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  • unmanneddrone 2:20 pm on March 11, 2012 Permalink
    Tags: , Shadow Watch, Shingro's alright in my book,   

    @shingro A fair response. I wasn’t suggesting anything less than three hours of analysis is ‘light and fluffy’, though. It’s perhaps more a question of brevity, considering the squadcast itself goes out to more than just the folks here. And, let us not forget that thoughts written here are as legitimate as the discourse within a Squadcast. With the benefit of embedding links, pics yadda yadda, one fully-featured post goes a long way.

    I still reckon you’ve got the numbers of intrigued and knowledgeable parties on the topic of JRPGs and Japan in general in abundance around here, though. Try extolling the virtues of Unity of Command…talk about a tough crowd! Even if I ran in here in the same exuberant manner your fine self did with Katawa Shoujo, pronouncing the arrival of “The Stalingrad Campaign wargame FOR EVERYONE! Be ye not afraid of the Mass Grave of the Wermacht!”, I can safely and wryly assume there would be nary a bump on the cardiograph of interest.

    You’re in good company, my friend.

    Hmmm. For a game that’s been panned by a fair portion of the old Jagged Alliance guard, I am loving this Back in Action business like nobody’s…uh…like it’s going out of fashion. The tactical combat mechanics, the snappy pace of a “choose when you want to go turn-based” system is terrific. It’s not perfect by any means, but it’s a very underrated piece of work. Interestingly, I think @redswir1 might find it rather satisfying, given the man’s proclivities for OG Ghost Recon/Rainbow Six and things like SWAT. Back in Action does give you the full breadth of locales to have ballistic discussions in, but I could see it working really well in a polished urban environment, ala SWAT 2 modernised.

    Or Shadow Watch. Remember that one?! If there’s a GoG title I may request, it just might be that little Red Storm doozy.

  • unmanneddrone 2:36 pm on February 13, 2012 Permalink
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    @shingro When you barrelled in here waving some VN about, I never thought I’d take the challenge, but here we are!

    @impynickers A great choice in sleds. No Assegai in 2048, sadly, or EG-X, but we’ll let it slide on account of timeline. In any case, the different variants of Feisar, AG-Systems, Auricom, Qirex and Pir-Hana more than make up for it. @shingro might enjoy the fact AG-Systems has the cutest Japanese onboard AI drive computer. You can just imagine what it sounds like when a token disembodied female voice in such an accent reports “Loket-to” after bombing over a offense pad. Turns out I’m a Qirex man this time around. Just has that EG-X responsiveness with the Assegai/Triakis/Gotecki 45 breadth. Even more bizarre? It’s phenomenal in first-person view.

    @beige Goddamn, new Spec-Ops: The Line sounds like it’ll be the antidote to the HOO-RA dudebro military shooter set – at least the ones that seem to revel in the cliche. Check this preview.

    I say “seemingly” because moral decisions unfolded so subtly, I had no idea they were even there until I spoke to a fellow previewer who played the game less linearly. Words can barely convey how gut-wrenching it was to oblige a surviving group of charred and dismembered soldiers begging to be put out of their misery after I’d just willfully obliterated their squad with a white phosphorus mortar. Had I been aware that there was another choice, I definitely would’ve taken it.

    Honestly, I’ve never witnessed a game capture the pain and power of modern warfare quite like Spec Ops: The Line.

    We’ll see if that holds out. It reads they took out co-op play because it “lightened the experience”. Brave move, Yager. Love it. Talk of it being the Bioshock of military man-shoots.

    @feenwager Keep me informed of this Amalur business. As much as you did say there were tropes ahoy, it does sound like it’d make it worthwhile down the track.

    Oh, and real-time tactical game of the year just dropped in pre-order beta form. Oh yes, lovelies, Wargame: European Escalation. Microarmor meets World in Conflict. With supply. If DEFCON gets the paranoia of the Cold War right, Wargame gets Ralph Peters’ vision of a conventional Cold War spot on. So much hardware. So many options. More to come on that.

  • RocGaude 3:03 pm on December 6, 2011 Permalink
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    As another Squaddie that’s benefitted from @shingro‘s generosity, I continue to feel grateful for this “little huddle that could” and insist that it’s still the best one on the innernetz. Thanks!

    @feenwager Fucking sold. Will accrue ASAP.

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