Ring of Red (Gamming Grail Found!)

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  1. Gnaw

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    Anyone ever play this game? Here's a breif bio of the story and such:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_of_Red


    I remember when I played it for the first time at my buddies house....probably one of the first games I ever played for the PS2. And I LOVED it. Great game, alot of strategy involved in mixing the units and preping your battle group. For a first Gen game it was really well done. I've been lucky enough to find a used copy (at an F.Y.E. in Erie Pennsylvania) and have just got back into it.

    Love it.
     
  2. Atomsplitter

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    Funny, I guy I work with was JUST telling me about this game today. We were talking about old games no one else played (mostly mech stuff) and he brought out this one, which really does sound awesome.
     
  3. Gnaw

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    Odd how the Universe works...Did he mention a mech game that was for the (Xbox I think) that had a giant like...console to use with it like, analog sticks and buttons...like a giant arcade? I forget the name of that sucker...but it sounds like hella fun.
     
  4. Edge

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    Steel battalion is what your thinking of...and it looked fun just really expensive
     
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    Steel Batallion, but that one i've always wanted. I've played around with the controller, but the disc didn't work :(  The controller was MASSIVE.
     
  6. Gnaw

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  7. Savanna

    Savanna Want to Touch my Wankel?

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    Have Ring of Red, bought it brand new. It was the reason I got a PS2. Severely underrated title. Still get it out at least once a year and destroy the AI.
     
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    Steel Batallion was more frustrating than fun.

    I enjoyed it, but the controls were real touchy, the gameplay was kinda slow, and it was HARD.

    That said, if I can find a complete copy at a decent price I'd probably pick it up. Meh.
     
  9. cagliostro

    cagliostro Victi Vincimus

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    Wow thats a kick ass plot I'll have to look for the game. Thanks for posting this.
     
  10. mrhillz

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    Oh yeah! I remember hearing about this game. How does it compare to the Front Mission stuff?
     
  11. Liege Prime

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    I remember loving this game at first, and then it just kept getting slower and slower. (bigger battles meant watching the animation over and over) It's been so many years now since I played it, but that's why I recall getting tired of it.
     
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    I loved how on Steel Battalion, you had to literally switch all systems on before a mission, by literally flipping the requested switches. It was slow and somewhat frustrating, but it was one of the coolest controllers ever.
     
  13. Savanna

    Savanna Want to Touch my Wankel?

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    Besides Movement, totally different.
     
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    For its time, Ring of Red had some really cool cinematics, combining black and white grainy footage with Mechs battling it out in the for and background.
     
  15. DaggersRage

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    Steel Battalion is awsome, even if you could play without the controller the mech combat was still cool.

    I've seen Ring of Red only once. The fights in that looked intense. You had two squads of infantry assisting your mech. They would run around the fight while the two mechs slugged each other out with their cannons. Dont know how important the infantry where in the game but it was cool watching them.
     
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    Infantry if used right where very powerful. You also picked up more in each battle, and certain towns you capped would have special more elite style troops. Like lets say if you have a Light Mech, Infantry was the 2nd half of your power. Focus on the AI troopers, and then its just your mech, and 2 squads against one mech. Rocket Troops ftw. They would do just as much damage if not more in a battle as a Light Mech. And because you wiped out the other troops, you only have damage coming from the other mech and nothing else. Troops also had special abilitys that recharged when behind the mechs, some to go after the enemy mech, enemy troops, or a support skill like firing a flare into the night sky.
     
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    Heh. I was in the gamestop by my office at lunch and saw this game on the shelf for next to nothing, so I had to pick it up. Hooray for the powers of e-suggestion making me buy something I normally never would have even considered looking at!
     
  18. Gnaw

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    I bought mine for next to nothing to! (Like $10 US IIRC). I'll finally get a go at it tonight when I get home! Horray for Friday's off :D 
     

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