Archive for the ‘Silent Storm’ Category
Silent Storm is an other old game I have. It’s a really a rare type of game that goes back to X-Com in 1993.
Silent Storm takes back those old and effective game principles and put them into the World War II Era and a 3D environment that you can totally blow up. The game is a Tactical, Strategy, RPG, Commando, type of game. The story is really weird and in part sci-fi. It’s not a really fun kind of game to watch but when you understand how it work you can feel all the intensity of seeing your team getting shot at and not being able to do any thing about it until it’s your turn to move and fire back. I think it’s one of the rare types of game where retreat can be a good idea.
I still remember my team being totally pinned down from all side; all wounded facing a certain death. To get out of that bad situation I took a HE grenade, blowed up a hole in the wall of the near building and rushed all the team inside to safety. I never saw any RTS where you actually could do that, or had time to think about that.
An other fun think about that game is that you can use a grenade to traps doors, make them blow up, etc. If there is no path to go somewhere, shot with a machine gun and make a hole. You can also sneak in the back of you enemies and melee attack them with many kind of weapons.
It’s a really nice kind of game; I even played the first demo of it in Russian… (was fun but didn’t understood anything of the story ;) )
So here is a small video showing some of it.