The Battle for Wesnoth is a free, turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme. Fight a desperate battle to reclaim the throne of Wesnoth, or take hand in any number of other adventures. www.wesnoth.org
Hi Shawn. Some games that might interest you are:
* Regnum Online
* Alien Arena 2008
* Danger From The Deep
* Savage: The Battle For Newerth
Also, some games to watch out for:
* Savage 2: A Tortured Soul
* 0 A.D.
Wesnoth 1.4 is out. Lots of fun new content and features. Might be worth a "review update".
Hi there, i know another really good game for linux, personaly my favorite :)
I play it for 5 years now, and i still dont get bored. Review next time armagetron please :) Its power is not in local game, internet game is the source of its charm. link: http://armagetronad.net
My kids have been using Linux and playing games on it for years, as described in my article for LJ called "The Linux for Kids Experiment" (see the original article). The kids love Wesnoth so much, that they hardly ever play anything else ... they especially like the fact that they can create their own landscapes, etc., right in the game. Highly recommended.
Well Jeez Shawn,
I watched the review and went right out and downloaded that puppy. Promptly got killed three times in the tutorial.
But hey, its a game. Its free. I works on OS X. What more could I want...besides a victory, that is?
I am really bad at most games, and the learning curve on this one is a little rough at first.
I couldn't even imagine playing online!
I was impressed with the quality of the game though. It could easily pass for a commercial game, especially considering how well it's integrated online.
One of the first campaigns was actually easier to beat than the tutorial. You might want to give that a try. :)
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This game is very good but it is NOT like Civilization.
I just meant it was turn based. That's it. :)
Ok, bragging rights to the first person that recognizes the Lembas reference...
(So far, no one has known where it's from!)
I find it hard to believe no one got the Lembas joke. Come on, it was in a movie, people! I can imagine people not getting it pre-Peter Jackson, but not anymore.
During the actor commentary, Orlando Bloom calls that scene (where the quote is from) his Lembas advertisement.
He is that kind of guy...
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