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Squad-Level Tactical Games

Discussion in 'Tactical Gaming' started by Severian Silk, Jun 14, 2005.

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    I purchased it to show my support for the Hellenic theme. I pray for a world where all games have a strong Classical theme.
     
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    Does anyone know if Mosby's Confederacy is any good?
     
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  4. I will maybe update the first post with that info if you give me a brofist.
     
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  7. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Bionic Battle Mutants, "turn-based tactical battle game where you lead a team of imprisoned space-age criminals" It's "a must-have for every lover of profund strategic games such as Jagged Alliance, Fallout Tactics or U.F.O. games", they say.



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  8. levgre Novice

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    What tactical RPG's are people looking forward to the most? I'm still in the early stages of developing my own and want to check what the frontrunners for 2018/2019 are doing to make sure I'm not too close design wise to them. Checked out a couple so far (Alder's blood, The Iron Oath, Depth of Extinction, Thea 2: The Shattering, Urtuk: The Desolation, The Feud: Wild West Tactics).
     
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  9. udm Magister Patron

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    This looks super good! Anyone want to start a thread for it?

    Actually for that matter, has anyone here tried it? There's one negative review on Steam but it is not marked as public.
     
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  10. mustawd. Magister

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    Lhynn , didn't you play this? Or was that YES! ?

    udm , I was initially excited to play this like you are, but watching some LPs kind of dampened my enthusiasm. I forget why though.
     
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  11. udm Magister Patron

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    Was it the lack of projectiles/deterministic hit detection? That was kind of disappointing for me (I watched a gameplay vid too after posting the above :?)
     
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    Men, Dawn of War I/II/III is currently 75% off on Steam. Sale lasts till Friday!
     
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  13. mustawd. Magister

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    Dawn of War is an RTS tho..,
     
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  14. Iluvcheezcake Learned

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    D'oh!

    Always kinda considered DoW2 to be a tactical game
     
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    One of the originals before XCom even existed:

     
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    That is true, a bullet that misses just "evaporate", but it is an abstraction used in a lot of other games.
    The character builds and loot are nice (it has weapon mods, drugs, long term chemical or cybernetic enhancement), but indeed, the underlying game system is too limited:
    No Overwatch or any ability to do things during enemy turn.
    Also, I have found the classes really imbalanced: Sniper and heavy are much stronger than runner and melee (I guess it was to be expected, though: bayonet charges against machine guns are really unhealthy).
    No crouching or going prone. Going prone could be overkill given that all battles are pretty close quarter fights, though (or not, depending on the scale).
    My bad, manual crouching is in, I just hadn't found it in the movement options before...

    The game is rather fun for what it is (a bit like Halfway) though. It just is not Jagged Alliance 2 with cyber/mutant.
    So I would consider it a "guilty pleasure" game.

    Edit: I have just finished the SP game in 9 hours. I guess I was supposed to grind more, as I didn't reach the level prereq for Tiers 3 serums and implants by the end of the game (lvl 9, while my guys finished the game at level 7-8).

    I had a good time with it, but the game may feel a bit short if you play for the SP alone.
    That said, combat was definitely more challenging than in the SRR games or HAlfway, and more brutal too (downed characters can be permanently wounded, and lose limbs too. These can be regrown or cybernetically replaced, but damage to internal organs is final).
    Overall, I would definitely recommend it on sale.
     
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    Is this another fucking Banner Saga clone?
     
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    Won't get many complaints from me.
     
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