1. Post #1
    Fanboydude's Avatar
    July 2008
    135 Posts
    First of all, I'm going to give you a picture to get your interest up:



    Okay, Silent Storm is a game made in 2003, it features strategy with slight roleplaying elements. This game also has very detailed destruction, see picture above.

    - Plot -

    Let's see. You're a commando fighting in the WWII, you can decide what side. Usually, you just clear the area out of enemies, steal some documents or a person, and leave. Plot isn't really the toughest part of this game.

    - Gameplay -

    This game is turn-based. Each turn you will be given a set of Action Points, which you may use however you wish. You can shoot, throw grenades, aim with your scope, set up mines, pass along equipment. Of course, you are not alone. You can also aim specific body parts. It isn't really useful to shoot anywhere else except chest and head, since the limb specific damages only seem to work well in Sentinels. You can hire (Money doesn't come until the expansion, Sentinels, so you pretty much have to) other soldiers to your squad. These units are unique, so they don't come back if they die. They rarely die though, most of the time they just go unconscious. The units in this game are class based:

    Soldier:

    Shoots people, throws grenades, shoots people

    Scout:

    Scouts stuff, attacks melee. I never really found this class useful, they just seem to get killed in every mission.

    Sniper:

    My favorite class. Uses a sniper rifle, almost never misses. This unit is particularly useful outdoors. Snipers become almost undefeatable at the end of the game.

    Medic:

    Also not very useful. Sure, it can bandage stuff, but it doesn't really help the victim much.

    Grenadier:

    Also one of the less useful classes. Specializes in throwing grenades. Using a soldier is almost as good.

    Engineer:

    This class can set up mines and pick locks. Too bad it's much easier to blow the living shit out of any door or chest in the game, so it's pretty much useless. Engineers are also shitty shooters. Mines are pretty much the best thing this class has to offer, since normal dudes cannot hide them well enough. (I think)

    You can arm your classes however you want, here's a pic:



    You can also see that big metal thing. That's the biggest flaw of Silent Storm in my opinion. The panzerkleins. If you don't use them, you'll pretty much get your asses handed to you by enemy panzerkleins. If you do use them, it removes all the fun in the game. They're slow, inaccurate, but ridiculously overpowered. Pretty much only way to take them down, is using a laser gun. That's another flaw. Thankfully, you can mod these little mistakes if you wish.

    This game is way more epic than it sounds like. If you like anything remotely connected to strategy, try the demo.

    NOTE: THESE ARE BASED ON MY OWN EXPERIENCES, YOUR OPINION MAY BE MUCH DIFFERENT

    I couldn't possibly fit all the stuff in the game to this thread, so here's a demo for you to test.

    Demo, or demo.

    Okay, remind me of stuff to add, I'll get it done.

  2. Post #2
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    Archonos 2's Avatar
    June 2005
    1,598 Posts
    I love this game so much.

    Until the panzerkleins come in. I hate hate hate those things.

    Although you said, "Thankfully, you can mod these little mistakes if you wish."

    You can remove them??



    Great thread by the way.

  3. Post #3
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    June 2007
    5,036 Posts
    Fanboydude posted:
    Is that a dick?
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  4. Post #4
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    cheesedelux's Avatar
    February 2007
    7,652 Posts
    There was a thread on this a while ago that made me buy the game.
    It's fantastic. Until later on, where you're in mostly indestructible bases with panzerkleins in. I just gave up on the missions where you can't hurt a single one of the civilians infesting the whole damned factory!

  5. Post #5
    Fanboydude's Avatar
    July 2008
    135 Posts
    http://www.strategycore.co.uk/files/index.php?dlid=324

    Here's the mod that should replace Panzerkleins with elite soldiers.

    Have fun, little ones.

    http://www.strategycore.co.uk/files/index.php?dlid=320

    And there's the Sentinels version.

  6. Post #6
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    Crazy_Farmer's Avatar
    April 2005
    2,364 Posts


    Is that a rocket propelled chainsaw launcher?!
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  7. Post #7
    Fanboydude's Avatar
    July 2008
    135 Posts
    Crazy_Farmer posted:


    Is that a rocket propelled chainsaw launcher?!
    Nah, it's a laser that can pierce walls and Panzerkleins. You know, the usual WWII weaponry.

  8. Post #8
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    Kentz's Avatar
    August 2007
    2,505 Posts
    I remember trying the demo out years ago.
    But everything was in Japanese so I uninstalled it.

    Maybe I should try it again? The gameplay looks kinda appealing

  9. Post #9
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    Luke F's Avatar
    July 2006
    608 Posts
    Dlaor posted:
    Is that a dick?
    glad I wasn't the only one the instantly saw that.

  10. Post #10
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    kukiric's Avatar
    July 2006
    3,108 Posts
    Scenery destruction? Sign me in.

