Matrix Games Forums

Deal of the Week Da Vinci's Art of WarCivil War II Patch 1.4 public BetaHappy Easter!Battle Academy is now available on SteamPlayers compare Ageods Civil War to Civil War IIDeal of the week - An updated War in the East goes half Price!Sign up for the Qvadriga beta for iPad and Android!Come and say hi at Pax and SaluteLegends of War goes on sale!Piercing Fortress Europa Gets Updated
Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

RE: Distant Worlds Reviews

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> Distant Worlds Series >> RE: Distant Worlds Reviews Page: <<   < prev  1 [2] 3   next >   >>
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 4/9/2010 8:14:56 PM   
JaguarUSF

 

Posts: 260
Joined: 7/31/2003
From: Jacksonville, FL
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: taltamir
they didn't consider the out of 8 review "professional" enough


Can't say I don't disagree with that assessment

(in reply to taltamir)
Post #: 31
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 4/9/2010 8:35:52 PM   
taltamir

 

Posts: 1289
Joined: 4/2/2010
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: JaguarUSF

quote:

ORIGINAL: taltamir
they didn't consider the out of 8 review "professional" enough


Can't say I don't disagree with that assessment



regardless, that is no justification to delete the article.

_____________________________

I do not have a superman complex; for I am God, not Superman.

(in reply to JaguarUSF)
Post #: 32
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 4/9/2010 9:12:08 PM   
Wade1000


Posts: 771
Joined: 10/27/2009
From: California, USA
Status: offline
Yeah. I thought Wikiedia was trying to be the people's repository of everything that is and was in products and such in every minor detail. I suppose I was wrong on that thought now. I think Wikipedia would be better if they were like that.

_____________________________

Wish list:population centers beyond planetary(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Culture):Ships,Ring Orbitals,Sphere Orbitals,Ringworlds,Sphereworlds;ability to create & destroy planets,population centers,stars;AI competently using all advances & features.

(in reply to taltamir)
Post #: 33
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 4/9/2010 9:21:39 PM   
taltamir

 

Posts: 1289
Joined: 4/2/2010
Status: offline
quote:

ORIGINAL: Wade1000

Yeah. I thought Wikiedia was trying to be the people's repository of everything that is and was in products and such in every minor detail. I suppose I was wrong on that thought now. I think Wikipedia would be better if they were like that.


it started more then a year ago when they ran into funding issues... suddenly they started deleting tons of stuff under the "not sufficiently relevant to warrant a page" clause and other such deletion reasons... nowadays there are tons of things that i have to Google for because Wikipedia refuses to have a page on it because its not sufficiently "relevant" (their term)

_____________________________

I do not have a superman complex; for I am God, not Superman.

(in reply to Wade1000)
Post #: 34
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 4/9/2010 11:08:01 PM   
JonathanStrange


Posts: 114
Joined: 3/13/2010
Status: offline
The Three Moves Ahead podcast was fairly interesting - but mostly, I think, useful as an introduction to Distant Worlds. There was discussion of the game's contribution to the genre; especially its ambitious automation. Yet ultimately it's fairly lightweight, I don't see it as a being particularly positive or negative. There was some enthusiasm for Distant Worlds, but the podcast wasn't a examination of DWs strengths and weakness. How could it be when one of the three apparently had never played it, another had apparently just skimmed DW, and only the last (Tom Chick) had much experience with the game. And he doesn't much care for it if his QT3 and Fidgit comments are an indication.

< Message edited by JonathanStrange -- 4/10/2010 12:48:38 AM >


_____________________________

The opinions expressed by JonathanStrange are solely those of JonathanStrange and do not reflect the opinions of Matrix Games, the forum members of Matrix Games, the forum moderators, or JonathanStrange.

(in reply to taltamir)
Post #: 35
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 4/10/2010 12:07:01 AM   
Davor

 

Posts: 1019
Joined: 3/24/2010
Status: offline
I guess it was my attention span, I couldn't listen to the pod cast. I tried, but ended up tuning them out. I didn't even know what they were talking about. Went too long about nothing. I guess you have to be use to them. They were talking about something else for like 2 or 3 minutes before DW was even mentioned.

(in reply to JonathanStrange)
Post #: 36
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 4/10/2010 12:48:04 AM   
JonathanStrange


Posts: 114
Joined: 3/13/2010
Status: offline
Heh. I know what you mean (you have to get used to them). But it was all fairly basic, very basic stuff. (Podcasts usually convey very little info despite going on forever, usually you could summarize it all in a paragraph.)

_____________________________

The opinions expressed by JonathanStrange are solely those of JonathanStrange and do not reflect the opinions of Matrix Games, the forum members of Matrix Games, the forum moderators, or JonathanStrange.

(in reply to Davor)
Post #: 37
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 4/10/2010 1:43:32 AM   
taltamir

 

Posts: 1289
Joined: 4/2/2010
Status: offline
what podcast? i didn't see any links to podcasts here

_____________________________

I do not have a superman complex; for I am God, not Superman.

