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Reply #60 on: May 26, 2022, 03:18:25 PM
Yes, FoG:E does indeed have a somewhat steep learning curve -- a fact that quickly came back to me when was playing around with it again a couple weeks ago.  :-[ 

It does a number of things differently from other grand-strategy games, which is a double-edged sword.  On the one hand, it's trying to avoid the same old formulas, and to prevent the player from simply "painting the map" as the only true path to victory, which I really, really like.  But the new mechanics & features does mean having to effectively un-learn/re-learn some of the ways in which I'm used to playing my 4x/GS games. 


And as Sir Slash pointed out, if he can figure out a game like WITE, then surely the rest of us can likewise learn a different game as well.  ;) 



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Reply #61 on: May 26, 2022, 10:58:15 PM
I learned it Martok, but damned if I can beat it.  >:(  The mark of a truly great game.

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Reply #62 on: May 27, 2022, 03:43:34 AM
Indeed.  As long as the game keeps you coming back for more punishment, that's what truly matters.  ;) 



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Reply #63 on: May 27, 2022, 06:20:26 AM
Its been on my 'follow' list for a long time.

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Reply #64 on: May 27, 2022, 06:58:54 AM
I love this game and the core decadence mechanic. Even wrote an article about it for a gaming magazine and did some let's play eries and explanaition streams on it, those are all in German though, unfortunately.

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Reply #65 on: May 27, 2022, 10:01:26 AM
I did a couple of MP games with this.  I just couldn't get into it very much.  It just seemed shallow and repetitive during the entire game.  Conquer lands, build some buildings, put down revolts, rinse and repeat. 

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Reply #66 on: May 27, 2022, 10:28:18 AM
I did a couple of MP games with this.  I just couldn't get into it very much.  It just seemed shallow and repetitive during the entire game.  Conquer lands, build some buildings, put down revolts, rinse and repeat.

Same here.

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Reply #67 on: May 27, 2022, 11:15:52 AM
I did a couple of MP games with this.  I just couldn't get into it very much.  It just seemed shallow and repetitive during the entire game.  Conquer lands, build some buildings, put down revolts, rinse and repeat.

Same here.

The big thing for FoG:E is being able to do battles in FoG:2, but that's not an option in MP games. 

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Reply #68 on: May 27, 2022, 11:49:29 AM
I enjoy the multiplayer quite a lot. You need to turn AI difficulty up to have a proper challenge.

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Reply #69 on: May 27, 2022, 01:07:39 PM
The big thing for FoG:E is being able to do battles in FoG:2, but that's not an option in MP games.

Interesting.  Personally, I didn't mind skipping the battles (I don't own FoG:2).  If the game had included its own battle system, I might have used it, but otherwise I wasn't really bothered by the lack. 



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Reply #70 on: May 27, 2022, 03:32:10 PM
Don't believe that Anguille. I learned War In The East at 65.  :biggrin:
Yeah, thanks...it's just that i don't have the energy right now (4 kids and working all week)....btw, i still have to learn War in the East as well  :doh:

Yes, FoG:E does indeed have a somewhat steep learning curve -- a fact that quickly came back to me when was playing around with it again a couple weeks ago.  :-[ 
It does a number of things differently from other grand-strategy games, which is a double-edged sword.  On the one hand, it's trying to avoid the same old formulas, and to prevent the player from simply "painting the map" as the only true path to victory, which I really, really like.  But the new mechanics & features does mean having to effectively un-learn/re-learn some of the ways in which I'm used to playing my 4x/GS games. 
Can't remember when i had so much trouble learning a game without reading the entire manual. It was probably Reach for the stars in 2002.

I learned it Martok, but damned if I can beat it.  >:(  The mark of a truly great game.
Yeah, that's the next problem but at least i want to understand what i am doing in a game. In FoG i just don't have a clue for the moment.   :doh: