The Flare Path: Thicker Than Water | Rock Paper Shotgun

jpg The Flare Path: Thicker Than Water | Rock Paper Shotgun

How much of Close Combat’s charm emanated from its blood-spattered sprites and non-negotiable shoegazy camera? We’re about to find out. Close Combat: The Bloody First, Matrix Games’ seven-years-in-development 3D sequel releases next Thursday. In preparation for the big day, I’ve been playing the heck out of a preview build that contains a third of the game’s full complement of 36 battles. While my time in Tunisia (the release version also contains Italian and Norman ding-dongs) has reassured me in some ways, it has disquieted me in others. Don’t expect miracles from CCTBF. (more…)

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