Posted: January 15
Most of the negative reviews for this game are from people who can't read (this game works on Win XP, Vista and 7) or are facing some serious learn2play issues (this game gives you no mercy!)
I remember playing the original JA2 a long time ago and it was great. Wildfire is like Jagged Alliance 2 hardcore. In the original one taking couple of towns in the begining was a walk in the park. All of them had just few guys with pistols and so on, but on Wildfire... boy, was I in for a surprise! I had to restart about three times before I even managed to survive the first sector. All the goons were armed with automatic weapons, hard hitting pistols or shotguns. It was raining lead. I couldn't just bull rush them, I had actually had use cover, sneaking, side stepping, avoid enemy patrols and the only time I can hope to capture a town is during night with stealth weapons. All of this was pretty much optional in the original game, but in this they are a must! I don't know if this will get any easier later on when I get enough money to hire bunch of top tier mercs and I can afford to buy the best guns and attachments, but atleast at the start of the game guerrilla warfare is the only way to go.
It really tells you something about this day and age when "game being hard" is a negative thing. Even though trying to take the same sector for several times, when all of my previous attempts have failed, is infuriating, I do enjoy the challenge.
If you like squad based strategy game with turn based combat that instead of holding your hand rips your arm off and beats you to death with it, then this is the game for you. Just remember to google what skills different answers give you when you create your own character since getting a psychopatic hand-to-hand combat guy is pretty worthless in the end, even though it might sound awesome.