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Battlestations Midway - Out Now!

DashuiDashui Registered User regular
edited February 2007 in Games and Technology
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Battlestations Midway arrived in stores today (01/31/07) for both PC and Xbox 360. The demos are out for both, and hopefully you had a chance to try it. And with the release, I figure I'd start a new thread so we can organize it for future games for both the PC and 360 versions. But first, features:

Battlestations: Midway blends intense 3rd-person action with epic, large-scale naval combat and brings to life the great Pacific battles of World War II. From the chaos of Pearl Harbor, through the Philippines, Java and the Coral Sea all the way to the epic Battle of Midway. Players can relive classic battles with realistic locations and accurate historical detail and take part in huge multi-unit online battles with up to eight players controlling over 60 units. Players can take direct control of over 60 different warships, planes and submarines, many of which are based on actual historical vehicles, from a 3rd-person perspective. Single Player mode features 11 large-scale campaigns with 12 bonus challenge missions while the online multi-player combat offers an entirely new online battle experience and features head-to-head and co-operative battles featuring over 60 Allied and Japanese units.

The demo was multiplayer only, although it was a small map taking place on the Solomon islands. The object is to destroy key enemy targets. For the Solmon islands map, you were to destroy your enemies shipyards and hangers/runways (the US had movable carriers). As you may or may not know, these key installations are how you launch aircraft or ships/submarines. Destroying them severely reduces the enemies ability to launch attacks and defend him or herself. Other multiplayer maps are naval only or even plane only.

We should start a list, however, of people who have the game and for which system. As far as the PC version, Gamespy still seems to have issues, so, if possible, we can and may use Hamachi instead (listed below). If you're having issues connecting to Gamespy through Battlestations Midway, then there's a problem with the Unique ID. For new registrations, it should be fine (unless your Unique ID is already taken). However, with existing Gamespy accounts, some issues may occur.

To fix this, I downloaded Gamespy Arcade. When logging in with my existing account, it said my Unique ID was... not so unique (I don't understand this silliness; I'm pretty positive it was). It asked me to choose a new one, so I did, and now I can log into the Gamespy browser in Battlestations Midway.


Xbox 360 Users (Forum name; Gametag):
Hardtarget - Hardtrget
PolloDiablo - Pollo Diablo C

Hamachi: PA Battlestations; password: wang
PC Users (Forum name; Gamespy (if available)):

Dashui - [PA]Dashui


PC System Requirements:
Minimum: Windows XP; Intel Pentium 4 2Ghz or AMD Athlon Xp 1800+; 6GB free space; 64MB RAM DirectX 9.0c compatible videoc ard supporting Pixel shader 1.3 (GeForce 4 series (not including MX cards) or Radeon 9000); 512MB RAM; DirectX 9 compatible sound
Optimal: Windows XP/Vista; Intel Pentium 4 3Ghz or AMD Athlon XP 3000+; 2GB RAM; 256MB RAM DirectX 9.0c compatible video card supporting Pixel & Vertex shader 3.0 (nVidia 7800 series or Radeon X1800)
Preferred: Window XP/Vista; Intel Pentium 4 2.5Ghz or AMD Athlon Xp 2400+; 128MB RAM DirectX 9.0c compatible video card supporting Pixel & Vertex shader 2.0 (nVidia 6800 series or Radeon X800); 1GB RAM.


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  • TalonrazorTalonrazor Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I am buying this shit after my math test and this time, I better be able to get it online!

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  • smokmnkysmokmnky Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Is it any good? I saw the demo but didn't know it was multiplayer only. It looks cool but how does it handle? I heard you can be a pilot or a sub capt or command a destroyer or whatever. Seems really cool and I've got like $50 in credit at Gamecrazy since I just dumped a bunch of my old XB1 games.

    Someone please tell me if its worth it...

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    smokmnky wrote:
    Is it any good? I saw the demo but didn't know it was multiplayer only. It looks cool but how does it handle? I heard you can be a pilot or a sub capt or command a destroyer or whatever. Seems really cool and I've got like $50 in credit at Gamecrazy since I just dumped a bunch of my old XB1 games.

    Someone please tell me if its worth it...

    From what I played of the demo, it's worth it. Basically you launch units from your facilities. For example, one shipyard had two slots (you had two shipyards in the demo map; so if it was 1v1, you could launch four ships) that you could select and launch ships or submarines from. The Japanese had two hangers and each hanger could launch three squadrons (they don't launch as just one unit, but as a squadron). You can directly control any unit. You can easily switch between units, too, by highlighting them on your screen or pressing a button.

    You can also control them on the tactical map (TAB button for PC). You would just select them and right click them where to go or attack. Also, right clicking a location to go created waypoints instead of instantly changing the heading of the unit. This made it easy for me to make a path for my fighters or bombers to go so they could avoid detection.

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  • Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I'm so picking this up over the weekend.

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  • RohanRohan Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Hot damn, I'm picking this up tomorrow ^_^

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    ...and I thought of how all those people died, and what a good death that is. That nobody can blame you for it, because everyone else died along with you, and it is the fault of none, save those who did the killing.

