proprietary software

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.d3p.co.jp/edf_portal/ (.jap)

You must fight through a bad interface to fight invading bugs.

Awkward and annoying.

  • Remastered as Earth Defense Force 4.1: The Shadow of New Despair

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Minecraft - SmallLogo.altform-lightunplated_targetsize-256

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.minecraft.net/en-us

A procedurally generated survival game with shitty graphics, which became popular because it was first-to-market and took advantage of nostalgia.

Unfortunately, Minecraft was never completed and the author fucked off with the money to make another game. Even with extraordinary success, the author didn't make good on promises and the game was never finished. (It would later be "finished" by having a recipe book concept and an "end".)

I loved this game, and even bought it twice to support the developer, but because it was Java it would bring a computer to its knees. Being sold out to Microsoft (for their upcoming virtual reality stuff I'd bet) was bafflingly insulting.

I would try it again years later, and it hasn't had basic improvements.



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Turtle Wow--turtlewow_logo_full

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https://turtle-wow.org/

A classic/vanilla World of Warcraft server with additional modifications.

While it looks like it has hope, it fails because there are no quest markers on the minimap, so I don't know where to find quests. I don't want to re-live that part of things.

  • Abandoned - Nuked by Blizzard



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World of Warcraft >

https://ascension.gg/

A heavily-modified World of Warcraft which removes the concept of classes, allowing the player to pick-and-choose abilities to create their own unique character. Another server has a random selection+choice concept which is very fun.

Has various challenge modes and the ability to rework a character back to level one for a reward.

While lacking some bits and pieces of convenience, it's really quite good. Has some expensive pay-to-win. It's ultimately not good because it has bonus experience available to all the players so there's no actual authentic world, it's just a bunch of overpowered characters smashing through everything; fail. Or play it single-player if you'd like..

  • Abandoned - Being nuked by Blizzard