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#1 DaveyJJ

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 09:37 AM

http://www.insidemac...view.php?ID=197

Looks nice. But was this line "...some people find it endlessly depressing that one series has never made it to Mac: Total War..." a jab at me?  ;) tBc must've edited the article.  :happy:

Still looks good though, way to go Feral. BUT I DON'T WANT GUNS AND NAPOLEON, I WANT SWORDS AND CAESAR! Sigh.

Does look really nice though. It got an average rating in the low 70s from 24 outlets on gamerankings.com, with some stellar reviews from major publications (PC Gamer, PC Game World and IGN all in the 90s or high 80s). Here's PC Game World's review ...

http://www.pcgamewor...Imperial_Glory/

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PS. And to rub salt in the wound ... Feral is even quoted as saying "Imperial Glory is a military strategy game in the mould of Rome: Total War". Just stop it, OK? I'm going to cry in a corner now ...

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 10:35 AM

Poor DaveyJJ.  :)

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 10:43 AM

DaveyJJ, on July 29th 2005, 04:37 PM, said:

PS. And to rub salt in the wound ... Feral is even quoted as saying "Imperial Glory is a military strategy game in the mould of Rome: Total War". Just stop it, OK? I'm going to cry in a corner now ...

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We thought you'd like that!

And for more info on the scores for the Windows version of the game, go check out Metacritic.com.

Enjoy!

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 10:47 AM

It does look a bit like a Total War knockoff. But maybe it's just the signs of a blossoming type of game.

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 10:52 AM

I'm pretty excited about it. I haven't enjoyed an RTS since Age of Mythology but was nervous about turn-based games such as Hearts of Iron and the like. This could be the best of both worlds for a fence straddler like myself.

And yes, I think the first line was a not-too-veiled attempt to poke a little fun at DaveyJJ.
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Posted 29 July 2005 - 10:59 AM

George K., on July 29th 2005, 11:43 AM, said:

We thought you'd like that!

And for more info on the scores for the Windows version of the game, go check out Metacritic.com.

Just don't read the very good UK-based PC Format (magazine) comments about half-way down the page. ;)

Edit -- I've just read some of the user ratings at Metacritic (linky) and now I'm very intrigued and looking, I think?, forward to it. As I said in my first post, good work Feral (and if you need testers, I have my references from other Mac game companies ready ...).

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 12:12 PM

petey700, on July 29th 2005, 12:52 PM, said:

...but was nervous about turn-based games such as Hearts of Iron ...

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HOI isn't turn-based, it's real-tiime w/ a pause key.
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Posted 29 July 2005 - 01:53 PM

DaveyJJ, on July 29th 2005, 07:37 AM, said:

http://www.insidemac...view.php?ID=197

Looks nice. But was this line "...some people find it endlessly depressing that one series has never made it to Mac: Total War..." a jab at me?  ;) tBc must've edited the article.  :happy:

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Nope, wasn't me!  But I'll bet you Ian was thinking of you when he wrote it! :D

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 02:04 PM

will this game support a 'hot-seat' game?  

I love those when I have a friend over - both him and I have always loved playing those strategy games fro years since axis and allies board game...

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 04:24 PM

DaveyJJ, on July 29th 2005, 07:37 AM, said:

Looks nice. But was this line "...some people find it endlessly depressing that one series has never made it to Mac: Total War..." a jab at me?  ;)

I'll never tell.  :ph34r:

NeverFade said:

will this game support a 'hot-seat' game?

I highly doubt there will be hotseat play, since only the real-time combat is available for multiplayer.  How sweet would that be, though, if they had hotseat play for just the turn-based side (and just default to having the battles auto-decided)?

Unfortunately, I doubt that this will happen.
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Posted 29 July 2005 - 04:34 PM

I've been reading over the preview by Ian - very interested, I am.  I hope this product is near completion.  I do have one issue w/ Ian's preview.  

Ian Beck said:

The turn-based environment also looks to be very lovingly crafted.

He actually said lovingly!  Argh!
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Posted 29 July 2005 - 04:51 PM

Yah! Another Real-Time Strategy game! Feral just keep getting better. First Fable, now this. :D
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Posted 29 July 2005 - 06:06 PM

dojoboy, on July 29th 2005, 02:34 PM, said:

Ian Beck said:

The turn-based environment also looks to be very lovingly crafted.

He actually said lovingly!  Argh!

Hey, I like my diction!  Hands off!  :D

But seriously, "lovingly" is a perfectly decent adverb.  Game designers have feelings, too.  :P
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Posted 30 July 2005 - 01:56 AM

I gave it a shot on my gaming PC (which I have already sold again btw..... :) );the tactical combat part is actually better than in the Total War series,at least the AI is more responsive and clever.
The turn based part is adequate and mostly logical,the interface has some quirks though.
All in all a great addition to the Mac gaming library,way to go Feral!
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Posted 30 July 2005 - 04:30 AM

Gamespot wasn't as forigiving on the review of the game, but their gripes seemed minor to me.  I'm looking forward to this title.

http://www.gamespot....html?q=imperial
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Posted 30 July 2005 - 04:38 AM

But, it had an average user review rating of 8.1 which is much more of an indication of the games quality than one persons opinion.
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Posted 30 July 2005 - 01:56 PM

ah, i haven't seen any of the other reviews.  Good to know that the average is 8.1
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Posted 30 July 2005 - 05:39 PM

I've been playing IG on my PC and really enjoy it.  It takes some patience to get a feel for the interface and the unit capabilities, but the game is great fun.  I like it more than RTW.

The Gamespot reviewer is an idiot.  He's flat wrong in much of what he says about the game.  The user reviews are more accurate.

I'll buy the Mac version when it comes out.

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 01:20 PM

Any idea on what the system requirements might be? I've been trying to find the PC sys req but I've had no luck.

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Posted 31 July 2005 - 01:38 PM

Cain, on July 31st 2005, 07:20 PM, said:

Any idea on what the system requirements might be? I've been trying to find the PC sys req but I've had no luck.

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256MB System Memory
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RECOMMENDED PC SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:

CPU:
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512MB System Memory
GRAPHICS:
100% DirectX 9 compatible 128MB Direct3D Card with Pixel Shader 2.0 support (GeForce 6 Series/Radeon X series)
OPTICAL DRIVE:
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INTERNET:
LAN and Broadband Internet play supported