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Sweet new Military game

It's called "Act of War: Direct Action" by Atari for the PC. I'm not really into PC games, but I've been playing the demo for this game and it kicks azz.

The graphics are insane and the gameplay is solid. Some of the future military technology used in the game is pretty amazing. And I think the realistic storyline is the best part, I've never read a Dale Brown book before but supposedly he's a former Air Force Officer and best-selling author who helped develop the game.

Can't wait for Act of War to come out. I think in a week or so. Has anyone played this demo yet?

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/actofwardirectaction/

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You are not the first I have heard raving about this game. It must be wild.

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ChesterGolf wrote:
You are not the first I have heard raving about this game. It must be wild.

It sure is. And I know the demo is only scratching the surface at what the final version will be like. I can't wait to play this multiplayer against a bunch of friends. Anyone else heard about AoW?

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Whoa, I just came across this blog page that has all kinds of info about nukes, planes, and weapons, and how they relate to Act of War. Pretty sweet stuff on there, that guy seems to really know what he's talking about.

http://www.livejournal.com/~act_of_war/

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ChesterGolf wrote:
You are not the first I have heard raving about this game. It must be wild.

Hey Chester, I finally got my official copy of the game and I thought you might be interested in some 1st impressions...

What really sticks out is that you don't look at it in terms of mission 1, mission 2, etc. because all of the live-action cut scenes are blended in so well (and there's so MANY) that it seriously feels like an interactive movie/story. I've never really had that feeling from an RTS game before and it adds a LOT to the overall enjoyment of the game.

I only played multiplayer for an hour or so and was getting my azz kicked. I must have overestimated my skills and UNDERestimated the popularity of this game: Ranked #5 on gamespot with an 8.7 rating. Ah well, a couple hundred more hours under my belt and I'll be able to dominate. Big smile

Well worth the purchase IMO. Anyone else play this yet? I'll be down for some multiplayer action once I get a little better.

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Good to hear you like it so much. I'll have to check it out.... for the kids of course.

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ChesterGolf wrote:
Good to hear you like it so much. I'll have to check it out.... for the kids of course.

Lucky for me I don't have any kids to share my toys with.

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