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War Room on Steam
« on: August 04, 2020, 03:00:35 PM »
I just got wind of this game which does look interesting. Only thing that gives me pause is Wasteland Interactive is part of the development.

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1175880/War_Room/

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Re: War Room on Steam
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2020, 04:34:24 PM »
What's the dealio with Wasteland Interactive?
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Re: War Room on Steam
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2020, 05:03:06 PM »
They don't support there games much after release, they move on. A few have been left in less than desirable state when they've moved on.
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Re: War Room on Steam
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2020, 09:35:47 AM »
Raptors video makes me want to get my hands on this!

Can ARMA 3 use predator drones and mobile command like that?

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Re: War Room on Steam
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2020, 09:16:56 AM »
I saw that War Room fully released on Steam yesterday. Has anyone played it yet?
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Re: War Room on Steam
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2020, 09:22:00 AM »
I saw that War Room fully released on Steam yesterday. Has anyone played it yet?

It didn't release. It was delayed by 24-hours. Should be out today.
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Re: War Room on Steam
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2020, 10:25:55 AM »
It's out! Instantly bought. Not gonna be able to play much today (if any), though.
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Re: War Room on Steam
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2020, 08:51:38 PM »
I’ve played about an hour. Have mixed impressions. It has a lot of good ideas and I appreciate what they’ve attempted to do...but, it needs some work. Like, maybe a lot of work. It feels incomplete, there are a lot of information gaps, lacking explanations and ambiguity on much of the mechanics and game elements.

The battle system initially feels cool with all observation being accomplished via drone feed, but there is no control over your units in combat. None at all. As the commanders, you can only order support and reinforcements. Doesn’t seem to be too much variety to the combat either, once the novelty wears off, I think most will end up not even watching.

Anyway, still want to give it some more time. The mission variety is cool and there a terrorist hunt system that seems pretty interesting. Win hearts and minds, secure villages and territory, go on patrols, etc. and gather intel on terrorist leaders. The root them out and eliminated them. We’ll see how it goes.
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Re: War Room on Steam
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2020, 08:57:24 PM »
Looks and sounds a bit like an early access title that was released too early.   :-\
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Re: War Room on Steam
« Reply #9 on: November 19, 2020, 02:07:05 AM »
I’ve played about an hour. Have mixed impressions. It has a lot of good ideas and I appreciate what they’ve attempted to do...but, it needs some work. Like, maybe a lot of work. It feels incomplete, there are a lot of information gaps, lacking explanations and ambiguity on much of the mechanics and game elements.

The battle system initially feels cool with all observation being accomplished via drone feed, but there is no control over your units in combat. None at all. As the commanders, you can only order support and reinforcements. Doesn’t seem to be too much variety to the combat either, once the novelty wears off, I think most will end up not even watching.

Anyway, still want to give it some more time. The mission variety is cool and there a terrorist hunt system that seems pretty interesting. Win hearts and minds, secure villages and territory, go on patrols, etc. and gather intel on terrorist leaders. The root them out and eliminated them. We’ll see how it goes.

Yeah - I watched some of the more recent lets play videos and it seemed quite basic - my perception from the videos was of much greater tactical interaction. Overall the combat seemed quite basic as well - at least in one just a mess of Humvees doing things in the game they would never do in real life. disappointed enough in what I saw not to buy. which is unusual for me.
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Re: War Room on Steam
« Reply #10 on: November 19, 2020, 06:12:43 AM »
I’ve played about an hour. Have mixed impressions. It has a lot of good ideas and I appreciate what they’ve attempted to do...but, it needs some work. Like, maybe a lot of work. It feels incomplete, there are a lot of information gaps, lacking explanations and ambiguity on much of the mechanics and game elements.

The battle system initially feels cool with all observation being accomplished via drone feed, but there is no control over your units in combat. None at all. As the commanders, you can only order support and reinforcements. Doesn’t seem to be too much variety to the combat either, once the novelty wears off, I think most will end up not even watching.

Anyway, still want to give it some more time. The mission variety is cool and there a terrorist hunt system that seems pretty interesting. Win hearts and minds, secure villages and territory, go on patrols, etc. and gather intel on terrorist leaders. The root them out and eliminated them. We’ll see how it goes.

Yeah - I watched some of the more recent lets play videos and it seemed quite basic - my perception from the videos was of much greater tactical interaction. Overall the combat seemed quite basic as well - at least in one just a mess of Humvees doing things in the game they would never do in real life. disappointed enough in what I saw not to buy. which is unusual for me.

Yes. I’ve engaged in 5 or 6 battles and they all shape up the same way. Your convoy of troops moves down a road toward insurgents waiting around a few pickups and technicals on the edge of a village. Once your troops get close enough, their bisons and armadillos spread out, infantry emerges and bullets and rockets start flying. It looks cool initially, but there really is no discernible strategy and there is no obvious information on overall strength of the units doing battle. All engagements have been a decisive victory for me and I’m not certain why. Moreover, when selecting units to go on a certain mission, I have no idea which units to bring or how many since there doesn’t seem to be any indication on the strength of the enemy’s i will face.

