Hi, I've just bought Graviteam Tactics - Mius Front after reading a few reviews and watching some YT vids.
I am a Combat Mission fan (else I wouldn't be here) and wanted to investigate this game after every thread I've seen on forums where people say CM vs GT which is better, GT always seems to come up on top.
I have to say my initial impressions are that I am not impressed at all with GT. The interface is utterly non-intuitive, if you want to watch the action, you lose focus on the mission. The tutorials I have played so far teach nothing and the manual seems sparse compared to CM.
But reading and watching reviews, I can't help think I'm missing something. People are regularly commenting that GT is a simulator but I'm afraid I can't see it. It just seems like a point/click RTS game to me. I've won and lost battles without having a clue how.
The vehicle and terrain graphics are great and it would be good to see Battlefront move in this direction for the CM series.
The infantry though are freaky looking, the animations are twitchy and repetitious. The Russian faces look fairly normal but the Germans all look like devil faced weirdos. Perhaps some bias in the faces portrayed??
Also the weapon sounds and bullet whizzes and cracks are much more immersive in CM than in GT (although I do use mods for CM).
I am willing to accept that perhaps I have not put enough effort into learning the game, but I don't want to do this if I am just going to be more disappointed than I am at the moment.
Is it possible to enjoy GT as much as CM or do I resign to being a fan of one or the other? Am I being unfair to GT? I had high hopes.