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Peter Mulholland
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So Rodney Smith has posted his "Watch It Played" video for Specter Ops (found here.) and my word is it fantastic.

I cannot wait to get this game (and the fact its been posted maybe suggests that its not far off...) and this video has me even more excited!

Just the intro graphics themselves are fantastic!
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I like how there are several bad ratings without any justification whatsoever. And, apparently, none of them owns the game.

If you're rating a game down, you could at least tell ppl why, so that those who don't know it yet, have a hint on what could be wrong with it.

Just saying.
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If you look at the recently played and owned games of the low raters (5 and lower) they play/own almost exclusively Euros. Maybe the dice scared them from the fun. Or maybe the bright colors of the board were too much for there eyes... I kid, I kid. But knowing that Plaid Hat couldn't be further from a Euro game producer, it's not a big surprise some of these people didn't enjoy it. And I guess that is the point - we don't know why because they didn't leave comments. So yeah, not useful.

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The guy who gave it a 1 has given everything published by Plaid Hat the same score - some strange vendetta, I suppose? The game looks awesome, though I'm a bit concerned that they aren't really showing off the turn-by-turn cat and mouse part that constitutes the bulk of the actual gameplay, but just showing the mechanics.
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oldschoolgamr wrote:
If you look at the recently played and owned games of the low raters (5 and lower) they play/own almost exclusively Euros. Maybe the dice scared them from the fun. Or maybe the bright colors of the board were too much for there eyes... I kid, I kid. But knowing that Plaid Hat couldn't be further from a Euro game producer, it's not a big surprise some of these people didn't enjoy it. And I guess that is the point - we don't know why because they didn't leave comments. So yeah, not useful.

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I'm also a Euro player myself, but that doesn't mean that I have to hate the rest of the games.
And if I don't like some kind of mechanics in a game, I'm not gonna rate it down just because of that.
Normally I rate down games that I think that have problems, are unbalanced or just bad games. I don't rate a game 1 or 2 just because I don't like that type of game, that's just stupid IMO.

But, ratings are what they are I guess.
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LongDarkBlues wrote:
The guy who gave it a 1 has given everything published by Plaid Hat the same score - some strange vendetta, I suppose?
This particular user has been doing this for years. I guess Colby killed his dog or something.
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Dna_Boy wrote:
oldschoolgamr wrote:
If you look at the recently played and owned games of the low raters (5 and lower) they play/own almost exclusively Euros. Maybe the dice scared them from the fun. Or maybe the bright colors of the board were too much for there eyes... I kid, I kid. But knowing that Plaid Hat couldn't be further from a Euro game producer, it's not a big surprise some of these people didn't enjoy it. And I guess that is the point - we don't know why because they didn't leave comments. So yeah, not useful.

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I'm also a Euro player myself, but that doesn't mean that I have to hate the rest of the games.
And if I don't like some kind of mechanics in a game, I'm not gonna rate it down just because of that.
Normally I rate down games that I think that have problems, are unbalanced or just bad games. I don't rate a game 1 or 2 just because I don't like that type of game, that's just stupid IMO.

But, ratings are what they are I guess.


Yeah, that's was my point. We don't know why they didn't like them...
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To be fair though, one of the users that rated it a '4' did give a detailed review of why the game fell short of his expectations (http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/1306258/first-impression). All of his points were valid, and I completely see how "Specter OPS" will not fit some gamer's tastes.

With that said, I really am hopeful that the audience that enjoys this style of game would find a satisfying experience in "Specter OPS".
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I just watched gameplay videos part 1 and 2 and I'm officially excited. Rodney does it again.
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mostman79 wrote:
I just watched gameplay videos part 1 and 2 and I'm officially excited. Rodney does it again.


I know right?! Cannot wait to get my preorder, and in the meantime I can't wait for the next part of this!
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If all goes well, Part 3 releases today.
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If all goes well, Part 3 releases today.


Rodney you just made my day you gorgeous man!
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I love Rodney's videos. My wallet hates them, but my board game collection shelf loves them.

Ordered Specter Ops specifically because of his game play videos.
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