Immersive WWII squad combat simulator. 80 people on a server, 40 a side, although they are talking about expanding it to a 100. There's no ranks, skins, microtransactions, or any of that bullshit. At the end of the game you just see your own stats, and four MVPs and that's it. Onto the next one. It's exciting as fuck and if you're not careful it eats your time. It is made with the Unreal engine and I am told it is very similar to Squad, which I haven't played.
The game has several game modes, but the most popular one is offensive. Where you capture enemy objectives by taking over the point. The maps and locations are as true to history as they can be, they re-created the locations from maps, aerial photos from the time, stuff like that. Weapons available are the ones available to that side at that battle. And yes, there are tanks. You can play as the Wehrmacht, Waffen-SS, US airborne, British airborne or French infantry (in 1940 iirc).
It's a real team game and communication and cooperation are necessary. You have a squad leader who commands his squad of 9 people, who can be riflemen, medic, light and heavy machine gunner, mortar, AT, sapper, radio, with the special classes divided among the squads. There are also armored squads, for driving tanks, because you need 2-3 people to operate a tank. There are also logistic squads, who have to set up forward operating bases, vehicle repair stations, supply stations, defenses, mortars, etc. The maps are huge, and you get a sense of a battle on a large scale.
Only downside is that the team developing it said they don't have enough money to add the Eastern Front battles to the game. But they have had modding only since December 2020, so probably in the future we can expect that someone will make some Eastern Front maps.
Do any of you play? I think it would be cool to get a leftist clan going in this game.
"Simulators" suck balls, I'd rather get some Battlefield 1942 games going.
Yeah, definitely don't want people like you playing the game. Stick to cawadoody.
Pretty sure I said Battlefield 1942, not Call of Duty. You realize those are very different games right?
Battlefield 1942, while fun, is still an arcade shooter. I like this game precisely because it isn't Battlefield, so you saying "Battlefield is better" is a subjective difference of opinion. Uninformed, because you haven't played PS. I've played every Battlefield except the last two, and I always stop playing quickly after starting because I start off with shitty guns, while some people level 20-30+ have these amazing weapons with red dot sight, stabiliser, silencer. I didn't feel like "grinding" just so I'd have a normal gaming experience. And sure BF1942 isn't like that, but it's nearly 20 years old and the only thing it has over Post Scriptum is that you can drive/fly many more vehicles. Which is fine cause PS is about simulating infantry squad combat, focus is on tactics, teamwork and team coordination.
Why did you come into the thread only to say that a vague genre/category that might be used to describe this game sucks? Shitty move, ngl.
Honestly? I have a massive grudge against tedious "realism" simulators because it was precisely one of these, Project Reality, that consumed the modding scene of Battlefield 2 and I've always been extremely angry about its domination when a huge variety of vastly superior stuff was made and died sometimes overnight.
Post Scriptum is played by a couple thousand people regularly (probably a bit more if you count private servers). In EU region, there are 4 servers you can play on, but only 1 is active throughout the day, with the rest becoming active in the late afternoon and evening.
It's a small community and it feels that way. Since I started playing, I have been seeing a lot of the same players on the same servers. And you know that people who are playing are really into it, cause you see them often. Role playing can be part of the game and it's cool to pretend to be a soldier in WWII, especially for someone like me who grew up on WWII films starting from the classics like Battle of the Bulge and Tora! Tora! Tora! all the way up until Band of Brothers and Saving Private Ryan. In the game you actually can battle in Carentan and St. Marie Eglise. There's also Utah beach (not Omaha, cause that's been done by Medal of Honor and others).
I guess to really get into this game you have to have some interest in WWII history. But if you think crawling through ditches to avoid machine gun fire, or fighting with a bolt action rifle is boring, then yeah, this game isn't for you. Which is fine. Cause this isn't an AAA game that is mass-marketed and bought by millions from around the world, meant to have mass appeal. It's a small game, with a small userbase, where most people probably play that game exclusively. I think this because sometimes I'll play for a bit in the afternoon, stop and do other things, then when I play again in the evening/night, I'll see some of the same people from the afternoon.
We should all play BF2/BF2142 together bros. Though this game sounds pretty cool too.
But WW2 is the most boring setting :(
havent played it but i love Squad, ive heard PS and Beyond The Wire are pretty barebones and underdeveloped at this point
Wrong, it's the best setting.>>7302>barebone
It may have some bugs, but PS is a fully functional game. They've only had modding for two months, so expect other maps, units and battles in a bit, someone already made a new map/battle and added it to the workshop.
BF2 still has an active playerbase with BF2HUB. We definitely should organise something, or at least have a weekly gaming session.
>>7303>It may have some bugs, but PS is a fully functional game. They've only had modding for two months, so expect other maps, units and battles in a bit, someone already made a new map/battle and added it to the workshop.
oh ok thats good to know, how does it compare to Hell Let Loose?
really my biggest (admittedly very autistic) issue with it is that its only the western front, pretty unforgivable sin imo for any ww2 game billing itself as in any way more authentic to focus so much on american infantry in europe. red orchestra had it right to make europe USSR vs Nazi and save the americans for the pacific in the first Rising Storm, which was the far more interesting american part of the war anywayalso i just hate playing as nazis, a bit petty considering i dont mind playing as like the US in Squad but w/e
btw, does anyone on here play Squad? should i make a new thread for it? would be nice to fill out a squad with some /leftypol/ lads