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Title: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: RedArgo on December 18, 2018, 11:15:04 AM
Just saw this while over on the Naval Action forum.  No details yet, but it looks nice.  Same people who do the Ultimate General series I believe.

https://forum.game-labs.net/topic/27840-work-in-progress-uitimate-admiral-age-of-sail/ (https://forum.game-labs.net/topic/27840-work-in-progress-uitimate-admiral-age-of-sail/)
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Gusington on December 18, 2018, 12:20:02 PM
Hmm...which is supposed to come out first? This or Ultimate Admiral - Dreadnoughts?
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: MengJiao on December 18, 2018, 06:13:58 PM
Just saw this while over on the Naval Action forum.  No details yet, but it looks nice.  Same people who do the Ultimate General series I believe.

https://forum.game-labs.net/topic/27840-work-in-progress-uitimate-admiral-age-of-sail/ (https://forum.game-labs.net/topic/27840-work-in-progress-uitimate-admiral-age-of-sail/)

  Looks pretty fun.  Sort of reminds me of the earliest Sid Meyer's pirates where you could land your musketeers and spike the guns etc. etc.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: JasonPratt on December 19, 2018, 07:50:42 AM
Hmm...which is supposed to come out first? This or Ultimate Admiral - Dreadnoughts?

Whoever wins, we win?!  :smitten:
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Gusington on December 19, 2018, 08:01:42 AM
I really WANTSNEEDS Ultimate Admiral Dreadnoughts. I get a little nervous when developers, especially small ones, start announcing projects all willy nilly wacky fruity...focus, man!
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: RedArgo on December 19, 2018, 09:04:32 AM
I agree, they need to focus on finishing Naval Action first, before they do more Ultimate games.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Gusington on December 19, 2018, 11:24:52 AM
I scour the internet every other day looking for release info on Dreadnoughts...IIRC some kind of testing began about a month ago but I donít know if it was alpha, beta, etc.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: MengJiao on December 19, 2018, 12:36:03 PM
I really WANTSNEEDS Ultimate Admiral Dreadnoughts. I get a little nervous when developers, especially small ones, start announcing projects all willy nilly wacky fruity...focus, man!

  They probably spoke to some marketting experts and it went like this:

  Marketting Experts: So what's this "dreadnoughts" thing?
  Developers: Is way to speak of...things...
  Marketting Experts: What kind of things?
  Developers: Predreadnoughts so far.
  Marketting: Oh I like that...kind of a thing before another thing..like pre-owned or pre-baked
  Developers: Exactly
  Marketting: so there were some kind of precursor ships, like aliens, but built in shipyards
  Developers: Exactly
  Marketting: Could some of them be aliens
  Developers: or vampires
  Marketting: like in Nova Scotia?
  Developers: Or other islands...maybe
  Marketting: Islands are a good idea...could we have more of those
  Developers: Sure
  Marketting: with pirates and vampires and aliens  -- it could be all new -- none of those are popular unlike say, cowboys or zombies
  Developers: No...no pirates...we had those...aliens and cowboys and vampires -- sure
  Marketing: and could have a catchy name like shampoo
  developers: sounds very good
  Marketting: again, shampoo isn't popular, but that's what's so good about it-- it goes with vampires, aliens and cowboys 


 
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Gusington on December 19, 2018, 12:50:35 PM
^ I love you.

Can I have the game now?
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: MengJiao on December 19, 2018, 01:30:44 PM
^ I love you.

Can I have the game now?

  They are working on it.  It looks like Sid Meyer's Pirates! X10 but without the pirates!
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Gusington on December 19, 2018, 01:50:32 PM
:(
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Staggerwing on December 19, 2018, 07:50:06 PM
Ultimate Weirdnoughts
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: JasonPratt on December 19, 2018, 08:13:40 PM
Pretty sure that's either Man-o-War Corsair, or the Battlefleet Gothic games.  :))
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Destraex on December 19, 2018, 09:54:54 PM
Single player only has me concerned. As does it being so simple like total war naval battles, which were kinda passť. But I love the idea of landings. Will land battles be included? I cannot imagine this will be as good as naval action in terms of immersion? Unless we are building the ships to a complicated plan etc. what of the age of steam game from the same team?
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: MengJiao on December 20, 2018, 04:39:22 AM
Pretty sure that's either Man-o-War Corsair, or the Battlefleet Gothic games.  :))

  I think the working title is Command (because its the dullest title they could come up with and they want to stay away complex
real-time, rogue-like strategy-oriented sandbox names like Vampire Umpire Empire, or Cowboy Shampoo)

  PS...by the way Steam and Iron (or even Steamed and Ironing or even the Irony of Steam or the Steam of Irony) is a great name and should be used as a  working title
for any naval game...I think.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Staggerwing on December 20, 2018, 04:45:05 AM
'Cowboy Shampoo'...

