A fulsome review...

Gary Grigsby's strategic level wargame covering the entire War in the Pacific from 1941 to 1945 or beyond.

Moderators: Joel Billings, wdolson, Don Bowen, mogami

Hartford688
Posts: 260
Joined: Tue Mar 23, 2004 6:40 pm
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

A fulsome review...

Post by Hartford688 »

http://www.simhq.com/_land/land_019a.html

Thanks Tom for a well put together review (well I think so).
Tiornu
Posts: 1126
Joined: Thu Apr 01, 2004 7:59 pm

RE: A fulsome review...

Post by Tiornu »

Are you sure you mean "fulsome"?
Hartford688
Posts: 260
Joined: Tue Mar 23, 2004 6:40 pm
Location: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

RE: A fulsome review...

Post by Hartford688 »

ORIGINAL: Tiornu

Are you sure you mean "fulsome"?

Good point. One glass of wine too may tonight. Was looking something less bland than "good" or "interesting" etc.

Looks like I got carried away.

From dictionary.reference.com:

Usage note: Fulsome is often mistakenly used to mean "full; abundant; plenteous." Though it once had this meaning, now it always indicates that which is so excessive it causes offense or disgust.

New Shorter Oxford:

1. Abundant, plentiful; Full, copious, rich. Now rare.


Bill Bryson ("Troublesome words"):

"fulsome is one of the most frequently misapplied words in English..."

Ooops.

I was kind of aiming at full and rich, but missed the mark. The review really did not disgust me.

Evidently I am either:

a) bad at English
b) living in in the past
c) all of the above

Probably c. Embarrassing for someone who has too many dictionaries and English usage books.[:(]

Next I will be referring to my fleet being completely decimated.

But anyway, what did you think of the review?[:)]

User avatar
Captain Cruft
Posts: 3636
Joined: Wed Mar 17, 2004 12:49 pm
Location: England

RE: A fulsome review...

Post by Captain Cruft »

I thought it was a good balanced review aimed at what I would I describe as the "casual wargamer". It goes to great length to emphasise that the game is an extremely large undertaking for example. There isn't much detail on how you actually drive the thing which is probably a good idea ... ;)
User avatar
CapAndGown
Posts: 3078
Joined: Tue Mar 06, 2001 10:00 am
Location: Virginia, USA

RE: A fulsome review...

Post by CapAndGown »

Crap, I must be living in the past too. I guess I read too many old books.
Farfarer61
Posts: 713
Joined: Wed Jul 21, 2004 1:29 pm

RE: A fulsome review...

Post by Farfarer61 »

Oxford Rules.

The opinions of barabarians who permit their language skills to degenerate to level of beasts huddled grunting in caves or in front of flatscreens are of no account. [:D]
User avatar
pasternakski
Posts: 5567
Joined: Sat Jun 29, 2002 7:42 pm

RE: A fulsome review...

Post by pasternakski »

"good balanced review"?

"barabarians"?

Let's do middle school language arts before we try to graduate to what Oxford's Mediocre New English Dictionary can teach.
Put my faith in the people
And the people let me down.
So, I turned the other way,
And I carry on anyhow.
User avatar
Terminus
Posts: 39782
Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:53 pm
Location: Denmark

RE: A fulsome review...

Post by Terminus »

I promised myself I wouldn't do this...

We are all dreams of the Giant Space Butterfly.
User avatar
Terminus
Posts: 39782
Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:53 pm
Location: Denmark

RE: A fulsome review...

Post by Terminus »

Ah, screw it...

Pasternakski, have you ever contributed anything to this forum that wasn't snide, condescending or a personal attack? Just wondering...
We are all dreams of the Giant Space Butterfly.
User avatar
mogami
Posts: 11052
Joined: Wed Aug 23, 2000 8:00 am
Location: You can't get here from there

RE: A fulsome review...

Post by mogami »

Hi, Pasternakski is sometimes the funniest person here. You have to always bear in mind that he is really Groucho Marx and not take him too serious. If he only directed his wit at certain people or times then you could make a case for it being personal but since he is like Triumph the Insult Dog and he does it to everyone and everything it's the readers fault if they let themselves take the insults personally. Be careful what you post, how you post because he is lurking looking for his next victum. But sometimes (and it is what makes it all worth while) he is really deep and quite funny. He is not out for just certain people. He wants to get all of us....to laugh
(If he was just into flaming there are better places to lurk, like AOL chat rooms)
Image




I'm not retreating, I'm attacking in a different direction!
User avatar
Terminus
Posts: 39782
Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:53 pm
Location: Denmark

RE: A fulsome review...

