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« on: February 04, 2004, 12:57:52 pm »

dAs far as Pelit is concerned, there's a lot of room at the top in Finland's gaming magazine business, and it's occupying all of it. You with more than one would probably call it a "Core" mag; it emphasizes the importance of playability and originality and loves genres such as adventure and strategy.
Back over a decade ago it gave Star Control 2 96 points out of 100 and shortly afterwards awarded it the Game of the Year title.

In the February 2004 issue, Pelit uses the whole four pages of its Retro column to take a look at the Star Control series and to review v 0.3 of The Ur-Quan Masters.It aso gets a mention on the cover, under the heading "Fabulous games (that you've never heard of)".The reviewer, who is an old fan, practically drools over this, commending the quality of the remake and awarding it five retro stars out of five. A superbrief English Summary on the inside back cover says: "The Ur-Quan Masters: The project is a phenomenal one. A fan project from heaven. And at no cost. Add the intros, outros and a network super-melee and you've made my millenia."

So, whee. I'd do some scanning or translating, but I possess neither a scanner nor the time.
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Re: Ur-Quan Masters reviewed by Finlands #1 Games
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2004, 05:38:03 pm »

That's a great review by the public! - I course I can understand since it is such a great game. Why only Finland though?
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Re: Ur-Quan Masters reviewed by Finlands #1 Games
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2004, 07:01:28 pm »

The magazine is a Finnish magazine. So it's all in Finnish. I just asked friend to scan those four pages for me, as I don't get the mag and I don't want to spend money on it right now  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2004, 07:02:23 pm »

How many people outside Finland want to read a magazine which is almost entirely in a language completely unrelated to their own (unless they're from Hungary, in which case there is a distant relationship)?

But if he wants net play, well, that's just too bad. Cry

edit: wow, the timing.
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« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2004, 07:03:01 pm »

No - I meant why did only Finland write a half decent reveiw about it? Or are their others that I am not aware of?

Why is there not a mag. reveiw of the game based in England or America for example? Or maybe I am just completly ignorant of the many that I am missing.
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« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2004, 07:05:11 pm »

Why do people make game reviews in the first place? The contents of retro columns are harder to predict than the weather, especially as time goes on and there are more retro games to cover.

edit: are you logged on all the time, or is it just coincidence that there were three responses in three minutes?
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2004, 07:06:46 pm »

So basicly what your saying is that they won't give the time of day to UQM because they think there are many better games out there?

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« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2004, 07:08:15 pm »

No, I'm saying that in 30+ years of computer games, there are many great games.
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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2004, 07:09:14 pm »

I guess - But that means that UQM will always be on  the back shelf.  Cry

This is more like instant messaging D_999!
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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2004, 10:06:44 pm »

Hmm, the reason there's no USA magazine column:  no financial incentive.  UQM's not paying a magazine big bucks to promote itself.
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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2004, 11:58:35 pm »

I think it is great, even when it happened only in Finland. This game deserves credit. And when I talk to the game, I am not just talking about the "old" stuff. I am talking about the remixes(for now) and other extra stuff.

edit: Which brings me to my question: Remix pack no' 3 - when?
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« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2004, 01:01:00 am »

As a remix team would say: "when it is ready!"
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« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2004, 02:08:31 am »

I can't think of any American magazines that actually have retro columns, though Star Control 2 did place #2 in Computer Gaming World's retrospective some years back for "best ending."

And, well, the ending isn't all there yet, so I wouldn't be bragging to them just yet Smiley  Besides, we're still an alpha; I'm amazed that half a column was given to an open-source game alpha, myself.

And it's not like we're being ignored... we've been linked twice by Penny Arcade.  A number of people from gaming websites have asked some questions, but don't seem to have written any articles.  The Western Hemisphere will know, when the time comes.  Fear not.
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« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2004, 05:12:22 am »

What must we do on this glorious day, fearless leaders?
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« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2004, 05:14:14 am »

Wait till the final version of UQM comes out and then tell the world!!! (exept Finland cause they alrready know about it)
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