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 Post subject: Gamer on a Budget Review - Sid Meier's Ace Patrol
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:01 pm 
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The fifth in William LJ Galaini's Gamer on a Budget review series sees William take a look at the recent PC port of Sid Meier's Ace Patrol.

http://www.winterwind-productions.com/columns/ace_patrol/

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 Post subject: Re: Gamer on a Budget Review - Sid Meier's Ace Patrol
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 4:50 pm 
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Godssss! What is this for horrid game and how can it carry Sid Meiers name!? :O

What is this Mars thingy by the way! :)


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 Post subject: Re: Gamer on a Budget Review - Sid Meier's Ace Patrol
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To think that the sort of people who created these wonderful and brilliantly cut gems of gaming are the same that proclaim the end of all hand-held gaming consoles because, hey, you can play on your mobile phone (oh, and the tablet) is sort of laughable, and that's before you actually take a look at playing with those laggy, completely inaccurate touch controls.

Thanks, but no thanks.

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Godssss! What is this for horrid game and how can it carry Sid Meiers name!? :O


It's an iOS port. I haven't seen a single good game* on mobile phones yet.

*Disclaimer: By game I do mean something that is a little more complex than Fruit Ninja. Those are fun diversions, but barely anything more.

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 Post subject: Re: Gamer on a Budget Review - Sid Meier's Ace Patrol
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Mobile games are really just something to pass the time while riding public transit or sitting in the waiting room at the doctor's office. Mind you, I have had fun and put hours into things like "Pocket Planes" because there is a certain addictive element to them but really, this was not deserving of a pc port.

And my favourite part of these reviews are the three bits at the end: Why you'd buy it. Why you'd pass on it. Recommended for:

Just hilarious.


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Joseph wrote:
Mobile games are really just something to pass the time while riding public transit or sitting in the waiting room at the doctor's office.


My gameboy certainly did that better, 20 years ago. It most likely still does, all things considered. :haha:

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 Post subject: Re: Gamer on a Budget Review - Sid Meier's Ace Patrol
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wow. just throw a name on it and hope it sells.

wouldn't have played this anyhow but thanks for the warning! and yeah, the breakdowns at the end are great.

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 Post subject: Re: Gamer on a Budget Review - Sid Meier's Ace Patrol
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Thank you, lads!

Marcus, Sid Meier's Mars was announced after Civ 3 came out. Around... the turn of the century or so....

Fraxis also had an FPS in mind for a while that was supposed to be a more 'twich' based shooter like Rainbow Six. It was announced after Half Life Blueshift came out but canned eventually.

Out of all of his canned projects, Dinosaurs was possibly the most interesting for me.


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 Post subject: Re: Gamer on a Budget Review - Sid Meier's Ace Patrol
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I actually had two of the "real" Sid Meier sims. One was called "Solo Flight" and the other was "F15 Strike Eagle". Both bloody brilliant games for their time.

This may look dated Mig Alley Ace but those game mechanics are what people expect from a flight sim with the Sid Meier name associated with them.

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I loved Sid's Red Baron that would boot you to the DOS prompt if you crashed.

See below for a great sim, if you can find it anywhere.


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Alas my depression isn't desperation. I legitimately thought this would be a cool game

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wow. they really thought this would be good? i could never be that bored.

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 Post subject: Re: Gamer on a Budget Review - Sid Meier's Ace Patrol
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So.... am I being trolled or does this guy have any valid points?

http://steamcommunity.com/app/244070/di ... 159864569/


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 Post subject: Re: Gamer on a Budget Review - Sid Meier's Ace Patrol
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I *think* (because I'm now second guessing a person I don't know) he might just disagree with your expectations in that price range. You base your expectations on something (name and brand recognition), he bases his lack of expectations on something else (low price point). Not really a disagreement about whether the game was any good. About as useful as a glass half full/empty discussion, I know :)

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 Post subject: Re: Gamer on a Budget Review - Sid Meier's Ace Patrol
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His expectations for the price range are alarmingly narrow. Ten bucks can get you a great game as we've seen on here time and time again. I honestly think he was just trolling me, but I wanted to be sure. I've gotten a number of trolls on the other reviews, but he was the least obvious so I wanted to be sure.

I will never understand the basement dwelling internet troll. While I delight in how the internet has given a voice to all.... I sometimes cringe, too.


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The internet is what it is. People are what they are. It's equally amusing and annoying.


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