Recent posts by Pilgrimsbattle on Kongregate

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Topic: General Gaming / Clones and Whining

Thanks Gremlion. Those articles, for me, were very interesting reads. Convincing reads too. Where serious money is involved I think that clones are definitely reprehensible. It’s hard to argue with those articles.

I basically don’t have a problem with these little flash game copies from the point of view of “this dev has no creativity”, in the context of Kongregate or similar sites where a bunch of games are uploaded every week and played for free, with presumably limmited recompense for the indie developers.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Clones and Whining

Hi all,

Does anybody else shake their heads at all these comments you read accusing the dev’s of cloning an older game and having no imagination?

Personally I love games that are copies with improvements… and I also love many a straight clone!

Take, for example, the game that has sparked more clone accusations that all others combined – Kingdom Rush! Often times these accusations are laughable of course and the game in question isn’t even a TD, and that’s just amusing, but other times yes the accusations are spot on!
And you know what? We had to wait two and a half years for ‘Kingdom Rush II’ and we’ll have to wait another few years for Kingdom Rush III. Ironhide is busy expanding their Android product to make a living, as is normal and that’s their right.

Personally I’ve been very grateful to play many great King Rush inspired games / Kingdom Rush clones – whatever you want to call them – while we wait, and the same goes for a range of other great games.

So, less whining and more gratitude. That’s my unrequested two cents.

Thanks for reading

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Kingdom Rush: Frontiers is now out

Hm, ok well I was shocked when I couldn’t find a speed-up button but I’ve just checked the original Kingdom Rush and I see it didn’t have a one either, and that’s the best game ever. I do find Speed-up handy for replaying levels to get all the stars though.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Kingdom Rush: Frontiers is now out

Does it really have no speed-up button?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The two best Real Time Strategy online games

Hi all,

I don’t know if anyone appreciates this kind of thing but I’ve found a couple of surprisingly good strategy games and I figured I’d share.

For some reason which I don’t understand there are some less known little online game sites with some really high quality online games that you can’t find on bigger and better websites.

http://ninjakiwi.com/Games/Strategy/Play/Battle-Panic.html – Battle Panic. original resource management system. A tough challenge on harder difficulty settings.

http://www.games1.com/Game/Stormy_Castle – Stomy Castle. A very tough challenge on normal difficulty settings! A fair bit of grinding for gold and upgrades needed in this game, but there is a limmit to the upgrades you can get before completing a map and it’s quite tough.

If you disagree that this are the best RTS mini-games then let me know which ones are better!

 
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Topic: General Gaming / What's this type of 'defence game' called?

Agreed

 
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Topic: General Gaming / What's this type of 'defence game' called?

The ones where you have to capture all the ‘towers’ on the map whilst the enemy attempts to do the same.
Like Jelly-Go, recently released on Kongregate or I think “Civilisations Wars” is the best known example outside Kongregate.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Obliterate Everything 2

Here is another good space game by the makers of Obliterate Everything: http://quantumraptor.com/scribble-turret/

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Obliterate Everything 2

Agreed. I had trouble finishing all the maps because after I got to a stage where mass interceptors didn’t work anymore I thought that they had lost their usefulness on harder maps. It turns out that massing interceptors is the key to most of the difficult maps. Those barricades are often part of that key.

I now consider that the most challenging map is the one directly left of the map I had trouble with before; 2nd from the top, third row from the left (Flank, 73, 271). Here you have infestors a long way away and humans in between so you end up vs a continuous line of thousands of infestors. It can be done very slowly with interceptors and supercarriers or quickly with annahilators.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Scribble Turret

This game is cool but not on Kongregate for some reason

http://quantumraptor.com/scribble-turret/

Day 10 .

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Obliterate Everything 2

“Try using the Construction bases to retreat, so the two enemies fight each other and never you.
Then blow up your main base….”

Sounds great. Thanks again.

“Well, I only played to the hard badge, but I found that the strategy on any map where you start with >2k cash is to build a big space port and set it to make super carriers. The super carriers will then obliterate everything”

Annoyingly that works on the final map at 200 difficulty.. a lot wrong with this great game. However, if you keep playing you’ll find it doesn’t work on any maps where you get attacked quickly. 2.5k is a different story.. with a few hundred more credits you can keep yourself alive and your laughing with that strat.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Obliterate Everything 2

Thanks for the tips. Very helpful.

There seems to be a hell of a lot wrong with this great game. Stupid things like no level numbers (also the fact that it’s spam based when it would have made an amazing strategy game).

