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 Post subject: Ultimate General: Gettysburg
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 12:03 pm 
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Anyone purchased this game off Steam?
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 Post subject: Re: Ultimate General: Gettysburg
PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:03 pm 
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KWhitehead wrote:
Anyone purchased this game off Steam?
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I did.

I played it..........but tired of it quickly.

It's real time and I usually prefer not to play those type of games.

I should try it again...........the graphics are pretty good.

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 Post subject: Re: Ultimate General: Gettysburg
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No pause button?
Just have to click faster than the AI.

My problem in the past with these type games including SoW is they degenerate into mobs if not micromanaged.

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 Post subject: Re: Ultimate General: Gettysburg
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KWhitehead wrote:
No pause button?
Just have to click faster than the AI.

My problem in the past with these type games including SoW is they degenerate into mobs if not micromanaged.


it plays better than Scourge of War...............I could not get the hang of SoW

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 Post subject: Re: Ultimate General: Gettysburg
PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2016 9:20 am 
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dukemat wrote:
it plays better than Scourge of War...............I could not get the hang of SoW


SoW suffers from a strangely implemented AI which can counter player orders. This wouldn't be so bad if there were some obvious logic to what it does but sometimes it looks almost random. Their newest game on Waterloo apparently has AI problems so bad that it is unplayable. The AI just takes over and starts randomly marching your troops around the battlefield.

The Gettysburg version isn't that bad but it really irritates me that you can't advance a line of battle more than a few hundred feet without the regiments going into column. Making an attack like Pickett's charge would require you to pause the game every few minutes so you could visit every regiment and order it forward another 100 feet to keep them in line formation.

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I never even got that far..............It did not take me long to realize SoW was a disaster and an unplayable monster.

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