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phaz
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praise for Battle for Wesnoth

Post by phaz » October 19th, 2008, 12:37 pm

hey there: just wanted to thank you guys for a stellar game; i randomly came across this a few days ago and have been playing non stop! this is exactly the sort of challenge i've been dying to play.

BFW is even better than one of the best SRPG ever invented: ogre battle. it has all the required goodies but the battles are way more complicated, the character classes are fantastic and varied, the terrain, the simplicity, the graphics ... it's a 10. highlights: racing across the battlefield to reach the elf forest, amazing! ambushed in the mountains, awesome! surrounded in the cave searching for the scepter of fire! intense! running out of money, challenging! this game requires totally different implementations of strategies and tactics. (in fact i found this game by doing my yearly "ogre battle sequel" google search, i don't recall the site this was referenced on but i said it was great; and it is)

the stories have been intense, fast-moving, wonderful. Battle for Wesnoth is a fantastic game, made even more incredible but the volunteer programmers, artists, sound effect specialist, and writers. truly a top notch game! i really appreciate everyone's work, and am blown away that products i pay for are so poorly made; this game hasn't crashed once and has been delightfully engaging. i've played the first 4 scenarios in the list; and i know i'm repeating myself but it's so darn good! (and difficult in a great way)

i haven't even played multiplayer yet, i can't wait.

i don't know how i never heard about this before; i just can't state enough how great this game is on so many levels; the last PS3 game i bought (disgaea 3) was such a let down (tedious, horrible graphics, music so bad i had to mute it, boring gameplay, lack of strategy, not nearly as good as FFTactics from like 10 years ago and all these gaming website gave it such high marks; users too)

so again keep it up! i have been desperate to play this game without even knowing it existed.

new loyal addict
phaz

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Re: praise for Battle for Wesnoth

Post by Peter the Great » October 19th, 2008, 2:07 pm

Someone should make a "DIY I love wesnoth" topic with all these I love wesnoth posts. :P

Glad you like it and welcome to the forums. :D
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Re: praise for Battle for Wesnoth

Post by grrr » October 19th, 2008, 8:53 pm

Multiplayer - you have to try it! Playing Wesnoth vs an opponent who can actually think (and talk =) makes a huge difference, but you probably already knew that.

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Re: praise for Battle for Wesnoth

Post by A Guy » October 19th, 2008, 9:12 pm

We are glad to see that you enjoy the game.

You should try out some of the add-ons.
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Re: praise for Battle for Wesnoth

Post by Dave » October 20th, 2008, 1:42 am

It's always nice to see someone who enjoys Wesnoth.

Welcome to the forums!

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Re: praise for Battle for Wesnoth

Post by cobra » October 20th, 2008, 10:52 am

Dave wrote:It's always nice to see someone who enjoys Wesnoth
I enjoy Wesnoth. :lol2:
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Re: praise for Battle for Wesnoth

Post by Lim_Arcadia » October 22nd, 2008, 3:30 pm

Battle for Wesnoth is the greatest turn-based strategy game ever. I've been playing off and on for something like 3 years now. Its always so hard to get people to belive me about that. I'm not an expert player, but I like to think of myself as experenced to say the least. The strategy and tactics involoved in gameplay varies vastly from other games, but in a good way. It makes you think creatively about situations. In addition, there's many different factors that relate to how much damage your unit does, even though the damage number (in the unit's code) is static. Depending upon the terrain, your enimies resistances, and even the time of day.

Another great bit is that its open-source, meaning (As I'm sure most here know) that provided you take the time to learn the programming language, you can create units, factions, eras, scenarios, campaigns, races, and the list goes on.

But the thing I enjoy the most about the game is the community. Wesnoth is filled with people who are polite, well mannered, funny, and just generaly enjoyable people to talk to. There will always be those who are "bad apples" but in general I find this to be one of the best gaming communities in the world. Its nothing like Halo 3, where people must meet a quota of 4000 swear words/insults every fifteen minutes. This is by far one of the best communities in all of gaming. And that is probably the biggest reason I continue to play Wesnoth.

Continue to be a great game, and continue to be great people. :D
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Re: praise for Battle for Wesnoth

Post by JW » October 22nd, 2008, 6:32 pm

Lim_Arcadia wrote:Battle for Wesnoth is the greatest turn-based strategy game ever.
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Re: praise for Battle for Wesnoth

Post by Jetrel » October 23rd, 2008, 7:25 pm

Lim_Arcadia wrote:Its nothing like Halo 3, where people must meet a quota of 4000 swear words/insults every fifteen minutes. This is by far one of the best communities in all of gaming. And that is probably the biggest reason I continue to play Wesnoth.
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P1: "you really shouldn't attack my huntresses with your footmen like that"
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Re: praise for Battle for Wesnoth

Post by Velensk » October 23rd, 2008, 8:23 pm

I realy share the same experiance with battlenet (though I was playing starcraft rather than Warcraft III)

EDIT: @JW, realy depends on what you are looking for.
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Re: praise for Battle for Wesnoth

Post by The Great Rings » October 26th, 2008, 6:48 am

I was just playing TROW (I think it was "Final Spring") and I'd settled on a tactic to beat this level. Defend the center, while sending some troops north east and then south to kill the southeastern orc leader. Then I see that contrary to its behavior every other time I tried to beat this level, the orc leader leaves his keep and moves away from my men. Completely defying its previously observed behavior. In the end it didn't disrupt my plan. Indeed, it may have helped it. But it left me wondering at how no matter how many times you've played a single level, it'll suprise you. For so many reasons, Wesnoth has some of that replayabillity that eludes so many expensive, "professional games." No matter how you plan, it can throw a wrench into the works. And yet, rarely so severely that you cannot salvage the battle. Its just awesome.

That, and so much user made content means their's always something new to play.
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