I’d love to tell you which map I’m having problems with but the best I can do is say: 2nd Row, near middle of row, difficulty 70, reward 262.

I have won this map but I can only win it every 10 tries when I get lucky. Sometimes the purple enemy seems to randomly lose to the weaker white enemy and occasionally, if I’m lucky I can use the contruction cheese because he doesn’t build anything between my base and his. But I don’t think lucking it out counts. Anyone got a strategy that beats this map most of the time? Fighters, feeze ships, miner ships, medium carriers as suggested by FateIsEscaped doesn’t work for me on this map.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Obliterate Everything 2

Has anyone completed all the maps without premium?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Browser games are this good?

Interesting thread. To be honest I didn’t know browser games could look that good either and I play them all the time.

The reason for this is that the ones that look really good, whilst being ‘browser games’, aren’t ‘free browser games’ and are fraustrating to play unless you want to pay for better equipment (I think). That was certainly my experience with Arcuz, and they are not quite good enough to justify spending your money on them.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / This is definitely awsome

Portal Pirate http://www.kongregate.com/games/monzazart/portal-pirate?acomplete=portal+pirate

It just is.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Thank you jh05013

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

In this game you are little white egg, although that wasn’t very relevant to the game.

Black background and the aim is to reach the exit in each screen.

On level 5 or so you collect a crystal which gives you the ability to ‘warp’ or something (actually I think the name the dev gave the ability is also the name of the game). You have to hold ‘A’ and choose the direction with the mouse. This let’s you jump through walls and you shoot off in the direction of the warp.

You have to avoid lasers and heat seaking missiles eventually.

Possibly more helpful is that the dev was also a the maker of a popular suicide game in which an office worker has to kill himself in every level but I can’t remember the name of either game.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / The "What was that game called?" Thread

Yeti Sports: Penguin Toss

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Stick War II

Funny, the ‘best’ comment on Stick War at Kongregate “There needs to be a Stick War II” has over 10 thousand ‘likes’ so I thought you’d be interested.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Mardek 3 vs. Epic Battle Fantasy 3

EBF suffers from the typical NPC amnesia. It’s boring saving someone’s grandmother only to see them going back to welcoming you to the village for the rest of eternity.
Mardek has an absolutely perfect AI in that respect with pages and pages of great humour and characters basically realising the things you hope they do and commenting on them.

However, now a couple of years have passed since this thread was started and we know that the Mardek series has basically been cancelled. Tbh the storyline of Mardek 3 was depressing and it hasn’t even been closed off.

So take your pick.

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Stick War II

Are you aware that Stick War II is out?

http://www.stickpage.com/stickwar2gameplay.shtml

 
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Topic: MARDEK RPG: Chapter 3 / I wonder if Lone Wolf is Duegan?

Enki is the captain of the space ship? How is that revealed / hinted at?

 
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Topic: MARDEK RPG: Chapter 3 / when does 4 out mardek

It seems very strange that the developer spends 200 hours writing dialogue alone (I’m guessing) and then get’s so sick of his series that he shelves it for the next 7 years.

But.. maybe he depressed himself? I’m hoping for some sort of happy ending for Mardek. After 42 hours of gaming I see that Emela isn’t going to tell anyone who she is, Deugan isn’t even going to appear, Mardek will always think he’s dead and Emela and Deugan won’t even get together. The dreamstones are an extra feature just in case you haven’t had your fill of depressing storylines.

But.. maybe he depressed himself? I’m hoping for some sort of happy ending for Mardek. After 42 hours of gaming I see that Emela isn’t going to tell anyone who she is, Deugan isn’t even going to appear, Mardek will always think he’s dead and Emela and Deugan won’t even get together. The dreamstones are an extra feature just in case you haven’t had your fill of depressing storylines.I hope Miasmon is happy like the Mardek used to be.

 
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Topic: MARDEK RPG: Chapter 3 / Bah, can't beat the bosses

So far I’ve gone up against the water and fire bosses and I can’t take them. Surely I don’t need to grind to level 40? I’m level 28 now.

So I guess i need the right equipment, but I don’t have it. Do you know what it is and where I can but it?

 
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Topic: General Gaming / Mardek series

Oh right, I guess if it had it’s own section then it’s a bit much to start a new thread :D Thanks.
I played and loved Epic Battle Fantasy 3. It’s definitely the most similar game I know of. Having said that, it’s playing that that’s showed me just how impressive PsuedoWolf has been with Mardek’s dialogue system.