The Lonely Cimmerian, or, The Sad Case of AGE OF CONAN

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conan Hey, remember AGE OF CONAN?

I barely do. I played the game one time, and it just kind of died on the vine. No one is interested in it  anymore, it seems. It's kind of a shame, I liked it OK the one time I played it.

But maybe that's the problem, that it was just OK. Nobody wants an OK Conan game.

So at Gameshark this week, I thought I'd write another anti-review in the spirit of that WORLD WAR IV review I did. But I also wanted to try to suss out why this game appears to be such a flop. We talked about it a lot back when it came out, I know, but it's weird that it's just silence now. I mean, people (Maka, mostly) still talk about MARVEL HEROES...

Here's the jump. Weep for Conan!




Michael is a member of the Fortress: Ameritrash staff, and a regular columnist for Gameshark.

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Sometime in the early 1980s, MichaelBarnes’ parents thought it would be a good idea to buy him a board game to keep him busy with some friends during one of those high-pressure, “free” timeshare vacations. It turned out to be a terrible idea, because the game was TSR’s Dungeon! - and the rest, as they say, is history. Michael has been involved with writing professionally about games since 2002, when he busked for store credit writing for Boulder Games’ newsletter. He has written for a number of international hobby gaming periodicals and popular Web sites. From 2004-2008, he was the co-owner of Atlanta Game Factory, a brick-and-mortar retail store. He is currently the co-founder of and as well as the Editor-in-Chief of Miniature Market’s Review Corner feature. He is married with two childen and when he’s not playing some kind of game he enjoys stockpiling trivial information about music, comics and film.

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