Arganth May 15, 2014 @ 11:45am
worth it in the sale?
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Astartes May 15, 2014 @ 1:00pm 
♥♥♥♥ NO!
Ðisco Shrew May 15, 2014 @ 1:47pm 
Why no?
Pheex May 15, 2014 @ 3:28pm 
You can try the demo.

I just did that, and I'm on the fence; it's a decently fun game, but the AI is a bit annoying and the overall gameplay seems a bit.. shallow, unfortunately. There just doesn't seem to be more to it than guiding and controlling only a few different units with a few different weapons. And then just conquer base after base after base.

I love the idea, but I just get the idea that after an hour or two you've seen pretty much everything the game has to offer already; multiple times. And that is a terrible shame.

This is just from my knowledge of the game and the experience I had playing the demo.

Try it out yourself if you can and make up your mind.

For the current sale price I guess it could be reccommendable for a few hours of fun.
nmargie21122 May 15, 2014 @ 4:42pm 
I agree with Pheex try the demo

But will aslo add that you look at some youtube video as well. The demo puts you in the combat commanding vehicles and such, but it appears teh campaign starts out as a FPS game.
Nomad May 15, 2014 @ 6:19pm 
I think it's worth it. I've said it before, I find it to be a rough, unfinished, unpolished game. But I've enjoyed it tremendously.

The AI pathfinding is still poor, in fact the AI logic overall is poor. I think I've seen one of my own units blow up another friendly unit because it had a powerful weapon and aimed poorly. I've ended up using the AI just to position units, but taking command in any combat situation.

And yet I find the flow of the game satisfying. I like moving from island to island, figuring the easiest or most fun way to take it over, and then moving on. I like the steady flow of upgrades that gives you new weapons to play with. I like flying in on an aircraft and flying over one of my ground vehicles that's moving into its assigned position, and clearing out the enemies before it gets there.

To respond to what nmargie said, the campaign does have some FPS mode moments. It starts you out in it, in order to tell the story, and occasionally reverts to FPS mode. That is not the game's finest hour, but the campaign mode slowly introduces you to new game elements. Strategy mode starts you right out in the main game with no FPS at all, but it may throw new concepts at you a little faster and with less explanation.

There are mods out there that may address some of the shortcomings, and there's a beta patch version that you have to opt into but which seems to round out at least a few rough edges.
SgtRicko May 16, 2014 @ 5:12am 
Avoid it, unless you're willing to tolerate one SERIOUSLY buggy game. The whole concept sounds awesome on paper until you actually play it and realize how little of it they actually achieved. The pathfinding and overall AI is absolutely broken, meaning you'll have to micromanage and babysit all of your units for even the simplest of objectives. Bridges are a good example of this: your tanks are utterly incapable of crossing them in a straight convoy line without getting into a traffic jam with each other and sitting there like helpessly, being shot to death. Even a single vehicle, for some baffling reason, will have issues trying to cross even if it's a level, straight bridge!

As others have said too, the FPS mode, for some baffling reason, is hopelessly broken, barebones, and annoying to play. You'd think a company like Bohemia would've been able to do a heck of a better job than this, especially with all the other FPSes out there in the market these days.

Only redeeming part is the whole Island Conquet mode, but even then it gets annoying once you realize how scripted the enemy Carrier is and that it just "auto-wins" any islands it attempts to capture instead of actually fighting over them - meaning a heavily defended island will likely fall to them, no matter what you do if you don't get there in time to chase them away.
steeve May 17, 2014 @ 1:35pm 
Originally posted by SgtRicko:
Avoid it, unless you're willing to tolerate one SERIOUSLY buggy game.

sigh...cheers sarge, I was gonna get in on sale but i'll leave it :D
Shiva winter May 18, 2014 @ 9:20pm 
may i just add, (only just to stress this) most bohemia demos are... well to be blunt, F**king broken, i nearly did'nt buy ARMA 2 because the demo put me right off until i played it at a friends house, but i'm not trying to change your mind just saying.
Cyn0sure May 19, 2014 @ 6:54am 
The demo convinced me to get this game. Yes, some of your battlefield units have pathfinding problems when they're on their own, but it's easy enough for you to switch back and forth between units and take control of them yourself, and to coax them onto the right path. That sort of micromanaging doesn't bother me *too* much, in a game like this.

Carrier Command: Gaea Mission reminds me of one of my all-time favorite old games, Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising (also available here, on Steam). One of the reviewers here said that Hostile Waters did this sort of game so much better, and that's probably true, but I'm getting this game anyway because the graphics are fantastic and I really like games of this sort.
Agricola May 19, 2014 @ 8:17am 
Buy it you can not go wrong buying it at 80% off, its a great game love it already. Enjoyed the first version on Amiga. Ignore the "AI and pathfinding is crap" haters, just embrace it, after all since when has AI been 100% perfect anyway? THe "bugs" in the AI, are they actully bugs or just simply realistic simiulation?

Real life pathfind and AI FAIl, needs human intervention to get it back on course! Honda Asimo Fail
http://youtu.be/ASoCJTYgYB0
ATD May 24, 2014 @ 5:34pm 
I bought the game, it doesnt work so far cuz of graphics texture failure.

bug report posted
ProGamerElite4U May 31, 2014 @ 5:24am 
Love the demo!
The game it self Holy ♥♥♥♥ what a ♥♥♥♥ing mess it is dear god.
I love bohemia and their games but this one. Crashes horrible AI and so on
Viable Device Jun 25, 2014 @ 4:21am 
Originally posted by Cyn0sure:
Carrier Command: Gaea Mission reminds me of one of my all-time favorite old games, Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising (also available here, on Steam). One of the reviewers here said that Hostile Waters did this sort of game so much better, and that's probably true, but I'm getting this game anyway because the graphics are fantastic and I really like games of this sort.

That's because Hostile Waters was itself based on the original carrier command, an 80's classic game.
Last edited by Viable Device; Jun 25, 2014 @ 4:22am
w00ty Aug 5, 2014 @ 9:16am 
don't. this game blows goat nuts. the 'auto fire/drive' cant even hit a target. what a waste of money
[TK] Evil Right Angled Triangle Aug 15, 2014 @ 5:11pm 
why is everyone angry? i bought it for $3.29 :p
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