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Old 10-24-2014, 04:41 PM   #117
Onkel Neal
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Originally Posted by dkerfoot View Post
This is a very welcome addition to the stable of sub sims. To me, it strikes a good balance between sim and arcade. I've played it on my Galaxy S3 and on my wife's Kindle Fire (older, non-HD model).

It should not be confused with a highly realistic full blown simulation that requires you to buy a new video card (and maybe a whole new computer). As a former submariner, I have never bought into the "immersion" idea anyway - no game smells like diesel, feels like steel or is nearly tedious enough to make me believe I was back at sea... For a phone game, Crash Dive has remarkable graphics, plenty of strategy and is you know, fun to play.

Crash Dive has the most important game-play elements and is by far the best submarine game available on a phone. Accept it for what it is and you'll get far more than $6.99 worth of entertainment from it.

I personally appreciate that the developers delivered a very playable game, yet have continued to tweak and improve it. I hope that this continues and will seriously consider buying any other games that Panic Ensues releases.
Well said, man

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Originally Posted by Hinrich Schwab View Post
I just purchased this game today and I am actually quite impressed with it. Even with the "arcade style" features, Crash Dive is a very solid entry into Subsim library. Naturally, I would like to see more features that cater towards the grognards, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with the game as-is. The escorts are aggressive and competent, if albeit attention-deficit due to the engine. The interface has a lot of polish and is quite responsive. The tutorial easily breaks in new players and grandfathers in the "Old Gang" at the same time. If I had any complaint it is the fact that the game is so good that I burn up the battery in my tablet playing. Actually, if I could change one thing, it would be replacing the Yorktown Class carrier with a Bogue Class Escort Carrier, which made more sense in the Atlantic. The fact that the one carrier I ran into was unescorted (C2s and Libertys do not count.) was rather amusing, given my experience with other sims.

The game is a job well done.

Time again to.....
be more aggressive...

That's high praise coming from an experienced Subsim player.
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