Galactic Command Echo Squad SE

Galactic Command Echo Squad SE

Game crashed three times while trying to play it. That’s as much as I plan to fool with it for a free game I was given in apology over another game. Can’t say I got to play it too much because of all the trouble, so take that as you will.

Here’s some video of what it looks like played if you’re interested, or read the other reviews.

Here’s the error my Steam now has (going to have to reboot) where it thinks the game is still running but it’s not. It’s not a huge thing - I just gotta reboot but it illustrates the issues.

Real player with 4.8 hrs in game

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I’ve always enjoyed the ‘Battlecruiser Universe’ games. Sure they take some getting used to but the amount of depth put into them once you learn how to play they are immersive. Most complaints I see are regarding graphics and controls but they forget these games are made by one indie developer and the games are old now - but if you check out the king of space sims UC you’ll see it’s being updated and having a new versiion out soon with modern graphics etc. It takes time and not everyone has $20million of other people’s money to make a game.

Real player with 0.3 hrs in game

Galactic Command Echo Squad SE on Steam

Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword

Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword

This game is fantastic. I’ve put hundreds of hours into it, and I’ll likely put hundreds of house more into it. Takes place in the real world in mid-17th century Eastern Europe. There’s 5 factions; Muscovite Tsardom (Russia), Sweden, Poland, Crimean Khanate (Crimea, which is a location in the game), and the Cossacks. You’ll meet people from these areas as well as Spaniards, Frenchmen, Germans, and even Scotsmen. There are muskets, and because of the time period, they come in a variety of flavours. Home made, matchlock, wheel lock, and Miquelet (flintlock) are the main ones, in order of quality. Accuracy is in short supply of course, but I do believe there are some rifled muskets in the game, however they are VERY expensive, and not something you can give normal soldiers. Only your own character, and heroes.

Real player with 485.8 hrs in game

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With Fire and Sword, a Winged Hussar’s wet dream (at first glance).

The cover of the game might wow you with it’s fancy looking armor and “updated” gameplay, but once you have it, it gets boring quick and the lack of options is a huge disappointment.

Unlike Warband, this game doesn’t have a troop/progression tree. Instead this game just has you upgrade troops to “veteran”, and while that might not be that bad, the lack of variety can get really old, really quick.

There is no diplomacy, at all, ever.

Real player with 244.2 hrs in game

Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword on Steam

Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor™

Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor™

I just……. can’t really Overappreciate the masterpiece that is Shadow of Mordor- a perfectly balanced blend between visual artwork, story, combat/stealth gameplay- and the whole newly- introduced with the series Nemesis system- Yes, I KNOW it’s glitchy sometimes - but it does Not mean it’s not worthy of any gamer’s attention due to lack of attention to detail from the Devs- since, they got occupied with the sequel….

A great ARPG, with tons of Possible builds for the main character, as well as even more possible boss -encounters…… And YES the Bosses are almost unique to each player - as well as their story with those bosses….

Real player with 716.9 hrs in game

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The general consensus regarding this game is absolutely spot on.

That is to say - It’s a fun action game. It looks good. It plays good. Everything about it is decent or at least acceptable enough to give a pass mark to.

But then the games unique selling point, the ‘Nemesis’ system single-handedly raises it from good to great. Worth playing just to experience the total craziness that occurs with that genius game design.


Real player with 45.2 hrs in game

Middle-earth™: Shadow of Mordor™ on Steam