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  • #2
    Grrr

    I hate this game. It's the most ill-concieved game idea EVER. Colt Revolving Rifle, Henry Rifle, and a pistol. Oh, is that amazing...ly boring.
    If you have any ounce of Civil War history in you, DO NOT BUY THIS GAME.
    For despite the silly sayings about violence never settling anything, history IS changed on the battlefield: ask the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
    -Jerry Pournelle-
    Introduction to 'Hammer's Slammers'

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    • #3
      Is this game an actual FPS like COD?

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      • #4
        Yep

        See if you can find player's games on youtube.
        For despite the silly sayings about violence never settling anything, history IS changed on the battlefield: ask the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
        -Jerry Pournelle-
        Introduction to 'Hammer's Slammers'

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Marshal Murat View Post
          I hate this game. It's the most ill-concieved game idea EVER. Colt Revolving Rifle, Henry Rifle, and a pistol. Oh, is that amazing...ly boring.
          If you have any ounce of Civil War history in you, DO NOT BUY THIS GAME.
          What, specifically, were it's detractors? Lack of weapons, frustrating gameplay, poor control?

          Haven't bought it yet but was planning to this weekend.
          A new life awaits you in the off world colonies; the chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure!

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          • #6
            Historical

            The weapondry and the whole premise of the game.
            I just do go with it.
            A Civil War shooter, with revolvers and repeating rifles, its a slower shooting FPS clone. Two or three shots kill a soldier.
            Reloading looks kinda cool for the first couple times.

            If your going for realism, historical accuracy, or some combination then DONT.
            If you want to get a Civil War shooter, go ahead, but I warn you, if you have an ounce of Civil War history in you, you will hate it.
            For despite the silly sayings about violence never settling anything, history IS changed on the battlefield: ask the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
            -Jerry Pournelle-
            Introduction to 'Hammer's Slammers'

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            • #7
              I'll probably get it for the novelty of a Civil War game that's FPS instead of strategy. I'm not too hostile toward fudging history in FPS - but I am in strategy. I liked Medal of Honor and that game really takes liberties, both with realism (a soldier isn't going to take two .45 rounds to the chest and keep fighting like nothing happened and since when was the panzerfaust a semi-automatic weapon (railyard in Frontline - they'll fire one round after another, never pausing to reload and never running out of ammo)) and history.
              A new life awaits you in the off world colonies; the chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure!

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              • #8
                I was quite looking forward to this, actually. The prospect of fighting in the Western Woods at Antietam with nothing but a smoothbore musket, hiding behind a tree stump and cursing every time you miss because it's going to take the best part of a minute to reload seemed quite appealing. Then again, in Goldeneye multiplayer I was always the one taking careful aim with the Cougar Magnum as my opponent ventilated me with the RCP-90.

                If they've fudged the history to appeal to the HALO players, that's a shame. I'd say there's the basis for a good solid game just with historical episodes from the Civil War. So what exactly is the problem with it?
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                • #9
                  The prevalent attitude seesm to be: "Why waste historical accuracy on players who wouldn't know it if it bit them in the butt?" And if the developers and programers don't know much history, either?

                  This group here on this forum is hardly home to any "average players" by any means.
                  Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by robcraufurd View Post
                    I was quite looking forward to this, actually. The prospect of fighting in the Western Woods at Antietam with nothing but a smoothbore musket, hiding behind a tree stump and cursing every time you miss because it's going to take the best part of a minute to reload seemed quite appealing. Then again, in Goldeneye multiplayer I was always the one taking careful aim with the Cougar Magnum as my opponent ventilated me with the RCP-90.

                    If they've fudged the history to appeal to the HALO players, that's a shame. I'd say there's the basis for a good solid game just with historical episodes from the Civil War. So what exactly is the problem with it?
                    Your top post reflects what I would also want out of a civil war shooter. Those long rifle whatever they are that take forever to reload.

                    I have about 1 and a half ounce of civil war history in me.
                    yeah!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by maian View Post
                      Your top post reflects what I would also want out of a civil war shooter. Those long rifle whatever they are that take forever to reload.

                      I have about 1 and a half ounce of civil war history in me.
                      If you've got Operation Flashpoint, there's a Civil War mod out for that which might be worth taking a look at. They've got everything from flintlock muskets to Colt and Sharps repeaters, as well as artillery and Gatling guns. I haven't played it yet, so I can't vouch for its quality, but the basics should be there- including rifles that take ages to load.
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                      • #12
                        The Great Disappointment

                        Well I got the game. I was disappointed. I knew they would fudge the history, I expect that from FPS games, it would be pretty boring if the game consisted of walking in formation, firing by volley, and getting killed. What really disappointed me was the blatant lack of effort put into the game.

                        First, the battlefields are VERY constricted. No room to get creative and outflank your enemy, you just have to run from cover to cover until close enough to get a shot off. The whole game is spent running down corridors, hemmed in by trees and fences.

                        Second, the sound effects for the guns are good but the ambient sounds were recorded in shoddy fashion. You can hear the pause as the short battlefield track restarts and sometimes it just cuts out altogether. The soldiers shout stuff like "We got 'em on the run!" and "Follow me to glory!" but there phrases are limited and it gets old REALLY fast. The first time I played the game I was getting annoyed within five minutes as the phrases were said over and over.

                        Third, the AI is by far the most inept I've ever seen. Your AI troopers will fall over dead for no reason at times and tend to suddenly appear and disappear (I mean that literally as in *poof*). If this were a shareware (is there shareware anymore?) game done by college kids I'd be impressed; I expected more from Activision.

                        Overall it looks like the game was done on a shoestring budget. Rent it for the novelty but do not buy, especially for $40.00.
                        A new life awaits you in the off world colonies; the chance to begin again in a golden land of opportunity and adventure!

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                        • #13
                          Whm

                          I feel so....vindicated.
                          For despite the silly sayings about violence never settling anything, history IS changed on the battlefield: ask the National Socialist German Workers' Party.
                          -Jerry Pournelle-
                          Introduction to 'Hammer's Slammers'

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                          • #14
                            I was looking at it at the local gamestop last weekend but wanted a 2d opinion first.

                            May get it yet. I'm hardly a purist as I have 'North and South' for my NES.
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                            • #15
                              I might aslo get it don't know it yet.

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