Post by Terminus »

Yeah... I just never found Triumph the Insult Comedy Dog very funny, is all...
We are all dreams of the Giant Space Butterfly.
Farfarer61
Posts: 713
Joined: Wed Jul 21, 2004 1:29 pm

RE: A fulsome review...

Post by Farfarer61 »

We are all funny...after all we play these games...[;)]

Ok, I will check my spelling.

It is just that I've become so lazy since I stopped using my manual typewriter and carbons last year.
User avatar
pasternakski
Posts: 5567
Joined: Sat Jun 29, 2002 7:42 pm

RE: A fulsome review...

Post by pasternakski »

ORIGINAL: Terminus
Pasternakski, have you ever contributed anything to this forum that wasn't snide, condescending or a personal attack?
No. Your point?
Put my faith in the people
And the people let me down.
So, I turned the other way,
And I carry on anyhow.
User avatar
Terminus
Posts: 39782
Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:53 pm
Location: Denmark

RE: A fulsome review...

Post by Terminus »

No point... Just checking...
We are all dreams of the Giant Space Butterfly.
User avatar
BrucePowers
Posts: 12090
Joined: Sat Jul 03, 2004 6:13 pm

RE: A fulsome review...

Post by BrucePowers »

I like reading Pasternaski. I have never felt he was attacking any one personally. No, I do not always agree with him but he does try to get every one involved.
For what we are about to receive, may we be truly thankful.

Lieutenant Bush - Captain Horatio Hornblower by C S Forester
User avatar
BrucePowers
Posts: 12090
Joined: Sat Jul 03, 2004 6:13 pm

RE: A fulsome review...

Post by BrucePowers »

OOPS - I spelled Pasternakski wrong. Sorry.
For what we are about to receive, may we be truly thankful.

Lieutenant Bush - Captain Horatio Hornblower by C S Forester
TSCofield
Posts: 223
Joined: Sat May 12, 2001 8:00 am
Location: Ft. Lewis Washington
Contact:

RE: A fulsome review...

Post by TSCofield »

People on these boards are weirder than on our own.

I didn't want to dive too deeply into the review, it would have gone on for 20 or 30 pages if I wanted to.

I wanted to do something that would be under six pages while at the same time giving a good look at the strong and weak points of the game. Players who want to play the game will really get into the nuances of the game when they pick it up. I could easily have gotten into 16 or 17 pages if I had tried.



Thomas S. Cofield
Feature Editor, SimHQ.com
t.co0field@comcast.net (stopped the SimHq mail since I get nothing but spam)
Image
User avatar
Erik Rutins
Posts: 38306
Joined: Tue Mar 28, 2000 4:00 pm
Location: Vermont, USA
Contact:

RE: A fulsome review...

Post by Erik Rutins »

Thanks Tom, it's a great review. Also enjoyed the reviews of Case Blue and The Last Days. Thanks to you and your staff for looking at our titles. [:)]

Regards,

- Erik
Erik Rutins
CEO, Matrix Games LLC


Image

For official support, please use our Help Desk: http://www.matrixgames.com/helpdesk/

Freedom is not Free.
User avatar
BrucePowers
Posts: 12090
Joined: Sat Jul 03, 2004 6:13 pm

RE: A fulsome review...

Post by BrucePowers »

I have not actually read a review of this game. I found out about MATRIX back just after UVs release when I was googling for a Pacific War computer game. I own this and UV I will probably buy War Plan Orange and Gary Grigsby's WAW. I do not play WiTP as much as I would like to (it does intimidate me a little). However, as I have said before this is the game I have been looking for since SPI's War in the Pacific. I really like it. It is a very good game. I have recommended it to my two serious wargaming friends. However, one of them is only using Macs right now. I am still working on the other one.
For what we are about to receive, may we be truly thankful.

Lieutenant Bush - Captain Horatio Hornblower by C S Forester
User avatar
bilbow
Posts: 740
Joined: Thu Aug 22, 2002 6:26 am
Location: Concord NH

RE: A fulsome review...

Post by bilbow »

ORIGINAL: BrucePowers

OOPS - I spelled Pasternakski wrong. Sorry.

Uh Oh. Now you've gone and done it.
An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile- hoping it will eat him last
- Winston Churchill
Post Reply

Return to “War In The Pacific - Struggle Against Japan 1941 - 1945”