Get Back Here You Son of a Bitch…
Welcome back to my look at TIE Fighter! I think I was a tad burnt out on the game (and maybe in general) and needed a bit of time off, but I return to show that bastard traitor Harkov one for. This time he’s decided to hole up in a rebel base, rather than staying on the move in his star destroyer. Bad move on his part. ;) Join me as I complete the mission:
Tour of Duty V: Battle for Honor: Capture Harkov
In which I fail the mission a couple of times before completing it, but for a really weird reason. Enjoy!
Back in the mid 2000s, Space Rangers 2: Dominators — created by Russian-based Elemental Games — surprised many gamers by not only existing at all — I mean, space games were about as close to death at that point as you could get — but also by taking the traditional formula for open space games and turning it on its ear. Using a turn-based, top-down approach to much of its gameplay, mixing in several types of minigames and typically being awesome, Space Rangers 2 found its way to many a gamer’s hard drive. Fast Forward nearly ten years, and we have a re-release of the sequel called Space Rangers HD: A War Apart. This new version brings several new features to the table, and this review will cover those new features as well as the gameplay itself, and how well it’s held up over the last decade (or hasn’t).
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How It Always Starts…Simple…
A while back, I complained about not being able to find a few games for review around here, one of them being Trek73 by William K. Char, Perry Lee, and Dan Gee. Thankfully, reader Fred Sloniker pointed out the TREK73 Page wherein one can get all sorts of information about the game, as well as downloads for DOS (how I played it), BASIC, Turbo Pascal and more! Now, after spending some time with the game, I finally feel ready to give it a verdict. If you couldn’t tell by the title, I ran into a few…let’s say…roadblocks in my attempt to enjoy this game.
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And We’re Back…
It’s been a while since we last visited Paul the Polite Pirate, and if you recall in our last entry, our pirate gang felt a bit threatened due to two rival gangs canceling protection agreements with us. Paul isn’t the most aggressive of pirate leaders, sure, but he’s nothing if not pragmatic, and takes us to some interesting places. So please join me, won’t you, for the continuing saga of Paul the Polite Pirate…
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EAT IT TRAITOR!
Hey folks, welcome back to my Let’s Play of TIE Fighter series! This time I return to the game after a little absence, and it shows, as I feel far less connected to the craft than I’m used to. Admiral Harkov still needs a’capturin’ though, so off we go on these two missions:
Tour of Duty V: Battle for Honor: Mission 4: Tactical Superiority
Tour of Duty V: Battle for Honor: Mission 5: Capture Harkov
I hope you enjoy ‘em! :)
Eat It Corvette!
Helloooooo folks, and welcome to my latest look at Star Wars: TIE Fighter! Now that we’ve discovered the treachery of the villainous Admiral Harkov, it’s time to limit his supplies, so we have two missions that — initially annoyingly — take place in Assault Gunboats. Now, if you know me, you know my feeling on the AG (spoiler: not a fan), but this time I get a bit of a surprise. :) The two missions in this video are:
Battle V, Mission 2: Assault Gunboat Recon
Battle V, Mission 3: Convoy Attack
I hope you enjoy them, and I apologize for the mic level, I thought it was turned down enough but it obviously wasn’t. I’ll do better next time. :)
Yup, This Happened a Lot…
TIE Fighter veterans, you all know this mission, and you all love it, no matter how infuriating it can get. The mineclearing mission, or to be specific:
Tour of Duty V: Battle for Honor – Mineclearing
This is one of the hardest missions in the entire game, but also one of the most important, and my girlfriend Nicole joins me once again as I attempt to survive the onslaught. Enjoy!
Blowin’ Up Y-Wings…
Helloooo everyone, and welcome back to my Let’s Play TIE Fighter series! In this entry, Nicole returns to help me play the mission:
Tour of Duty IV: Conflict at Mylok IV – Rebel Arms Deal
In which those damned bastard rebels try to take our new hyperdrive system. We can’t have that, surely! Enjoy the chaos!
This Is How It Begins…And How It Ends…
I’m gonna be honest right up front here: I’ve not clicked with an X game since X-Tension many years ago. While I’ve tried every iteration, the further series has progressed, the more it’s felt like a business simulation in which your office just happens to be a spaceship. I’m totally fine with trading in space sims, but I’m here to fly, haul and fight, not manage a business. That sounds a lot like WORK. So it was with some trepidation that I approached X3: Albion Prelude because I knew I had something of a bias against the series. I figure one of the beauties of this blog will be to help me possibly overcome such biases by looking at games more critically that I might have if I were just playing certain games for my own amusement. With that said, I tried to approach this game with as little amount of trepidation and bias as possible. Read on to find out if I was successful in overcoming these biases and actually find some fun underneath all the numbers.
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Woohoo! Let the Good Times Roll!
Welcome to the first installment of my Distant Worlds – Shadows review! If you recall in my Distant Worlds – Legends review, I did something a little different, combining a character-based story with a review into something I hope was entertaining. I’ve decided to keep that theme going with my look at the latest expansion for what has become my favorite 4X game. Since this expansion focuses both on a new pre-warp era as well as a new piratical way to play, I thought this time I’d do a character study in the Age of Shadows, where pirates ruled and empires drooled (or something). Therefore, please join me was I chronicle the adventures of Paul, the Polite Pirate. :)
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