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Posted at 10:16 on September 19th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Atomix (PC)
Comparision:

Sokoban (PC)
Move boxes in a warehouse
+ The Grandfather of all move something to solve the puzzle games
- After playing a few hours you start searching markers in your own living room to arrange your furniture
= You like coming up with organizational schemes? Play Sokoban!
Posted at 09:51 on September 19th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Aces over Europe (PC):
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Aces of the Pacific (PC)
Fly various missions during the Pacific War
+ Mission targets are easier to reach
- Less flyable planes
= Beginners should start with this part of the series

Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe (PC)
World War 2 dogfights in the sky over Europe
+ Much playing variations from training mission up to big campaings
- Sound and grafik
= A true classic which defined the genre
Posted at 09:39 on September 19th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Just realized, that there are no more games without themes. NICE!
Posted at 11:34 on September 12th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Implemented due to the lack of contradiction. The lists of the games I put into those new themes can be found on the site, of course. Once again, corrections and additions are welcome. Please use the 'unique' theme sparingly, though.

This concludes the themes topic. All games now have themes attached to them. Please remember always to set themes for future game entries. Quite frankly, this whole thing has been a very negative experience for me. Apparantely, nobody cares enough to even spend a single minute on it. For example, one of the last games without themes was Deluxe Trivial Pursuit. It has been viewed by several hundred people, all of which have been actively reminded that the game needs theme information. How hard can it be to apply themes to Trivial Pursuit? Nobody cared. Yet, at the same time, theme listings are being used all the time by the visitors, so the feature seems to be appreciated. People's tardiness is simply ridiculous.

I would, however, like to remind everyone of the missing comparisons again - currently, 243 game entries are still without any single reference to another game! Not that I expect much to happen there, either. After all, it's really tough to come up with a comparison for, for example, Civilization - right?
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Edited by Mr Creosote at 11:42 on September 12th, 2009
Posted at 19:50 on September 6th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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After most of the games have been classified, I believe I now have a better overview of what themes might still be needed to cover any game imaginable. In addition to Wandrell's proposal concerning the Fantasy theme, here are a few more themes which I think would help:

Unfinished: Games which are still in development or which never got really finished
Candidates: Ballern, Pudgy,...

Life Simulation: Games simulating biological life
Candidates: Little Computer People, El Fish, Alter Ego, EVO,...

Logistics: Games dealing with transport of goods and people
Candidates: Railroad Tycoon, The Train Game, Locomotion,...

Quiz: Games testing the player's knowlege
Candidates: Pub Trivia Simulator, Jeopardy,...

Unique: Games which have got a very unique theme which is rarely (if at all) found anywhere else
Candidates: El Fish,...

Personally, hesitated quite long before proposing 'unique', because I don't really like such a mixed salad theme, but in the end, there seems to be little alternative, because without it, there would be more and more tiny themes creeping in.
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Edited by Mr Creosote at 19:52 on September 6th, 2009
Posted at 10:26 on July 13th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Oh, sorry. I have the game cartridge and here in Europe the title was changed to Stranded Kids, so I always call it that way.
Posted at 17:21 on July 12th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Originally posted by T-Pow at 15:56 on July 12th, 2009:
Which title do you mean?

I guess he's refering to this one ('Stranded Kids' is listed as an alternate title).
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Posted at 15:56 on July 12th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Depends on the game. Some of them are focused more on fighting others on solving puzzles. Which title do you mean? Maybe I can help out.
Posted at 13:00 on July 12th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Stranded kids
Which kind of theme a survival game could have?
Posted at 18:42 on June 23rd, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Ok, to make this completely clear: The algorithm searches comparisons and reviews for game references which can't be resolved in the database. For comparisons, it's obvious where the supposed game names are. In reviews, not every word is used as a potential game name, but just parts which have been classified as a game link by the reviewer. I sometimes do that in spite of the game not being on the site - it doesn't hurt (as you can see in the Dark Legions review) and if the game appears on the site later, the link will just magically appear without me doing anything.
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Posted at 15:56 on June 23rd, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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My fault. Next time I read more carefully before I complain. ;)
I thought only comparisions should apear on that list.
Posted at 20:30 on June 22nd, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Yes, but in the review itself, Archon Ultra is referenced.
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Posted at 19:41 on June 22nd, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Nice Feature! But there is a litle error in the listing. The list says a review of Archon Ultra is needed. But in the review of Dark legions there is Archon (C64) mentioned as comparission.
Posted at 19:15 on June 22nd, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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The wanted games page now lists games which have been linked to in either a comparison or a review, but which aren't on the site yet. This listing will automatically update itself as either new games are linked or new games are added (filling 'requests').
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Posted at 18:00 on May 6th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Alright, I think we don't really need to argue about this. This isn't the first borderline case and it won't be the last one. Added.
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Posted at 17:55 on May 6th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Civilization isn't historical by definition but there are historic persons, buildings and even the techtree is kind of historical correct. If you have a original copy with the "big" manual it's getting even more historical because there are many background informations in there.
It's a kind of borderline case. ;)
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Edited by T-Pow at 17:56 on May 6th, 2009
Posted at 17:21 on May 6th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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All added, two comments:

Archon: also added 'Board'

Civilization: How is this 'Historical'?
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Posted at 17:01 on May 6th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Descent
Themes: Flight / Multiplayer / Science Fiction
Posted at 17:00 on May 6th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Das schwarze Auge - Die Schicksalsklinge
Themes: Based on other Media / Fantasy
Posted at 16:59 on May 6th, 2009 | Quote | Edit | Delete
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Civilization for Windows
Themes: Historical / Politics / War
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