Prince of Eckmühl
In an era of companies dumping bug-ridden and incomplete games on its loyal fans, I would like to publically commend Matrix for having a pretty clean release and launch for PCK. While PCWS gave them some good experience, I view PCK as different enough that there was potential risk for some issues.
I am glad Matrix has stayed independent from the big distribution companies and thus avoided the pressure to release crap.
IMO, Matrix and BFC always somewhat competed for the independent wargame company mantra, but with BFC's sideways moves with CMSF, and Matrix's great release with PCK, I vote we hand the undisputed crown to them.
I want to be careful in posting a response to this as I'm not completely certain what the exact nature of the relationship between Matrix and Koiosworks is. If they are one in the same, then, yes indeed, hats off to Matrix.
I own three games that wear the Koiosworks label. All are as thewood1 describes, at least in terms of the quality elements involved, stability, and, so on. While there are aspects of one of the designs that I've taken issue with, the quality of presentation is always outstanding.
Conversely, there are some games that Matrix "publishes" that are far less sound than those from KW. I'm not gonna go potty on them here, or elsewhere, for sake of making a point, but this particular line of products, those from Koios, deserves a lot of credit for the TLC that's typified their issue.
PoE (aka ivanmoe)
< Message edited by Prince of Eckmühl -- 5/2/2008 5:49:23 AM >
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