    Nothing's forgotten, nothing is ever forgotten
  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Rohan wrote:
    Hot damn, I'm picking this up tomorrow ^_^

    You better. I'm suppose to own your ass, remember? Anyways, Gamespy is still a piece of shit. I can't seem to login or register, so it's going to be Hamachi for awhile. I'll try again later, though. They have to fix it at some point.

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  • RohanRohan Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Your supposed pwnage will have to wait for Friday, though, as my desktop is twenty miles away, and my laptop isn't powerful enough to run it.

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    ...and I thought of how all those people died, and what a good death that is. That nobody can blame you for it, because everyone else died along with you, and it is the fault of none, save those who did the killing.

    Nothing's forgotten, nothing is ever forgotten
  • BamelinBamelin Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I have it, add me to the list of 360 owners.

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I was quite impressed with unit AI in the demo. I was afraid that if I told a unit to do something and left it alone I'd find it on fire while shooting at seagulls, but it's actual better than I am. :) It's also neat that you can give it a command to move and control the cannon while it's still moving on it's own, I figured any player interference would override the AI entirely. I really wish RTS games would adopt this mechanic, because I hate babysitting my units so they don't do anything horrendously stupid.

    That being said, I felt it was too slow. Not too slow for what it is, but too slow for my tastes. Probably going to rent it when I'm bored.

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  • GertBeefGertBeef Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    BUT DOES GAMESPY WORK? (of course it doesn't)

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  • ZephosZephos Climbin in yo ski lifts, snatchin your people up. MichiganRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    i have to try the demo out some more, for some reason i couldnt actually take control of shit when i was trying it out.

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    GertBeef wrote:
    BUT DOES GAMESPY WORK? (of course it doesn't)

    I fixed it. This is only for people trying to log in with their accounts they already have. If you register with a new account with a new unique ID, you shouldn't have a problem. Once again, this issue seems to be with people trying to log in with their current accounts.

    To solve this, I downloaded Gamespy Arcade. It told me my Unique ID was taken (which is why I couldn't login) and I had to choose another one. So I did so and viola, I can login now. Hamachi still is better, as it's more stable, but it's good to know I can get on the internet games now, too. I'll update the OP.

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  • RohanRohan Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Looks like I'll have to wait for multiplayer shenanigans... the 360 version comes out over here on the 6th, with the pc version arriving on the 9th. I'll be picking up the pc version, natch.

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    ...and I thought of how all those people died, and what a good death that is. That nobody can blame you for it, because everyone else died along with you, and it is the fault of none, save those who did the killing.

    Nothing's forgotten, nothing is ever forgotten
  • JulesJules Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    What do the reviews look like for this?

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  • ChickeenChickeen Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    +1 for the 360 version.

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Jules wrote:
    What do the reviews look like for this?

    So far there are only a few reviews out, but gamerankings shows a score of 76% for the 360 version and 78% for the PC version. That's about the same as Lost Planet.

    Anyways, I got out of a few games online. I did the plane only map, and that was great fun. As the US team, I had to protect bombers so they could destroy the Japanese hangers on an island. So it's just one huge dogfight against the enemy to stop them from destroying your planes. If they destroy enough waves of bombers, then you lose.

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  • PikaPuffPikaPuff Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Ha, I was debating getting this when I thought it was a $10 XBL game, then I found out it was a full game. :o

    Waiting for a price drop. It's a great game, but I always regret buying a game at full price.

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  • HardtargetHardtarget There Are Four Lights VancouverRegistered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I bought it yesterday for 360, it is great, everybody go buy it!

    my Live name is Hardtrget

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I just bought the PC 360 controller for use with this and it works really nice. I can switch to that for plane control, as it's hard to fly with a KBM. But anyways, full version users can play with demo users, so we can still get some games on if you're unsure about buying the full version just yet.

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  • ErgandarErgandar Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Currently rated 8.5 on IGN, from what I've played, IGN has a more accurate review.

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  • PolloDiabloPolloDiablo Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I've got it on the 360. We need to play crazy amounts of this over the weekend. My gamertag is Pollo Diablo C, with the spaces and everything.

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  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I've got it on the 360. We need to play crazy amounts of this over the weekend.

    Is your gamertag PolloDiablo, too? Because I'll add you on the player list in the topic. This game needs more love from this forum. It's an absolute blast.

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  • Mister LongbaughMister Longbaugh Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    I'm going to download the demo tonight.

    Speaking of which, what's the name of that site that has all the torrents of game demos and patches and such?

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  • PolloDiabloPolloDiablo Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Dashui wrote:
    I've got it on the 360. We need to play crazy amounts of this over the weekend.

    Is your gamertag PolloDiablo, too? Because I'll add you on the player list in the topic. This game needs more love from this forum. It's an absolute blast.

    PolloDiablo was taken (damn you, whoever you are!), so I'm Pollo Diablo C. I tried to ninja edit that in, but I was a minute too late.

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  • RaereRaere Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Huh, that's odd. I'm doing a report on Midway. I think a trailer of the game will complement my presentation nicely.

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  • CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    If this is similar to Battlezone in any way I will be one very happy Naval officer.

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