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Bolt Thrower: XCOM Board Game, Dark Souls, Starship Troopers, Johnny Flynn

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22 Feb 2015 20:00 #198369 by Matt Thrower

There's no wargame review on SU&SD this time. Instead I got to review a board game for a video game site: XCOM on Pocketgamer to be precise. It's an odd review because I tried to focus on the things that would be of most interest to mobile gamers: the app, and how much it resembles the XCOM video game.

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26 Feb 2015 15:40 - 26 Feb 2015 15:41 #198370 by Matt Thrower
Now with fixed link, so you can actually read the review! Sorry about screwing that up, and thanks to Ubarose for pointing it out.
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26 Feb 2015 16:45 #198374 by ubarose
Since Space Alert is one of our self toads, I'm guessing we should take a pass on XCOM. Unless, there is something to recommend it as being better or more accessible than Space Alert.

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26 Feb 2015 23:10 #198385 by RobertB
Verhoeven is subtle like Blomkamp is subtle.

I saw Starship Troopers when it came out, and haven't seen it since. There were some really nice effects, in service to some really stupid scenes. We're talking Michael Bay levels of stupid. I don't have a problem with Verhoeven's "Starship Troopers is Chock Full O' Fascism" take on the material; it's not a new notion by any means. But don't insult my intelligence with the way the battle scenes are depicted.

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26 Feb 2015 23:25 #198388 by ThirstyMan
When I first saw Starship Troopers, my first thought was.... 'Why don't all these hi tech super soldiers have some artillery?'
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27 Feb 2015 05:19 #198400 by mads b.
Isn't it because the fewer soldiers survive, the fewer people will get to vote thus helping to keep an elite in power?

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27 Feb 2015 09:28 #198410 by Legomancer
Well, at least this discussion is a welcome change from the people disliking Starship Troopers because "NO POWAR ARMOR!!!!"

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27 Feb 2015 09:35 #198412 by lj1983
well..power armor would explain most of the artillery issues.

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27 Feb 2015 09:52 #198415 by RobertB
I wondered, "Why not bug spray?" Come to think of it, that's a good question for the book, too.

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27 Feb 2015 09:56 - 27 Feb 2015 10:02 #198417 by Gary Sax
I think Starship Troopers is brilliant, over the top, satire, so I didn't mind the silly stuff. Pair it with a play through of one of the newer Call of Duty games for perfect synergy.
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