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Nintendo DS: WH40K Squad Command

Discussion in 'Tactical Gaming' started by Astromarine, Jun 19, 2007.

  1. Astromarine Erudite

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  2. kingcomrade Kingcomrade Edgy

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    Cool. Too bad it's Space Marine vs CSM so any good player is just gonna spam plasma and power fists if you get to build your own squads. That is, assuming they use tabletop rules, which I guess could be a wrong assumption.
     
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  3. SlavemasterT Arcane

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    Either of you guys play Chaos Gate? I thought that was a pretty decent rendition of WH40k on the computer; looked and played a lot like X-COM. The main problem was that it was buggy as shit; I don't think I was ever able to finish the campaign, due to irreparable corruption of save files.

    Edit: "THE EMPEROR ORDERS YOU TO DIE."
     
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  4. Fez Erudite

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    Destructible environments too. Why the hell do the consoles get all the big TB strategy titles now? This sounds like X-Com crossed with WH40K. Dammit.
     
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  5. trystero Novice

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    Ah

    When I read the original post, I thought it was DS only, but it is coming for the PSP as well...

    Something for me to buy maybe after D&D Tactics... perhaps the PSP wasn't such a terrible purchase.
     
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  6. obediah Erudite

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    I figure you already know the answer, but

    1) it's handhelds not consoles in general

    2) low-power => suck graphics => low budget => low risk

    3) low-power + reasonably complex gameplay == not RT

    The only recent console TB strategy games I can think of come from japan where people don't mind using their brain as long as they can look at a 9 year old girl with bunny ears as well as breasts and eyes bigger than watermelons.
     
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  7. Krafter Scholar

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    Looks cool, more turn based loving on my handheld. Any word on who is developing the game?

    Obediah nailed it. There seem to be a bunch of similar games coming out for the DS and the PSP, keep them coming.
     
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    Nice. Yet another reason to be happy about my DS purchase.

    Is the multiplayer just local WiFi? Or can we also play over the Internet?
     
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  9. Deacdo Liturgist

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    I can't say I've found tactical RPGs on consoles to be very good. There was Final Fantasy Tactics for the PS1 and Tactics Ogre (PS1/SNES). Maybe Front Mission 3 PS1 can be added in there. The rest? Mostly mindless leveling, random equipment, silly "systems" and puzzle like maps.

    Some PSP games look somewhat interesting. Jeanne D' Arc, D&D Tactics, the FFT update and of course this game. Tough to say whether or not they'll be just standard fair or if they'll be on the same level as FFT or TO.
     
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  10. ricolikesrice Arcane

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    I played Chaos Gate and didnt experience many bugs (at least i dont remember so, but it been quite a while so i could be wrong). Definitly a fun game if you re a 40k fan but tactics/content wise it paled in comparision to the first 2 x-com games.

    my favourite 40k strategy game (TB) was Final Liberation, if you dont know it yet, give it a try. it has some flaws and VERY dated graphics even during its release year... but still absolutely great gameplay.

    oh yeah , who d have thought it seems like i have to buy a DS to get good games =/
     
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  11. Cthulhugoat Arbiter

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    Awesome. Ah, if only they released a functional DS emulator...
     
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  12. Krafter Scholar

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    After some poking around, the game is being developed by Finnish developer Red Lynx, who apparently was making N-gage games before this.

    As I don't (yet) have a PSP, this will be a DS purchase for me. Maybe the Jeanne D'Arc and the D&D game will change that, though.
     
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  13. cutterjohn Cipher

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    Handheld are nice for those boring travelling moments, so I save all the games that I pick up to only play while travelling.

    PSP: Yech. El zippo RPGs, not even jRPGs... and not much else to boot.
     
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  14. Shagnak Shagadelic

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    Not many to be sure, but "el zippo"?
    Here are the JRPGs, TRPGs and ARPGs I could find rather easily:

    Breath of Fire 3
    Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth
    Dungeons & Dragons Tactics
    Astonishia Story (not available yet, I think)
    Final Fantasy
    Untold Legends: The Warrior's Code
    Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade
    The Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch
    The Legend of Heroes III: Song of the Ocean
    Dungeon Siege: Throne of Agony
    Ys: The Ark of Napishtim
    Spectral Souls

    Still, I get your point.
    The reviews I've seen over at RPGWatch have convinced me that the Nintendo DS is the portable RPG platform of choice. There are even some decidedly Wizardry-ish games for it.
     
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  15. mister lamat Scholar

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    no guard? what an outrage. history just got a new 'greatest villain'... and i'm looking right at you red lynx.

    storm troopers get no love.
     
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  16. Wasn't JA2 supposed to be released on the DS? How is that coming along?
     
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