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40K Squad Commander

Discussion in 'Tactical Gaming' started by obediah, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. obediah Erudite

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    The PSP demo is available for this game - and the demo at least is a blast!

    It suffers from all the normal hand held consolitis, but it has facing, TB-AP combat, kneeling, aiming, overwatch, nearly everything is destructable, dynamic line-of-sight and it looks pretty good to boot.

    Kneeling and changing face seem to be free, which is a bummer, and it's hard to tell from the demo how customizable the weapons are. Doesn't look like there is any experience or lvl up aspect either, no idea if there is any incentive to keep your marines alive.

    Camera control on the PSP is shit as usual. The DS version should fix some of the problems and look like shit. If the stylus controls are good and all the it implements all the mechanics, it may be the version to get. Somehow I suspect that the lower resolution and horsepower is going to affect more than shiny though.

    Anyway, everyone buy it so we can get other armies, and improved mechanics.
     
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  2. Cthulhugoat Arbiter

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    It is a dumbed down Chaos Gate, then? Well, whatever. I hope the NDS emulator will run it.
     
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  3. obediah Erudite

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    That seems pretty apt. Although I don't remember how Chaos Gate handled cover and if anything was destructable. You get to play with heavy firepower, so when you pin someone down you can either try to flank them or bring in a dreadnought to remove the cover. You also have to watch out for the enemy, a chunk of rubble is great cover against cultists, but not so much chaos terminators. Of course the demo level has some explosive barrels laying around as well.

    I expect the difficulty will be non-existant, although both versions support MP. Levels are limited to 6 characters as well, so no epic conflicts. :(
     
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  4. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    Website? I've never heard of this or Chaos gate. Are either any good?
     
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  5. obediah Erudite

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    Sure.

    www.google.com

    Chaos Gate is awesome. Squad Command, probably not so much.
     
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  6. Kingston Arcane

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    Is there a working NDS emulator? As far as I know they all suck balls.
     
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  7. Cthulhugoat Arbiter

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    iDeaS is the best out there. I'd say 40% of the ROMs are playable.
     
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  8. kingcomrade Kingcomrade Edgy

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    How would a DS emulator work? Use mouse cursor as the stick thingy?
    edit- lol, I tried one out, my comp just isn't good enough
     
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  9. kingcomrade Kingcomrade Edgy

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    [​IMG]
     
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  10. NiM82 Prophet

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    Meh, it'd definitely be a purchase for me (along with a handheld) if it did have the little guys with big trains in it :/
     
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  11. trystero Novice

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    The demo...

    The demo is definitely nice looking, my understanding from an earlier interview is that, aside from the Ultramarines, there would be Grey Wolves units in a couple missions, as well as Imperial Guard units for control.

    I keep looking for a dev to say there will be downloadable content, new multipplayer maps, units, or something, but there isn't a word from them. Given the huge focus on multiplayer for this game, I would have thought downloadable maps would be a given.

    - trystero
     
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