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Recoil17
03-18-2005, 08:51 AM
I just found SH3 while on Gamespot and I want to know is it worth getting? I played AOD a while back on an OLD computer (Win 95) and I tried to like it but I just couldn't. I don't think that will stop me from liking SH3. I play all sorts of computer games, mainly FPS's and I'm getting bored of them and want something new.

EFileTahi-A
03-18-2005, 09:20 AM
SH3 is the best WWII submarine simulator ever made...

Have you seen the movies and screenshots of it?

Gouldjg
03-18-2005, 09:27 AM
I have bought my copy today and am totally hooked. This is a superb game and I would rec it to anyone.

EyeoftheChicken
03-18-2005, 09:43 AM
I've never played a sub sim before, but there were posts on the Pacific Fighters forum about it, I read the reviews, and bought the game. My system seems to run it just fine (P4 2.8, gf5200, 1 gig) after 1.1 was installed. As for the game play, I think its modeled for you to either really micro-manage the sub, or let the crew do their jobs, all within the same realism settings. I started out at 85% realism, and sort of got the hang of things during my first sortie, but I couldn't catch up to an enemy merchant, so I went home. Second sortie, I sunk a patrol vessel off the coast of Holland, and just made it home after an intense encounter with my victim's buddy. I can be slow at times if your not real comfy w/ changing the game speed, and there are some hang-ups with crew communication and the multiplayer bug, but the single player alone is very satisfying. It is the ultimate drinking game, especially when 'a long way from tipperary' is being spun by the in house dj.

bweiss
03-18-2005, 10:03 AM
I started playing when I bought AOD on its first release. SH3 has it all. I just need a better system to run it on is all. Which, hehe comes in next week. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

JavDog
03-18-2005, 11:37 AM
This is NOT sub command! So don't worry.

It's as fun as you want it to be...no boring panels, no cheesy graphics.

TIP: turn OFF accurate torp reload time, and keep unlimited torp ON, and it is crazy fun.

The visuals alone are worth the 40 bucks. IT's like playing a movie.

It can be slow in career mode, but online and single missions are tense and a blast.

It's not CS, so don't think you will only play for 30 min. or so......4 hours will EASILY PASS, so be careful. The battles are strangely addicting...because you attack and all hell breaks loose and they come after you P ISS ED!

Online is fun too, but the ready button bug is frustrating at times.

Again...the experience alone warrants the purchase...you won't regret it, you'll just want more. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

Recoil17
03-18-2005, 01:28 PM
Well I just upgraded my system to get ready for Battlefield 2 so my computer will play it fine (6800GT). And yes I have 5 movies and I've seen the screenshots. The first movie I watched was the demo movie. When I saw the water and the graphics my jaw dropped and I couldn't believe it. First thing I did was checked to see if amazon.com has it. Even if I don't like the game (I doubt I won't like it) I will get it just to drift away in another world.

Thank you for your replys, they helped alot.

KiwiVenge
03-18-2005, 02:05 PM
Question: Is it worth it?
Answer: Yes it is.

Nieldo
03-18-2005, 02:14 PM
as you can see from the detailed posts above, all that is needed is me to sugur coat there answers.

Buy the game and have fun!

Shrap
03-18-2005, 03:10 PM
I play at work (after hours) on a PIII 800 which pauses every 5 minutes for 3 minutes and I still have to play.

DrReaper
03-18-2005, 03:53 PM
Yeah it's more than worth it.

Chuck_Older
03-18-2005, 04:27 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Recoil17:
I just found SH3 while on Gamespot and I want to know is it worth getting? I played AOD a while back on an OLD computer (Win 95) and I tried to like it but I just couldn't. I don't think that will stop me from liking SH3. I play all sorts of computer games, mainly FPS's and I'm getting bored of them and want something new. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have been in love with sub sims since 'Silent Service', and all the good ones have something in common:

Mental acrobatics

You do much more thinking than doing, and when you start doing, there's not much time to think, so you have to plan.

How deep is the bottom? What's my escape route? When should I surface, how long should I stay submerged? Is that an escort? Is my sub in profile to that escort? How many hours to reload my torpedoes? Should I drift? Can I submerge in time to get under that destroyer's keel if I miss? How much Co2 is in the boat? What will I do if I miss my spread? Why's that Hudson always strafing me? What depth are those charges set for? Can my sub take another 50m? How much compressed air do i have, anyway?

I for one find sub sims a very relaxing pastime. I can carefully consider all aspects of the action, from approach to escape. As has been mentioned, four hours will pass by very quickly.

If the contemplation of what you're doing aspect isn't what you might like (some call it boring), you may want to take a good hard look at what SHIII can do for you that provides more immediate enjoyment from your point of view.

I've never seen SHIII, never played it, but I know WWII sub sims, and if you're not the type to spend 6 hours on a Friday night sipping scotch and planning/executing your 'end around attack', you might want to reconsider.

I have the scotch, but no SHIII http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif