So, there is a new 3DS game coming out in 2015 called Code Name S.T.E.A.M. This is the thread to talk about it. Although, we don't know much about it, other than it's turn-based strategy with some action elements in it. Also, it's being developed by the good people at Intelligent Systems, so we know it'll be good. Right? Right. Probably.
In any case...Code Name S.T.E.A.M. everybody! Who is interested in this new IP from Nintendo? Let's discuss some strategy stuff!
So I've had the final game sitting on my 3DS Home Screen for a while now. I took the game through it's paces in the first mission or two, and WOW! This is some great stuff. Not too much beyond what the demo showed us already, but the full version has this cool intro, tons of voice work throughout, and a level of polish that I may have missed during my quick impressions-run of the demo. This is some of Intelligent Systems' better work. I'm digging it.
....that said, I won't be able to play much longer, since I'm trying to finish up my Backlaugust games, and then next month I'm DM'ing Chrono Trigger for Epic Center. Maybe by October, I'll be able to give this game the proper attention it deserves? Oh wait, that's when The Legend of Legacy and Dragonball Z: Butoden drop. And not too long after that, The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes, Rodea The Sky Soldier, and even a wild Wii U game will appear with the release of Super Mario Maker.
This game is ridiculous. I love this theme song that sometimes plays at the title screen:
I've only played a couple sections so far (I got John Henry to join me, and have played one mission so far with him). It feels a lot like Valkyria Chronicles, with a little bit of XCOM in there too. I love both those games, so I'm enjoying this. I'm still in the middle of XCOM 2, but once I finish that, I'll be fully-dedicating my tactical gameplay desires to Code Name S.T.E.A.M., even when I'm at home.
Does anyone have any advice for how to deal with those floating eyes that like to warp into your immediate vicinity and lock onto you, and never seem to permanently die, ever? They almost singlehandedly make me not want to keep playing, because they're soooooooooo tedious to deal with, and really drag the rest of the game down.
If I remember right, Steam starts out kind of slow. It's one of those games that get better the more you play, as you unlock more and more options and have greater freedom in your strategies. But since everything is properly introduced, you rarely feel confused about how a particular character could be useful.