Hi dark,

Then give them a bad rating then simple. But then again it's oh lets give
the blind more word games to play or simple simon for 5 year olds. No wonder
the rnib sponser them. They're probably full of nappy happy blinkies who
don't know any better so they think everybody else is the same.

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From: gamers-boun...@audyssey.org [mailto:gamers-boun...@audyssey.org] On
Behalf Of dark
Sent: 25 November 2011 10:43
To: Gamers@audyssey.org
Subject: [Audyssey] I'm appauled!

I must admit I've been very slow about writing entries for the Azabat games
for audiogames.net, basically because most of the games are pretty much
available in better versions elsewhere and azabat are ridiculously
overpriced, ---- in fact as I've said before I think the only reason they've
got where they are is because they present "audio games for pathetic old
blind people!" 

Nevertheless, unfortunately the job of maintaining the database means
playing and writing about bad games as well as good ones, and sinse Azabat
did send me both their demo cd and some free copies of their games so that I
could write about them, I do feel I need to give them a reasonable run for
their money, however today I really! had trouble when writing up the entry
for their second volume, word games. 

We all know that everyone from jim kitchin to even the online game alien
adoption agency has versions of Hangman, and other than ntoicing that the
azabat version of the game actually has fewer customizations (and
deffinately fewer fun sfx), than jims, I'll move on. 

then there is Targit, exactly the same game as bg word targit, but with no
fun sfx or music, and fewer customization options.

Anagrams, the count down letters and numbers game where you form words from
random letters or a targit number from random numbers, and a game called
link words resembling Dan Z's chainlink game. 

What appauled me here, is that none! of these games has even a scoring
system! you don't type in solutions, you just get presented with an anagram,
a number targit and that's it. The technology is planely there to create
one, sinse Hangman and word targit have a score system, and the computer
even has the ability to work out solutions to all the problems meaning that
it could! determine whether your right or wrong, but for some completely
insane reason you don't type in your answers, you just are supposed to solve
them in your head! 

In the name of all that's reasonable, why is a score! system! so hard to
manage! 

As I said, I do want to try and make the best of azabat because they did
send me some free stuff, but when the quality of their games is so insanely
low my job is extremely difficult! 

Yes, making games that are not complex for computer novices is a worth while
aime, ---- but how novice are we talking here?

heck, my mum is about as computer novice as you get (she regularly phones me
to ask things like how to copy files or open mail attachments), yet I've got
her Ian Humphries psudoku games and she's quite able to play them, indeed
was able to install them pretty easily too thanks to the microsoft install
wizard. 

What planet are Azabat on? 

Even their one really unique game backgamman now has a far superior version
thanks to Manu of Pontes games, with online play, sfx, music ambience and
lots of other great customization features (I'm quite a fan of the game
actually).

The only really sad thing, is that while people like Jim Kitchin, 7-128 Manu
and Ian humphries have done far better things even in the traditional games
line, at a far more reduced price, Azabat are the ones the bloody rnib
sponsor! 

this! is! ridiculous! 

Sorry about the wrant, but I really! needed to get that out of my system. 

Beware the grue! 

Dark.
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