I think I saw them play live at Toad's Place in New Haven, back in 88 or 89. Or maybe that was 'Rinse Rodeo'. So many years and brain cells ago... hard to be sure.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Gusington on December 20, 2018, 08:14:51 AM
HAHAHA ĎWing wins the internet today for his Toadís Place reference!

JasonPrattonauts
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: JasonPratt on December 20, 2018, 08:38:50 AM
Cowboy Shampoo == clearly an anime title for a crazy homage to the neo-classic anime Cowboy Bebop.

(Actual anime title for a crazy homage to the neo-classic anime Rurouni Kenshin, was Samurai Champloo.)
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Sir Slash on December 20, 2018, 01:08:17 PM
I had a cowboy offer to take a shower with me once so he could show me his Cowboy Shampoo. Weird because it was just regular shampoo.  :idiot2:
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: MengJiao on December 20, 2018, 01:19:34 PM
I had a cowboy offer to take a shower with me once so he could show me his Cowboy Shampoo. Weird because it was just regular shampoo.  :idiot2:

  That's so weird.  It's like this Command (modern naval combat game) dream I had where my neighbor's cat told me his name was "Lonesome"
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: bobarossa on December 20, 2018, 04:31:09 PM
Pardon me,  I thought I clicked on the Ultimate Admiral thread!  Instead it's the "Brokeback Mountain" thread.

Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: besilarius on December 20, 2018, 05:12:49 PM
Grogheads.
You can't live with them, and you can't use a bulldozer on them.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Sir Slash on December 20, 2018, 05:35:40 PM
You need some Cowboy Shampoo in your life.  :hug:
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: MengJiao on December 20, 2018, 06:00:28 PM
Pardon me,  I thought I clicked on the Ultimate Admiral thread!  Instead it's the "Brokeback Mountain" thread.

  You mean Command: Brokeback Mountain?
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Gusington on December 20, 2018, 07:49:51 PM
 :buck2:
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Tuna on December 21, 2018, 04:40:31 AM
Was the old Age of Sail, Real Time or Turn Based? Been so long I don't remember. Have the CD around here somewhere! AOSII.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Destraex on December 21, 2018, 09:57:00 AM
Real time
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: JasonPratt on December 21, 2018, 11:10:50 AM
The old Age of Sail was kind of Piratey, and was in realtime. I've got AoS2 sitting in a shrink wrap within 2 feet of my computer chair at home.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Tuna on December 21, 2018, 07:39:32 PM
Yeah, mine was called Privateer's bounty or something like that.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Grim.Reaper on June 25, 2019, 05:44:25 PM
I received newsletter saying available for pre-order, which certain levels grant you access to the alpha right now.....of course I caved and bought right away:)

https://www.aos.ultimateadmiral.com/post/pre-order-packs
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Gusington on June 25, 2019, 05:58:06 PM
Me too. Have to admit the way this game is shaping up is making me more interested.

Do you have to be logged in to the forum to purchase?
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Grim.Reaper on June 25, 2019, 06:05:07 PM
Me too. Have to admit the way this game is shaping up is making me more interested.

Do you have to be logged in to the forum to purchase?

No, I wasn't logged in when purchased...however, when you access the game itself, you need to create an account and use it.  Right now they provide an installer and a key to it.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Grim.Reaper on June 25, 2019, 06:37:02 PM
Well, first battle me as british and AI as spain....they completely destroyed me.  I have a lot to learn how to steer and fight in this type of game:)
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Skoop on June 25, 2019, 07:39:21 PM
I was excited at first because I thought this was the one with dreadnaughts that's being developed. 

Still like this one too with the age of sail, might be what I was hoping Naval Action would have been with more SP focus.

I'll probably breakdown and get the EA.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Gusington on June 25, 2019, 07:58:56 PM
I'm definitely more interested in the Dreadnaughts game but this looks to be really ambitious.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Tuna on June 26, 2019, 08:47:27 AM
How much is it? didn't see a price on the site or steam.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Gusington on June 26, 2019, 08:50:09 AM
Yeah me neither.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Grim.Reaper on June 26, 2019, 09:04:02 AM
29.99 for pre order but no alpha access

