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Digital Gaming => Computer Gaming => Topic started by: Zulu1966 on November 20, 2020, 10:39:43 AM

Title: IL-2 Sturmovik: Tank Crew - Clash at Prokhorovka
Post by: Zulu1966 on November 20, 2020, 10:39:43 AM
I presume this is just - Tank Crew thats been out for a while and nothing different

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1467120/IL2_Sturmovik_Tank_Crew__Clash_at_Prokhorovka/

Man it seems expensive - with no infantry - air or artillery just tanks ... I was thinking it may be worth it from a VR perspective - as an experience thing - but not sure...

Any opinions ?
Title: Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Tank Crew - Clash at Prokhorovka
Post by: Dammit Carl! on November 20, 2020, 10:56:46 AM
If you peep the "IL2," thread on here, you can catch up on what general consensus is from the players of the game on this board.

Having said that - and hoping I didn't sound snarky there as I did not want to seem as such, I am an unabashed tread-head so I'm over the moon with the game.  Would love a greater combined arms (infantry, off-board arty support, etc.) sort of thing, but it is what it is.  If I have any opinion to offer, its that you should wait until it goes on sale before picking it up.  777 Studios runs a sale every 3 to 4 months it seems, and Christmas is right around the corner, so...

Title: Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Tank Crew - Clash at Prokhorovka
Post by: Father Ted on November 20, 2020, 12:01:06 PM
If I have any opinion to offer, its that you should wait until it goes on sale before picking it up.  777 Studios runs a sale every 3 to 4 months it seems, and Christmas is right around the corner, so...

That's going to be my tactic too.  Been thinking about this one for a while, but it is a bit steep for a slight punt, and I've *got* to get the Battle of Normandy module as well.

@Zulu - there is definitely air involved,  in both MP and SP.
Title: Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Tank Crew - Clash at Prokhorovka
Post by: JasonPratt on November 21, 2020, 04:09:30 PM
I was thinking, eh, $60, unsure...

...then I realized it needs IL-2 to play, so I thought I should clarify here that this game costs US$110.

Not so much for me, I've already got IL-2, but $60 is a little steep for me right now on a game with no air threat or infantry yet. (Granted, air would be tantamount to a random kill, so for gameplay I can understand no air.)
Title: Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Tank Crew - Clash at Prokhorovka
Post by: Skoop on November 22, 2020, 08:13:38 PM
Game goes on sale regularly, probably will be on sale for Christmas.  If you drive tanks on mp servers you’ll have air...piloted by players in il2s and Stukas trying to blow you up.  They’re also adding crewable AA so you can shoot back with more than small caliber mg.
Title: Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Tank Crew - Clash at Prokhorovka
Post by: JasonPratt on November 23, 2020, 08:38:53 PM
Oh, right, I forgot the mp servers can overlap; that's certainly the way to go. I've played a lot more IL-2BoX on mp than I expected I would, much moreso than singleplayer.
Title: Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Tank Crew - Clash at Prokhorovka
Post by: Destraex on November 24, 2020, 03:15:00 PM
I presume this is just - Tank Crew thats been out for a while and nothing different

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1467120/IL2_Sturmovik_Tank_Crew__Clash_at_Prokhorovka/

Man it seems expensive - with no infantry - air or artillery just tanks ... I was thinking it may be worth it from a VR perspective - as an experience thing - but not sure...

Any opinions ?
No idea about VR. But the game definitely has air and artillery as well as AT guns and all sorts of support vehicles like half tracks. It does have people models, but only for crewed vehicles. Infantry "should" be coming but the latest comments from the devs seem to back off somewhat on those intentions:

What is the status of the promised infantry in tank crew? If it is released I assume they are in the finished product?
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No infantry was not part of the initial product and never advertised as part of it. I have talked about it as a potential feature that we are inventing, so they are not in yet even though it is released. Released does not mean finished per se.

However check the statements around timestamp 1:10.
Title: Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Tank Crew - Clash at Prokhorovka
Post by: Jarhead0331 on November 24, 2020, 03:29:33 PM
The VR experience in Tank Crew is fantastic. If feeling like you are actually in the commander's position in a Tiger sounds appealing, then I'd say its a must buy.
Title: Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Tank Crew - Clash at Prokhorovka
Post by: Apocalypse 31 on November 25, 2020, 05:21:17 AM
I'm holding off until this drops between $30-$40. I've done some IL2 tanking with the vanilla assets and I wasn't impressed - DEFINITELY not $70 Impressed

Steel Beasts has ruined most tanking experiences for me.

Also- I think DCS has good tank assets (WW2, even) and a much better scenario editor to create custom content.
Title: Re: IL-2 Sturmovik: Tank Crew - Clash at Prokhorovka
Post by: Zulu1966 on November 25, 2020, 02:34:44 PM
The VR experience in Tank Crew is fantastic. If feeling like you are actually in the commander's position in a Tiger sounds appealing, then I'd say its a must buy.

Yeah it is certainly the appeal. Though I dont use my headset nearly enough to probably justify the price so will likely wait till as others advise for a sale. Will definitely look to pick it up. Flight sims in a VR set are another world.