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Brigade E5: New Jagged Union is a tactical game that places gamers in the small tropical nation of Palinero on the verge of a civil war. The mission: hire a band of mercenaries and take control of the deteriorating situation before the country finds itself in complete ruin.
Release Date: Oct 17, 2006
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Brigade E5: New Jagged Union is a tactical game that places gamers in the small tropical nation of Palinero on the verge of a civil war. The mission: hire a band of mercenaries and take control of the deteriorating situation before the country finds itself in complete ruin.

The story offers players an opportunity to experience three different viewpoints of the conflict or work out the political structure to achieve their own goals in the global domination. Game play for the title is based on an innovative combat system called SPM® (Smart Pause Mode) that successfully blends together real-time and turn-based games.

Unlike standard turn-based systems, Brigade E5: New Jagged Union does not use "action points" while in turn-based mode, but takes into consideration the character skills and attributes resulting in more natural and diverse behavior of units. Furthermore players can issue a chain of commands that will be carried out automatically.

The choice of weapons will satisfy even highly demanding fans, with more than 100 accurately modeled firearms, varied ammunition types, grenades, body armor and special equipment. Players will be also able to modify and upgrade weapons by adding various gadgets, sniper scopes, mini grenade launchers, bayonets, etc. The game provides extensive LAN and Internet Multiplayer modes, with CTF, Deathmatch and Fortress dynamic gameplay. SPM® is a brand new feature for the squad combat strategy genre. It gives all players a chance to command their soldiers at the same time, using even an enemy's pause.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Win XP / 7 / 8.1
    • Processor: 1 GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card 32 MB
    • Hard Drive: 2 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX-compatible
Helpful customer reviews
13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
273 products in account
2 reviews
27.3 hrs on record
Very similar to the newer Jagged Alliance games like JA: Back in Action and JA: Crossfire, in that it is a real-time with pause tactical action game. As other reviews mention, the tutorial is not particularly helpful beyond teaching you the most very basics of the controls, but I think most of the issues come from a bad localization, aside from a few irritating bugs. Quite difficult to get a hang of, but rewarding to master, and in my opinion deeper than aforementioned Jagged Alliance titles. As a bonus it runs great on newer machines and resolutions, even laptops.
Posted: May 16
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7 of 20 people (35%) found this review helpful
141 products in account
5 reviews
1.5 hrs on record
Ive played Man of Prey, another game much like this, which I rate highly, so I really wanted to like this game, but unfortately I felt a little let down.

The tutorial is passible, it however isnt very helpful, and not particularly clear to the casual gamer on how it works. I had a few thick moments with it where the game is constantly asking me to hip fire, and i'm wondering why I cant do it. My character was crouched....duh!

There's a lot of be had in this and it does feel very much like an unpolished Jagged Alliance, with a lot more NPC interaction and side missions. The combat is a learning curve, and on a strong computer you can feel liek you're a little all over the place if you dont reduce mouse sensitivity.

I am willing to give this some more time and I would love to be proven wrong. I however spent my first 1.5 hours trying to get through the first tutorial, and then complete the first area. For the casual gamer, you may feel like banging your head against your desk after an hour of this. For the RTS/RPG dedicated people, there is possibly a great deal of delayed gratification available to you later when you have an established squad. I however didnt have the patience for this.
Posted: May 11
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15 of 38 people (39%) found this review helpful
111 products in account
2 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
Do not, under any circumstances, buy this game. The concept seems good enough, it is supposed to be a RPG/"Turn Based" Tactical Game. Unfortunately the game is so riddled with bugs that I can not test that claim. I tried the tutorial to attempt to learn the somewhat odd control scheme. Objective 1, knock out the guard and take his key and gun. Done, objective 2, kill the second guard, obje...... wait, I can't complete the 2nd objective! It won't let me attack the guard! It just gives the same useless hint over and over. So.... buggy? I restart the tutorial. I make it even less far. The roof of the building doesn't dissapear after the intro text this time, so I have no way of controlling my character and furthering the game..... Don't waste your precious money, bandwidth, or hard drive space on this.
Posted: May 5
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