Around a week after I put out my post that got a lot of people talking about how tabletop games are better than video games, I have turned to a MMO to give me some better insight into my Traveller game.
|Flying a little close!|
The conversation around that post was quite amusing. I got told flat by a lot of people that I could not compare the two. Well, I beg to differ, because I did. They are both games and the style of games I was reviewing had grown from games that sought to model D&D in the video game industry from the mid eighties onward. It is like comparing an apple and an orange I will admit, but you can compare them because they are both fruit. So to all of you that said I can’t compare the two, I actually did!
Now, as I am still a little bit sick of the typing thing at the moment I am going to make this short and sweet. I used to play a video game called Elite in the 80’s that they are remaking at the moment (can’t wait) and about six or seven years ago I played a game called X2 The Threat which I also loved. These were both pretty much open ended space faring games that I just loved for the aura and the feel of it all. I got sucked into clicking an add link to Eve Online a week ago in the hope that it was that good. I thought if I could get into a good game like that I would be able to really improve my Traveller descriptions and see what is “current” sci-fi in the video game industry also.
|Cool looking space station|
|Heading out black!|
Well I had trouble getting it to work on my Mac and thanks to +Juan García and +Jerry Ozbun largely and a load of wonderful people who helped me I got it on my machine AND I found out that the X3 game ran on Mac also so downloaded and installed it too. Net result, some sweet sci-fi video gaming loot and a reality check on how useless I truly am at video games (I died doing the tutorial mission in Eve Online). Still, neither of these games have failed me at what I had hoped for, beautiful fun open ended games with as much complexity as I want to explore. I present here some of the screen shots I have been collecting.
Until tonights game of The Demolished Ones keep rolling! I will be out in the black somewhere!