Almost back in action

I should have said something before leaving, but I’ve been afk on a mini-vacation/trip to school with time spent preparing for the new semester beginning on Monday.

It’s been four days since I’ve touched a computer to do anything but print off directions so it feels like the world has passed me by.

I’ll be returning to my regular blogging schedule within a day or two.  Until then, what’s been going on in the gaming world? How are Worms and Elemental War of Magic?  I’m thinking about picking these two up on Monday.

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Merketh - August 27, 2010

Elemental has been very buggy, but they have been pushing out patches so theres still hope for it.

18Rabbit - August 27, 2010

Elemental: War of Magic was a huge fail of a release as in, repeatedly crashing and horrible, horrible user experience. They’ve released a couple of zero day patches but it still appears to be pretty bad, looks like they are up to a 1.06 release now. Hopefully Stardock can get their shit together soon. I have faith that they will fix it all, I really want to give them my money but I can’t justify it right now. Do some research into the release day disaster before you buy.

AbsynthMinded - August 27, 2010

E:WoM was not a fail it’s just suffering the post release bug’o rama. Sadly the ongoing issues of memory leaks, and an AI that really lacks teeth takes away from the games potential greatness. However as with most Stardock games, they get better with age. I hold hope that these major issues will be resolved within another week.

Russell Gusto - August 28, 2010



Rog - August 28, 2010

I’m really enjoying Worms.

There are some minor bugs (and make sure you set your Steam voice to push-to-talk before LAN gaming, ouch on the ears), but for the most part it’s a slick experience.

Everything is mostly the same as previous Worms games only updated and Steamworks-friendly. There are some diehards complaining about the changes to the ninja-rope but honestly I’ve been playing Worms games since the beginning and the changes are IMHO good for the average player (way less of the ninja-rope dominating if you’re good with it).

I do recommend for multiplayer games that you edit your own settings. The defaults reflect the single-player experience and tend to include every mondo weapon under the sun. Some things are better left to random crate powerups.

Altogether, hell of a deal for a game launching at 20 bucks. The 4pack deal works out even better.

AbsynthMinded - August 30, 2010

Well this doesn’t bode well For EWOM.. I hope stability patches come out in the short term but significant improvement to AI and content will be postponed till late fall..


18Rabbit - August 30, 2010

RPS has a good writeup with actual experiences playing E:WoM, http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2010/08/30/impressions-of-elemental-war-of-magic/

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