U-BOOT - preview by Tim Stone - out soon (30 April) - looks cool

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It's a fun read, but boy am I hoping this game is as good as it looks.

Rock Paper Shotgun site,
Words by the revered Tim Stone

A quote from the article.
"Silent Hunter meets Nantucket meets Bomber Crew, UBOAT has a novel subsurface soap opera side that feels a little underdeveloped at present, and the odd GUI quirk that may cause confusion come April 30, but surprising tactical depth, heartening patrol freedom, and truly wunderbar Type VII representations, means there’s no danger the game will, like U-96, sink without trace."
 

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It's a fun read, but boy am I hoping this game is as good as it looks.

Rock Paper Shotgun site,
Words by the revered Tim Stone

A quote from the article.
"Silent Hunter meets Nantucket meets Bomber Crew, UBOAT has a novel subsurface soap opera side that feels a little underdeveloped at present, and the odd GUI quirk that may cause confusion come April 30, but surprising tactical depth, heartening patrol freedom, and truly wunderbar Type VII representations, means there’s no danger the game will, like U-96, sink without trace."
Hehe just read the same article the other day as well. Added to my follow/wishlist and will definitely keep an eye on it.

 

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Gonna watch this very carefully,

Love me subsims ala Silent Hunter - realism over excitement, co-op etc in me Water-based sims. Like me history and experiences of naval personnel at war and you need to work hard, endure boredom, RUN like F***, hide to gain your victories. In subs STAYING alive should be the hardest thing in any encounter with the opposition. Victories have to be rare enough to be worth celebration and returning from patrol should be a relief every time.

I'm going to watch the reviews and peer carefully at the news reports and see how the patches/improvements go. OTOH if it's pretty good I'm gionna buy it and play the HELL out of it. I mean I got 2 000 - 2 500 hours in Silent Hunter 4 and a LOT more in SL3 & SL2 :eek:


(The Useful Info: Unlocks on STEAM UK at approx 1600GMT 30/04/2019, no price as yet)
 

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Game, looks like a bit of fun. Hope they look to include a but of variety, landings by shore parties and long range voyages into the South Atlantic and the Indian Oceans.

Got up close and personal with one of those WW2 torpedoes at a memorial on a bike ride on Sunday, absolutely massive things.
 

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Released on STEAM (poss still Early Access?) 22 mins ago at £20.22 (with 15% launch discount - normally £23.79)
 

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(Update: Definetely Early Access)

Going to watch and ponder - might break my rule about Early Access purchases..... <Rubs chin> .... Hmmmmmmmm....
 

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I was an early backer of this game. So far, the game looks like it will be a winner. But at release, at best, it was in an alpha state. Small team is behind this game. To their credit they have been very quick responding to players feedback.
Definitely a buy if you are a u-boat/SH series fan. I would not rush in at this stage but current progress should see a workable version in a couple of weeks or so. A bit frustrating starting a game only to find out the latest version does not support older version saves, etc. i think it is a good looking game and has great potential. How much of that is realised will probably be dependent on the level of commercial success. Fingers crossed on that one.
 
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