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Jagged Alliance Jagged Alliance 2 Retrospective - Now Also Silent Storm

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Lilura, Apr 12, 2017.

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Which game has the best tactics?

  1. Jagged Alliance 2

  2. Silent Storm

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  1. Lilura RPG Codex Dragon Lady

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  2. Wow, that article is really bad.
     
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  3. laclongquan Arcane

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    What's wrong Lilura? You are getting shrilly lately~
     
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  4. Zetor Arcane

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    Wasn't the JA2 write-up done by a non-codexer (Shanga - admin at the Bear's Pit forums)? Though yea, that text is pretty bad, even if the writer is ESL.
     
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  5. GarfunkeL Racism Expert

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    Yeah it's not written by a Codexer.
     
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  6. Lilura RPG Codex Dragon Lady

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    The "book" is "edited" by a Codexer. And spammed here and there with pride despite having appalling write-ups like that in it. For what is arguably a GOAT game.

    Anyway, looking forward to ppl poking holes in my write-up. :smug:
     
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  7. GarfunkeL Racism Expert

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    True that but don't make claims like "The Codex jerk circle is blatantly obvious. You guys should blush with embarrassment." when the author of the article is not a Codexer. Also, it's called a circle jerk in common parlance, not the other way around.

    Considering felipe is Brazilian and all the articles are written by volunteers, many of whom are also non-native speakers, I'm sure he'd be happy to receive an offer of assistance from you.
     
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  8. Cholo Arcane

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    I'm really enjoying this write-up, good job!
     
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  9. You've got a watermark on one of your images.
     
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  10. Zed Duke of Banville Zo Kath Ra Patron

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    Assuming GOAT = Game of All Time, using the phrase "GOAT game" is as bad as writing "RPG game". :rpgcodex:

    And you have an odd way of expressing affection, Lilura. :M
     
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  11. Lilura RPG Codex Dragon Lady

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    It just means greatest of all-time game / greatest game of all-time.

    Hah!
     
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  12. spectre Arcane

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    JA2 makes wonderful use of this convention, B-movie aesthetics and allusions are all there.
    Let's just have a look at the main theme - a ragtag team of mercenaries is hired to bring order to a remote country by toppling a dictator
    - overstated characters, stereotypes, mixing light-hearted humor and bon mots with the gruesome.
    You decide the theme, you decide the actors, you decide the adventures, in a sense the original statement that the player is sort of like a movie director isn't at all unfounded, if we keep in mind how sandbox the game is.

    Also, you are being pedantic about other people's language, yet you write "ppl". Please improve.
     
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    Eres un cabron hijo puta maricon de mierda :salute:
     
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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire
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    Nah, it should be aweigh. He could probably do the whole book in an evening.
     
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    Codex 2016 - The Age of Grimoire Make the Codex Great Again! Grab the Codex by the pussy Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2
    If you wanna watch a true JA2 b-action movie I recommend Men of War with Dolph Lundgren. Probably the movie that come closest to the JA2 feeling in movie format.

    I like the article btw, nice job.
     
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  17. Lilura RPG Codex Dragon Lady

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    Thanks, Alienman.

    Some more pics, these ones from Part IV that's just been posted.. the taking of Alma H.Q and weapons plant.

     
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    What exactly made you so butthurt about felipepepe's shitty book?
     
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  19. Lilura RPG Codex Dragon Lady

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    C'mon guys. You're supposed to be tearing my write-up and image-editing skillz apart; it's the Codex way.

    Especially after my constructive criticism of the cRPG book.
     
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    Nigga nobody wants to read your stuff.
     
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    Where did you criticize the cRPG book?
     
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  22. Ezeekiel Arbiter

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    Are the clowns who own the IP still making browser-game trash with it?

    NuXCOM should have used most of the JA2 combat system instead of the 2ap and MMO-ability crap.
    JA2 is/was probably the pinnacle of squad tactics games in terms of controls/ruleset etc. Iron out some stuff and it beats anything I've played since in that regard.

    That this franchise has not been properly continued/remade is unfuckingbelievable. I played the RTWP crap and man, what were they thinking.
     
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  23. There have been no total conversion mods in recent years, either.
     
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  24. Modron Arcane

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    Nival working on a Jagged Alliance game in the Silent Storm engine was probably the closest we ever got to a legitimate sequel.
     
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  25. Ezeekiel Arbiter

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    I haven't kept up past 1.13 tbh. You can only expect so much from the modders with no new proper game in ages and all that ancient code.

    The game mechanics or some derivative thereof should have become the industry standard for (most) turn based tactics games long ago and continually improved upon since. Fucking industry.
     
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