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War on the Sea

One of the things that bothers me about the game (besides the AI) is the unrealistic OOB.
My God ! They've got every ship that was ever commissioned in either navy on the campaign roster!
I understand it is for playability. I mean, who's going to buy a game that only has enough ships for two, maybe three major battles?
Still, it's not really the Guadacanal Campaign is it? Even though they would have us believe it is.
If I watch one more You Tuber attack another American convoy consisting of 2-3DDs and 4 Cargo ships with 8 Vals imma gonna hurl!
 

HOA_KSOP

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One of the things that bothers me about the game (besides the AI) is the unrealistic OOB.
My God ! They've got every ship that was ever commissioned in either navy on the campaign roster!
I understand it is for playability. I mean, who's going to buy a game that only has enough ships for two, maybe three major battles?
Still, it's not really the Guadacanal Campaign is it? Even though they would have us believe it is.
If I watch one more You Tuber attack another American convoy consisting of 2-3DDs and 4 Cargo ships with 8 Vals imma gonna hurl!
Well they could be attacking with one Val...
 

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This game has been much improved since it's initial release. Recently a patch added AP bombs and now takes into account different thicknesses of deck armor on various types of ships.
 

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I think @DoubleD and @Vartuoosi have this in their collections, not sure if they've played it much though?
I played for a while, through a couple of the updates and I saw marked improvements, but the combat got a bit repetitive and later in the campaign it became very one sided, my side. I had maxed out fleets and I’d eroded the enemy so much they couldn’t field anything that could compete. It then became a logistical exercise to take the island objectives and I never finished it. As @mTk says, it’s not constricted to historical availability of assets so operational skills needed are…. little.

It is real time but that wasn’t a problem because it can be paused and commands issued so I never got overwhelmed like a classic RTS. The graphics fit the period, thought not stunning, looking very much like the submarine game they market (Cold Waters).

For some people it may be spot on, for me it lacked the depth I was hoping for and the AI wasn’t enough of a challenge, especially on an operational level. I still have an itch for a naval sim that will challenge and I’m watching Task Force Admiral with interest, hoping that will have enough for me to invest in.

In general I’m seeing, and have bought, too many games which are released at full price that don’t feel finished. I’m leaning more towards staying my excitement about the hype and waiting until they’re bedded in. I don’t need to be an early adopter, preferring to get a game I can enjoy that is optimised, enjoyable to play to completion. At my later years maybe I’m learning patience o_O
 
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