It seems that the community is just awesome!
So I thought I could bother you with such newbie questions.
One is about "getting the game", and the other is about "getting to mod the game".
TLDR: Should I get the game or should I wait?
The game is very tempting.
I am a hardcore strategy-gamer, I've always been attracted to wargames too. But I fail at them. Combat Mission saw me lose poor men and poor tanks (but I loved it nevertheless..). And I am speaking even about the first mission of any Combat Mission system.
On a more wargamey genre I got Advanced Tactics Gold but failed to love it (for now!). Also I often dislike IGOUGO systems, because I feel we are unrealistically destroying the enemy. I also tend to dislike "strategic puzzles" too once "they just become this" and make us win games with 0 losses as long as we do things in a specific order in a turn-based strategy. I like realistic combat simulations. Feeling the effect of a hard campaign, getting casualties, adjusting decisions, versus a good AI.
My comfort zone was well into Hearts of Iron 3, not HOI4 because in HO4 I find the AI too dumb. I loved "Wargame Red Dragon" and the previous one because of their units, setting, unit profiles.
For all these reasons "Flashpoint Red Storm" looks lovely, very detailed. I can easily grasp what it's getting at and why, and how to order units around and still "get a feeling" of the front. The new system looks great to me.
In the end the questions are:
a) I would like to know the quality of the AI, if it lasts, if it does not send its units to suicide. The demonstration video on Steam makes me think it suicides its great tanks for no great reason.
b) Should I get it?
c) But even if (b) is YES, should I not wait for Southern Storm instead?
Should I mod it, even if it's from 2014? or should I wait?
Also, I am a passionate modder.
Just released a playable campaign set for Armageddon (can't link it; slitherine account is old but matrix account is less than 7 days) and works on another for Sanctus Reach. I like to try to make huge mods (to "reach for the stars").
Red Storm sounds tempting to me because of modding possibilities.
c) The game has been released in 2014. Should I purchase it to mod this one, or wait for Southern Storm instead?
d) question to the devs or the ones who know: how convertible would be a mod for Red Storm, if porting it to Southern Storm?
Thanks a great lot to anyone who would reply :)
< Message edited by Aekar -- 7/11/2018 11:38:05 PM >