|Good point Blerk: SotS looks really promising, though I think it's sort of a turn-based and action hybrid, right...? Looks good though :0)|
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Blerk wrote:Forgot that! Woo! More Turn-based! YEAH!
TBH Front Mission 3 HD would sort me out. Oh, and someone to take the Gladius IP and go nuts.
Commanders: Attack of the Genos is around, but also a bit crap. As is that bug game - both really old XBLA titles.
There's a big one I've forgotten, I know it...
In fact, is Gladius BC comp? Utterly exhausting to play, but so much content.|
More games need to embrace turn-based co-op, both local and online. So much nerdfun to be had.
Edited by RedSparrows at 15:55:49 20-09-2012
evild_edd wrote:No, it's totally turn-based, it's just not grid-based. Looks like it works a bit like Phantom Brave on the PS2 if you ever played that.
I hope Skulls of the Shogun doesn't "Do a Fusion: Genesis" and come out on the same day as XCOM, or something utterly, utterly stupid like that.|
Not that I'm in the business of predicting release dates.
Hopefully the XCOM sells a bajazillion copies and prompts makers of all games, XBLA ones included, to revisit turn-based stuff properly.
Laser Squad please!
|not quite turn based, but I really enjoyed Tropico 3 as well, and would happily recommend that for a strategy type game.|
|Greed corp is an excellent turn based strategy game, probably my favourite on the 360|
andytheadequate wrote:Of course - good call. I completely forgot about that one, even after I got it for a bargainous 160 points, back when MS used to do good surprise sales!
I think there might be a couple of semi-decent turned based strategy in the indie games section - dont ask me for names though.|
Also a big fan btw. The Fire Emblem series on the GBA are probably my all time favourite.
Greed Corp, eh? I may have to look at that as I am also a fan of turn based gamplay. |
Don't forget Blood Bowl, that is another good turn based game.
Alipan wrote:Yup, there is that one.... that begins with an H.... in the indie channel. Oh God....
/goes away and looks.
Ok, not exactly beginning with H...
and presumably also
I am going to download them both, as I'm sure RedSparrows told me about the first game about two and a half years ago, and I didn't get round to buying it. Shameful!
L_Franko wrote:Yes, been quite tempted by Blood Bowl on GoD, too, especially as it got a permanent reduction to £11.99.
Just.. so much to play!
Blerk wrote:Ah, thanks. No idea where I got that idea from then!?!?
Never played Phantom Brave. Any good?
Speaking of old PS2 turn-based affairs: anyone remember Ring Of Red? My house mate at uni' had that and we spent a ridiculous number of hours working through the campaign. Came out far too early in the PS2's life cycle though, and bombed sales wise... Apparently Microsoft were such fans that they decided to smuggle their own version of the title into 50% of their launch 360s *ba-DOOM tish*
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@evild_edd Nicely done, sir!|
Yes, Ring Of Red was one of my all-time favourite things about PS2. I would probably murder in exchange for an HD or, well, SD version that I could play on XBLA. Same goes for Disgaea. Might even have my ROR knocking around somewhere, although I have a horrible feeling it went in my giant trade-in of 2007.
|If anyone does decide to buy or play greed corp then let me know. The multiplayer is great fun but very hard to find players|
I did buy it but found it hard to like - I may well give it another open minded bash.|
Edited by MysteryLamb at 19:53:58 20-09-2012
|Yeah, I did the same. Bought it in a sale after recommendations on here, but only played the first level or so. Didn't really click with me for some reason, which is weird as I usually love turn based, board game type things. I'll give it another chance too at some point.|
The tutorial is awful so be warned.|
The point of the game isn't how much land you control as you only get resources by harvesting it. But when you harvest it the tiles start to crumble away. The key to the game is to use your airships to land troops on opponents land and place a harvester on it. Then even when they take that tile over again the harvester will still be there, slowly destroying the tile and those round it. A very simple concept but it works brilliantly, there's no other game like it. I will happily give people a quick run through of strategy in more detail if any one fancies a go at the mp
I forgot Greed Corp! Good game: but just a teensy bit too quick for me: matches are over soon.|
Still, very good concept.
Blood Bowl ey? Will look.
Miasma had a sequel? Will look at that too!
|Wasn't Blood Bowl terrible?|
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evild_edd wrote:I liked it, yeah. It's very similar to Disgaea (same company) but not quite so crazy. And as I said before, it's not tile-based - when you move you get a circle around you which shows the limits of where you can move to during that turn. As you move, the circle shrinks until you're out of points, then you can attack or defend. Skulls looks rather similar, so I surmise it works in much the same way.
robthehermit wrote:It's a very clunky conversion, but it mainly works. There is an occasional player movement bug which means restarting a match, and team members sometimes lose skills in the campaign, but the latter might be intentional. You can certainly get a full campaign out of it, and getting past the first few games where your new team fumble, stumble and generally fuck up everything possible is pretty satisfying.
Admittedly, I only played around 1 1/2 games of Blood Bowl at my brother's place, but I thought it was terrible.|
Used to love the boardgame in the late 80s/ early 90s, but couldn't get into this version at all.
Didn't really get on with Greed Corp either, even though it looked like just my sort of thing.
I really liked Blood Bowl I sunk many hours into that game on the 360. I think it helped that I'm a massive fan of the board game and the 360 version was the only way I could play the game again. I never noticed any problems or bugs while playing through a campaign.|
Only thing I would have liked added was all the proper star players from the GW version of the game.
Edited by L_Franko at 09:59:44 21-09-2012
The movement bug was where you stepped through a players move, but then it wouldnt allow you to complete the move, or step back. It stopped because the move involved a shove, which moved a lot of other players until one wasn't able to move atall. Might be VERY rare, I did play the single player a hell of a lot, and an experienced Saurus front line do a lot of shoving |
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|Isn't that Fire Pro Wrestling Avatar game out today? It is in America, and it's meant to be DIRE but I have to try it.|
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|Fire Pro is out over here too, it seems. 800 points for the game, 400 points for the day-one-DLC expansion pack.|
|Greed corp can be played pretty quickly buy some of the matches can easily go on for over an hour when you get catious opponents playing on the larger maps|
|Is Fire Pro meant to be awful then? That's a shame as the Saturn and Dreamcast games were fantastic. I'd kill for a proper Fire Pro game on xbla.|
|Ok, really liking RAW the deeper in I get. It's even kept me off Mark of the Ninja for a couple of nights (mind you, Borderlands 2 has helped there).|