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« on: January 02, 2007, 03:15:31 PM »

Did anyone see the Battlestations: Midway "Walkthrough" trailer on XBL Marketplace?  Man, that game is really starting to look impressive.
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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2007, 03:46:39 PM »

It does look fun.  Not sure if its a game I'd be willing to pay top dollar for, but I imagine I'll pick it up if/when the price drops in a year.
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« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2007, 03:54:59 PM »

I'm kind of interested, but I'd really need to try a demo or rent in before I bought it.
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« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2007, 08:19:01 PM »

Huh.  I thought this would be more anticipated.

I was definitely interested before the video, and now I'm sold.  The strategy element looks easy to manage, but in-depth.  The graphics, while not as realistic as I would have liked, are definitely very good.  Of course it's hard to tell how it'll control in a video, but if I can handle things as well as the guy playing, I'm going to be very happy.
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« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2007, 10:48:48 PM »

Looks interesting but I am kinda in the wait and see mode.
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2007, 01:11:57 PM »

Just read the preview on Gamespot.  I think it looks interesting.  Probably not a day one purchase, but the 360 needs a good strategy game.
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2007, 01:15:57 PM »

I've got the PC game and I'm working on a preview myself.  Should have a review of the full game up before you need to put your cash on the table as well.  smile
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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2007, 03:13:43 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 22, 2007, 01:15:57 PM

I've got the PC game and I'm working on a preview myself.  Should have a review of the full game up before you need to put your cash on the table as well.  smile

Looking forward to that.
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2007, 04:01:15 PM »

From the demo, I don't see not putting my money down for this one, for the MP if absolutely nothing else.
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« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2007, 04:56:40 PM »

Quote from: Jarrodhk on January 22, 2007, 04:01:15 PM

From the demo, I don't see not putting my money down for this one, for the MP if absolutely nothing else.

And the demo kinda steered me the other way.  Now I need reviews.
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« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2007, 05:06:38 PM »

Quote from: Jarrodhk on January 22, 2007, 04:01:15 PM

From the demo, I don't see not putting my money down for this one, for the MP if absolutely nothing else.

Agreed and I only played one mission.  This might be the NEXT great MP game.
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« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2007, 06:05:26 PM »

Quote from: ATB on January 22, 2007, 05:06:38 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on January 22, 2007, 04:01:15 PM

From the demo, I don't see not putting my money down for this one, for the MP if absolutely nothing else.

Agreed and I only played one mission.  This might be the NEXT great MP game.

ok lets not count the SP out yet.  I agree that the MP is good but I think the SP has potential.
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« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2007, 08:03:46 PM »

Not counting the SP out at all.  I just have zero experience with it, and some experience with the MP, so that's what I'm judging.
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« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2007, 08:10:59 PM »

Quote from: Jarrodhk on January 22, 2007, 04:01:15 PM

From the demo, I don't see not putting my money down for this one, for the MP if absolutely nothing else.

Too many negatives!  Does that mean you like the demo?  Or you don't not dislike the demo?

Anyway,  sounds like the buzz is good so far.  The 360 needs a good MP stategery game, so I'm tempted to pick this up if a lot of other folks do, regardless (irregardless?) of the SP.  SP would be icing though.
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« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2007, 09:10:01 PM »

Quote from: papasmurff on January 22, 2007, 06:05:26 PM

Quote from: ATB on January 22, 2007, 05:06:38 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on January 22, 2007, 04:01:15 PM

From the demo, I don't see not putting my money down for this one, for the MP if absolutely nothing else.

Agreed and I only played one mission.  This might be the NEXT great MP game.

ok lets not count the SP out yet.  I agree that the MP is good but I think the SP has potential.

Oh I'm not!

I think this will be a very complete game.  But since I've only tasted the MP and enjoyed that immensely, I think it will be a huged success along those lines.
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« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2007, 09:23:12 PM »

I'm not not sure what you mean by too many negatives.

Translation:  I'm very excited about the game... can't wait for next week.
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« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2007, 09:43:07 PM »

Quote from: Jarrodhk on January 22, 2007, 09:23:12 PM

I'm not not sure what you mean by too many negatives.

