Tacticular Cancer: We'll have your balls

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Usually I don't appreciate real time RPGs, but...

Discussion in 'Codex Workshop' started by Spellcaster, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. zool Educated

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    Haven't had a chance to try the mod yet. Is it good? The vanilla game was quite easy, so I'm looking for more challenge.
  2. ElectricOtter Scholar

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    Pirate Battles is a pretty fun squad based strategy/RPG with some original ideas, but individual battles are mostly chanced based and the turn system is confusing as fuck at first.
  3. Ovg Learned

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    It's absolutely delightful, especially on hard difficulty.

    Missions have many more guards, patrols, all commandos (sp?) are useful and so on and so on.
  4. zool Educated

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    I still have the 1.34 version on my HD - gave it a try a few years ago, liked it. Do you know what changed with 1.4?
  5. commie Magister Patron

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    Thanks for the up Ogv, I had no idea there were even any mods available for the commandos games yet I see they've even made their own missions!

    Is it still possible to go non-lethal with the mod? I always had a hard time killing the cute little krauts and nips. ;)
  6. Ovg Learned

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  7. zool Educated

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    I just finished playing Robin Hood. Here's a short review.

    The good:
    - beautiful maps
    - nice music
    - basic campaign and ressource management systems

    The bad:
    - too few maps (9 in total including your base in Sherwood, compared to more than 20 maps in Desperados)
    - repetitive ambushes (you'll fight on each of the three ambush maps at least 10 times)
    - less tactical flexibility than Commandos 2
    - NPCs are not very interesting (unlike in Desperados)
    - only 2 cinematics (at the start and at the end of the game) while Desperados had beautiful ones between each mission.


    Bottom line
    : inferior to Desperados but still very much worth playing, if only to enjoy the visuals.
  8. sgc_meltdown Arcane

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    Was this postprocessed? It looks like they somehow added bloom effects to perfectly decent highres sprite artwork.
  9. curry Augur

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    The sad part is that games like Commandos are no longer made - an average gamer is just way too dumb and has way too short attention span to play them. :decline:
  10. zenbitz Scholar

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    Robin Hood is shiny.

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