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Old 04 April 2007, 12:53   #21
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Captive?!

Oh, game with little men, not for little man.

Sorry, never mind!
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Old 04 April 2007, 13:00   #22
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Captive?!

Oh, game with little men, not for little man.

Sorry, never mind!






bad Anubis..... very naughty....



truth is, people mock what they dont understand....
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Old 04 April 2007, 13:21   #23
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Games with little men from a top down perspective? I tell ya this guy has an odd dominatrix fetisch!!!
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Old 04 April 2007, 13:23   #24
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bad Anubis..... very naughty....



truth is, people mock what they dont understand....
Sorry...
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Old 04 April 2007, 13:33   #25
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Old 04 April 2007, 14:29   #26
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bad Anubis..... very naughty....



truth is, people mock what they dont understand....
Anubis is a closet Captive player, just like he's a closet gay!
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Old 04 April 2007, 14:32   #27
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i also have a suspicion he likes being domminated hmmm maybe thats IronClaw....or was that dizzy.... i get so confused......
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Old 04 April 2007, 14:44   #29
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Space Crusade. Ace strategy/board game type thing for up to three players, hours pass in a blink of an eye while playing this. Not only does it feature little men, but little aliens too...
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Old 04 April 2007, 15:10   #30
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When is the last time anyone played Space Crusade?
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Old 04 April 2007, 18:34   #31
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Old 04 April 2007, 18:37   #32
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Is it fun?

I looked at the screenshots and it looks interesting.
But surely I must have played it back in the early 1990s... Why can't I remember it? Does it have some sort of problem?
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Old 04 April 2007, 19:48   #35
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Is it fun?

I looked at the screenshots and it looks interesting.
But surely I must have played it back in the early 1990s... Why can't I remember it? Does it have some sort of problem?
Yes it's lots of fun, but it's one of my fave Amiga games so I'm biased

It's based on the old Games Workshop board game, which I've never played myself as I'm not into that sort of thing. Which makes it quite surprising I like it I guess, but it really works as a computer game. It's not overly sophisticated but it's easy to get into and very addictive, especially if you've got mates playing as well.

Not too sure what you mean by "problem", could you elaborate?
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Old 04 April 2007, 19:58   #36
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It sounds like the kind of game I would like quite a lot! Does it use an Action Points system?

Can you play a complete game in 1 day?

Does it randomly create new levels for you to explore?

How does the game compare to Total Chaos?
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It sounds like the kind of game I would like quite a lot! Does it use an Action Points system?
Forgive me for not being too clued up on this sort of game... if you mean like only having a certain number of moves per turn, then yes. You can generally only attack, use items, give orders, and scan for enemies once per turn as well (though you can use items to get round this). It does have similarities to something like Laser Squad I guess, though I haven't played that very often.

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Can you play a complete game in 1 day?

Does it randomly create new levels for you to explore?
Yeah, even later missions should only take 90 mins-2 hours at most to play, and you can save your progress between missions anyway. You earn medals and get your commander promoted to earn more item slots and such like. Though if your commander dies he gets replaced by a new low-ranking one, always good to keep a few saves handy

You only get something like nine or ten missions to play, with a fairly varied set of objectives, though you can play through them any order you wish and the later ones can get very hairy. There's also an expansion disk which gives you another set of levels although you need to be fairly experienced with the original to be able to cope, they get very difficult.

Of course this means you don't get randomly generated levels at all.

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How does the game compare to Total Chaos?
Haven't played TC very much to be honest (have been meaning to though) so I can't give a fair judgement.

The only real problem with SC for me is that, being based on a board game it relies a lot on dice rolls, which means that all the forward-planning in the world won't save you from defeat by a humble orc from time to time. But it's really atmospheric and accessible, anyone can play it really, rope in a couple of friends (even if they don't like this sort of game normally - it's worked for me and I've managed to get a few friends hooked on it) and you can lose hours in it, really you can.

Sorry if this isn't useful to you, don't have loads of experience with this sort of game so I'm only telling to you what I can (though I've been dying to try Total Chaos properly, if only I had the time).
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Old 04 April 2007, 21:13   #38
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It does have similarities to something like Laser Squad I guess, though I haven't played that very often.
Laser Squad has action points.
I dislike action points.


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The only real problem with SC for me is that, being based on a board game it relies a lot on dice rolls, which means that all the forward-planning in the world won't save you from defeat by a humble orc from time to time.
When I was a child I loved diceroll combat. In D&D for example. But then I found Total Chaos and it convinced me that strategic combat is much superior and more fun! So I have strongly disliked dice rolling combat ever since. This may be the "problem" that I was trying to dredge out of my rusty 64k memory.

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But it's really atmospheric and accessible, anyone can play it really, rope in a couple of friends (even if they don't like this sort of game normally - it's worked for me and I've managed to get a few friends hooked on it) and you can lose hours in it, really you can.
Good points indeed!

Does Space Crusade autosave the game after every turn?

Does it have an undo button? (for when I accidentally hit the wrong thing and make a tremendously dumb move)

Does it install to HD?

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Sorry if this isn't useful to you, don't have loads of experience with this sort of game so I'm only telling to you what I can (though I've been dying to try Total Chaos properly, if only I had the time).
Very useful! And if you try Total Chaos make sure to play the new Newbie Edition (It is the sequel to Total Chaos: Battle at the Frontier of Time)
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Does Space Crusade autosave the game after every turn?
No, but as games and turns don't last that long generally it's not usually a problem. Though it would be nice to have that option.

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Does it have an undo button? (for when I accidentally hit the wrong thing and make a tremendously dumb move)
No but it is hard to do the wrong thing by accident, if you press a certain button all you have to do is click it again to cancel it.

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Does it install to HD?
Only with WHDLoad, same goes for the expansion disk.

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And if you try Total Chaos make sure to play the new Newbie Edition (It is the sequel to Total Chaos: Battle at the Frontier of Time)
Cheers, I've already got it and got as far as the tutorials I will definitely play it soon though now that you've mentioned it, I want to write a review of it for Total Amiga magazine so I've got an added incentive!
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thanks guys, ive just spent alot of time searching all the suggsted games on HOL and lemonamiga and i ill try out the games i liked over the weekend. my easter is sorted, who needs egss when youve got amiga
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