Translation:  I'm very excited about the game... can't wait for next week.

It comes out next week?

I thought it wasn't until feb. <sigh>

I'll be on vacation and I have to finish at least one of the two games I'm playing before I buy another. Rats!  You'd best do an impressions thread.
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« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2007, 09:51:27 PM »

Quote from: Jarrodhk on January 22, 2007, 09:23:12 PM

I'm not not sure what you mean by too many negatives.

Translation:  I'm very excited about the game... can't wait for next week.

It was the "I don't see not" thing.  Double negative, though you were using it for effect as opposed to saying, "I ain't got no need for not buying no Battlestations game or nothin'."
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« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2007, 09:53:20 PM »

My predictions: 

The single player will be heavily scripted and uninteresting.

The online play will be outstanding once you get past the learning curve.

The online community for this game will be small but dedicated.



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« Reply #19 on: January 23, 2007, 12:31:00 AM »

i didnt think the demo was anything special but i only got in one game

HUGE WARNING...

this demo locked up my xbox 4 times.  as in totally locked it up - as in i couldnt even use the circle to get to the dash.  all four times it happened when at the lobby screen either as i was trying to exit a match, or the match was ended by the host

i want to try and get in a few more games, but not at the cost of my healthy xbox
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« Reply #20 on: January 23, 2007, 01:53:41 AM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 22, 2007, 09:51:27 PM

Quote from: Jarrodhk on January 22, 2007, 09:23:12 PM

I'm not not sure what you mean by too many negatives.

Translation:  I'm very excited about the game... can't wait for next week.

It was the "I don't see not" thing.  Double negative, though you were using it for effect as opposed to saying, "I ain't got no need for not buying no Battlestations game or nothin'."

Gotcha, I was actually trying to be silly with my response.  The first post was done with me under the influence of waking up.  I'm not terribly coherent at that time of my day.

Doopri: Haven't had a single problem with the demo.  It hasn't locked up once in the several hours I've played.
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« Reply #21 on: January 23, 2007, 02:01:49 AM »

It actually locked up my box too. i forgot.

The host kicked us from the lobby and my box locked up completely.
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« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2007, 09:40:45 PM »

Anyone know if this has split screen?  If so, how many players?
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« Reply #23 on: January 26, 2007, 02:51:11 PM »

I tried this again last night, given the praise being slung about.

Apart from the 360 locking up at the end, I had a better time.

There was a prickly, but helpful English bloke who was paired with me.  He talked me through the things I was frustrated with in the last one.  In the end, I was able to dive bomb the enemy and finish the game with a whopping 2 points!

Anyway, I understand it better now, and I can see how it'd be strategic fun, but my enthusiasm is still at lukewarm.  It really depends on SP for me, now.  So I'll be waiting for reviews on this one.
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« Reply #24 on: January 26, 2007, 03:12:10 PM »

And here is the first of those reviews:

IGN 8.5

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/757/757297p3.html

Jury's still out for me, but it's rising a little.
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« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2007, 03:32:48 PM »

I played this online for a couple of hours last night.  I think I have a much better grasp of how things work now.  I was going to wait, but I might just pick it up next week.  It is pretty unique in what it does on the 360.  Once I figured out how things worked I had a good time with it.
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« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2007, 03:39:19 PM »

My preview on the front page help?  My review won't be too far behind...

I want to make sure that I get through the game far enough to judge whether or not its going to have longevity.
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« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2007, 03:52:48 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on January 26, 2007, 03:39:19 PM

My preview on the front page help?  My review won't be too far behind...

I initially thought it was only an action game.  Reading your preview makes it sound like an action/strategy hybrid. And my experience with the demo confirms that.  I think the game shows it's true potential in 1vs1 or 2vs2 games over Live.  In 4vs4 just controlling one ship or one air base can get a little boring for my tastes.  But being able to jump all over the map in a 1vs1 is pretty cool.

