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Offline CJReich46

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Re: At The Gates Makes It!
« Reply #30 on: December 11, 2018, 03:20:42 PM »
I saw something about Shafer was going to make an announcement I think it was on reddit last night (?); however, I am glad to hear it he's finally finishing it.



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Re: At The Gates Makes It!
« Reply #31 on: January 13, 2019, 08:42:14 PM »
Saw this link to Jon Schaffer's blog on Qto3.

https://jonshaferondesign.com/2019/01/09/how-at-the-gates-took-7-years-of-my-life-and-nearly-the-rest/

Looks like he had some tough times, hopefully coming out stronger at the end.

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Re: At The Gates Makes It!
« Reply #32 on: January 14, 2019, 07:58:44 AM »
I'm hard-pressed to find the excitement in this one...it doesn't look all that impressive when compared to the paradox titles, or even to the Civ games. It seems to incorporate a few neat ideas, but I don't see these being implemented across the game system and they almost come across as gimmicky to me.

I hope its really good because we can never have too many 4x options, but there is just little I have seen about this one that excites me...

I know I should keep my mouth shut on this, but I'm also finding it hard to be sympathetic about the whole development struggle. I mean, Shafer beat his drug addiction and I'm really happy for him about that. I'm also happy that he is living a healthier balanced life style now.  However, something about blaming the stress of game development on leading to a very long development cycle and an unhealthy, dangerous lifestyle/drug addiction rubs me the wrong way. I'll leave it at that for now.

Anyway, I hope the game is successful and that we are able to see more from Shafer in the future. 
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Re: At The Gates Makes It!
« Reply #33 on: January 14, 2019, 08:40:28 AM »
Yeah, best of luck to Shafer and I hope his future blossoms, but this game looked more way more exciting to me back in 2013.
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Re: At The Gates Makes It!
« Reply #34 on: January 14, 2019, 09:21:19 AM »
Yeah, best of luck to Shafer and I hope his future blossoms, but this game looked more way more exciting to me back in 2013.

My thoughts exactly.

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Re: At The Gates Makes It!
« Reply #35 on: January 14, 2019, 04:48:38 PM »
I'm hard-pressed to find the excitement in this one...it doesn't look all that impressive when compared to the paradox titles, or even to the Civ games. It seems to incorporate a few neat ideas, but I don't see these being implemented across the game system and they almost come across as gimmicky to me.

I hope its really good because we can never have too many 4x options, but there is just little I have seen about this one that excites me...

I know I should keep my mouth shut on this, but I'm also finding it hard to be sympathetic about the whole development struggle. I mean, Shafer beat his drug addiction and I'm really happy for him about that. I'm also happy that he is living a healthier balanced life style now.  However, something about blaming the stress of game development on leading to a very long development cycle and an unhealthy, dangerous lifestyle/drug addiction rubs me the wrong way. I'll leave it at that for now.

Anyway, I hope the game is successful and that we are able to see more from Shafer in the future.

Similar feelings as myself.  I absolutely wish him the best and glad to see he worked himself out of dark places.  But I would be lying if I said his history didn't worry me.  If I were to buy the game, I would be concerned about his long term commitment, ability to get out timely patches, and provide future expansions.  Certainly a game not buying at first, will wait to see reviews and actual commitment....plus, how much plans to charge for it.

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Re: At The Gates Makes It!
« Reply #36 on: January 23, 2019, 02:44:33 PM »
The game is out on Steam.

Has anyone here tried it already?

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Re: At The Gates Makes It!
« Reply #37 on: January 23, 2019, 03:03:10 PM »
Release asking price is $27.

I'm a sucker for games like this, but I'll be waiting until I've played some other things in my stable first.
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Re: At The Gates Makes It!
« Reply #38 on: January 23, 2019, 03:36:08 PM »
I will need to see reviews first and commitment to the support.  Does intrigue me though.

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Re: At The Gates Makes It!
« Reply #39 on: January 23, 2019, 03:41:47 PM »
Found a review via the Steam forum:


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Re: At The Gates Makes It!
« Reply #41 on: January 23, 2019, 03:55:25 PM »
its also reviewed at RPS. No homosexual undertones or gender/sex identity issues  in game though, so the review is lukewarm.
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Re: At The Gates Makes It!
« Reply #42 on: January 23, 2019, 04:22:11 PM »
You mean you can't have an empire of fat genderfluid women with pink and blue hair?!  RPS must hate it!

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Re: At The Gates Makes It!
« Reply #43 on: January 23, 2019, 06:11:09 PM »
its also reviewed at RPS. No homosexual undertones or gender/sex identity issues  in game though, so the review is lukewarm.

I think "lukewarm" is an optimistic assessment: they think it's boring.

https://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2019/01/23/jon-shafers-at-the-gates-review/

Although, to tell the truth, "slow pace" is typically not an issue with me, so long as it has a pace.
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Re: At The Gates Makes It!
« Reply #44 on: January 23, 2019, 06:26:27 PM »
Watched parts of a few reviews, not really impressed enough to bite the bullet on it right now.
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