  11. Post #11
    spiemuff's Avatar
    July 2008
    314 Posts
    Reminds me of jagged alliance

  12. Post #12
    Drug_unit's Avatar
    October 2007
    18 Posts
    FINNALY someone caring for this awsome game on facepunch

    i still have not managed do finish this i almost made it do the end whit the germans but i got kinda frustrated on the mission where you cant kill any Civs

  13. Post #13
    thedoorlatch's Avatar
    September 2008
    44 Posts
    Drug_unit posted:
    FINNALY someone caring for this awsome game on facepunch

    i still have not managed do finish this i almost made it do the end whit the germans but i got kinda frustrated on the mission where you cant kill any Civs
    English motherfucker, do you speak it?

  14. Post #14
    Drug_unit's Avatar
    October 2007
    18 Posts
    thedoorlatch posted:
    English motherfucker, do you speak it?
    Sigh... i was afraid of this maybe most pepole who visit facepunch are not from failmerica.


    Anyways lets get back do the thread i personnaly disagree on the panzerklein part i liked them but the trouble is i know there are more than 1 type of panzerklein but i have yet to get more than T.H.O panzerkleins
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  15. Post #15
    Fanboydude's Avatar
    July 2008
    135 Posts
    Drug_unit posted:
    Sigh... i was afraid of this maybe most pepole who visit facepunch are not from failmerica.


    Anyways lets get back do the thread i personnaly disagree on the panzerklein part i liked them but the trouble is i know there are more than 1 type of panzerklein but i have yet to get more than T.H.O panzerkleins
    I'm from Finland, and your grammar is awful.
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  16. Post #16
    Drug_unit's Avatar
    October 2007
    18 Posts
    Fanboydude posted:
    I'm from Finland, and your grammar is awful.
    That i know i can speak english good but i cant spell for shit

  17. Post #17
    Fanboydude's Avatar
    July 2008
    135 Posts
    Drug_unit posted:
    Anyways lets get back do the thread i personnaly disagree on the panzerklein part i liked them but the trouble is i know there are more than 1 type of panzerklein but i have yet to get more than T.H.O panzerkleins
    Drug_unit posted:
    That i know i can speak english good but i cant spell for shit

    Really? Let's spell everything correctly in your message, and see what happens.

    Anyway let's get back to the thread I personally disagree on the panzerklein part I liked them but the trouble is I know there are more than 1 type of panzerklein but I have yet to get more than T.H.O
    Nope, both grammar and spelling sucks.

    Edit:

    Once there was a humble soldier named Oz with a PIAT.



    Oh no! A German soldier!



    Oz reacted fast, and shot him with this PIAT.



    Kaboom! The German soldier went up in a fleshy explosion.



    As we can see, there isn't much left of the German soldier.



    Oz is now happy!


  18. Post #18
    Dark_Sword's Avatar
    May 2005
    1 Posts
    I loved this game from day one and wish it hadn't just died. It was one of the few turn-based strategy games of late I really enjoyed. Oh well, now that the X-COM series has been released on Steam I'm happier than a pig in shit.

  19. Post #19
    most people dont think your attention is worth a dollar but i do
    HellSoldier's Avatar
    February 2005
    3,368 Posts
    I fucking loved this game back in the day. I played it on and on just to watch how I can make the environment adapt to my needs better than what some games even promise now.

  20. Post #20
    deltasquid's Avatar
    October 2008
    3,479 Posts
    Sorry for bumping this old thread, but I figured it'd be better to post my question here than make a new thread.

    I'm stuck on the "unknown complex" in Russia. I have my squad outside, but they keep getting their asses handed over to them by the two panzerkleins near the barracks at the very start of the level. The faq says that "It's easier to do this mission with panzerkleins of your own..." but I've never even seen any panzerkleins! My game was a cake walk with eliminating infantry at long range, but now I'm suddenly thrown into a very difficult situation! I'm thinking about cheating to give my grenadier and engineer plasma rifles, but I'm just wondering if there's another way to do this.

    I have done all other levels and haven't encountered any panzerklein before. Panzershrecks and grenades work just barely, but not enough to take down the two enemy panzerkleins. Small arms fire always misses the driver (even if I headshot with 100% rate) and the panzershrecks miss a lot.

  21. Post #21
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    Sesshomaru-'s Avatar
    August 2006
    1,088 Posts
    deltasquid posted:
    Sorry for bumping this old thread, but I figured it'd be better to post my question here than make a new thread.

    I'm stuck on the "unknown complex" in Russia. I have my squad outside, but they keep getting their asses handed over to them by the two panzerkleins near the barracks at the very start of the level. The faq says that "It's easier to do this mission with panzerkleins of your own..." but I've never even seen any panzerkleins! My game was a cake walk with eliminating infantry at long range, but now I'm suddenly thrown into a very difficult situation! I'm thinking about cheating to give my grenadier and engineer plasma rifles, but I'm just wondering if there's another way to do this.