Again, a bunch of good ideas in here, and I hope they support it and improve it.
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Re: War Room on Steam
« Reply #11 on: November 19, 2020, 08:29:32 AM »
Played 20 minutes last night. Still in the tutorial. The drone is only recon so far. Have not seen any abilities like hellfire missiles.

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Re: War Room on Steam
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2020, 08:36:53 AM »
Played 20 minutes last night. Still in the tutorial. The drone is only recon so far. Have not seen any abilities like hellfire missiles.

Next mission you'll get to use a drone strike. Look on the combat tab when in drone view...you'll see all the support options.
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Re: War Room on Steam
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2020, 10:02:53 AM »
I’ve played about an hour. Have mixed impressions. It has a lot of good ideas and I appreciate what they’ve attempted to do...but, it needs some work. Like, maybe a lot of work. It feels incomplete, there are a lot of information gaps, lacking explanations and ambiguity on much of the mechanics and game elements.

The battle system initially feels cool with all observation being accomplished via drone feed, but there is no control over your units in combat. None at all. As the commanders, you can only order support and reinforcements. Doesn’t seem to be too much variety to the combat either, once the novelty wears off, I think most will end up not even watching.

Anyway, still want to give it some more time. The mission variety is cool and there a terrorist hunt system that seems pretty interesting. Win hearts and minds, secure villages and territory, go on patrols, etc. and gather intel on terrorist leaders. The root them out and eliminated them. We’ll see how it goes.

Yeah - I watched some of the more recent lets play videos and it seemed quite basic - my perception from the videos was of much greater tactical interaction. Overall the combat seemed quite basic as well - at least in one just a mess of Humvees doing things in the game they would never do in real life. disappointed enough in what I saw not to buy. which is unusual for me.

Yes. I’ve engaged in 5 or 6 battles and they all shape up the same way. Your convoy of troops moves down a road toward insurgents waiting around a few pickups and technicals on the edge of a village. Once your troops get close enough, their bisons and armadillos spread out, infantry emerges and bullets and rockets start flying. It looks cool initially, but there really is no discernible strategy and there is no obvious information on overall strength of the units doing battle. All engagements have been a decisive victory for me and I’m not certain why. Moreover, when selecting units to go on a certain mission, I have no idea which units to bring or how many since there doesn’t seem to be any indication on the strength of the enemy’s i will face.

Again, a bunch of good ideas in here, and I hope they support it and improve it.

Yep - one to wait on then I think - or maybe when in a fire sale but doesnt sound like it would hold my interest long. Disappointing though as I had visions when I wishlisted it on steam there would be all kinds of base management / tactical decisions to be made.
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Re: War Room on Steam
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2020, 10:10:49 AM »
I’ve played about an hour. Have mixed impressions. It has a lot of good ideas and I appreciate what they’ve attempted to do...but, it needs some work. Like, maybe a lot of work. It feels incomplete, there are a lot of information gaps, lacking explanations and ambiguity on much of the mechanics and game elements.

The battle system initially feels cool with all observation being accomplished via drone feed, but there is no control over your units in combat. None at all. As the commanders, you can only order support and reinforcements. Doesn’t seem to be too much variety to the combat either, once the novelty wears off, I think most will end up not even watching.

Anyway, still want to give it some more time. The mission variety is cool and there a terrorist hunt system that seems pretty interesting. Win hearts and minds, secure villages and territory, go on patrols, etc. and gather intel on terrorist leaders. The root them out and eliminated them. We’ll see how it goes.

Yeah - I watched some of the more recent lets play videos and it seemed quite basic - my perception from the videos was of much greater tactical interaction. Overall the combat seemed quite basic as well - at least in one just a mess of Humvees doing things in the game they would never do in real life. disappointed enough in what I saw not to buy. which is unusual for me.

Yes. I’ve engaged in 5 or 6 battles and they all shape up the same way. Your convoy of troops moves down a road toward insurgents waiting around a few pickups and technicals on the edge of a village. Once your troops get close enough, their bisons and armadillos spread out, infantry emerges and bullets and rockets start flying. It looks cool initially, but there really is no discernible strategy and there is no obvious information on overall strength of the units doing battle. All engagements have been a decisive victory for me and I’m not certain why. Moreover, when selecting units to go on a certain mission, I have no idea which units to bring or how many since there doesn’t seem to be any indication on the strength of the enemy’s i will face.

Again, a bunch of good ideas in here, and I hope they support it and improve it.

Yep - one to wait on then I think - or maybe when in a fire sale but doesnt sound like it would hold my interest long. Disappointing though as I had visions when I wishlisted it on steam there would be all kinds of base management / tactical decisions to be made.

There may be...in truth, the jury is still out. More features are unlocked as you proceed through your first campaign.

By the way, have you tried Invasion Machine. That one at least is very actively supported by its developer and deals with the same kind of "low-intensity" counter-insurgency warfare.
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