Reviews and Problems with Combat Mission: Shock Force
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Patched Up and Fine Now
bullmikey "bullmikey", Amazon
6 May 2014
Summary: Patched up, this game runs fine on Windows 7. It's a lot of fun but hard as heck, not your average RTS. Try playing this like you play Company of Heroes and you'll get your butt handed to you in a bloody sling. But then there was never anything average about the Combat Mission series.
Summary: Installed easily - works well. Very good on-disk manual. Inspired me to purchase add-on programs to increase variety of maps and Orders of Battle. I particularly enjoy the instant, smallish battles between Special Forces and Insurgents. Nice.
Summary: When this game was originally released it was not in the state the developers would have liked as they had to meet a publisher's deadline. The game was playable, but there were many bugs. Since then, several patches have been released and nearly all the flaws are gone.
Summary: Having played the demo when it was released two years ago, I opted to pass on this game. Initially, the game never hooked me, and it seemed like it needed another 6-12 months in development due to the plethora of bugs, poor pathfinding, and both friendly and enemy A.I. problems.
Summary: When I purchased this game I was skeptical. I read the lousy reviews, and I hate buying bad games, but the price was good enough for me to take chance. I had downloaded version 1.07 demo from the battefront web site and really enjoyed.
Summary: I would have given this game a 3 when it was released, however, after eight patches, this game has improved immensely. There are still issues, especially with infantry combat in dense, urban terrain, but overall the game is very playable in its present state.
Summary: Now at 1.08 this game is not buggy any more, so ignore the low scores here talking of buggy. Nevertheless, although a fun game and I can give it an 8 easily, it is not as good as the previous Combat Missions, especially the first one. If you like the original Combat Mission, you will like this.
Summary: Didn't buy this originally because of the bugs, but the word on all the forums seemed to be that patch 1.07 had finally turned this into the game it was originally intended to be, and so i bought it.
Summary: Challenging! And great potential. Knowing BFC, patches (based on players' feedbacks, not whines...) will not only correct but also improve the game. I really like to play it...and get kicked alot :) . Lots to learn.