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Title: Carrier Command - Microprose
Post by: Zulu1966 on June 06, 2021, 10:49:52 AM
So has anyone played the BETA. Man was so looking forward to a modern interpretation of this game.

WTF - they made it look worse than the original. ~Why build a game purposely to make it look like it came from an amiga.

Jeez ...
Title: Re: Carrier Command - Microprose
Post by: Jarhead0331 on June 06, 2021, 04:59:26 PM
I was a little surprised by the retro look, but I don't think it is that terrible. It is high res and stylistic, but I agree, it would have been much cooler to really make the graphics shine.
Title: Re: Carrier Command - Microprose
Post by: ArizonaTank on June 06, 2021, 10:02:32 PM
I think retro look can work...it is really all about the gameplay for me.
Title: Re: Carrier Command - Microprose
Post by: hellfish6 on June 07, 2021, 10:51:32 AM
I like the retro look. Gameplay looks pretty interesting too. Definitely a buy, maybe a look-and-see-for-when for reviews and post-launch support or sales, though.
Title: Re: Carrier Command - Microprose
Post by: Zulu1966 on June 07, 2021, 11:30:50 AM
Each to their own I guess. I will give it another go but still a big disappointment.
Title: Re: Carrier Command - Microprose
Post by: Grim.Reaper on June 15, 2021, 05:04:03 PM
Carrier Command 2 Demo released

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1489630/Carrier_Command_2/
Title: Re: Carrier Command - Microprose
Post by: al_infierno on June 15, 2021, 10:33:56 PM
Tried out the demo and I liked it quite a lot.  I never played the original so I have no frame of reference, but this seems like an awesome carrier sim with your standard power/ammo/engine/etc. management.  I dig all the little interactive screens and bells and whistles that give you information about the ship's status, weather conditions, radar, and so on.  The command deck is a bit busy with screens and buttons but it's all clean and clearly laid out.  The loadout customization for vehicles seemed really cool and reminded me of the original X-Com.

The retro style is a bit rough when you look closely at textures, but from distances I think the game looks quite nice.  The waypoint system was a bit funky in that I didn't seem to be able to move or delete any waypoints for my moving ground forces - not sure if that's intentional but it's rather annoying.  Overall I'll definitely be checking this out when it comes out.

Here's a couple screenshots - one that shows my view of my deploying SEAL team approaching the opfor island, and another zoomed in for a better look.

(https://i.imgur.com/TBrMQnN.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/2C0Ag1K.jpg)
Title: Re: Carrier Command - Microprose
Post by: The_Admiral on June 20, 2021, 03:01:40 AM
The demo has been updated to support cooperative multiplayer. This is how it feels to play with friends  8)

https://www.twitch.tv/videos/1060690376