From: Vermont, USA
Given that Koios has established a very good background on enhancing an AI, this game could very well be much better than any CM series game. To call CM's AI good? Hrmmmm, that's opinionated and individualistic there. Cause I found it rather dumb and stupid all too often, especially when it was WINNING!!
Please, let's not start this here from either side. There's no need to worry that WinterStorm isn't CM - we know that. We also like CM and if we can achieve a design that's different but as good in its own right that will be something to be very proud of. So, if you want to say that the CM AI didn't meet your expectations, fine, but don't get carried away with terms like dumb or stupid, that is unnecessary.
If Koios can pull this off and make a challenging AI, at least it will be something of the WWII era and I won't have to worry about that Piece of crap Syria module Battlefront is putting out first for the CMX2 engine. Or Space Lobsters junk they have been talking about also. This game could very well fill the void. Though Combat Missions Campaigns will as well. And Steve over at battlefront doesn't seem to care about AI improvements for their games, everytime it's brought up he shuns it off like there are better things to put resources into. lol If the game has no challenging AI, it's a piece of crap IMHO. ;) Battlefront just seems to be on a "grab for money" now instead of giving us what they gave us in the past, now, they expect us to buy it all over again one module at a time? hahaha @$35 a pop no less. I probably will buy very few of the new modules. I really don't like donkey milkers.
Ok, that was definitely CM and Battlefront-bashing. I don't want to see any of that here. If you want to criticize their games, please do it on their forum where they are likely to see and respond to your comments.
This is not an Anti-CM game. We are not a Anti-CM or Anti-Battlefront company. We respect their work and enjoy their games - who knows, perhaps someday we can convince them to do a joint project on something.
I have Koios Tin Soldiers:Ceasar and I found it much more enjoyable and challenging that Rome Total Crap War. So, if they can make a game with a better AI than Combat Mission has even though it's just a portion of the war. I'll certainly give it a try and support them. As long as they don't move to PARADOX like Mad Minute did (traitors) lol
Wow, you're on a roll... thanks for the compliments on TS:JC but please reign yourself in with respect to other games and companies.
And as far as "tactical" games go, there can never be too many for me. Maybe too many of one era since WWII has been done to death, but, hopefully these guys at Koios will bring us other eras of interest after this. Civil War, Napoleonics, Medieval heck even a Civilization type game using their combat engine instead of the way civilizations combat is now. That will be the ultimate game to me Civilization with 3D wego combat. Take me the rest of my life to play a game like that out, but, it would be fun. ;)
On that, we agree entirely! Please keep my comments above in mind when posting in the future. I don't want a flame war here.