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« on: August 26, 2006, 04:22:44 AM »

Woot!  My favorite series of all time, on the DS soon..  2006 is simply an amazing year for gaming imo.  DS version looks just like the updated PC version coming out at the same time.  Fantastic..

http://www.ubi.com/UK/Games/Info.aspx?pId=4784



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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2006, 12:03:23 PM »

If they add a skirmish mode in there for something like 2vs2 (you and a human friend vs 2 computers) I'd definitely consider this.
I only played settlers 3 - which could do up to 20 players.. 10vs10.
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2006, 01:16:16 PM »

Was out of PC games when Settlers came into vogue.  Is it RTS? (I'm on dial up so I'm on checking links).

So is this like AoE?
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2006, 03:27:02 PM »

Settlers is like a god game with a few RTS elements tossed in. You don't directly control peons, instead, you "Nudge" them.  Very unique, and fun.  Settlers 2 10th Anniversary Edition wll be coming for the PC soon.
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2006, 08:12:42 PM »

You can find the "Basics" of how Settlers works here;

http://marnold.fortunecity.com/Introduction/Basics/basics.htm#

You can download the PC demo of the new upcoming remake of Settlers 2 and get a feel for the game here;

http://www.3dgamers.com/games/settlers2ng/downloads/

or

http://files.filefront.com/The+Settlers+II+The+Next+Generation+Demo/;5222924;/fileinfo.html

Assuming the DS version is the same, which by early accounts, seems to be!
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2006, 08:35:52 PM »

Quote from: Kobra on August 26, 2006, 03:27:02 PM

Settlers is like a god game with a few RTS elements tossed in. You don't directly control peons, instead, you "Nudge" them.  Very unique, and fun.  Settlers 2 10th Anniversary Edition wll be coming for the PC soon.

Really? I thought this was a full-fledged RTS...so I had dismissed it since I don't care for RTS games. I'm not good at the multi-tasking and keepng track of all that stuff at once.
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2006, 09:20:34 PM »

Settlers removes most of the headaches of direct individual peon management.  For example if you want an area investigated for minerals, you drop a flag in the area for a geologist, and he will do his own bit checking it out, and put signs in the ground in various areas for what he found.

It is more important to focus on overall health of your village and aspects of the economics moreso than anything else.  This is one of the reasons I really love settlers, it IS NOT micro heavy in terms of peon pushing.
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« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2006, 09:35:26 PM »

Thanks for your thoughts...perhaps I'll give the PC demo a shot and see if it grabs me.
Then again my DS library is growing faster than I can play it all....last thing I need is yet another title I want to play.  :icon_eek:
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« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2006, 10:18:48 PM »

Definitely give the PC demo a try, it does a great job bringing the series back to its roots.

It really is a hard game to categorize, it's kind of its own genre.  Half the fun is just watching your little workers do their daily business.  You'll see the farmer plant, grow, and harvest his wheat, carry it over to the mill to be ground by someone else, then taken to the baker to turn into bread (with water someone else brought from a well), and then have the bread taken out to where the miners are mining, etc.

I wouldn't really call it a RTS, it's more of a resource managing city building village simulator ant farm.
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« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2006, 01:11:56 PM »

So is this coming out in the US? Couldn't find any release info other than in the UK. May need to import while the wife isn't looking. ninja
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« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2006, 04:43:20 PM »

I've got it on the release list at work...I think in November IIRC.
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« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2006, 07:10:11 PM »

cripes, i'm so freakin' sick of seeing the DS get these great strategy games, while my PSP gets so little support from Sony that it might as well be a microsoft product.  as soon as disciples II comes out for the DS, i'm trading in this worthless PSP...mark my words!   Tongue
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« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2006, 03:32:12 PM »

First video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW4pZpTYNHk

Looks fantastic, and accurate to the Settlers 2 francise. (not the stinky SettlersV)
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« Reply #13 on: August 31, 2006, 04:29:18 PM »

Quote from: Kobra on August 31, 2006, 03:32:12 PM

First video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yW4pZpTYNHk

Looks fantastic, and accurate to the Settlers 2 francise. (not the stinky SettlersV)

Nice link. Lots of other DS games there too.
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« Reply #14 on: August 31, 2006, 05:48:30 PM »

Sweet video Kobra...Ebgames.com has this listed for a December 1 release date at $29.99. icon_biggrin I'll keep an eye on the oversees reviews, and this may become a day one purchase.
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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2006, 06:18:44 PM »

Looks great. Bioware are supposed to be doing a DS RPG as well, so with FF 3 out soon, looks like I will finally be using my DS.
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« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2006, 07:21:30 PM »

Quote from: JayG on August 31, 2006, 06:18:44 PM

Looks great. Bioware are supposed to be doing a DS RPG as well, so with FF 3 out soon, looks like I will finally be using my DS.

Do what?! Who said this? Where did you hear this? More info please!
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« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2006, 09:18:34 PM »

I remember reading that they played the PSP and were amazed at it's potential. I've read many things about their interest in hand helds, so hopefully it will pan out. I wonder if bethsoft are doing a handheld Fallout. Would be great on the DS.

http://www.vooks.net/modules.php?module=article&id=10887

BioWare sent out a survey to its community members asking a couple of questions regarding development of Nintendo DS RPGs. Two questions were:


"Would you buy a handheld system specifically to play an RPG based on Baldur's Gate, Star Wars :KOTOR or Neverwinter Nights?"

"Would you buy a handheld RPG based on classic BioWare series such as Baldur's Gate, Star Wars: KOTOR or Neverwinter Nights?"

If BioWare get enough positive feedback we might want to assume they will go ahead with a DS game. Which is great news for those into Western developed RPGs, may even prove a good initiation for those unfirmilar with them because of thier console background in gaming. Just remember to treat this as a rumour until we hear further from BioWare themselves.
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