|Rise of Nations again
Monday, July 14, 2003 11:21 AM
I'm kind of having to eat crow. After saying on Friday that Rise of
Nations was not my cup of tea, I find myself playing the demo more and
more. I firmly believe that the tech advances progress far, far too
quickly, but having gotten into the game and learned some of the nuances,
I'm starting to really like it and wish I could play beyond the
limitations of the demo (my old arch-nemesis "Wonder Victory" cannot be
disabled, nor can "Armageddon" which results from too many nuke
|Rise of Nations
Friday, July 11, 2003 6:24 PM
I wanted to like Rise of Nations, I really did. The tactics of RTS
with the forward-thinking of a Civilization-type turn-based strategy game?
Worth a shot! However, the demo has simply shown me that it simply has
the swarming-rush of the RTS (which I hate) taking your necesssary
attention away from the tedious and constant technological advancements.
Unless you can really split your attention well, you're guaranteed to
suffer. This, of course, is exactly the problem I had with Warcraft III,
where you have to babysit your heroes at the same time you're trying to
build up your initial base. Maybe this type of constant demanding
multitasking appeals to some people, but not to me.
Friday, July 11, 2003 9:12 AM
There's a lot of weird shit going on out there....
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|More fun with Moore
Tuesday, July 8, 2003 12:15 PM
More fun with Moore
And here too
Michael Moore: is he just someone who puts his ideology above all else
(integrity, honesty, common sense, logic) or is it simply that he lives in
a fantasy world where he actually believes all of the manipulations
of truth that he espouses? The man is an avowed Trotskyite who is opposed
to pretty much everything that America stands for. He is virulently
against capitalism in all forms, and so it follows that he rages against
America's current system of property ownership, commerce, not to mention
the general liberty to do as you damn well feel as long as it doesn't hurt
anyone else. No: like all Communists, he would rather everyone live the
way he demands, following his rules, even though Communism
has been proven to be a disasterous failure again and again. Dirt-poor
China can only be called Communist in the loosest terms, and Cuba is a
dying society propped up only by the American dollars funneled from
tourists and Americans sending hard currency to relatives in Havanna.
Even though capitalism and plain old liberty have given humanity all of
its wonderful human comforts and medical advancements, Michael Moore
schemes in his million-dollar mansion for ways to take that all away from
America and the rest of the free world. Well, Michael, you slovenly
hypocrite, we're not all as stupid as the vacuous-faced dullards who
worship you and gave standing ovations for your various works of fiction
that you try and pass off as documentaries. You're not a member of
mainstream America, Al Gore didn't win any of the Florida recounts, and
eventually you'll die miserable and pissed because your dreams of an
American Bolshevik revolution will never come to pass. And I hope to
someday piss on your grave.
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