49.99 with alpha access

79.99 all the above but get names in credits

All this is on official site

https://www.aos.ultimateadmiral.com/
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Jarhead0331 on June 26, 2019, 09:26:17 AM
I got the Commodore Edition with alpha access. Its limited to just a couple of scenarios and its clearly got awhile to go, but I really like what I am seeing so far. Reminds me of the older title Age of Sail.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Grim.Reaper on June 26, 2019, 10:15:11 AM
Yep me too
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Gusington on June 26, 2019, 12:01:56 PM
No USMC Edition for JH?
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Gusington on June 26, 2019, 12:04:34 PM
Weird I didnít see the Buy Now button anywhere yesterday. If this game is even half as good as the Ultimate General series it will be awesome. I just hope the studio is not spread thin with this and the dreadnaught game in development simultaneously.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Grim.Reaper on July 08, 2019, 05:16:48 AM
They released an updated version, which now includes a land invasion basic tutorial.  Still very early, but nice to see some of the land fighting, which as expected seems much like their Civil War game, but at a little slower pace.  Hard to really get a feel with just a basic tutorial but good to see progress continues.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Destraex on July 08, 2019, 05:54:56 AM
What theatre and war does it seem to be set in?
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Grim.Reaper on July 08, 2019, 06:16:38 AM
What theatre and war does it seem to be set in?

gameís description....

Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail is a tactical war-game from the creators of the Ultimate General series set amidst the epic naval campaigns in period of the American Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.

ROYAL NAVY CAMPAIGN
You will take control of famed naval commander Horatio Nelson and follow his life and career to protect England and become the famous admiral of legend. Rule Britannia, Britannia rule the waves.

US NAVY CAMPAIGN
You will aid fledgling America as naval commander John Paul Jones. Your mission, to reorganize our burgeoning navy and lead them to victory, taking the first step in becoming a rising superpower.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: besilarius on July 08, 2019, 06:12:09 PM
We missed it, but July 6 was John Paul Jones' birthday. 
Consonant dissonance.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Destraex on July 08, 2019, 10:38:55 PM
What theatre and war does it seem to be set in?

gameís description....

Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail is a tactical war-game from the creators of the Ultimate General series set amidst the epic naval campaigns in period of the American Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars.

ROYAL NAVY CAMPAIGN
You will take control of famed naval commander Horatio Nelson and follow his life and career to protect England and become the famous admiral of legend. Rule Britannia, Britannia rule the waves.

US NAVY CAMPAIGN
You will aid fledgling America as naval commander John Paul Jones. Your mission, to reorganize our burgeoning navy and lead them to victory, taking the first step in becoming a rising superpower.
That scope is insane
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: besilarius on July 09, 2019, 05:12:33 AM
In re to the career of Horatio Nelson, would that include the lawsuits brought by yankee captains after Nelson enforced the Navigation Laws while captain of Hinchingbroke?  It became so contentious that he stopped going ashore to avoid agents of the civil courts, and had to transfer out of the Caribbean back to England.
The one I'd like to try is if he would have caught the French invasion fleet heading to Egypt.  He actually passed it at night, the French heard the english fleet firing signal guns.  When he got to Alexandria he had missed the French and there was no word of the invasion force.
The english consul was away and Nelson couldn't bring himself to wait another day, so sailed off to check further east.
The following morning, the French fleet showed up. 
It all ended well at Aboukir Bay, but a sea battle might have been very interesting.
And would probably end Bonaparte's career.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: The_Admiral on July 09, 2019, 05:27:08 AM

It all ended well at Aboukir Bay


(https://media.giphy.com/media/wyZsEysl0ySAw/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Gusington on July 09, 2019, 07:06:43 AM
^Ha! It will be fantastic if the Nelson campaign includes Egypt.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: The_Admiral on July 09, 2019, 07:19:26 AM
Hopefully, it will! But I just don't see how it wouldn't if they are to give justice to the man. Apart from small interludes the likes of Copenhagen, he wouldn't be the man he became without a succession of well known moments of glory against the Frenchs and the Spaniards. If I am to believe the scope of command of this upcoming title, you will be able to follow in Nelson's steps from the moment he got his first command with HMS Albermale.

I sincerely hope they'll be able to convey all this. Not sure how far the roleplaying might extend to his marriage and his love life though  :knuppel2:
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Gusington on July 09, 2019, 07:23:51 AM
If done with that amount of detail, the Nelson campaign has the potential to be one of the best PC wargame campaigns ever. Ever!!
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Staggerwing on July 09, 2019, 05:54:50 PM
Does he still die at the end?
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Gusington on July 09, 2019, 06:12:09 PM
No!!
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: FlickJax on July 10, 2019, 08:03:16 AM
Does he still die at the end?

damn spoilt it ;)
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Jarhead0331 on February 01, 2020, 02:09:41 PM
Just came back to this today...it is really shaping up into a fantastic game. Lots of fun clashing at sea and then sending Marines and army units ashore to seize towns and forts. Really great stuff.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Gusington on February 01, 2020, 03:50:41 PM
It's in...beta?
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Skoop on February 01, 2020, 05:56:43 PM
I'm glad they went SP with this, naval action didn't quite do it for me.  But this one looks to be what I'm looking for.  Dreadnaughts too.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Jarhead0331 on February 01, 2020, 06:10:13 PM
It's in...beta?

