Author Topic: C&C:Ancients -- I'm Sorry, What?  (Read 897 times)

Cyrano

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on: September 12, 2018, 12:25:51 PM
https://store.steampowered.com/app/699870/Commands__Colors_Ancients/

My grievances fall into two categories:

Category the Firste:

A)  Fifteen scenarios, encompassing the most basic in the game.
B)  No skirmish
C)  No scenario editor
D)  No MP
E)  Please read "D" again

Category the Seconde:

You all know, I think, how much I love C&C.  I've now taught it for two years running at Origins and will be having a C&C-palooza at my house for my birthday.

I don't know, though, what the draw is to play this system on the PC?  Leave that for FoG -- and infinitely better game than this looks to be -- and leave C&C for fine face-to-face TTG adventures.


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Reply #1 on: September 12, 2018, 12:59:50 PM
 ;D

That took longer than I expected.

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Reply #2 on: September 12, 2018, 01:06:39 PM
I don't know, though, what the draw is to play this system on the PC?  Leave that for FoG -- and infinitely better game than this looks to be -- and leave C&C for fine face-to-face TTG adventures.

This, even if it had MP, is the crux of it.

I actually don't really like games.

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Reply #3 on: September 15, 2018, 06:00:54 PM
Do I take it then that the PC version compares unfavourably to the board game version?

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Reply #4 on: September 15, 2018, 06:12:49 PM
The reviews on Steam aren't good at all.

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Reply #5 on: September 15, 2018, 06:15:08 PM
Not that I've played any of the C&C games at all.

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Reply #6 on: September 15, 2018, 06:28:51 PM
Do I take it then that the PC version compares unfavourably to the board game version?

Not played the PC version, yet, but don't let Jim's rant derail you. It looks like a straight port of the board game, which som people don't like because it can feel dry/sterile. If you want to play solo it's probably fine.... unless it's a bug ridden mess....

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Reply #7 on: September 15, 2018, 07:22:04 PM
Seriously, if you really, really want to play C&C on-line, play on Vassal or TTS.

I wouldn't really care to do either, but do that instead of giving them money for what is proving bug-ridden junk.

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Reply #8 on: September 15, 2018, 07:23:58 PM
...and, to make matters perfectly clear, just play FoG2.

Get all the expansions and you can play that system until Hell won't have it.

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Reply #9 on: September 15, 2018, 07:38:09 PM
But...that's already a game...


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Reply #10 on: September 15, 2018, 10:06:02 PM
Indeed it is.

I own it.

And at a certain point, you can play FoG2 so much it won't have it.

Not there yet, but, conceptually, the prospect is there.

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