Originally posted by RedTerex:
I feel the need of a rant in its own thread
Having read what the expansion is about, ie, the ability to use a prototype U-boat?? in cahooch with IJN forces?? to sink Allied shipping in the Indian ocean and surrounding waters?? with a specialy gifted U-boat Commander and crew?? is not for me thanks.
Silent Hunter has always attracted me as a hardline realistic Simulation of Historic events and times gone by, the blood, sweat and tears of heroism, the fear and intrugue of what men realy went through is always at the back on my mind and this adds a depth of gameplay and 'feel' to the game unparralled in any other PC game. It pays a funny sort of homage as well.
To change the focus and scope of Silent Hunter to a "what if" scenario is 2 steps backwards and not one step forward.
I wish the Devs had asked the community what it would have liked instead of "doing one" off their own bat. 'Raven Shield' was a winner a great game, and I watched with great dispondancy as this great title was cruely trashed with new angles and approaches that the genre of the original title didnt warrant and Silent Hunter I fear may now go the same.
Instead of looking for new customers UBi..you should look after the loyal ones you have already got in this...as it is... small market for this type of game.
An Expansion should upgrade and improve what we already have in existance within the game at hand and NOT bring a totaly different aspect to it. If anything this expansion should be for SHIII and NOT SHIV.
I discovered that I do not like sinking British or American ships, I just dont get any enjoyment in watching a US or GB ship gown down after one of my torps has sunk it.
Sinking Japanese ships however brings a smile to my face every time as it did with the very first, fantasticaly concieved and generaly adored Silent Hunter.
I wont be purchasing or installing the expansion as I have elected to remain in the real historic world of SH4 Wolves of the Pacific.