It is an interesting and amusing game, which teaches and strengthens the use of programming to get a robot to acheive things. Anyway - I have been playing it for a while and have a few questions for any other players.
For a start - I need to let Lego know that the Satellite link (which you get when you search the CESS Galapogos) does not work.
Secondly- once you have found other RCXs which dont seem to work, you can click on them, and it says they cannot initialise. Is there any way you can equip them and take command of them? I tried to use the piledriver to shift them - and it does not do anything.
Does anyone actually know what the piledriver is for? I have not managed to sucessfully use it for anything.
If this game was brushed up, made into a full desktop game, I would probably buy it.
A couple of ideas for a furthar version of the game:
- A minimap - god knows how much that would help
- To have the full Lego RCX code system at your command - while including the primitives for controlling the buggies and their extensions kind of built in.
- Maybe for the game to be a bit bigger - like a bit of base building to allow research into more buggy extensions, and production of buggies - so you could expand the sensors and add weapons or otherwise.
- A 3D System allowign for different camera angles.
Again - if a game based on this started off with a scenario not unlike stormrunner, then developed into a full on Real Time Strategy (RTS) game based on RCX programming - it would be a seriously nice game - and I would not be alone in paying good money to buy it and play it. The best thing is - the current stormrunner game could be used as an intro and promotion for it.