Early access.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Gusington on February 01, 2020, 06:27:19 PM
(https://media2.giphy.com/media/iVe09NV82gm1a/giphy.gif?cid=790b7611bcd7b81c7174b5e506a0d8074a39cfb05a7987e9&rid=giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: FlickJax on February 03, 2020, 04:18:48 AM
Why have I not bought this yet?
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Gusington on February 03, 2020, 06:53:41 AM
I just asked myself the same question.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: FarAway Sooner on February 03, 2020, 10:44:03 PM
John Paul Jones is a curious historical figure.  One can't fault his determination, but there's a fine line between valor and indiscretion, and Jones seemed to have no awareness that such a line even existed. 

His career was wildly unsuccessful for a long time.  When he finally made a name for himself, it was based on a handful of audacious but inconsequential raids he conducted on the British mainland (is that an oxymoron?) and one or two successful fights against the British navy.  The privateers did more to hurt the English economy through rising insurance rates than through the actual capture of many warships, but in a war where every bit of effort counts, the work of the privateers certainly counted!

It was an interesting contrast to what the US Navy did in the War of 1812, where a half-dozen American frigates did far more good sitting in harbor, demanding a constant blockade from far-ranging British ports in Canada, than they likely would have done at sea.  Think about the math:  Six US frigates demanded the attention of approximately 18 British frigates for most of the war (one on blockade duty, one sailing to or fro, and one getting overhauled).

When those U.S. frigates had to fight, they acquitted themselves very well, serving to puncture the myth of the invincibility of the British Navy and helping to discourage the British from further prosecution of the War of 1812.  But, mostly, they generated most of their value by sitting in harbor and demanding attention.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Father Ted on February 04, 2020, 11:13:00 AM
John Paul Jones is a curious historical figure.  One can't fault his determination, but there's a fine line between valor and indiscretion, and Jones seemed to have no awareness that such a line even existed. 

Damn fine bass/keyboard player, though
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Gusington on February 04, 2020, 11:36:42 AM
HA
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: AchillesLastStand on February 04, 2020, 11:52:09 AM
John Paul Jones is a curious historical figure.  One can't fault his determination, but there's a fine line between valor and indiscretion, and Jones seemed to have no awareness that such a line even existed. 

Damn fine bass/keyboard player, though

Indeed he is!
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: AchillesLastStand on February 04, 2020, 11:53:04 AM
If you purchase a pack on their website do you get a steam key and able to play asap?
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Pete Dero on February 04, 2020, 12:12:28 PM
If you purchase a pack on their website do you get a steam key and able to play asap?

If you want to play asap you will need the commodore edition.

CAPTAIN EDITION

Digital product key for Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail on EA and release, redeemable on Steam in early 2020
Buy 29.99$

COMMODORE  EDITION

Digital product key for Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail, including access to closed Alpha Build.
Buy 49.99$
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Gusington on February 04, 2020, 01:17:21 PM
Yeah thatís what Game Labs did with Ultimate Admiral: Dreadnaughts and there is a surprising amount of content for a game in alpha.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: FlickJax on February 07, 2020, 05:27:03 AM
Did you buy it Gus?  I still havent things a little tight here (I did pick up the EU IV bundle) - If you did what do you think?
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Gusington on February 07, 2020, 11:00:43 AM
I did buy Dreadnaughtís and have tinkered with it a bit - it is in a very impressive state for an alpha.

I have not bought Age of Sail yet but itís inevitable.

Will also buy that newly announced pirate game when itís available.

I wonder how many people are on staff full time now at Game Labs...
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Jarhead0331 on February 23, 2020, 11:45:39 AM
Dabbling with this again on Sunday. Once again compelled to sing its praises. It has such great atmosphere and the combination of naval battles, boarding and landing operations/ground battles really hits a rare sweet spot. The campaign, although still in fairly early stages, is oozing with atmosphere style.

I encourage all with an interest in this time period and subject matter to buy this now to support the developer. Its a superb effort all around.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Toonces on February 23, 2020, 11:55:46 AM
It looks like this and Dreadnoughts are no longer available for purchase.  I guess release is imminent...
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: al_infierno on February 23, 2020, 12:02:52 PM
It looks like this and Dreadnoughts are no longer available for purchase.  I guess release is imminent...

