Sorry, but I haven't yet shared the information about myself that would typically display here. Check back later to see if that changes, or if I instead choose to remain an enigma.
I just had my computer hijacked by a Battlestations Pacific demo. I downloaded the demo to see if I would like the game. I didn't like it all that much so after about ten minutes of playing I decided to stop playing. I exited and the game went into a cinematic ad, where it played about 30 seconds of game footage with various messages on the screen about the game. At first I didn't know what was going on, when I figured it out I decided to esc out. But guess what? I couldn't get out of it. The company hijacked my computer for their additional sales pitch and then did not let me esc out of the cinematic. I was already not that interested in their game, but now I definitely will not buy it. I realize that a demo is essentially an ad for the game, but isn't that enough? What genius d
It appears I'm batting 50% with my first 6 submissions. That's a whale of a batting average, but otherwise a failing grade almost anywhere else. Although I suppose a PGA golfer would be ecstatic to win 3 of 6 tournaments. For those of you who are thinking of submitting read carefully the fine print and purpose of this site. There are high standards, and although I must admit to being a bit miffed at "rejection", it's a very good thing those standards are upheld. I had to remind myself that one of the reasons I started coming here were those very same standrds. Time to roll up the sleeves and work on the writing. Enough of that, on to another bit of advice.
Some notes on how I review the games and where I'm coming from. First off, I am not 12, or 20, or even 30. I've been playing video games since 1978 when my dad brought home a Commodore Pet and I started shooting white pixels on a black background. I've owned a 486DX, a Pentium 3 an alienware 3.0 single core and have just built a Quad i7 system (my first foray into building a system) which was something of a comedy at first but it worked out in the end. I've owned an N64 and a PS 2, neither of which I used at all (I've found that the PS 2 is good for my kids). I'm almost exclusively a PC gamer. It's not that I don't like the idea of consoles, I just find the execution to be much less than the promise. I like strategy, RPG and wargames but I've tried most everything at one time or another.