Other Video Games and Mods
Tagged: Other Video Games
January 7, 2016 at 10:53 pm #1723
Here is a place where we can discuss other favorite games and mods (i.e. Warband: Mount & Blade, etc…) and if you have a mod you would like to share with others here for those alternate games feel free to post it here.
August 18, 2017 at 9:01 pm #4568
Look at what I just stumbled across. I have never even heard of this before.
Has anyone played this?
Can someone tell me if its any good?
This looks fun and pretty cool as well.
It’s cheap as heck! I am too busy to give it a try right now with all of the stuff I am working on with our own game, but maybe I will download it for later.
Steam LINK for game: http://store.steampowered.com/app/49300/Commander_Conquest_of_the_Americas/
August 28, 2017 at 10:00 pm #4651
Does not sound like its worth your time Capt….
I did not play but read a bunch of reviews on it and it’s a mixed bag. General impressions are that it was not a finished game at release, seems to get boring fast and not the best UI or UX. Most of the professional reviews were slightly positive but actual user reviews were mostly negative.
Here is one Steam reviewer that summed up the pros/cons and aligned with comments from other users pretty well…
-a good commerce and civiliazation building game.
-The interface is pretty cool.
-Useful tips and hints as you first start out.
-The Ship combat is fun.
CONS: (there is a lot of them)
-Poor tutorial (no tutorial for combat? really?)
-Advisors can get pretty annoying at times.
-The graphic textures are pretty fuzzy (I am not sure if it is my computer or the game itself)
-The game can get pretty tedious and long.
-Combat can get pretty confusing at first.
-Trying to board other ships needs to be fixed.
-the art portraits are rather lousy.
LOL, sounds familiar but I’ll stick with AOP II Eras goodness 🙂
August 29, 2017 at 5:49 am #4658
Thanks for the heads up Captain Qbert! Appreciate the info.
I am a pack rat collector – so I will have to buy it anyway, but I am not in a hurry to do so after what you have reported. I will wait for a lull in the battle when I am not so busy.
August 29, 2017 at 3:22 pm #4661
LOL, me too. I have a stack of games that I plan to play ‘eventually’…problem is the stack keeps getting taller as I find cheap games or used ones I wont play for a while. And that does not even account for the list of games I want to get off GOG or Steam.
Wife says I’m a total lost cause….and happily I agree!
June 19, 2019 at 9:57 am #7723
I could indulge in a little shadenfreude and rip into what’s become of Naval Action, but in all honesty..I cannot be bothered. Shame…nice sail engine and little else – mile wide, inch deep? So, cajones to that!
What I’ve been ploughing loads of time into the past year is ye old Silent Hunter 3 with GMX gold mod. Wow! Absolutely love it! Along with ERAS, a truly immersive sim (sorry for that…I’ll get my hat). And similar to ERAS it inspires me to read up on the history surrounding the period. I love the tension generated in the game. You go from being the apex predator of the seas, spotting a convoy and stealthily approaching it like a lion stalking gazelles in the savannah, you calculate, aim and fire the torpedoes.. and from that moment the dynamics totally reverse and you become the hunted! I find it incredibly nail-biting trying to dive deeper and slip away at a slight tangent to a destroyers course, all the while listening to its engines as the sound transverses above you. Then the moment of sheer terror as the hydrophone operator utters “Wasser bomb” (depth-charges – oh, you gotta play it in the original german, would be a sin not to!)…and you literally start praying to anyone that will listen…please don’t explode near the U-Boat! Please! Please! And this can go on for hours – literally – but it is never boring. Still glad they added a time compression function – I dont want to spent 3 months In REAL LIFE on one patrol – LOL! And with a bit of luck and guile, you might just drift away undetected, with your propellers revolving at less than once a second sloooow speed to hide the U-Boats noise to the enemy. You live to fight another day. Phew!
You can scale the game’s difficulty to your heart’s content. Want realistic torpedoes? (German electric torpedoes were infamously crap early war years – if they were good, there’s ahigh chance Churchill would be dead! see )). Realistic sinking times, realistic fuel, no third person camera, Manual targetting (hope your trigonometry is good!) – all these can be toggled on or off to your own preference. I play at around 67% realism and would dearly love to get the hang of manual targetting with torpedoes but I find it a hard nut to crack. There’s about 6 videos on pooh-tube from various people explaining how to do this, but they suffer greatly in quality and they all seem to use conversely different methods! Ah well, one day…
Silent Hunter 5 was the last release (nice updated graphics but infamously buggy..and with that modern Ubisoft touch that ruins the long term play/immersion). I’ve picked it up for £2 ($2.50-?) and in the packaging it still lays. Can’t hold a candle to this baby. “Uboat” looks fun but it can’t come anywhere close to the simulation immersion SH3 offers…In my humble opinion and others. The subsim community is lovely, helpful and as untoxic as can be in this day and age if you’re looking for mods and advice. And thats the thing – with mods you can upgrade the old 2003 game to 2010+ standards, taking the improved graphics, sounds etc and ignoring the crap. That’s me sold on it- LOL!
Still, there’s something intrinsically wrong in going to sea in a boat…that sinks… 😉
Give it a try if you like full-on simulations.
June 19, 2019 at 10:01 am #7724
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