(in reply to JonathanStrange)
Post #: 38
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 4/10/2010 2:07:03 AM   
Davor

 

Posts: 1019
Joined: 3/24/2010
Status: offline

quote:

ORIGINAL: taltamir

what podcast? i didn't see any links to podcasts here

http://flashofsteel.com/index.php/2010/04/07/three-moves-ahead-episode-59-distant-worlds-space-is-big/comment-page-1/#comment-231373

It is easy to miss if you don't know what you were looking for. Here I will just post the link for you.

(in reply to taltamir)
Post #: 39
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 4/11/2010 12:20:12 AM   
echn111

 

Posts: 1
Joined: 4/10/2010
Status: offline
Never heard of "matrix games" and not overly impressed so far. First impressions: How come they haven't bothered to advertise this game anywhere? Why isn't the buy button more obvious? And why force you to fill out all your credit card details even though you want to pay by paypal? Why force customers to create a another login to post on forums? But since I'm not too familar with it, perhaps I wouldn't rush to judgement and consider this a review.

But I do know of "Out of Eight" as a review site and have just bought this game solely based on the reputation of of their reviewer and their site over the last few years. Although I don't always agree with a lot of what they say, their overall track record is good enough that if they say 8/8, I'll give it a try. And it's probably the only review site I would do that with.

Sure it's less commercial and focused on slower paced "non-instant gratification" games than many of the more commercial ones (e.g. gamespot, ign etc.). The big review sites "sometimes" put decent reviewers for the big games from the big publishers, but this type of low-publicity game would normally go to the traditional reviewer for that type of commercial site - you know the type: in their twenties, grew up on consoles and PC FPS's, favour instant gratification and their reviews reflect this, low social skills and not very confident nor experienced outside their comfort zone so if they run into something here that isn't given a lot of publicity it gets marked down etc.)

Anyway, maybe the game sucks, but given the "Out of Eight" reviewer's track record I doubt it.

quote:

ORIGINAL: taltamir

quote:

ORIGINAL: JaguarUSF

quote:

ORIGINAL: taltamir
they didn't consider the out of 8 review "professional" enough

Can't say I don't disagree with that assessment


I would disagree with you Jaguar by saying you have no clue what you're talking about. Feel free to listen to the advice of the young reviewers on the big sites and consider them to be the real "professionals" if you wish, but you're simply deluding yourself.

< Message edited by echn111 -- 4/11/2010 1:04:59 AM >

(in reply to taltamir)
Post #: 40
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 4/11/2010 1:23:13 AM   
taltamir

 

Posts: 1289
Joined: 4/2/2010
Status: offline
remember when gamespot fired that guy for giving a bad score to a ****ty game that was advertised heavily on their site?
http://kotaku.com/328244/gamespot-editor-fired-over-kane--lynch-review

as for why you need to create a separate login for the forums... show me where you use your forum login for buying games? it is completely standard to keep the two separate.

as for why it isn't advertised... advertising costs a lot of money.

_____________________________

I do not have a superman complex; for I am God, not Superman.

(in reply to echn111)
Post #: 41
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 4/11/2010 3:06:50 AM   
Anthropoid


Posts: 2544
Joined: 2/22/2005
From: Secret Underground Lair
Status: offline
What kinda games do you like echn111? If you like complex strategy games that are hard to master (and often hard to LEARN!), you'll probably become a Matrix fan. If not, you probably won't like their stuff.

They don't need to advertise. They don't have fat cat corporate backers breathing down there necks (You guys don't have fat cat corporate backers breathing down your necks yet do you? You didn't 'sell out' to the man yet did you?")

Matrix has more ancestral linkage to hex-map military board games than to arcade games; its not a huge market so advertising probably wouldn't necessarily serve anyway.

_____________________________

The x-ray is her siren song. My ship cannot resist her long. Nearer to my deadly goal. Until the black hole. Gains control...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkIIlkyZ328&feature=autoplay&list=AL94UKMTqg-9CocLGbd6tpbuQRxyF4FGNr&playnext=3

(in reply to taltamir)
Post #: 42
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 4/11/2010 3:04:29 PM   
Webbco


Posts: 595
Joined: 2/6/2010
Status: offline
I have no interest whatsoever in hex-map board games, but DW is totally different.

I would even argue that DW isn't THAT difficult to learn...it's just you can't rush into it as quickly as you can with mainstream RTS games.

The automation feature, despite certain issues that are being worked on, opens DW up to a much wider audience than that of many of the other matrix games (in my opinion).

(in reply to Anthropoid)
Post #: 43
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 4/12/2010 4:56:50 PM   
SeanD


Posts: 1575
Joined: 3/2/2006
Status: offline
Added the Eurogamer score!

_____________________________

Sean Drummy

Marketing and Press Relations Manager

(in reply to SeanD)
Post #: 44
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 5/6/2010 5:03:20 PM   
SeanD


Posts: 1575
Joined: 3/2/2006
Status: offline
Updated with two new reviews!

_____________________________

Sean Drummy

Marketing and Press Relations Manager

(in reply to SeanD)
Post #: 45
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 5/25/2010 10:58:47 PM   
SeanD


Posts: 1575
Joined: 3/2/2006
Status: offline
Added some more reviews - and another award!

