Freedom Force vs The 3rd Reich, anyone playing it already?

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The first one was pretty good but if this is just more of the same a la
kotor/kotor2 i think i'll pass.

(and please tell you can finally move the camera around freely this time!)
 

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On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 01:22:37 GMT, "BuckFush" <notmyre@laddress.com>
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> The first one was pretty good but if this is just more of the same a la
> kotor/kotor2 i think i'll pass.
>
> (and please tell you can finally move the camera around freely this time!)


I think that the point of a comic-based game would be the story, and
this one is not a good story. I enjoyed the last one, but this one is
not worth it. Load up the first one and go through it again.

The camera moves around much like the last time. The addition is that
the models are more complicated, with buildings that can be destroyed
a piece at a time, with various floors showing.
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Chris wrote:
> On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 01:22:37 GMT, "BuckFush" <notmyre@laddress.com>
> wrote:
>
> > The first one was pretty good but if this is just more of the same
a la
> > kotor/kotor2 i think i'll pass.
> >
> > (and please tell you can finally move the camera around freely this
time!)
>
>
> I think that the point of a comic-based game would be the story, and
> this one is not a good story. I enjoyed the last one, but this one
is
> not worth it. Load up the first one and go through it again.
>
> The camera moves around much like the last time. The addition is
that
> the models are more complicated, with buildings that can be destroyed
> a piece at a time, with various floors showing.

Which I suppose just goes to show you the validity of the old addage
about not being able to please all the people all the time.
Personally, I really enjoyed the story in FFvTR. Sure, it isn't
Shakespeare, but Irrational did another fine job of making a game that
felt like a comic book, imo.
 
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BuckFush wrote:
> The first one was pretty good but if this is just more of the same a
> la kotor/kotor2 i think i'll pass.
>
> (and please tell you can finally move the camera around freely this
> time!)

I just played the demo. It really is more of the same. I thought the first
one was a decent game, but I got tired of it quick especially because it was
quite buggy for me.

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BuckFush wrote:
> The first one was pretty good but if this is just more of the same a la
> kotor/kotor2 i think i'll pass.
>
> (and please tell you can finally move the camera around freely this time!)

You can get some idea of how decent it is from Gamerankings.

http://www.gamerankings.com/htmlpages2/919085.asp

I'm considering picking it up - once I finish the first one! (I got
distracted for various reasons, but I'm muddling through it now)

Cheers,
Grant
 
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"Dirty Redpool" <dirtredpooll@something.something> wrote in message
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> I just played the demo. It really is more of the same. I thought the first
> one was a decent game, but I got tired of it quick especially because it
> was
> quite buggy for me.
>


I played the original Freedom Force just recently and didn't find it to be
my cup of tea. It's got a good comic book look, feel and presentation to
it, but it's somewhat beyond my level. To say the least, I found it
confusing to control multiple characters AND be effective in switching
between their abilities. I'm sure it's a good game if you're into how it's
done, but it's not for me. I won't be buying the new game.
 
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On Mon, 14 Mar 2005 22:12:42 -0700, "NightSky 421" <nightsky421@yahoo.ca>
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>"Dirty Redpool" <dirtredpooll@something.something> wrote in message
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>> I just played the demo. It really is more of the same. I thought the first
>> one was a decent game, but I got tired of it quick especially because it
>> was
>> quite buggy for me.
>>
>
>
>I played the original Freedom Force just recently and didn't find it to be
>my cup of tea. It's got a good comic book look, feel and presentation to
>it, but it's somewhat beyond my level. To say the least, I found it
>confusing to control multiple characters AND be effective in switching
>between their abilities.

Freedom Force makes it easy to do ability switchies with right-clicking.
(Given that I played many RTS games, I haven't needed to make any
adaptations.) If you have trouble, use it exclusivly as it immediatly
pasuses the game.

For character selection, just have your hand over '1', '2', '3', and '4'.

When you are comfortable with these controls individually, the combining
them shouldn't be a problem. Of course, most companies stuff too many
commands on the "quick-start" card thus confusing anybody who wants to get
into the game.

> I'm sure it's a good game if you're into how it's
>done, but it's not for me. I won't be buying the new game.

It could be worse. :)
 
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On Tue, 15 Mar 2005 16:13:55 GMT, "BuckFush" <notmyre@laddress.com>
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>ps: "You no nothing" meaning what?.. that I yes everything? School
>dropouts these days!..

Sorry, had a few too many beers when I posted that. Of course you know
I meant to type, "You know nothing old coot". ;-)
 
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BuckFush wrote:
> The first one was pretty good but if this is just more of the same a
la
> kotor/kotor2 i think i'll pass.
>
> (and please tell you can finally move the camera around freely this
time!)

I played the first level and liked it. The game engine was tweaked and
improved. It is still Commandos with superheroes though, if that is
what you are in to. Well, more like Commandos+. I am a fan of the
characters and whatnot though.

- Richard
 
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"Raymond Martineau" <bk039@ncf.ca> wrote in message
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> Freedom Force makes it easy to do ability switchies with right-clicking.
> (Given that I played many RTS games, I haven't needed to make any
> adaptations.) If you have trouble, use it exclusivly as it immediatly
> pasuses the game.
>


I still have it installed, so I'll give it a shot again tonight using some
of your tips. I think I will probably have to slow down the game a little
bit too. Thanks for the insight!
 
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"Raymond Martineau" <bk039@ncf.ca> wrote in message
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> When you are comfortable with these controls individually, the combining
> them shouldn't be a problem. Of course, most companies stuff too many
> commands on the "quick-start" card thus confusing anybody who wants to get
> into the game.
>


I've taken your suggestions (I really should have rationalized it myself),
and have also slowed down the game one notch, and it seems to have helped.
I still don't feel totally good with the controls and keeping track of the
characters, but I'm definitely getting better. I'm just starting the
Prehistoric Panic level now, so I guess I'm not doing too bad. :) I'm
playing on Very Easy difficulty and have only failed missions 4 times in
total.

At this point, I still don't think I'd buy the new game, but at least I feel
better about my experience with Freedom Force now!
 
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BuckFush wrote:
> The first one was pretty good but if this is just more of the same a
la
> kotor/kotor2 i think i'll pass.


I'm more interested in the promised improvements to multiplayer.
Being able to play custom NWN-style mods with online friends
sounds great!

-st
 
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> Connected wrote:
>> "BuckFush" wrote:

wow your posting name is clever and liberal
 
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Joiner wrote:
> "BuckFush" wrote in message
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> wow your posting name is clever and liberal

wow your posting name is moronic and republican