    I have done all other levels and haven't encountered any panzerklein before. Panzershrecks and grenades work just barely, but not enough to take down the two enemy panzerkleins. Small arms fire always misses the driver (even if I headshot with 100% rate) and the panzershrecks miss a lot.
    I was also stuck on that mission. What I did is stole the two panzerkleins by sneaking two of my guys over to get in them.

  22. Post #22
    deltasquid's Avatar
    October 2008
    3,479 Posts
    Sesshomaru- posted:
    I was also stuck on that mission. What I did is stole the two panzerkleins by sneaking two of my guys over to get in them.
    Unfortunately, my scout is the only one with enough sneak skill to get somewhere around 5 meters of an enemy. I'll try sneaking close enough and removing the pilots with a heavy grenade, though.

  23. Post #23
    zombiebilly's Avatar
    August 2008
    13 Posts
    I bought this game a long time ago after hearing it was like a spiritual successor to the X-Com DOS games. I loved it so much but the science fiction twists weren't for the better and the voice acting was some of the worst I've ever heard.

  24. Post #24
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    ImBill's Avatar
    April 2005
    727 Posts
    I've always wanted to have fun in this game but I really hate turn-based games

  25. Post #25
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    cheesedelux's Avatar
    February 2007
    7,652 Posts
    -snip-

    Wait, what the fuck... So this is an old thread revived that I already posted in. My mistake.

  26. Post #26
    HellSoldier2's Avatar
    December 2007
    5 Posts
    Damn, why did I have to kill this thread? Every time I post there's a high chance that no one else is going to reply for a while.

  27. Post #27
    Gold Member
    Dennab
    February 2007
    6,746 Posts
    HellSoldier2 posted:
    Damn, why did I have to kill this thread? Every time I post there's a high chance that no one else is going to reply for a while.
    Don't be sad. I'll post to make you happy :q:

    Anyway I LOVE this game. Problem is that gamershell is really slow and Softpedia is down.

  28. Post #28
    themesmith's Avatar
    May 2006
    32 Posts
    I suck at the demo for this game :crying:

  29. Post #29
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    xamllew's Avatar
    November 2005
    3,838 Posts
    I just watched a video and it seems like the dialogue would get annoying.

    Nazi Soldier:
    "MY TIME HAS COME!"...
    ..."IT WAS ONLY QUESTION OF TIME!"...
    ..."IT WOULD REQUIRE MAGIC!"...
    ..."IT WAS ONLY QUESTION OF TIME!"...

  30. Post #30
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    Dennab
    January 2006
    40,350 Posts
    Looks a lot like the older Fallout games.

  31. Post #31
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    cheesedelux's Avatar
    February 2007
    7,652 Posts
    I wish there was a way to play single maps, like a skirmish mode. Then it would be awesome, because you wouldn't have to have saved games in your favourite missions or just HOPE for a good random encounter..

  32. Post #32
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    clanratc's Avatar
    September 2006
    2,057 Posts
    I can't seem to find a website that sells it via download, google doesn't help. Do any of you know a site were I can get it. I don't want to be a :pirate:

  33. Post #33
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    cheesedelux's Avatar
    February 2007
    7,652 Posts
    There's no downloads, you have to buy it retail.

  34. Post #34
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    Skooma's Avatar
    November 2005
    402 Posts
    I loved the demo for this years ago.

    Too bad I can't find a copy.

  35. Post #35
    Fanboydude's Avatar
    July 2008
    135 Posts
    There are plenty of places to buy it from online. Hell, I live in Finland, and there are atleast two websites which sell this.

  36. Post #36
    Xotes's Avatar
    August 2007
    83 Posts
    This game is awesome. Really, really awesome. But those russians... !

  37. Post #37
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    clanratc's Avatar
    September 2006
    2,057 Posts
    How do I loot bodies? I accidentley gave my surgical equipment to another character and now that she's dead or unconcious I can't get it back

    Edit:

    My whole team except the medic is dead... On the first allied mission.

  38. Post #38
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    acds's Avatar
    October 2008
    14,987 Posts
    Definatley downloading the demo tomorrow,it's surprising how many games i discovered trough facepunch,seriously,you guys are more informing the large gaming sites.

  39. Post #39
    Illian's Avatar
    August 2007
    42 Posts
    I went and bought this game and I have to say, it's fucking awesome. I accidentally blew up this whole house because I hit the gas main with a grenade :bees:

  40. Post #40
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    nono345's Avatar
    September 2005
    1,435 Posts
    I remember giving everyone on my team wire cutters and then discovering the entire map has no barbed wire


    :sigh:
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