Subject: from max to maxr, an emotional monologue
Hello guys, it's my first time posting here, i just registered to post this topic. I felt really nostalgic about max today and wanted to play it again. Since the game is ancient and there would be numerous recent releases for windows, osx and linux i thought i'd try for an osx one (that would supposedly have all those "why" bugs fixed) and i came across maxr. I'm a fan of single player when it comes to turn-based strategy games since i like the fact i can go away at any time and come back to my game with everything intact and, maybe saves happen frequently in multiplayer sessions but, those saves definitely don't happen every 10 minutes that i may want to go away from my game window (even for 5 mins). So single player it is. As you're guessing i'm getting to the fact that maxr doesn't have single player.
When i first played this game i was really young so i had the box and everything, however i remembered that i hated something about this game but i couldn't remember what. Yes, the 100th turn bug. Well i don't remember which turn it happened on but i searched the internet and everyone was talking about a number around 100.
What i want to ask is why hasn't anyone bothered to fix this. I mean, take the original game and just fix its bugs, without changing anything else. It's an amazing game. I've seen this happen to many games that have a following but not this one. And it's been ages!
Well i of course have to say good job guys, you really made a game similar to the one i remember. It must have been a ton of work and many people are enjoying the outcome. But it's not the *same* game. The new graphics look really clean to me and i really enjoyed those pixels. But it wouldn't be up to you to recreate something like this, obviously. I would suppose it would be up to a large company with millions to spend on graphics etc. Imagine max, the same max, being redesigned by a company of the magnitude of blizzard for example. Imagine max with starcraft 2 graphics.
Honestly why isn't anyone interested in this kind of game? When i was young and first played it it felt every move i was making was risky, the battles were extremely meaningful, i was trying to create a road to a newly constructed mining station to bring vehicles there quickly to protect it as i was building the connectors. I was building habitats to house people for my colony. I was frantically looking for gold with my surveyors (i've no idea if i'm saying the names right but i'm guessing you understand what i'm saying). I was creating air-to-ground aircraft to destroy the towers of a nearby base as tanks waited behind to finish the job. Platforms on water, enemy raids bringing hell to my turrets, power stations destroyed so my mining stations couldn't support the production of new vehicles...etc etc.
This isn't c&c or starcraft or warcraft or even homm. This is max, and it should be remade from scratch. I mean a max 3 or 4 (i know there is a 2 but everyone said it really isn't worth it so i never tried it). I mean a max of 2017. And i've no idea why hasn't any major company bothered.
Having said all this, i have to say again, great job to you guys. This "emotional monologue" honestly doesn't aim to demean your own efforts. It's just a huge "why".
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