View Full Version : Anyone playing "BattleStations Midway"?

02-01-2007, 08:28 AM
Gamespot says this things an interesting mix of SP action and RTS. They like it, players love it. Lookin' for the skinny from my peeps.

Da worfster

02-01-2007, 10:15 AM
I've dl'd the demo but I haven't taken the time to get a gamespy account (demo is multi-play only). The graphics and models look awesome. I'm not under any false impression that this is a flight sim, but if they could put those graphics in a good flight sim I'd be happy man. I just love the reflections off the planes.

02-01-2007, 11:45 AM
I saw a article about it in PC Gamer.....looks like it might be a good one. Think I'm going to pick it up here soo http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

02-01-2007, 01:08 PM
I have played the demo several times.With the demo there appears to be a big problem for some people getting online.(It has its own ingame browser and you need a gamespy account)I have not been able to connect using the internet.I have played several game using Hamachi and joining lan games.The demo really does not come with a manual.The game was originally for the xbox360 and ported over.the controls are really for gamepads or keyboard and mouse.I can not really fly a plane from external using a mouse.Intialy feeling is the game has so much going on at a time it is overwhelming.so many controls for each type.Ships,subs,carriers,planes.

Graphics looked very good and gameplay was smooth.I did not have fraps on so I do not know my framerate.

It is my no means a sim.It is a console rts game.

That said I found it fun even though I had no idea what i was doing.I look forward to playing the demo some more.However I do not think I would buy the full retail version.Just not my type of game.

02-01-2007, 01:26 PM
If it not multiplayer only, sounds like a nice one to put on my laptop, for those trips when wifey is driving. I can glance up at the road every now and then to be sure I am still safe. lol

02-01-2007, 01:35 PM
Looks promising. I too played the demo. It crashed each time after a certain amount of time passed. But that is why it is a Demo probably. But I got the impression that there isn't alot of tactics involved in this game. The side with the most or the better guns win the game. But it is a demo after all. I await the review of my favorite PC game magazine.

02-01-2007, 02:00 PM
You'll notice a very nice Avenger in there...

tut tut tut.

02-01-2007, 02:16 PM
i really do like it, but it has not come to the stores i have in my town so sadly i cant get it yet, but the demo is still a prety good representation of the game.

02-01-2007, 04:22 PM
Not to steal your thunder Worf,but thier's a quick reveiw and some new screenshots of ..
Silent Hunter IV (http://www.subsim.com/sh4/demo_sh4.php)
I'm looking forward to this,release date March16,looks good!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

02-01-2007, 04:41 PM
Originally posted by stanford-ukded:
You'll notice a very nice Avenger in there...

tut tut tut. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/agreepost.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif

02-02-2007, 04:47 AM
It only came out today I think.

Looks good fun! The flying is all arcade, but its meant to be a 3d realtime strategy with the ability to fly the planes I think. A bit like the excellent Battlezone games from years before. (BattleZone II is still well worth getting.)


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02-02-2007, 10:08 PM

02-03-2007, 03:43 AM
Nice game and good idea, but this is just console shooter.

Best Regards

Stary Wuj

02-03-2007, 04:03 AM
VF-17_BOOM... all ready have a preorder of SHIV with Go Gamer. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Looking forward to it's release.

02-03-2007, 12:18 PM
I gave it a try for the demo... naively thought it would be some serious PTO strategy with the allaged serious damage model I heard talking about.

Turned out a stupid arcade ****, lasted 5 mins on my system before landing in the trashcan.

02-03-2007, 12:42 PM
Does it have split-screen multi-player on the X-Box version, or just online multiplayer?

02-03-2007, 03:33 PM
De Ruyter? De Ruyter? Those guys have special single ship types there instead of generic battleships, or actually I do not know but if one has choice even for ABDA fleet, it must be rich. USS Houston and HMS Exeter as well? Can I have Mikawa ramming down The Slot, sink US cruisers and actually Turner's transports instead of withdrawal with authentic ships? Multiplayer arcade or not this seems delicious.
I'm not expecting anything from FMs though http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif
I just miss something to beat MicroProse's olde Task Force 1942 http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

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