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Doven
02-02-2007, 10:17 AM
Not much.. but fuels the fire.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

wont be long now. hopefully a demo comes before the game.

Gamespot Review (http://www.gamespot.com/pc/sim/silenthunter4/news.html?sid=6165125&tag=topslot;title;1&om_act=convert&click=topslot)

looking forward to it.

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Doven
02-02-2007, 10:17 AM
Not much.. but fuels the fire.. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

wont be long now. hopefully a demo comes before the game.

Gamespot Review (http://www.gamespot.com/pc/sim/silenthunter4/news.html?sid=6165125&tag=topslot;title;1&om_act=convert&click=topslot)

looking forward to it.

done
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geoffwessex
02-02-2007, 10:46 AM
Some interesting statements in the blurb....

"While the submarine campaign in the Pacific is often overlooked, the fact remains that American submarines played a pivotal role in cutting Japan off from its overseas resources."
Come off it! Anybody with half an interest in naval warfare would have known how important they were.

Also, ".....set out to sea on patrol. Where you go will be up to you, but you'll most likely want to head to populated shipping lanes."
Hmmm - no ComSubWesPac?

On the other hand, "Micromanagers will appreciate that they have much more control over their crew because you can assign officers and sailors to different compartments of the submarine (such as the engine room or torpedo room), designate a compartment leader, and assign men to different watches."
and
"Each sailor has his own set of skills, and these skills can improve over time. So you might want to station a crewman with excellent watch skills to the tower where he can spot enemy ships or aircraft rather than putting him in the engine room where he can't see a thing.", sound like a good move.

Lovely graphics too.

Bucketlung
02-02-2007, 02:00 PM
""While the submarine campaign in the Pacific is often overlooked, the fact remains that American submarines played a pivotal role in cutting Japan off from its overseas resources."
Come off it! Anybody with half an interest in naval warfare would have known how important they were."


They may be referring to the fact the carrier boys tend to get most of the naval glory in the Pacific.

One thing I am looking forward to is that it seems like submarines, American and Japanese, were much more involved against each other's warships then just being merchant raiders, as the emphasis was in the Atlantic. I get the impression they have tried to duplicated this in SH4 and I hope that is the case.

I'm reading the book, Shattered Sword, The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway, and an interesting comment in the foreword is that one of the reasons Nimitz was willing to take the calculated risk of sending his carriers to Midway was because of his belief in his submarines. Of course it went on to say he didn't realize the full extent of what was floating in from the northwest either.

The Japanese order of battle in the book lists 15 Japanese subs involved in the operation. It's too bad SH4 won't include those subs but hopefully the rest of the ships will be there.

One thing that does concern me about SH4 is that I keep seeing the phrase, "...because of an accelerated schedule...".

klcarroll
02-02-2007, 02:47 PM
I agree: ....The more I hear about it, the more one-dimensional the "Planned Gameplay" sounds.

To transplant the Atlantic "Tonnage War" concept into a Pacific War simulation is nothing short of a massive distortion of history.

.......And yes, the "Birdfarm" jockeys tend to get too much credit.