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 Post subject: Victory At Sea: Pacific
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:58 am 
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Coming out Friday. May be one to watch.

Grand strategy down to controlling each individual ship or squadron of planes in battle.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/8069 ... a_Pacific/

Some preview vids have been popping up on YT:




I never played their original, so I have no idea what features were added in this sequel.

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 Post subject: Re: Victory At Sea: Pacific
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 11:42 am 
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Good eye, Cole. Played the original and liked it a lot. Started a thread on it iirc. I'll get this one too eventually. 40 bean is too much right now w/ the reviews "mixed". Mostly I see ppl complaining that the UI is too clunky. They did a really good job w/ the first game so they'll get it ironed out I'm sure. Looking forward to this one, that 40 price tag is a little bit too heavy for me right now.

Of course, I don't have 40 bean anyway even if I did want to buy it.

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 Post subject: Re: Victory At Sea: Pacific
PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:22 pm 
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Good eye, Cole. Played the original and liked it a lot. Started a thread on it iirc. I'll get this one too eventually. 40 bean is too much right now w/ the reviews "mixed". Mostly I see ppl complaining that the UI is too clunky. They did a really good job w/ the first game so they'll get it ironed out I'm sure. Looking forward to this one, that 40 price tag is a little bit too heavy for me right now.

Of course, I don't have 40 bean anyway even if I did want to buy it.


I'm also in a sit & wait mode with this one.

It appeared to have some bugs yet to iron out along with those needed usability tweaks. I'll look into it once the post-release patching has run most of it's course. That tends to be my default position on most new games due to the extensive patching I always end up waiting to finish anyway.

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 Post subject: Re: Victory At Sea: Pacific
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I bought it. Too expensive. First one was good imo.

Got in a big CV battle 3 us cv vs 2 jap CV. I dunno if it's a plan - I just wanted to see something big happen win or lose.

All I saw were a bunch of planes circling around. Hundreds of crafts I never saw any ship get attacked or any planes engage. I saw 2 of my dds sinking (b/d their name was red). The fleets closed into almost gun range then the enemy CV group 'vanished'. I have absolutely no idea what happened :lol: I'll admit I'm prolly bad w/ the controls, I guess I just don't understand how the game flows. Anyway it'll store in my libary until it's done. There's no way I can see of listing enemy ships KNOWN sunk or maybe sunk.. Like how WiTP works. Eventually you'll find out a enemy ship did sink, even if nobody saw her belly up.

Tried for a few hours to get into the game but end up confusimicated. If it's ever finished ppl will make better tutorials. There's a lot going on I'm not getting.

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 Post subject: Re: Victory At Sea: Pacific
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Judging by the vids I've watched of others, it doesn't seem to take long to sink an enemy vessel.

I suppose they did that for brevity purposes so each battle didn't take up a lot of time, especially since the whole war is still running while they are happening. However, it just makes the battles appear more RNG & flippant. :|

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