Calculon000 plays Shattered Union

Discussion in 'General Gaming and Hardware Forum' started by calculon000, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. calculon000

    calculon000 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 10, 2004
    -Good premise.
    -Simple and to the point campaign interface, in a good way.
    -Interesting dynamic in how each territory has specific advantages in owning

    Shattered Union is the case against turn based combat wrapped up into one game. While I thought the game was pretty neat up until I actually go to attack something, once I get into the combat it does nothing but frustrate me.

    Here’s the process I go through every time I try and play it:

    -Select units you want to bring in
    -Deploy units onto the hexes.
    -Move units toward cities
    -End Turn
    -Watch a few units get damaged/destroyed
    -Destroy/damage enemy units
    -End Turn
    -Watch all aircraft get destroyed by anti aircraft aircraft with no way to defend them using my AA guns because this is turn based.
    -Watch my units get raped with artillery
    -Kill some more units
    -End turn
    -Get what I have left raped by uncontested artillery and aircraft.

    God damn I hate turn based combat.
  2. victor

    victor Antediluvian as Feck

    Dec 12, 2003
    This is the very reason I stopped playing that piece of shit game.
  3. clercqer

    clercqer Senator oTO Orderite

    Feb 14, 2005
    So it's not just that maybe Calcy has sucky strategic skills?
  4. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    "X Plays Shattered Y" threads always end with someone being dragged away by the FBI.

    Also, calculon, contest those artillery positions!
  5. calculon000

    calculon000 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Feb 10, 2004
    The enemy aircraft kept killing my artillery. :(

    After which they can go run away.
  6. Pajari

    Pajari Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Jun 7, 2005
    That's pretty much what Advance Wars and Dai Senryaku are like. Still fun, though.
  7. SimpleMinded

    SimpleMinded Vault Fossil

    Jun 17, 2003
    Hrmm if Shattered Union is like Advance Wars, I'm in. I love that game, have probably put a good 50-60 hours into it so far. I think there are differences though as Calc said the enemy can attack him and then move off which doesn't work in Advance Wars.