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Before I Buy - 2/11/2013 2:20:29 PM   
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I've been looking at HUE on and off for the last year or so. Back in the day I played Harpoon and loved it. I'm at either HUE or Janes Fleet Command. I've always pulled back from clicking the HUE buy button because of the steep learning curve. I realize that FC is not the same game game as HUE but it seems that I strikes a nice balance between complexity and ease of use.

So I'm hovering over the HUE buy button again. I've looked at the Tutorial videos but it looks like it'll take a good 20 hours of study before I can start playing. Am I wrong? I play a lot of complicated board war games so complex rules don't bother me. What I want to avoid is having to get burdened with learning how to micromanage in order to play the game effectively. I rather focus on strategic/tactical decisions.

HUE is a pricey game (you can get FC for $9.95) so although I'm drawn to it I have this nagging feeling that I'll regret the purchase afterwards. I'm interested in hearing from any new players please.
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RE: Before I Buy - 2/12/2013 8:47:02 PM   
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If you played Harpoon before you already have all of the skills to play it again.  Interface-wise both of the games (H2/H3/ANW and HC/HCE/HUCE) have hardly changed at all since their original releases roughly 15 and 20 years ago.

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RE: Before I Buy - 2/12/2013 11:51:39 PM   
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I'll readily admit to bias, but there is no contest between Harpoon (of any flavour) and Jane's Fleet Command.

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RE: Before I Buy - 2/13/2013 1:26:21 AM   
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Thanks guys! I'm downloading the demo and looking around the Harpgamer site.

Are there any tutorials, guides etc. Its been years since I played the original game and my memory hasn't gotten better with time.


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RE: Before I Buy - 2/13/2013 3:13:45 PM   
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Not a ton more than what you've surely run into already (the WestPac 1.0 scenario for instance is a walk-through). Feel free to come chat with us and ask us questions. http://webchat.freenode.net/ (channel is #harpgamer)

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