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Ships Ahoy - Jagged Alliance: Crossfire

Kalypso Media announces that Jagged Alliance: Crossfire is now available from North American retailers, offering a boxed version of the standalone expansion to Jagged Alliance: Back in Action, their remake of the tactical RPG Jagged Alliance 2. Word is: "The game takes players to the mountainous country of Khanpaa, where they must battle another group of mercenaries who have enslaved the populace for reasons unknown. Players will equip, train and deploy teams of mercs and plan out battles in real-time or in the "plan 'n go" mode." Here's a feature list:

  • Tactical combat at its finest, using the enhanced “Plan ‘n’ Go” system of plotting your team’s moves strategically, then executing them in nail-biting real time
  • 10 new mercenaries round out your team, offering a roster of more than 50 unique combatants with unique skills, weaknesses and quirky personalities
  • 10 new maps, set in the unforgiving, frozen mountainous countryside will challenge your planning skills – rocky mountain terrain, narrow valleys and icy cliffs will provide new cover opportunities, chokepoints and offer optimum ambush points
  • 15+ hours of gameplay across a brand new campaign with a broad variety of missions
  • New weapons, enemies and equipment – supplies are scarce, and your mercenaries will have to make the most of outdated weapons, limited supplies and equipment
  • Enjoy the Jagged Alliance series as never before with vastly improved graphics, enhanced AI behavior, a polished interface and numerous performance and gameplay updates

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9. Re: Ships Ahoy - Jagged Alliance: Crossfire Oct 1, 2012, 19:20 Pyloff
 
I'm just whip-shy from all the JA reboots, the 2 originals from Sir-Tech are easily in my top 5 game list. The rest, eh.

I just downloaded the demo of X-Com. I shall judge for myself.
 
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8. Re: Ships Ahoy - Jagged Alliance: Crossfire Sep 28, 2012, 10:58 Signatus
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Sep 28, 2012, 04:29:
The remake of xcom has turn based combat. Plan and Go is the opposite. (...)

I think Pyloff meant the fact that it's a remake with less content than the original, even though I don't agree with that. I was never convinced by the remake of Jagged Alliance, but I'm convinced enough by XCOM to have pre-ordered, even though I only did it because I got it heavily discounted
 
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7. Re: Ships Ahoy - Jagged Alliance: Crossfire Sep 28, 2012, 04:29 eRe4s3r
 
The remake of xcom has turn based combat. Plan and Go is the opposite. It pauses and you give orders, but enemies continue to move during your execution phase.

In XCOM enemies do NOT move during your execution phase, only during THEIRS (Where you can then get Interrupts, although aliens can too).

So the remake of xcom is nothing at all like this.
 
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6. Re: Ships Ahoy - Jagged Alliance: Crossfire Sep 27, 2012, 19:41 Pyloff
 
I don't see the remake of XCom being any different.  
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 27, 2012, 19:12 ShakyJake
 
Plan 'n Go wasn't the problem, and I don't think experimentation with an established gamestyle is a bad thing. But yeah, this game falls far short of the original games, and that's because of the delivery. A remake should never have LESS content than the game it is supposedly updating. This one just felt like a cheap knock-off with updated graphics. I'm guessing that however ambitious their original plan was for the game, they ended up settling for a "kind of JA" type of game.  
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 27, 2012, 18:28 eRe4s3r
 
To think they have the gall to call this Jagged Alliance... another great game IP destroyed by developers who have no god damn clue what they are doing. Plan'n'Go is a travesty to the Jagged Alliance name and feel.  
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 27, 2012, 18:15 Rigs
 
*claps hands together*

Alright! Time to get this torrent starte... *looks around and realizes there are people watching*

...uh, err, I mean, time to grab that credit card and car keys and mosey on down to EB...uh, I mean, GAME...shit, uh, I mean, Gamespot...STOP! GAMESTOP!" *trips over chair and nosily runs out the door*




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'Who am I?...I am the right hand of vengeance and the boot that is going to kick your sorry ass all the way back to Earth, sweetheart! I am death incarnate, and the last living thing that you are EVER going to see. GOD sent me.'
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2. Re: Ships Ahoy - Jagged Alliance: Crossfire Sep 27, 2012, 17:38 Pyloff
 
Says "offering a boxed version"  
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1. Re: Ships Ahoy - Jagged Alliance: Crossfire Sep 27, 2012, 11:59 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Uh, is this story a typo/misprint? I've had Crossfire, at least the Steam version, for about a month now.

Or is this some sort of standalone no-steam version?

*EDIT* Typo. Also, I am in North America.

*EDIT* Oh yeah, boxed version.

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