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Postby curious_george_43545 » Sun Mar 19, 2006 2:46 am

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Postby Madison » Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:47 am

Looks incredibly stupid to me. :-t
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Postby RugbyD » Sun Mar 19, 2006 4:37 am

meh. banal and simplistic. doesn't sound like it teaches much of anything except uneducated alarmism. If this guy was worth a flip he would've come up with a more original game that actually got into the details if he wanted to truly teach something. Instead he's being lazy and hoping to make a point via platitudinal indoctrination.
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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:24 pm

This has to be one of the worst excuse for a game I have seen!

I mean who is their target market? Liberals? Hippies?
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:29 pm

SHOCKandAWE wrote:This has to be one of the worst excuse for a game I have seen!

I mean who is their target market? Liberals? Hippies?


Apparently people who would rather sit around and gripe than contribute to society... :-t

Waste of time.
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Postby dannyolbb » Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:43 pm

Seems clever to me. And I wonder if anyone who spends time on a fantasy baseball forum should gripe about people who sit around and gripe without contributing to society...

Would you all enjoy the idea more if it were a game that you agreed with politically? i.e. a game in which you invade a country on questionable intelligence, then watch as it descends into chaos b/c there was no planning? You could make it into a Chutes and Ladders rip-off, where the entire top 3 rows were chutes and you could never win except by not playing.

Honestly, it seems like Rugby made some good points, though I wonder how much of the criticism here is because you disagree with it politically.
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Postby RugbyD » Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:07 pm

dannyolbb wrote:Honestly, it seems like Rugby made some good points, though I wonder how much of the criticism here is because you disagree with it politically.

I have far more bad things to say about the PATRIOT Act and the Bush admin than good things, but that doesn't stop me from calling out intellectual laziness when I see it. One side being wrong by no means makes the other right by default. The game appears to take an "I'm right you're wrong" approach without having much of a discussion why. Then again Monopoly was based on poor economic theory (not that there was much choice if it was to appeal to large numbers as an easily playable game), so I shouldn't expect any different from a game that switches around a few names and is rigged from the get-go.
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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:12 pm

dannyolbb wrote:Seems clever to me. And I wonder if anyone who spends time on a fantasy baseball forum should gripe about people who sit around and gripe without contributing to society...


Why not do both?

Well...I guess i can gripe since I do contribute to society in the form of a 33% tax bracket!

When everyone else starts paying the same percentage in taxes(Contributing to society...I have to believe is the best form of contribution since money is liquid) that i do each year then I will shut my hole and quit griping
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Postby Zito is God » Sun Mar 19, 2006 1:53 pm

I think its clever to an extent, however the idea is nice but the game is very raw and obviously will get repetitive/annoying soon.

I would love tosee a video game where you have tyo do tasks while some of your civil liberties are taken away. I see that idea going somewhere, but I doubt it'd be easy, or markettable enough for someone to take a chance on.
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Postby duckmonkey » Mon Mar 20, 2006 4:22 pm

Omaha Red Sox wrote:
SHOCKandAWE wrote:This has to be one of the worst excuse for a game I have seen!

I mean who is their target market? Liberals? Hippies?


Apparently people who would rather sit around and gripe than contribute to society... :-t

Waste of time.


You're right on.

SO STUPID. :-t
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