Yeah, they were all realtime. The later EOTB games added nice usability enhancements, including the ability for all four of your characters to attack by pressing a single button, which grimlock, trying to channel dungeon master rather than EotB, lacks. In trying to stay true to its inspiration, it embraces those usability failures, which IMO is the wrong way to go. I'd prefer a 10ft-based dungeon crawler with all the neat innovations added in EotB 2 and 3, stonekeep, etc.
This a 1000%. Some time ago, I went crawler crazy and played a bunch of these old games -- and it's hard to forget how painful the less-friendly crawlers like DM, Ishar, et.al. were compared to the ones that acknowledged there wasn't a Mt. Dew-fuelled dragster behind the mouse. Even at half-price this thread has comprehensively knocked any interest I have in Grimrock out of me. (But GoG does have Lands of Lore 1 & 2 which are pretty much the pinnacle of 90-degree grid crawlers, IMO).I'd prefer a 10ft-based dungeon crawler with all the neat innovations added in EotB 2 and 3
Oh hell yes, lands of lore was awesome. Grimlock should be like that, not dungeon master. DM started the genre, but it had significant faults.
Naval War: Arctic Circle is on Steam for 4.99. I'm in for that.
Looks like the offer's over, all I ge is 'Internal Server Error' when I click on 'Buy Now'
Here is the direct link to the game, on Greenmangaming. In my experience, the site is a bit slow around these promotions.
I would recommend getting the game, even if you don't like it since you can later trade it in for credit. Credit works just like cash when purchasing any item, even a Steamworks game. This also means that their coupons might stack with it.
Just as an example, I purchased Darksiders when it was on sale using the credits I'd saved from previous giveaways. Darksiders is Steamworks product, and is now activated on my Steam account after Greenman sent me a code via email.
NOTE: You need to sign up for an account at Greenmangaming for this to work.
It says on the Hacker Evolution page that "this game cannot be traded in."
Man I'm truly torn on whether I should grab the Alan Wake bundle on GOG, or wait to see if it appears during the Steam Summer Sale...
Defense Grid: the Awakening is a measly $2.49 on Steam for the daily deal. GREAT tower defense game at a great price.
Speaking of great prices, is that Hacker Evolution game any good? I enjoyed Uplink a few years ago but never tried that one fellow's work.
Well, I see it's the Sword of the Stars Weekend Sale on gamersgate.
SOTS1 complete (yay!) is $4.99 and SOTS2 (be wary) is $7.50
SOTS2 registers on steam.
The whole Majesty collection is on sale on Impulse/Gamestop right now for $17.49
•Majesty 2 Collection
•Defenders of Ardania
•Defenders of Ardania: Battlemagic DLC
•Defenders of Ardania: The Conjurer’s Tricks
•Warlock: Master of the Arcane
•Warlock: Master of the Arcane – Powerful Lords
•Warlock: Master of the Arcane – Power of the Serpent
Same bundle is $70 right now on Steam, for comparison.
*update* and Warlock and Defenders activate on Steam, as well, with the product codes you get from gamestop.
Last edited by Nathan Phoenix; 07-12-2012 at 07:46 AM.
Doesn't include the new Majesty HD version?? That's what I'm waiting for.
Also, I had no idea that Warlock was in the Majesty universe. Not that it's a terribly distinctive universe, but that surprised me.