The games are purchasable directly through the dev's website, it's not available for purchase on Steam yet.

I picked up UA: Dreadnoughts a while back and never sunk much time into it, but the battles I did play were very impressive.  I'll have to follow the word of the Grogs and pick up Age of Sail.  Watching videos on youtube made me realize how unscratched my "Early Modern Strategy" itch has gone ever since I stopped playing Empire: Total War years ago.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Pete Dero on February 23, 2020, 12:12:33 PM
It looks like this and Dreadnoughts are no longer available for purchase.  I guess release is imminent...

Links al_infierno mentioned :

https://www.aos.ultimateadmiral.com/

https://www.dreadnoughts.ultimateadmiral.com/pre-order
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Toonces on February 23, 2020, 12:18:57 PM
Ahhh...ok.  I just went page 5 to page 1, back to page 5 LOL.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Gusington on February 23, 2020, 12:39:10 PM
I think Age of Sail will Ben completed before Dreadnaught, right?
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Pete Dero on February 23, 2020, 01:23:08 PM
I think Age of Sail will Ben completed before Dreadnaught, right?

Yes.

According to their website Age of Sail is to be released soon.  (early access option is removed from the site - now you can only buy a key for the Steam release)
Dreadnaughts is due in the first half of 2020.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Gusington on February 24, 2020, 07:44:13 AM
Both make me quite GIGGITY.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: FlickJax on February 25, 2020, 03:05:03 AM
Both make me quite GIGGITY.

To be fair a lot makes you GIGGITY Gus ;)  but yeah excited here too
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Gusington on February 25, 2020, 06:45:04 AM
Donít hate the GIGGITY. Embrace it.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Pete Dero on March 04, 2020, 07:17:09 AM
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1069650/Ultimate_Admiral_Age_of_Sail/

Released (early access) on Steam today : 40 Ä (= $ 40 ?)
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: FlickJax on March 04, 2020, 07:54:09 AM
Want it but will wait for a sale
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Skoop on March 04, 2020, 09:39:41 AM
Me too, I will definately own this but I'm waiting for a sale.  Too many irons in the fire and with all the new changes in naval action, my sailing combat needs will be ok until this hits sale point.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: ArizonaTank on March 04, 2020, 10:33:55 AM
+1 on waiting

Looking forward to folks' impressions
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Jarhead0331 on March 04, 2020, 10:47:54 AM
Sad to see many waiting. It's really a fantastic game.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: AchillesLastStand on March 04, 2020, 11:19:23 AM
Have had this wish listed for a while some of the steam reviews aren't really great, or even good for that matter. Says the ground battles are really bad.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Jarhead0331 on March 04, 2020, 11:28:27 AM
Have had this wish listed for a while some of the steam reviews aren't really great, or even good for that matter. Says the ground battles are really bad.

I've really enjoyed the ground battles. What are people expecting? Total War?

Overall, I have had a great time with this title. I think my reputation as a grog is pretty solid...steam reviewers? Not so much!   :crazy2:
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Pete Dero on March 04, 2020, 11:31:07 AM
Says the ground battles are really bad.

They are like in the Ultimate General games (Gettysburg - Civil War) and those have rather high ratings.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Skoop on March 04, 2020, 02:03:08 PM
Sad to see many waiting. It's really a fantastic game.

I know, I hate to be like that because it seems like a great game.  I don't play 10 games at once, and my attention is pretty focused with Dcs and star citizen.  Just not feeling in an age of sale mood right now.  That might change by summer once this current fixation runs its course.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Skoop on March 04, 2020, 02:18:03 PM
How does the game deal with boarding ships ?  Is it aninmated marines and sailors fighting on the decks or is it abstracted like naval action ?
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Jarhead0331 on March 04, 2020, 02:26:08 PM
How does the game deal with boarding ships ?  Is it aninmated marines and sailors fighting on the decks or is it abstracted like naval action ?

Yes. Animated. When conditions of range, speed and angle are met, ropes and hooks are thrown between ships and the crews and marines have at it. Very cool.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: bobarossa on March 05, 2020, 06:43:22 AM

Just not feeling in an age of sale mood right now. 
Pretty much all of my buying occurs during an "age of sale".  Well except for FOG:E and I've yet to put more than a couple hours into it so far.
Title: Re: Ultimate Admiral: Age of Sail
Post by: Gusington on March 05, 2020, 07:09:49 AM
I loved the battles in the Ultimate General series and actually did well in fighting them, so...GIGGITY