Warhammer 40K: Squad Command

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  1. VVoltz
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    Just played the PSP demo of the game (which is the same game for the Nintendo DS only 2D).

    First of all: the game is not a RTS per se. I mean, is a little different than that.
    For those few who had an NGage or even remember, Red Lynx is the company that created Pathway to Glory, one of the few must have games on the system, Squad Command is based on the same gameplay of Pathway.

    Basically, imagine an SRPG without the grid, some movement points and a weapon-based aim system, if its too hard to imagine, let's say that the gameplay is the evolution of the X-COM: UFO Defense one, a lot easier to control and a lot more dynamic.

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    Each soldier can handle up to two weapons at once (in the demo, in Pathway, one soldier could carry 2 weapons and grenade kind one), when moving or shooting there are two positions, standing or low stance.
    The scenario from the demo was completely destroyable, walls and objects.

    Pathway really shined on the multiplayer aspect, THEN is when the game really feels like a RTS, each player had 55 secs. to move its troops. (Up to four players at once). This game is supposed to support Wi-Fi (don't really know for how many players).

    I really liked the demo, I must admit that now that I think about it, Swuad Command feels a little with less detail, some minor things seem to have been removed from the Pathway gameplay, but maybe its because of the demo.
    IMO this could very well be the best handheld strategy game of 2007 (and yes I know it will be released on the same year FFT and Disgaea), look for a copy, sometime before Xmas!.
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  2. begedinnikola

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    kinda reminds me of jagged alliance, it could be good
     
  3. Hadrian

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    If its like Pathway then I'll have this game! Had my eye on the DS game for a bit.

    Will give both a go when then finally get released.
     
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    I'm most definately looking forward to this game!

    Warhammer 40K and small unit action on the DS? Sign me up!
     
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    Looks surprisingly good. Cheers for the heads up VVoltz.

    I reckon these types of games work really well on DS, we need more [​IMG]
     
  6. TLSpartan

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    I need my RTS fix for my DS [​IMG] The others just didn't do it for me [​IMG]
     
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    Since I'm a huge Dawn of War fan, I have this game on my watchlist for quite some time now. I know I'll love it! I just hope there'll be variety in playable units, and not just standard Tactical Space Marines.
     
  8. War

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    I've never played any other WarHammer games, so I'm not sure if I'd like it. But it doesn't look half bad.
     
  9. VVoltz
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    Just watched the trailer, Jebus Christ!!!, it has raised my wildest expectations, here is a few features to wait on the retail copy of the game:

    - Full Motion Videos that tell the Ultramarines campaign, looking good!
    - 15 single player missions
    - Extented Pathway to Glory style of gameplay, every troop, weapon and vehicle from the WarHammer Universe.
    - up to 8 people support for online games via Wi-Fi (with two teams per map)
    - 2 playable factions for multiplayer action
    - 9 fully destroyable multiplayer maps (3big, 3medium, 3small)

    For the happy owners of a PSP, here is the downlodable demo directly from the official site of the game.

    And also, check the THQ info page of the game to check the awesome trailer, also available here on GT.

    For those who care, here is the only trailer released for the game so far:
     
  10. MC DUI

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    Looks like a fun game, I'll have to download the demo for the PSP version.

    I've been a fan of Warhammer for ages good to see a bunch of games coming out recently that do the series justice.

    Now I just wish there was one where I got to play as Tyranids!
     
  11. evadwolrab

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    Sweet mother of God! DREADNAUGHT!!!! I'm 13 again [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I'm guessing that was the PSP trailer? Awesome graphics for a handheld.
     
  12. BigBob85

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    Me to [​IMG]. I just got Winter Assult and Dark Chaos (OMG.. Dark Chaos campaign is like a big game of risk... omg omg omg).
    I've been waiting for this game ever since I seen it on wikipedia. On Nov13th I got up and looked all over the net to see if anyone had ripped it, I couldnt even find the news that it was released. I checked the wiki page again, turns out I got it wrong.

    Release Dates:
    PSP Nov. 16 2007
    NDS Dec 13 2007
     
  13. MC DUI

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    I just read the IGN review and it wasn't very flattering.

    Ended up giving it a 5.5
     
  14. VVoltz
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    The review doesn't even mentions anything about the overall experience and barely mentions how is it's multiplayer gameplay.
    In any case, one thing I have to admit is that I some slight details from the Pathway of Glory gameplay were missing. [​IMG]

    Still, let's wait for the release to comment further about it, you can always blame me if you don't like it =)
     
  15. Hadrian

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    IGN are usually wrong when they rate stuff.

    EDIT: The game is at the ISO/ROM bush right now. [​IMG]
     
  16. Elrinth

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    looking forward to ttrying this.. I'll skip trying the PSP version tho..
     
  17. Flozem

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    I hope the NDS version doesn't vary too much from the PSP... Would hate to get a completely different or worse game. :S
     
  18. Hadrian

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    I'd prefer if they were both different. I'd like a PSP version to be made for PSP and PSP only and the same for the DS one.
     
  19. Flozem

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    pffft - you're quick in bashing someone's comment. Please don't try to interpret people the way that conveniences you best. [​IMG]

    What I am trying to say that I'd hate to see the same differences we normally get between releases on consoles and handhelds. With the handheld version's gameplay being a mere weak derivate of the original on the consoles. Seeing the PSP is stronger on the processing power - we might as easily get this difference between a psp and nds release.
     
  20. VVoltz
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    VVoltz The Pirate Lord

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    I don't think hadrian was "bashing" your comment, IMO he was commenting his own.
    And I seriously think the only difference between versions is the graphic engine (2D vs. 3D), it would be somewhat weird to alter some gameplay elements from what is suppose to be the same game on both plataforms.

    I haven't seen if different companies are handling the developing for PSP and DS (like for example as seen on NFS: Hot Pursuit 2, where the PS2 version was the best), but in this case I think Red Lynx is making all the work.