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Old 09-05-2014, 10:24 AM   #1
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Now we have the wave of mobile and tablet sub games. Apps, really, but they are getter closer to becoming a true simulation follow-up to the older subsims in every way. And we have just about come full circle. Made for Android, Mac iOS, and Amazon Kindle Fire, Crash Dive is a U-boat sim that features gameplay like Aces of the Deep and Grey Wolf, with much better graphics and portable like no DOS or Windows-based game ever thought of being. In fact, Crash Dive so consistently brought back memories of Aces of the Deep, that I could not help but compare and refer to the older classic throughout this review. Crash Dive is the first title from Panic Ensues, a new development house from an experienced programmer, Scott Goffman.
Enjoy! Now I can stop worrying about writing the review and getting decent screenshots and get back to playing the game!

I've added this promo video from Amazon.

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Old 09-05-2014, 03:08 PM   #2
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Enjoy! Now I can stop worrying about writing the review and getting decent screenshots and get back to playing the game!
Great review Neal.

I bought the game a few days ago and here's my first impressions. I played it on the kindle HD fire.

I love the look and feel of the game. It is very easy to pick up and get into it. The gameplay itself is faster pace than a desktop PC. The AI escorts (naval vessels, not hookers) are pretty tough. It is challenging to hit them and escape from them. It did remind me a lot of AotD. It was fun to watch the escorts latch onto your decoy and work it over with DCs.

I loved the war patrol concept! Totally random and dynamic; great variety of ships and contacts that make up the convoys.

The map very is also very well done imo. I'm impressed with the sonar reflection animation when the escorts are hunting for you.

The coolest part of the game, I thought was the sound.:K aleun_Wink: Lots of great details.

The only thing I didn't really like was, I found turning in the periscope screen a little cumbersome, especially when you are evading escorts.

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Old 09-05-2014, 05:02 PM   #3
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Nice review have been looking for something to replace SH on a drive.

Oh Btw, "Smoke on the horizon".
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Old 09-05-2014, 05:44 PM   #4
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Nice review have been looking for something to replace SH on a drive.

Oh Btw, "Smoke on the horizon".
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:06 PM   #5
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I'm going to try this game. Good review! And ofcourse, give the following order:

"Deeper, chief, deeper"
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Old 09-05-2014, 06:40 PM   #6
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I'm going to try this game. Good review! And ofcourse, give the following order:

"Deeper, chief, deeper"
Good man, I salute skippers with the keen eye
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Old 09-05-2014, 10:56 PM   #7
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Looks great, and nice review. Going to give it a try sometime, but I wonder about using Dud torpedoes?
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Old 09-06-2014, 12:07 AM   #8
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Looks great, and nice review. Going to give it a try sometime, but I wonder about using Dud torpedoes?
Dud torpedoes did you say?

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Old 09-06-2014, 12:16 AM   #9
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Thanks for the Heads up about this game and the review.

Will look into it, down the track. I have to admit, I haven't played Aces of the Deep, etc.

Er..! alittle, behind the 8 ball, on some games, to date.
(non Sub ones, too.)

Pardon, to you all for that.

You will just have to Heel Haul me, Tie me to the Mast, for punishment.

Or worse still, KP duty (kitchen "patrol"?) for the next 6 months.

No, no, not cleaning out the "Head" for six months and the pipes, too.
AAArrrggghh...!

Anything, but that, Oh please.

I am still so badly stuck in SH 5, as per you don't want to know.

So bad, I am playing other games, presently. All not Naval, or Land warfare games. (er..! for fun, Dr Who. Ha! as an example.)

And what's this WOTA one???

May I throw in, that I am sure you are all aware on Steam a game coming called "Victory at Sea."

Which??? Kinda looks similar??

Now, I am not having a go at Crash Dive or Naval Fleet 2.

Just that this Steam one, looks similar????

Check it out, and see what you think.

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Old 09-06-2014, 09:17 AM   #10
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Old 09-06-2014, 02:48 PM   #11
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WOW !!!

Silent Hunter 2 was even more successful ... you know that on April 1 even with the time difference it is not yet?
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Old 09-06-2014, 02:50 PM   #12
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I prefer to continue to test the Beta of Nuclear War mods for SH4
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Old 09-06-2014, 03:33 PM   #13
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Cool review Neal although I am not a smartphone\tablet guy at the moment. Thanks again for keeping the community informed. o7
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Old 09-06-2014, 04:14 PM   #14
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Very good!!! Thanks for me warnig this fabulous game!!!!!
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Old 09-06-2014, 04:55 PM   #15
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Hi!

Great game indeed. I gave it a shot and I have to say that I saw more different ways a ship sunk than I did in ALL hours I played SH5. And the destroyers are much cleverer and more dangerous.

I start to push away the feeling that something was terribly wrong with my mod list.

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