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Old 02-21-2010, 05:20 PM   #1
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Silent Hunter 5 Preview

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When Silent Hunter 5 was announced, many players were expecting (and hoping) for a SH3 2.0, a solid, realistic simulation with a few key upgrades, such as a fully detailed U-boat interior, more crew interaction, and wolfpacks. It looks like their wishes have been answered, to a degree.




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SH5 Dev Team Interview - first details of the game scope, sub types, and more.
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:47 PM   #2
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Good preview. The screenshots look great! Wish they'd at least let us know if a US Special Edition will be available
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:48 PM   #3
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Thanks Neal. Twas a good read... with a rather negative ending.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:11 PM   #4
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Thank you very much for the preview, it was very informative with nice screenshots. I appreciate you taking the time and do the shots and write the preview, not to mention publish it for us everyone to see.

I can't wait for your Review of the game.

Keep up the good SubSim work!
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:12 PM   #5
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Thanks for the preview Neal.


Yeah im def going to wait for the full review.

Hope the preview version was made a long time before you recieved it. Otherwise the release version is going to be unfinished.

Also lack of sales for SH4 could be becuase they aimed it at a more casual player. I know that as soon as I read about SH4 being for more casual players I lost intrest and never bought it.

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Old 02-21-2010, 10:24 PM   #6
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Thanks Neal.
I hope I'm not out of line here, but I thought that first screenshot made such a nice wallpaper that I edited out the GUI elements and made it available here:
http://webpages.charter.net/mdpeyton...5-27-16-73.jpg
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:30 PM   #7
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Thank you Neal, good work!
We owe you
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:54 PM   #8
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Thanks Neal!

Your preview has answered some of my questions. Looks like you have a little too much water in the control room!

I don't know what I think about the new TDC style. I have to be honest and say that only recently have I been brave enough to try it the manual way; and that looks kind of like a bummer!

Compared to SHII and SHIII the graphics look amazing! I was looking at an old preview for SHII the other day - and couldn't believe how bad the graphics look by today's standards.

It's going to be a long 2 weeks...
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:55 PM   #9
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Great srticle.
Im excited.
Fingers crossed that its good under the hood (tracking, shooting, hiding, parts). Not a fan of the interface panels they look too much like a 1980s vintage Nakamichi stereo system (beutifull but not very Blom & Voss if you know what I mean) but I'll take it that it can be modded. Its still better than the SH4 interface which I just wont go into again.

The full boat and crew interactin will hopefully keep me inside the boat adding to the immersion for me. So I hope it sells well and we get SH6 the Pacific down the line!
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:02 PM   #10
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Only gripe that I have from your preview is the uniforms. I really feel that Ubisoft Romania needs to do their homework on Kriegsmarine uniforms. Look at the guy in the stern torpedo/E-Room. Is he in the Coastal Marine -- as his uniform suggests to me...or is he a U-Boat sailor? And why does he have a pistol?

You guys might laugh -- but that is what I've always considered the one major eye sore of the series.
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:14 PM   #11
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Thanks, Neal!
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Awesome Preview, thanks Neal
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:17 PM   #13
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Thanks Neal.
I hope I'm not out of line here, but I thought that first screenshot made such a nice wallpaper that I edited out the GUI elements and made it available here:
http://webpages.charter.net/mdpeyton...5-27-16-73.jpg

Thanks for the wallpaper Heretic! It Looks great!
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:28 PM   #14
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Please enlight me: is it possible to make our own entries into captain's log?
That's one of the things I was hoping for
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:34 PM   #15
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I recall in reading about the uniforms of the Uboat waffen that there was no "uniform" for on sea operations. In other words there was no one way for the crews of these boats to dress, when at sea.

Concerning the content of this preview. It was good, it also seemed fair.

The last part of the report thought left me a bit uneasy about the fate of the simulator. It sounds the bugs of the preview copy are pretty awful, and may not have gotten dealt with in the retail copy, meaning a patch almost imediately.

Now, have they not answered if these patches are gonna be done in the same fashion as those for World of Warcraft, giving more of a reason for DRM, though I just wish that would fizzle.

The sim looks very promising though, especially if the modders can have their way with it.

We shall see, what we shall see.
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