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Edited by Slumberpunch

Free Khanpaa!

Posted by Morningstar

Yes, I got all that. Still not interested.

Posted by AndrewB

Please Quick Look this.

Also reminds me that I really should buy the original remake of the original.

Edited by Tennmuerti

Too bad the JA remake itself ain't all that.

I love squad based tactical games and still couldn't be arsed to finish it.

Posted by Rowr

BOUGHT.

Hopefully this is a little easier to play through than the remake.

Posted by mewarmo990

Still waiting on the new X-Com game...

Edited by CaptainFake

Is this new round of Jagged Alliance games the true successor to Silent Storm that I've been waiting years for?

EDIT: Some digging reveals Jagged Alliance: Back in Action (from earlier this year) is, as you guys keep saying, ACTUALLY a remake of JA2. Which I never played. Maybe I should do that. Reviews everywhere say its interface is clunky and functions as a serious obstacle to enjoying the meat of the game, but hey, PC game. Obviously I'm ready to deal with that.

Posted by AuthenticM

Man, I really have to buy that remake. It looked amazing. Was it part of the Steam Summer Sale ? I don't recall.

Posted by AlexW00d

@CaptainFake said:

Is this new round of Jagged Alliance games the true successor to Silent Storm that I've been waiting years for?

EDIT: Some digging reveals Jagged Alliance: Back in Action (from earlier this year) is, as you guys keep saying, ACTUALLY a remake of JA2. Which I never played. Maybe I should do that. Reviews everywhere say its interface is clunky and functions as a serious obstacle to enjoying the meat of the game, but hey, PC game. Obviously I'm ready to deal with that.

The interface isn't clunky at all. The whole "plan n go" system they introduced - which means it plays little like the original - isn't the most 'efficient' means of getting things done; and the brutal nature of the game's difficulty can make things a tad frustrating, but overall it's a decent game if you like this kind of thing. Unfortunately, most people don't. But I guess it sold well enough - due to the name - to warrant a stand-alone expansion thingy.

Posted by R3DT1D3

Combat still needs a redesign from BiA. Running and gunning was the most effective tactic since type of shot (aimed, snap, etc) is tied to stance. Until they fix glaring flaws like that, any depth the game has is buried.

Edited by buckybit
Posted by Humanity

I wonder if Dave kept up with the original game after that QuickLook

Posted by genkobar

Just bought Jagged Alliance: Back in Action, and I'm hugely into it. Like, much more than I anticipated. So I'm probably buying this day one.

Posted by Sin4profit

I really enjoyed JA:BIA, if they "plan & execute" system was refined to something like Frozen Synapses' then it could be an even more amazing game in it's own right.

Posted by JuggaloAcidman

It seems like the new trend in the industry is to make games that look old! I like my games to look as pretty as possible!

Posted by Grimhild

@AlexW00d said:

@CaptainFake said:

Is this new round of Jagged Alliance games the true successor to Silent Storm that I've been waiting years for?

EDIT: Some digging reveals Jagged Alliance: Back in Action (from earlier this year) is, as you guys keep saying, ACTUALLY a remake of JA2. Which I never played. Maybe I should do that. Reviews everywhere say its interface is clunky and functions as a serious obstacle to enjoying the meat of the game, but hey, PC game. Obviously I'm ready to deal with that.

The interface isn't clunky at all. The whole "plan n go" system they introduced - which means it plays little like the original - isn't the most 'efficient' means of getting things done; and the brutal nature of the game's difficulty can make things a tad frustrating, but overall it's a decent game if you like this kind of thing. Unfortunately, most people don't. But I guess it sold well enough - due to the name - to warrant a stand-alone expansion thingy.

Pretty much. Once you understand the mechanics it's a decent balance between turn-based and real time. It's not anything close to JA2 (especially with the 1.13 patch/mod), but it's okay given that there's a depressing lack of this genre lately. Some of my biggest issues with BiA was how reduced the RPG aspect of it was, the TERRIBLE voice acting that made the original seem like Oscar material, and no IMP system to make my own merc. :(

If you're looking to get the original JA2, do yourself a solid and use the 1.13 mod. It adds soooooooooooooooooo much to an already amazing game.

Posted by vaportra1l

I should probably play Back in Action again, someday, maybe.

Posted by Artimisticus

I started Back in Action not long ago. Although it can be just as frustrating as JA2, I am enjoying it quite a lot. I would be very interested in an expansion, assuming the price is right.

Posted by Anund

I loved BiA, one of the best games to be released for quite a while in my book. It has its flaws, but overall the game is amazing. I'm currently on my second playthrough :) This is preordered already.

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam

The implications of a bunch of white people saving natives from themselves has always made me uneasy, but I'm probably reading too much into it this time.

Posted by MeatSim

The new XCOM seems more my style.

Posted by Anund

@Dark_Lord_Spam said:

The implications of a bunch of white people saving natives from themselves has always made me uneasy, but I'm probably reading too much into it this time.

Specially because they are being saved from other mercenaries this time. Just saying.

Posted by Dark_Lord_Spam
@Anund: It doesn't help that they're wearing turbans and wielding scimitars, though.
Posted by Fearbeard

I need to go back and finish Back in Action

On launch there were some really annoying design decisions (no sector inventory, arming militias was a massive pain) but a lot of those have been fixed now.

The gameplay itself was really solid though.

Posted by Incapability

@Fearbeard: I played it when it was first launched, being a huge fan of the previous games. I didn't have high hopes, but man, there was a lot of really janky business. Has some of that been updated?