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Twitch Pros and Cons - 6/4/2019 7:04:34 PM   
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Maps:
Pro: I like the overall Style.
Con: Not enough contrast between map elements. They seem to meld into one another which is confusing. The soldier sprites do not stand out enough. Nor does anything else. It Looks a bit jumbled. Not enough sharpness either.

The desert map was too washed out. The French map was too green. My suggestion would be to vary the tone of colour in similar objects. Greens for instance. Make sure the grass, Trees, and shrubs etc each have a distinctive green so they stand out.

Soldier Sprites:
Pro: Overall style is fine.
Con: Again too washed out. Not visible enough. Give them stronger colours and the option of a definitive outline so they can be seen.

Gameplay:
Pro: At least it was something.
Con: I would have preferred more game play with pauses, allowing for comments on changes and improvements to the system.

As an aside: It is remarkable that with all the various close combat incarnations that there was no inclusion of a turn based option. This would allow for PBEM style play and tournaments ala Field of Glory 2 style.

It is baffling to me that you would take the time to remake the game with a new engine, not considering the time it has taken, and can show so little in the way of new features and improvements.

Too bad Richard Bodley Scott does not appear too be interested in World War 2.
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RE: Twitch Pros and Cons - 6/4/2019 11:38:42 PM   
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+ the map look is going to depend heavily on your monitor setup, but we have gone for a more realistic palette. That said, it will be very simple for modders to alter the postprocessing colour balance.
+ you can tweak the unit outlines as desired including fully opaque.

Turn based? CC is a realtime game, I cannot even think how we could make a turn based option for the game. BA or Steel Panthers are the TBS equivalent really.

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RE: Twitch Pros and Cons - 6/5/2019 2:20:24 AM   
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+ the map look is going to depend heavily on your monitor setup, but we have gone for a more realistic palette. That said, it will be very simple for modders to alter the postprocessing colour balance.
+ you can tweak the unit outlines as desired including fully opaque.

Turn based? CC is a realtime game, I cannot even think how we could make a turn based option for the game. BA or Steel Panthers are the TBS equivalent really.

Cheers

Pip


Thanks for your reply. What type of graphics file will be used for the maps and units? Will modding tools be included?

I really don't see Steel Panthers or Battle Academy as tactical squad level combat.

I own most of the Close Combat Games. I started playing on the old Microsoft Game zone ages ago with A Bridge to Far. The game has been around a long time. One would think after such a long time more would have been done to develop and evolve the system.


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RE: Twitch Pros and Cons - 6/5/2019 10:27:56 AM   
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I remember Combat Leader and Close Assault (?) CC like games that where advertised when I first came across Matrix Games. CL was East front turn based. CA was to be set in the Pacific and was real time. Things like radio comms and all sorts of features where going to be in it.

Sadly neither saw the light of day.

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RE: Twitch Pros and Cons - 6/5/2019 2:46:15 PM   
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All the visuals are easily moddable as per most of our games. The game model is not quite as easy to alter given the realtime nature, but all the assets are available to be tweaked.

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RE: Twitch Pros and Cons - 6/6/2019 10:34:19 AM   
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I'm on the edge of my seat waiting for the launch!

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RE: Twitch Pros and Cons - 6/30/2019 7:17:35 PM   
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quote:

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I remember Combat Leader and Close Assault (?) CC like games that where advertised when I first came across Matrix Games. CL was East front turn based. CA was to be set in the Pacific and was real time. Things like radio comms and all sorts of features where going to be in it.

Sadly neither saw the light of day.


I remember them too. Didn't Close Assault include a unit editor?






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RE: Twitch Pros and Cons - 6/30/2019 7:19:37 PM   
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Maybe it was Combat Leader




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RE: Twitch Pros and Cons - 6/30/2019 7:59:25 PM   
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It's time to dust those off.

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