_____________________________

Sean Drummy

Marketing and Press Relations Manager

(in reply to SeanD)
Post #: 46
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 5/27/2010 8:01:45 PM   
SeanD


Posts: 1575
Joined: 3/2/2006
Status: offline
Added yet another awesome review...

_____________________________

Sean Drummy

Marketing and Press Relations Manager

(in reply to SeanD)
Post #: 47
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 5/30/2010 9:09:03 AM   
Gertjan

 

Posts: 666
Joined: 12/9/2009
Status: offline
Congrats!

(in reply to SeanD)
Post #: 48
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 11/27/2010 7:31:19 PM   
SeanD


Posts: 1575
Joined: 3/2/2006
Status: offline
Added a 9/10 from PC4War!

_____________________________

Sean Drummy

Marketing and Press Relations Manager

(in reply to SeanD)
Post #: 49
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 12/4/2010 9:12:35 AM   
Gertjan

 

Posts: 666
Joined: 12/9/2009
Status: offline
Another review on Gamesquad:

http://www.gamesquad.com/review/distant-worlds

(in reply to taltamir)
Post #: 50
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 1/10/2011 10:02:30 AM   
unclean

 

Posts: 146
Joined: 12/31/2010
Status: offline
Out of curiosity, why doesn't Distant Worlds have more reviews? Seems like it's a bit under received, even in the world of niche strategy games.

(in reply to Gertjan)
Post #: 51
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 1/10/2011 10:25:42 AM   
Data


Posts: 3889
Joined: 1/3/2011
Status: offline
to be honest i like that this game started and maybe still is the underdog...the big boys will never see it coming
altough from what i've read here and there we're gaining momentum fast

_____________________________

...Igniting stellar cores....Recharging reactors...Recalibrating hyperdrives....

(in reply to unclean)
Post #: 52
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 2/14/2011 6:16:34 PM   
SeanD


Posts: 1575
Joined: 3/2/2006
Status: offline
Added the PC4WAR take on ROTS.

_____________________________

Sean Drummy

Marketing and Press Relations Manager

(in reply to SeanD)
Post #: 53
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 2/14/2011 6:28:42 PM   
Data


Posts: 3889
Joined: 1/3/2011
Status: offline
aha, another small step for humanity but a biig one for us

_____________________________

...Igniting stellar cores....Recharging reactors...Recalibrating hyperdrives....

(in reply to SeanD)
Post #: 54
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 11/9/2011 8:22:37 PM   
SeanD


Posts: 1575
Joined: 3/2/2006
Status: offline
Added a very positive GameSquad review of ROTS. Right before the Legends release no less!

http://www.gamesquad.com/review/reviewed-distant-worlds-return-shakturi

8.5

Distant Worlds: Return of the Shakturi is a worthwhile expansion to a solid 4X strategy game. Really, there is no reason why a dedicated DW fan should pass it up.

_____________________________

Sean Drummy

Marketing and Press Relations Manager

(in reply to taltamir)
Post #: 55
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 11/10/2011 7:07:13 AM   
Data


Posts: 3889
Joined: 1/3/2011
Status: offline
Good timing

_____________________________

...Igniting stellar cores....Recharging reactors...Recalibrating hyperdrives....

(in reply to SeanD)
Post #: 56
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 12/5/2011 2:45:54 PM   
SeanD


Posts: 1575
Joined: 3/2/2006
Status: offline
Added the first Legends review - 9/10!

http://www.gamesquad.com/review/reviewed-distant-worlds-legends

_____________________________

Sean Drummy

Marketing and Press Relations Manager

(in reply to SeanD)
Post #: 57
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 12/5/2011 3:08:43 PM   
Grotius


Posts: 5087
Joined: 10/18/2002
From: The Imperial Palace.
Status: offline
Very nice review! He pointed out a few things I'd overlooked. Good press for a deserving game.

(in reply to SeanD)
Post #: 58
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 12/12/2011 4:55:52 PM   
SeanD


Posts: 1575
Joined: 3/2/2006
Status: offline
Added a shining Space Sector review of Legends. And I quote:

quote:

What are you waiting for? Buy it now!


http://www.spacesector.com/blog/2011/12/distant-worlds-legends-review/

< Message edited by SeanD -- 12/12/2011 4:56:06 PM >


_____________________________

Sean Drummy

Marketing and Press Relations Manager

(in reply to SeanD)
Post #: 59
RE: Distant Worlds Reviews - 12/12/2011 9:25:49 PM   
Grotius


Posts: 5087
Joined: 10/18/2002
From: The Imperial Palace.
Status: offline
Sean, you might as well quote the preceding sentences too. It doesn't get much better than this.

quote:

If Master of Orion 2 was the 4X space strategy gaming reference of the nineties, then Distant Worlds Legends is the 4X space strategy gaming reference of the early XXI century. What are you waiting for? Buy it now!


Congrats to CodeForce and Matrix on another well-deserved rave review.

_____________________________


(in reply to SeanD)
Post #: 60
Page:   <<   < prev  1 [2] 3   next >   >>
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> Distant Worlds Series >> RE: Distant Worlds Reviews Page: <<   < prev  1 [2] 3   next >   >>
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.114