Service Command 2 – now there’s a reputation we haven’t heard in a very long time (pic: MicroProse)
Blasts from the previous don’t way more highly effective than a sequel to Amiga and Atari ST traditional Service Command by the lengthy defunct MicroProse.
So that you can know what both Service Command or MicroProse are you’re going to need to be a gamer of a sure age, however if you happen to bear in mind the times when going surfing concerned not having the ability to use the landline then information of a sequel goes to be cause for lots of pleasure… in all probability.
The unique sport was first launched in 1988 and was effectively forward of its time with its mixture of real-time technique and automobile simulation, as you managed a robotic plane provider roaming the seas and attempting to take out one other rogue provider.
The sandbox gameplay was a revelation at a time when 3D graphics had been nonetheless new however because it was a UK developed and printed sport it by no means made a lot of an inroad into the US and Japan, and is these days not often remembered.
The sport did get a British-made religious follow-up referred to as Hostile Waters in 2001 although, in addition to quasi-remake Service Command: Gaea Mission in 2012 by Czech developer Bohemia Interactive – makers of the ArmA collection.
This would be the very first sequel although and whereas info is sparse for the time being it appears to have the identical primary set-up as the unique, as you employ a spread of remotely piloted drones to scout out enemy emplacements and set-up bases on islands you go to.
As you’ll have seen from the trailer, the graphics will not be precisely mind-blowing and at this level it’s actually simply nostalgia that’s fuelling any curiosity.
A part of that’s the truth that the sport is being printed by MicroProse, the corporate set-up by ‘Wild’ Invoice Stealey and Sid Meier in 1982 and which printed iconic simulation and technique video games together with F-15 Strike Eagle, Silent Service, Civilization, and X-COM.
The MicroProse title is now owned by an Australian firm and whereas it doesn’t management any of these outdated franchises it’s planning to publish different equally themed video games.
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