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Easy Red
« on: March 09, 2018, 08:31:56 AM »
OK...I'm going to stop short of giving this an all-out recommendation to get, but I've been having a surprisingly fun time with it. It is only $3.99, afterall.

The weapons are surprisingly fun to use and I've been having a great time with some quick single player missions. There is a campaign where you can choose to play as the allies or germans. Some of the D-Day missions have you either parachuting in, or hitting the beach. You can choose your player class, which includes riflemen, assaulters, engineers, medics, machine gunners, etc. and the maps are pretty good in terms of elevated terrain, buildings and foliage. There is also a survival mode and a newly released level editor, which I have not tried yet.

Anyway, I was going to skip this altogether, but the surprisingly positive reviews caught me attention. You can get this and have fun for $3.99, or you can get the latest COD for $60 and be disappointed. its totally worth a look and I think there is a free demo too.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/741670/Easy_Red/

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Welcome to the Operation Overlord. Prepare to land on all five Normandy sectors: Omaha, Juno, Sword, Utah and Gold. Fight on the sand, by the forests, parachute on the fields and conquer the hills: Welcome to Easy Red.

In Easy Red you will fight on the most significant battles of the D-Day, from the sea landings to the capture of Caen. You will able to drive vehicles, use many weapons, command your squad as team leader or take cure of it as a medic, refill magazines from your inventory, parachute from the sky, and much more.

Buying Easy Red you will have access to all the future DLCs and updates.
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Re: Easy Red
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2018, 08:36:25 AM »
Hard to argue with the price.
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Re: Easy Red
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2018, 08:48:02 AM »
Single player FPS...?  Hard to tell from the Steam video.

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Re: Easy Red
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2018, 08:52:38 AM »
Single player FPS...?  Hard to tell from the Steam video.

Yes. SP with a rudimentary AI that will not win any awards, but is good enough to make the action fun.
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Re: Easy Red
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2018, 09:42:15 AM »
Why are the panzers grey? 

The base color for German vehicles was dunkel gelb from early '43 on (I think the order to change went out in November '42).  On top of that, everybody was issued three different colored cans of oil-based paste for summer camo (which usually got mixed with diesel fuel) and one can of white water-based paint for winter camo (water-based so you could wash it off in the spring).

Camo patterns were left up to the individual platoons.  I used to have a wonderful photo of an east front stug that had obviously been painted by someone who went to art school.
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Re: Easy Red
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2018, 09:50:33 AM »
Why are the panzers grey? 

The base color for German vehicles was dunkel gelb from early '43 on (I think the order to change went out in November '42).  On top of that, everybody was issued three different colored cans of oil-based paste for summer camo (which usually got mixed with diesel fuel) and one can of white water-based paint for winter camo (water-based so you could wash it off in the spring).

Camo patterns were left up to the individual platoons.  I used to have a wonderful photo of an east front stug that had obviously been painted by someone who went to art school.

Reproduction of models in accurate camo patterns was not within the $3.99 budget. That was part of the $5.99 stretch goal that they never reached.
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Re: Easy Red
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2018, 03:22:10 PM »
And sneaking in under the buzzer, the winner of this week's dryest sarcasm is...!  O0
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Re: Easy Red
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2018, 06:23:03 PM »
Sounds like a "historical Ravenfield" as one of the reviews say.  Can't go wrong with the fun factor if that's the case.

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Re: Easy Red
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2018, 06:58:42 AM »
Among main features listed (a bit vaguely) is "the controller support" -- does this mean Xbox / console pad controller support? Can't find any mentions in the Steam forum.

EDIT - nevermind, the latest patch notes says it does feature Xbox controller support. May have to pick this up then...
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