you have no problems).
April 24, 2008 by erathoniel
The article link leads to a dungeon I randomly generated for Morrowind and put in in Seyda Neen. I'll update with a picture later sometime, showing the actual location of the hatch. It's many levels, and made to allow one to have a dungeon experience similar to other hack-and-slash games that Morrowind lacked. I called it Arg Domurg (crappy name, sure, but pseudo-Daedric and really easy to come up with), and published it on Filefront. Go get it!
April 20, 2008 by erathoniel
    Griffon Legend is a wonderful Zelda-esque dark action RPG. It's free, and plays very smoothly. Its music is dark and intriguing, its graphics are wonderful, and all-in-all, it's a five @ game. Basically hack through enemies, level up, beat boss, collect items, use them, and try to survive alone against a lot of angry foes. All in all, a good, if rather unfufilling for those less amused than me, experience. I've played it a long time ago, and rediscovered it today. A good coffe...
April 20, 2008 by erathoniel
    Windom XP sp-2 is a game based on the OS wars. Play as Linux or Windows and duke it out. It's an anime giant robot fighting game. I need say no more. It gets five @'s. It has simple controls, a fair system, good graphics (if simplistic), and just all-around awesome. There are plenty of mechs to choose from, and the music and levels, if repetitive, are good for the most part. It has AI and network play.

    Screenie below (Self-taken, ingame after explosion on...
April 19, 2008 by erathoniel
    Total Annihilation was one of my first games, and remains, to this day, one of my favorites. It is pure concentrated awesome science fiction joy. Take lots of robots, have them blow each other up, and watch the chaos. Or control them. Those were the best years, before we worried about 3d and whatnot, we had Total Annihilation. The awesomest game ever. I hereby give it my best game ever award (7 @'s). TA:Spring is a project to remake Total Annihilation into true three dimension...
April 19, 2008 by erathoniel
    Ever wanted to command hordes of religious fanatics versus hordes of hardcore soldiers? Look no further. I present: The Classic, the Only, the Amazing Command and Conquer!!!

    Anyways, with that out of the way, I continue to the serious part of Command and Conquer. It's one of the oldest and most respected RTS games ever, with music by the famous Frank Klepacki, and it is heralded as the game that sparked a genre, though Westwood had earlier RTS games. ...
April 19, 2008 by erathoniel
    Now, I'm gonna start my review of Avernum 3. Avernum 3 is the third game in the Avernum/Exile co-series (Exile came before Avernum, Avernum's kinda like a remake of it), where the exiled Avernites go up from their cave-lands into the surface worlds of the Empire. Plot aside, it's an awesome game. Plot included, it's an awesome game you feel a need to play for hours at end. I've never beaten the trial version, so I've never bothered buying it (Why buy something you haven't beat...
April 19, 2008 by erathoniel
    RecWar, or Recreational Warfare is a really, really, really old game, with Splitscreen and LAN/Internet play against players and bots. It's really quite a blast, with plenty of weapons, game-modes, and all-around fun. It has a map editor. It gets 5 @'s for all-around good times.

    What are you waiting for? A screenshot? I beat that tank just below and to the right of my humvee, by the way. All the vehicles handle differently and have minor changes.