I haven't been at Matrix for years. This title has pulled me back! It looks great and I'm looking forward to it.
This game is tremendous. I say that for a variety of reasons.
First and foremost, it's a labor of love by wargamers. This is a game we like playing. The changes to the system from the original have been extensive. What I've heard is that Flash Point Germany went from being a good game, to Flash Point Campaigns being one you won't soon forget.
Second, the amount of research into a game is important to me personally. My personal preference, in a game, is one that has all the research and data collection done, but is under the hood and not intrusive on game play. That's been done with FPC.
Third, the game is very addictive. That, "Just One More Turn" has bitten the Development and Beta Teams over and over.
For me, that's all I can ask of a game. Done by the right people, the right way, with addictive game play. What else is there?
If I may offer a bit of constructive criticism, the color chosen to represent water is a bit overwhelming. From the shots I've been seeing with my iphone, the rivers really try to pull my eyes away from anything else in the map. Perhaps the blue is a little too neon? Just my two cents.
Keep up the good work!
As one of the developers your words are music to my ears. If the one thing that gamers can find issue with is the color of our water this game will be one of the best ever made. The color of the water can be changed on all the maps by anyone in under an hour for all 25 maps the game will ship with.
The blue was chosen originally to stand out so you could tell at a glance where the water is. As Charles said, after playing with it for a little while I don't even see it anymore. So, for us the blue wasn't jarring as it is just looking at it from a screen shot.
If I get some time before we ship I'll change it. If not, anyone else can in short order.
< Message edited by Mad Russian -- 8/3/2013 2:41:35 PM >
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Panzer Command Ostfront Development Team.
Flashpoint Campaigns: Red Storm Development Team.