After playing over 3 hours i wont shed a tear uninstalling it...and that comes from a real Jagged Alliance franchise fan.
Whatever you loved about the JA games, you wont find here.
No deep story, not really tactical maneuvers, clumsy combat, unlogic line of sight...the list is endless.
However what got me most was the utterly bad AI of your computer opponents :
(" Hey, i see 2 guys with heavy machine guns, let's run straight toward them to stand in their face and see what happens!!")
("there was just some guy, he came around the corner and shot me in the head and disappeared again...I will just stand here and see what happens next -> hey, it happened again, who would have thought?!. maybe next round is different thou, i just wait here..")
and the missing little things i loved in the other..no sorry..the /real/ JA games.
Really, you cant lay down,it's not an option. You may only crouch.
Thinking of luring your opponents into a trap? Positioning your guys and then shoot on the ground to make some noise?
Yea, no..not really. You can't shoot on the floor anymore. And even if you could, most of the time the AI doesn't react to noise.
If that hasnt bothered you enough? If you have played the first tutorial combat you have played them all. Every combat looks and feels just the same.
I sure wont touch this sad excuse of a game anymore.
Posted: January 1st, 2014