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mtn355

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Battletech Game
« on: November 17, 2017, 12:54:03 PM »
.. Meanwhile, in another universe ...

Do you know of the Battletech game by HBS?

In Contrast to SC, this a kickstarted game which seems to deliver on what it promises.
I went in as a late beacker to see the game engine working in skirmish mode, and 10-12h later I was pleasently satisfied:
- There is already a "game" in there
- The Game mechanics of the tabletop game are perfectly well adapted, IMHO
- the recent update on the camapaign mode looks really thought through and promising

Ah, and by the way, HBS have proven to deliver on kickstarted Games:
"Shadowrun Returns"+ its successors keeps my busy and entertained since months.
There is more to scifi gaming than space sims, after all, chummers!

I am eager to know what your thoughts and opinions are on this.

Best regards,
mtn355

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Re: Battletech Game
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2017, 03:47:55 PM »
I stopped following that game. How is it doing these days?
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Re: Battletech Game
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2017, 08:23:24 PM »
Currently it's in beta, undergoing various testing by backers. Overall I give it a solid 8-9/10 -- it's not QUITE like the original tabletop, but it gives a pretty good turn-based experience as opposed to the first-person simulations (Mechwarrior).

Haven't seen anything of the story yet, but they do have a number of the original FASA writers on board so it probably won't suck.

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Re: Battletech Game
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2017, 06:09:24 AM »
Oh cool. I backed it, so I am going to go check in on it one of these days.
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Re: Battletech Game
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2017, 12:54:35 PM »
Oh cool. I backed it, so I am going to go check in on it one of these days.
Is this a threat?

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Re: Battletech Game
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2017, 06:21:51 AM »
Oh cool. I backed it, so I am going to go check in on it one of these days.
Is this a threat?

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Re: Battletech Game
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2017, 05:53:41 AM »
Im excited to hear your opinion on this game!

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Re: Battletech Game
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2018, 08:07:51 AM »
FWIW, HBS just release the folloeing update on kickstarter:
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/webeharebrained/battletech/posts/2123741

The game will be released in april.

A few drawbacks included, though:
Unseen Mechs (Marauder, Warhammer) won't appear [at least until the lawsuit with harmony gold is solved]
The linux version will be delayed another 3-4 months [which doesn't bother me at all, but it is an issue with parts of the BT community]

Take that, CIG.

Battletechgame FTW!

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Re: Battletech Game
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2018, 08:55:19 AM »
Yeah, I didn't back that one; but I have been anxiously waiting for it.
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Re: Battletech Game
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2018, 09:23:49 AM »
I hope the wait will be worth it.

The Backer Beta was very exciting, and if the game loop delivers on what was shown in the updates - whoa - I guess I won't even think of any other game for a looong time...!

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Re: Battletech Game
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2018, 12:49:59 PM »
FYI, the game is available for preorder today and will be released tomorrow!

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Re: Battletech Game
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2018, 01:00:00 PM »
Got link?
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Re: Battletech Game
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2018, 02:06:24 PM »

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Re: Battletech Game
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2018, 05:39:57 AM »
Reactor Online. Sensors Online. Weapons Online. All Systems Nominal. BATTLETECH is HERE!
http://store.steampowered.com/news/externalpost/steam_community_announcements/2758894130330837429

My First Impressions are outright positive, even though I barely even finished the tutorial mission yessterday (due to lack of time)

The Artwork and story are grandiose, it just looks and feels like Battletech.

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« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2018, 08:18:06 AM »
I am going to be diving in this weekend! Can't wait!
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