this is my first post in the SH forums so go easy on me . Just dropping by really just to tell you how the visit to the Ubisoft office's went, and first of all the ubisoft building,..WOW very very impressive! from the moment I steped into the office I had a grin from ear to ear, Some of the walls were just HUGE posters.
As I was lead round to the waiting area I saw a lot of workstations with magazines all indexed, i guess for stats monitoring or somthing, TBH i was to busy being overwhelmed with the artwork all over the walls. After a short wait for everyone to arrive we were taken into the confrence/bord room type thing where there was a MASSIVE JVC TV with a sub surfaced and the sun setting behind, First impressions "WOW!".
Once that was all taken in we all sat down infront of some spiffy looking Alienware PC's and we also met the Alienware who also sat down and also played a bit of SH with us.
But back to SH we started off just playing a few single player missions just to get used to the new interface. I started off by throwing myself into the battle of midway, after about 3min i quickly discovored that this was probably a bad idea and should of started with somthing a little (or alot) easyer!.
So after getting sunk I'ld give the Tutoreals a go. but like SH3, SH4 had a bit to be desired as there is a distinct lack of any tutoring, It plonks you in a sub and just lets u get on with it. But i did have a little SH exspirence so i was able to get through them with a bit of help from the manual and each other.
after all that we had lunch I could go into details of what we had but i'm sure your more interested in the game so I'll continue,.. After lunch we had a few games of multiplayer, and if you dont know all ready sub vs ships is back! , And apart from 2 odd bugs or somthing it was completly flawless. The 2 odd bugs were after about 2 or 3 minuits of play it would say that the batterys had run out of power and the sub would then just sink it happend twice on 2 different computers, a little odd but i guess its somthing for the devs to fix.
Apart from that it was completly bug free, and was VERY VERY FUN!
once we had done a few games of multiplayer we went back to single player, I decided i wanted to give the deck gun a go and that is soo fun even if it is the tool of the noobie!.
The ships now break apart soo nicly, if you fire a round at the comms tower all the arials fall off, if you fire at the bridge you can slowly shoot bits off the bridge. and when you hit a ammo dump god thats good fun! the fire slowly speads thro out the ship very impressive!
OH AND THE PEOPLE! there are officers and crew on the ships that if you shoot them they actually die indvidually. And when you fire a round at the ships hull you can actually see inside the ship it peels hull open.
/sigh infact i could go on and on about it but i guess you'll all find out soon enough. I have some really iffy pics taken from the phone but i duno what the rules are on sharing them
SH4 i give it a 8 out of 10!