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  1. I largely agreed with your extensive discussion and your disappointment with CoH2 (though I have still played a lot of it over the last few weeks). A few minor points:

    • Relic deserves praise for releasing a AAA title that does not automatically require you to have close to the latest hardware - I have a 3 year Macbook Pro with very basic graphic acceleration and the game runs without excessive lag.
    • The KV-I does 'exist' but only in the 1941 time period
    • Why can't you elect to play multiplayer in a given year? It would allow for more diversity in play styles
    • That said, as far as I can see the balance for 1941 is completely messed up - Russian T-34s and KV-I's once built are almost unstoppable when the Germans don't have 'proper' Pz-IVs or Pzfaust/shreks. This is realistic-ish (for a change) but frustrating!

    Can you provide a link to whatever it is you mentioned in passing that Bruce Geryk said about CoH2?

  2. I fancied a fantasy strategy title so FYI the relevant links for downloads are: (Mac, Linux and PC - free demo avail, quite cheap (£6.99) but lo res)

    Fallen Enchantress http://www.elemental...len-enchantress (full price, PC only)

    Warlock - PC only, mid-price http://www.gameranki...cane/index.html for reviews

    Eador Genesis PC only $6 but there's a Steam greenlight for a 'reboot'

  3. Really liked hearing from Rob Daviau - some great quotes and background about how game design works in the mass market eg "best part of any game session is opening the box" or "giving a game to players is like sending a teenager out to drive." Maybe I'm a sad academic but I'd love to see what the MIT guys who studied player reactions published about it if anything...