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• March 30th, 2000 [by Caspar] :
We have a new Poll up - sorry for the delay, BTW. Inspired by all the reviews we're seeing these days, we would like to get *your* rating of the game - what do you say? Is it the poorest thing you've ever played, or the best thing since Pong? Go rate it!
You can see the result of last week's poll right here.
I recently told you about our new intermediate approach to the Maps section. We're currently expanding the concept a bit, and you should see improvements soon. Stay tuned.
I have removed the bottle graphics from the printable list of potions. Thanks to Tavern regular Fruit Fly for the excellent suggestion. : )
On to the links:
The reviews are popping up all over the place: Actiontrip rates it 59%, Gamezone are somewhat more positive with a total score of 75%, while our friends at Blinkingdot has posted one of the most positive reviews we've seen, awarding it a cool 85%. Check it out! : )
There are a couple of new reviews up: Gamespot awards MM8 a mediocre 6/10, while IGNPC gives it 6.5 out of 10 (I guess that amounts to something like 13 out of 20 ; )).
I *finally* got around to add The K-Files to the Links section. Oh, and I changed the name of L.M.M.'s MM8 site, formerly known as Prince...I mean, E.L.D.'s MM8 site.
Other than that, I'm busy playing...and I'm having more fun than 13 on a scale from 1 to 20, I tell you ; )
We have a couple of more links for you today:
First, I'd like to apologize to Tavern visitor Sensei Phoenix for not posting a link to his review at RPGFan sooner. It's a very good piece, and he's being thourough and quite fair. He awards the game 75% overall. Check it out.
And there's another review up by one of the biggest online games magazines, CNET Gamecenter. It's *very* negative, to say the least, and gives the game a 4/10 score. If you're in a hurry, and only have time to check one of the reviews out, go for the one mentioned above instead ; )
We have added some new fansites to the Links section: Inqusitor's CyberSpace, which is by a guy from the 3DO Community, and E.L.D.'s MM8 site, a page by Tavern regulars Cricket, Snoova, Jack and Hero. These guys are a friendly bunch, so give the site a spin, even if it's still under construction : )
Lastly, we spotted that the second expansion pack to the hugely successful Heroes of Might & Magic III, The Shadow of Death, has shipped. Find the announcement here.
See the result of last week's poll by clicking here.
Other than that, we have some pretty cool links and some other stuff from the Mailbox for you today. First up is walkthrus.cetus.net/mm8 and MM8 MINI-FAQ. Both sites hold huge amounts of information (and both had a MM7 counterpart, BTW), even if their way of presenting it is very different. Both definitely deserve a visit. Thanks to visitor Monica Schwab for sending word to the Mailbox.
And there's a new MM8 review up at Startgamez.com, who awards it a respectable 75%. The review ends with this remark:
Notice that blurb about the graphics? See? Anyway, thanks to visitor Joe Dellamorte for making us aware of it : )
These links have of course all been added to the Links section.
I have corrected a couple of misspellings on the Travel pages - both Alvar and Garrote Gorge was spelled wrong. Sorry about that ; )
Our Postmaster, AndrewP., informs me that the Mailbox is now accepting suggestions for future games in the Might and Magic series. Go tell him what you think the M&M games are missing! : )
A few visitors have complained that they can't see the whole top menu when accessing the page with a 640x480 resolution. We're sorry about that, but our attempt to make a satisfactory solution to fit all resolutions has not been successful. I hope those visitors will take solace in the fact that the only menu item they can't see is the one on Screenshots. They can access that directly by clicking here.
We're very proud to present this, the first result of his research:
In this new section, you'll find anything you need to know about the game's monsters - including basic stuff like their HP and AC, but also the really neat stuff like information on special attacks and resistances. Go check it out!
Naturally, MM8 is popping up on sales charts all over the place. It is debuting at no. 5 on the NPD Group's North American bestseller list for the period of February 27th to March 4th. (spotted at RPGvault).
Similarly, it pops in at no. 7 on PC Data's weekly bestseller list. This was reported by Gamecenter.com, who goes on to say...
BTW, it seems CGO is having some server problems - I haven't been able to reach their site for some time now - which should explain why some visitors have had problems getting the link I posted below to their review to work.
It seems the Poll has been a welcome addition to the site. Thank you all for participating.
There's a review of MM8 up over at Computer Games Online. It recieves a fair rating (3.5 of 5), and these ending remarks:
It has of course been added to the Links section.
Talking of Links, we've added MM8 Location List and w00kie's MM8 board to the Fansites and Messageboards sections, respectively.
Finally, we've corrected an error concerning the Pure Personality black potion (see Potions). Thanks to Tavern visitor masotime for the info. We apologize if we caused any explosions! ; )
Now, I gotta run. I have some very, very important...um...work to do! Yeah, work, that's it! ; )
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