Mention on Bombcast

#1 Posted by KirePDX (71 posts) -

I'm guessing I'm not the only person coming to this page after hearing Jeff talk about it on the Bombcast (Oct. 23). I would love it if they did a Sim-Golf like session of JA2 on a Friday afternoon. Ideally, they could start a game from scratch to at least show the personality quiz and the hiring mechanism, then maybe play through the first mission and then skip forward to where they have the airport and capabilities to order guns and equipment.

Might as well start showing some activity on the forum to see if this can keep the diea going.

#2 Posted by Dogma (986 posts) -

When I heard of this game I also remembered Commando. Does anyone else remember/played that game? I believe it was quite known back then.

#3 Posted by predator (357 posts) -

@Dogma said:

When I heard of this game I also remembered Commando. Does anyone else remember/played that game? I believe it was quite known back then.

I think you mean Commandos and yes, that game is great. Desperados is also similar.

#4 Posted by Dogma (986 posts) -

@predator: Ah yes, you are correct. There is quite a difference. ^^

#5 Posted by buft (3321 posts) -

@Dogma said:

When I heard of this game I also remembered Commando. Does anyone else remember/played that game? I believe it was quite known back then.

yeh i loved that game

#6 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -
#7 Posted by Neurotic (632 posts) -

Hadn't heard of it before but from what they said on the podcast, it sounded pretty damn cool. I would like to see a Friday feature of it too.

#8 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

They did a Quick Look of the Remake.

#9 Posted by Barrabas (326 posts) -

@Dagbiker: The remake's not turn based though right? I think I remember that's what turned me off from it.

#10 Posted by Dagbiker (6978 posts) -

@Barrabas: It is more like Balder's Gate, where you pause the gameplay when you want.

#11 Posted by Fearbeard (834 posts) -

I was glad to hear them talk about it. I think JA2 is right up there with Xcom. It is also more approachable now then the original Xcom is.

The new remake is solid in the gameplay department but lacks some of the personality of JA2

#12 Edited by ervonymous (1297 posts) -

I never knew Jagged Alliance had the whole merc relationship part to it, coincidentally finally got my hands on Valkyria Chronicles and the likes and dislikes between squadmates spices things up there too. I'm all for more turn based strategy content, though I'd prefer them getting taught a lesson in humility by the original X-COM.

#13 Posted by KirePDX (71 posts) -

@Barrabas: The initial settings make it play mostly in real-time, but you can set it so the game auto-pauses at tons of trigger points (character sees an enemy, character runs out of commands, character kills an enemy, etc.) so that it plays similarly to JA2. I played it for awhile, but like says, it lacks most of the personality of the original.

Also, it has some weird control issues that throw things off. I played it for a couple hours, but never found the right flow like JA2 had.

#14 Posted by KirePDX (71 posts) -

@buft: I don't think there was any game that made me more pixel-aware than Commandos. You would have to put your soldiers' sprites right up to the dot of those vision cones sometimes.

Was it the sequel where the melee guy was able to hide under snow and then ambush dudes? I'm having flashbacks of the bright green syringe icon of the doctor/costume guy that was used to kill enemies. Such a great game.

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