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Adam Knight
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WTF? There aren't any wolves in New Zealand. Actually, there aren't any dangerous animals at all.

Man, that's dumb. Why theme a game in a country if you can't even do some research on it?
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Louise McCully
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Yeah, I am with you on the WTF feeling of this game. This looks like it was designed with Christopher Columbus in mind and then someone decided it needed a more exotic theme .

For those who don't know about the fauna of NZ... we have only one native land mammel which is a bat. A handful of sea mammels and the rest are birds. I don't recall any extinct mammels. Also the reason why alot of our birds evolved with minimal defense capabilities is the lack of predators in NZ.
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I'd just like to add my dismay at the lack of research that went into this. I should create a similar game about crossing Germany and trying to avoid the native Tigers. yuk

EDIT - I guess if the game was set in 1944 there might be a few Tigers around... cool
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The alligators ate all the wolves... and then the Maori ate all the alligators after the moas ran out...

Of course this total lack of research on behalf of the game developers means that I'll probably have to buy it now so I can laugh at all the other crazy things in there
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Innocent Bystander wrote:
Of course this total lack of research on behalf of the game developers means that I'll probably have to buy it now so I can laugh at all the other crazy things in there


These were my thoughts too. And having grown up in such an insignificant little town as Gisborne it would be cool to have a game with it as part of the theme.
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Quote:
Innocent Bystander wrote:
Of course this total lack of research on behalf of the game developers means that I'll probably have to buy it now so I can laugh at all the other crazy things in there


These were my thoughts too. And having grown up in such an insignificant little town as Gisborne it would be cool to have a game with it as part of the theme.


Heh I'm from Wairoa originally... the river protected us from the wolves
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Wolfman_NZ wrote:
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OMG, He's... he's one of them. The wolves must have gotten him!
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Maybe Gisborne was a particularly crap "Kartographen" and was actually exploring Northern Europe by mistake.
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Hi,
after a quick look over the illustrations on the game pieces it's a big one down for the publisher and designer. In the whole it is easier to point out the thingies the designer got right.
In gamespeak: Back to start.
I will dump my copy ASAP. OTOH I do not know if I my consience can cope with the knowledge that I sold it to s/o unsuspecting.

In my general opinion people, esp.kids, learn from games. And publishers whose games do not reflect this fact; whose games are, without need, distribute errors, should not be encouraged.(Polite version)

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Hahahahahaha.

Wolves in Gisborne.... oh my....
 
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