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« Reply #28 on: January 26, 2007, 04:27:07 PM »

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There was a prickly, but helpful English bloke who was paired with me.  He talked me through the things I was frustrated with in the last one. 

Funny, it was an English guy who helped me too.  Wonder if it's teh same guy!
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« Reply #29 on: January 26, 2007, 04:41:33 PM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 26, 2007, 03:12:10 PM

And here is the first of those reviews:

IGN 8.5

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/757/757297p3.html

Jury's still out for me, but it's rising a little.

Sort of a middling review for IGN, who, as I have mentioned, are WHORES.

In any event, I'd like to give the demo a try.  Is anyone available tonight?  Maybe 8ish eastern?  I'll post another thread in the MP forum.
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« Reply #30 on: January 26, 2007, 04:59:03 PM »

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on January 26, 2007, 04:41:33 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 26, 2007, 03:12:10 PM

And here is the first of those reviews:

IGN 8.5

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/757/757297p3.html

Jury's still out for me, but it's rising a little.

Sort of a middling review for IGN, who, as I have mentioned, are WHORES.

In any event, I'd like to give the demo a try.  Is anyone available tonight?  Maybe 8ish eastern?  I'll post another thread in the MP forum.

8.5 is middling?  The text of the review seemed pretty positve to me.

Do they still review on the 8.1-9.5 scale?   icon_biggrin
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« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2007, 09:21:40 PM »

Quote from: denoginizer on January 26, 2007, 04:59:03 PM

Quote from: IkeVandergraaf on January 26, 2007, 04:41:33 PM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on January 26, 2007, 03:12:10 PM

And here is the first of those reviews:

IGN 8.5

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/757/757297p3.html

Jury's still out for me, but it's rising a little.

Sort of a middling review for IGN, who, as I have mentioned, are WHORES.

In any event, I'd like to give the demo a try.  Is anyone available tonight?  Maybe 8ish eastern?  I'll post another thread in the MP forum.

8.5 is middling?  The text of the review seemed pretty positve to me.

Do they still review on the 8.1-9.5 scale?   icon_biggrin

IGN typically gives games 5-10 point higher than gamesopt. So that can mean 7.6 - 8 From them.
I typically trust their judgement for some reason. I would have given the limited demo a 8.6 while expecting the full game to offer so much more.

Oh well I am still getting it...
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« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2007, 09:53:51 PM »

You can pick up the PC demo from...well...here. smile

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« Reply #33 on: January 27, 2007, 04:19:07 AM »

...and at a pretty good speed, too.

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« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2007, 09:48:51 AM »

I think I'll get this early on, now if I can just get my 360 back online after shuffling the components of my system around.  I guess my wireless hub isn't in a good spot at the moment.
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« Reply #35 on: January 29, 2007, 06:07:09 PM »

I really want Wed. to arrive.  I have had fun dominating the demo and am looking forward to the full game
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« Reply #36 on: January 30, 2007, 05:15:45 AM »

I like it.  I think I'll pick it up at the earliest opportunity; I'm managing to have some fun with the demo, despite the fact that it seems to be populated with the usual Live wackos.  I'd love to try it out with some GTers.
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« Reply #37 on: January 30, 2007, 01:05:19 PM »

Averaging high 70's. Midto low 70's is my cut off for purchase and the gamespot review- once it is up will play a huge part.

1up gave it a 7, but they are notoriously hard-AFAIK- on their ratings.  So a 7 is good score (they actually call it 'good'). The review text is exceedingly weak though.
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« Reply #38 on: January 30, 2007, 01:33:43 PM »

I thought the demo was meh, but I only played it for about 15 minutes and my impressions were probably colored by my inability to figure out wtf was going on.  However, I found the graphics exceedingly unimpressive.

In the end, my buying decision will be most heavily influenced by the impressions on these boards, and especially by the multiplayer game.  Strategy games is probably my favorite genre, at least on the PC, and the 360 desperately needs a good MP strategy game.  Will this be the one?
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« Reply #39 on: January 30, 2007, 02:45:13 PM »

That 1up writeup was a waste of my reading time. Was that even a review of the game?
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