Field of Glory just released!

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  1. Platon

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    Wow, no responses. You lot really aren't into ancient warfare, aye?
     
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    Not at all.
     
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    Why




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    ...this is why people can't stand you, think before you post broski.


    and on topic - looks interesting, I may check it out, but the price looks a bit much for what it offers.
     
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    You just love to go against whatever I say.
    I am certainly loving the attention that you are giving me. :bowdown:
     
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    I'm glad you love it, hopefully you'll learn from what I say.

    I'm happy to help.
     
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    Hey, they just released patch 1.01. It added 3 new campaigns, made some improvements to the routing and pursuit rules, and improved the graphics engine.

    I've been playing some online rounds today, and it runs great. Strangely enough, I kept losing Cynoscephalea as Rome, but winning as Macedonia. Yeah, I don't get it either.

    There must be some offtopicers who are in to Ancient Hellenic warfare.:sadwavey:
     
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    you think my emachine can handle this:hyper:
     
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    What're your system specs? An integrated video card meets the minimum requirements, so long as it is capable of certain functions (as listed on the webpage).
     
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    A game like that for PSP would own.
     
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    Too right :x:

    In the meantime, they have a WW2 game and a Rome one, but otherwise PSPs are out of luck.
     
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    is this game turn based such as the Civilization series? The only ancient war games I liked were AoE and Rise of Nations
     
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    FOG got some attention from the BBC! Pretty interesting article about how they made the game; hopefully this will attract more players. A week ago, they announced that they had over 100 games going at once on their servers, too, which is good news.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/highlands_and_islands/8370029.stm

    The game is turn based, but it's not like any of the games you listed. Read an AAR to see what it's like; imagine a board game like Warhammer 40k, only based on Classical history, converted over to the computer. The graphics consist of good depictions of miniatures, the animation as they move about is very slick, and the rules are pretty easy to get the hang of. The scenario builder is extremely user friendly, too.
     
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    I'm not entirely sure what you find questionable, but it's worth mentioning that the graphics look very crisp and attractive. If you've played Tin Soldiers: Alexander, I reckon FOG look smuch better (although Tin Soldiers is fully 3d, where this is more like an isometric hex-game). The rules are also better in FOG than in Alexander. The animation is slick and simple. It's a conversion of a table-top game; you'll be dealing with miniatures, and they slide around the field of battle.
     
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    Have you played Destiny? It is an old PC game with the same concept.
     
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    No, never even heard of it. Link? Googling just brings up Shadow of Destiny or something.
     
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    Waaaaaait a minute.... some firm called Slitherine did the simulation program for that Deadliest Warrior show, is this it in consumer trim? That show was awesome. :o
     
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    This looks crazy old. Like mid 90's style PC games. I'll pass....
     
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    Yep, Wyldcat, Slitherine did stuff for that show. However, Field of Glory has no relationship with the software they used on Deadliest Warrior. FoG is a PC conversion of a table-top warfare system.

    As for Posey... the graphics are a good deal better than the games from the mid-90s, and the whole programme is very sleek. It's not 3d like the Tin Soldiers series, but I think the miniatures look a tad better, and I never did care too much for the floating hand in that game.

    Also...

    90% on game squad!
    http://gamesquad.com/node/674
     

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