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Warhammer Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach - 3D turn-based strategy from Slitherine

Discussion in 'Strategy Gaming' started by LESS T_T, Aug 2, 2016.

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    The fact that in this game vehicles have hitpoints instead of penetration rolls means that this isn't faithful to the tabletop game either.

    And Final Liberation is a Steel Panthers spinoff.
    Though game based on Steel Panthers is a better match to TT than those other ones.
     
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    How many square single unit skinjobs do you want to play? This one is even a license cash-in.

    I dont even agree on the scale -> sense argument or even on the fundamental scale -> sense connection in ideal principle.

    Soldiers at War made me love the Bolt Action 7.62 Battle Rifle!
     
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    But is has a larger scale than Soldiers at War/Chaos Gate: it is closer to Epic /Final Liberation scale, which is what I used to play in TT, so I don't have any problem with it.

    vehicle and infantry hitpoints is bad indeed. Is it a carry on from Battle Academy 2?
    Final Liberation was dumbed down Steel Panthers (manhattan distance ranges, squares instead of hexes....), but this one will be based on a ruleset already dumbed down from Steel Panthers (Battle Academy), so it could end up worse indeed (although I am not certain BA is more dumbed down than Final Liberation was).
     
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    Was there even a game from Slitherine that was not a complete and utter shit?
     
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    Their releases are rather painfully mediocre at best.
     
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    Didn't they make an 'advance computer program' for the simulated battle results in that TV Show Deadliest Warrior? :lol:
     
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    And yet any of em is better than HOI EU and CK combined...
     
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    I really want this game to be good
    Show Spoiler
    :negative:
     
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    They still make some of the best PC wargames, and some have an AI that can actually play.
     
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    Though it's often the case, that their maps are puzzles you just have to figure out one time and that was it.
     
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    NO.
     
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    Indeed, they usually rely on very scripted AI.
     
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    And a written preview :
    http://www.pcinvasion.com/sanctus-reach-preview
     
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    Meh.
    This game probably won't give me anything that I wouldn't get from playing Final Liberation again instead.

    Probably less since Final Liberation had Imperial Guard, Titans and probably the greatest FMV sequences ever. (AI was retarded though, but that was always the case with non scripted Steel Panthers.)
     
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    Actually, the imbalances (Titans, Warp missiles) and brain dead AI of Final Liberation make it way too easy. That and the Space Marine roster was very limited, and the Space Marines were not particularly impressive.
    That said, LARPING it as an IG force with no titan and limited super heavy access would probably make it challenging enough.
    I cannot comment on Sanctus Reach itself as I signed a NDA again.
     
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    Galdred Yeah. I have played Final Liberation to the dead back in the day, so I know about the imbalanced roster.
    Besides I've played Pike & Shot (and will buy Sengoku Jidai some day) which uses the same engine as this and I think that this won't be different enough (never mind limited army rosters when compared to Pike & Shot, for example) from those games to catch my interest.

    I'm going to adopt a "wait and see" approach for this.
    Maybe there will be DLC's and somewhat interesting complete game to play at some point.
     
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    distant worlds..
     
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    I think Command Naval Air Operation is said to be good.
    I haven't played the computer adaptation, but Conflict of Heroes is a very good tactical wargame.

    That said, there was no good reason to play Final Liberation over Steel Panthers, except for the cutscenes and the 40K porn, given how dumbed down the mechanisms had been :)
     
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    I have also spent lots of time with Qvadriga, though you should try the demo before buying it.
    Also Pike & Shot is good.
     
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    I don't get it. Why waste the Warhammer IP on a game with a single faction vs. a single other faction? I thought the whole point of the IP was war against everyone else?
     
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