Battle Isle Platinium is pure strategy combined with a compelling backstory. Consisting of the first four installments of the series, it offers the opportunity to play and experience a huge chunk of Battle Isle history, from the very beginnings on up to the events on Scayra, the colonial planet of Chromos – a planet so distant and yet so similar to Earth. The history of the Kais and the Drulls is one comprised of only a few Chromian centuries, but centuries with one war following the other, with destruction and upheaval determining the development of Chromian society.
Contains full versions of the following strategy games in one package:
• Battle Isle 1 including Data Disk 1 & Battle Isle ‘93 & Historyline: 1914-1918
• Battle Isle 2 including Scenery CD “Titan’s Legacy”
• Battle Isle 3 along with extensive video sequences
• Incubation and The Wilderness Missions,
Age requirements: ESRB Rating: EVERYONE with Animated Violence.
Minimum system requirements: Windows XP SP3 or Windows Vista, 1.8 GHz Processor, 512MB RAM (1 GB recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9.0c, 2GB HDD, Mouse, Keyboard. Patched to version 1.52
Posted on 2011-03-15 11:49:35 bydanly:
Let me be clear: I haven't ever played Battle Isle 1, 2, or 3; I've only ever played Incubation and Incubation: The Wilderness Missions.
Incubation is an old favourite of mine. It's a core, detailed squad-combat game with a heavy focus on exploiting the puzzle-like environment to your advantage.
Each level is expertly crafted and woven together with a compelling story line. Between-missionread more game play features an accessible but powerful squad management interface, and a command & conquer style mission selection; wherein the benefits of your choice weigh heavily on equipment availability in future missions.
Multiplayer is an absolute blast. Once you've mastered the Single Player campaign jumping into MP is a rush. It's almost that Multiplayer X-Com we've always wanted, but never got.
Lay down the $10 for Incubation, you won't regret it.
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Posted on 2011-03-15 10:08:32 byHetzerOne:
First, a shameful admission - I have not yet played the GOG version of these games, I am writing this, literally, two minutes after hitting the "BUY" button. My five star rating is for these classics being available for modern OS's.
These games may not be for you - if you don't like turn-based, data laden, old school wonky wargame nerd fare. But if you do, you'reread more in luck.
The first three, the actual Battle Isle games, are straight up, hex map, science fiction wargames. Think Star General, or an SF take on the Kampfgruppe, Steel Panthers, West Front, Panzer General, etc. Desperate strategic thinking and tactical implementation, but no clickfest time pressure. If you don't like old, old OLD graphics, you may want to just play the third one, Battle Isle Three - the first two have great gameplay, but they really are from a completely older world, art wise.
The second half of the love is for Incubation and its sequel / expansion, Wilderness Missions. This is pure low level tactical skirmishing, with Alien (the movie) inspired opponents. Good AI, tense, hard missions, great game mechanics. Think an updated (for late 90's definitions) version of the tactical part of X-Com, without the higher strategy wrapper. If it has a problem, it's that some of the scenarios are seriously, obnoxiously, evilly difficult, which will be a turn-off to some and an irresistable chhallenge to others.
GOG, you just made my week. Enjoy my ten bucks - you deserve it!
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Posted on 2011-03-15 12:48:29 byNomoi333:
I dont care much about battle isle or history line, tried them back in the old days and didnt like them much.
But here´s the crown jewel of turn based tactical games: Incubation.
If you like turn-based, tactical games you will love this one. It does everything right, from the mood to the graphics, the sound and -especially- the gameplay. It is not, as some say, a very difficultread more game. Of course, if your squad rushes in, all guns blazing, your marines will be alien fodder. But if you use timing, the environement and the different weapons to your advantage, every mission is very doable. It has nice RPG elements, as you progress your gear gets better and the aliens bigger; it does have this "just one more mission" and suddenly its 3 am effect.
Just when i was seriously thinking about re-installing windows 98 to get this game running again from my original discs, GOG rereleases it. Huge Kudos to GOG!
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