Starship Troopers – Terran Command améliore l’alchimie de son gameplay

En bref. Une utile mise à jour vient d’arriver pour ce sympathique STR sur le thème de l’univers de Starship Troopers (popularisé au cinéma à la fin des années 90), patch ajoutant trois nouveaux scénarios, dont deux avec un nouveau système de High score, puis surtout un type d’unité supplémentaire, des soldats utilisant des armes biochimiques. On regrettera toutefois que ces nouvelles troupes ne soient pour le moment jouables que dans les nouveaux scénarios, il faudra attendre une autre mise à jour pour que celles-ci rejoignent les rangs dans les autres missions du jeu.

Enfin, et c’est probablement le point le plus important, ce patch est censé corriger un frustrant défaut du gameplay du jeu, en introduisant une fonction de Priorité de ciblage.

En effet, jusqu’à présent dans les batailles, vos unités tiraient simplement sur la cible la plus proche. Ce qui forçait à pas mal de microgestion surtout quand on souhaitait cibler des unités ennemis dangereuses mais en seconde ligne. Et particulièrement quand des hordes d’insectoïdes déferlent de presque tous les cotés. Le joueur ne pouvant cliquer partout en même temps à l’écran (il n’y a pas d’option de “pause tactique” ou équivalent), inévitablement on fait des erreurs bêtes du fait que tout aille très vite et que à ce moment l’IA du jeu n’aide pas. En théorie cette nouvelle option devrait rendre cet aspect contrariant des batailles plus cohérent avec les choix de positionnement et de composition des troupes voulus par le joueur.

Au passage sachez qu’un éditeur de cartes est également en préparation, voyez le récent aperçu en vidéo ci-après.

Pour plus d’informations sur Starship Troopers – Terran Command, voyez cette page chez l’éditeur ou celle-ci sur Steam.

 

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Starship Troopers: Terran Command gets a chunky, free content update

“Chemical Reaction” is out now

Today Slitherine released a content update for their real-time strategy hit Starship Troopers: Terran Command. The update is delivered free of charge to all players, and it’s designed to spotlight the newly introduced high-score system.

Released in June, Starship Troopers: Terran Command brought the RTS genre back to the gaming headlines. It attracted tens of thousands of players thanks to its fast-paced, action-driven mechanics and an accurate recreation of the movie’s atmosphere.

“An incredible amount of constructive feedback backed the tremendous success of Starship Troopers. Our first goal is to address a big part of that feedback by giving players content they want to play and reconnect them with the game as much as we can”, said Marco A. Minoli, CMO at Slitherine. “The development studio, The Artistocrats, are working hard to improve the game, create more content, and increase replayability, while keeping the community active and captivated”.

This free content update includes:

– Three new scenarios, two of which make use of a new high-score system;
– one new unit type: Chemical Troopers; this unit is currently only available in the new scenarios, but there are plans to include it in future content as well. It’s a squad of expert troopers using biochemical weapons, which they use to great effect for exterminating anything with more than two legs;
– the Target Priority setting (TPS); units can be set to prioritize firing at specific enemy types instead of aiming for the nearest target. For instance, if you want to automatically target Spitter Bugs with your Snipers, TPS allows you to avoid that level of micromanagement.

What is Starship Troopers: Terran Command. Starship Troopers: Terran Command is a thrilling real-time strategy game set in the Starship Troopers movies universe. Take command of the Mobile Infantry and do your part in the war against the Arachnid threat. Ensure that human civilization, not insects, dominates the galaxy now and always. The game was published on 16th June and currently has an “88% Very Positive” user rating on Steam.

THE MISSIONS

Chemical Reaction
Arachnid test subjects have broken out in a chemical lab and are now running amok throughout the facility. You are being sent down with a small squad, including several units of the new Chemical Troopers. While the incident is unfortunate, the situation provides an excellent opportunity to field test their new weapons.

Expanding Gases (Survival mission)
The Mobile Infantry conducted a large field experiment with the new chemical weapons after successful lab trials. They will be used to clear an industrial complex and defend it against endless Arachnid attack waves. Killing bugs will grant “requisition points,” which can be used to request new units, open gates to new areas, or increase your War Support. The experiment’s success will be determined by how long you survive.

Lethal Propellant
As the Chemical Troopers continue to provide their value on the battlefield, Terran Command has sent them down into a large canyon crawling with Bugs.
Lead them along the rocky trail to clear out all hives, but carefully decide when to push and when to hold: More and more Arachnid hordes are entering the canyon from the rear!

Starship Troopers: Terran Command – Chemical Reaction is now available on Steam and other digital platforms

 

About The Slitherine Group
The Slitherine Group is the world’s leading producer and publisher of digital strategy and wargames. Under the Slitherine (www.slitherine.com) and Matrix Games (www.matrixgames.com) brands it has published literally hundreds of games, with many award-winning titles in its portfolio and spanning all digital platforms, from home consoles to smartphones and tablets. Slitherine also works with a wide array of key licensing partners, such as NBC Universal®, Games Workshop®, Sony Pictures, BBC, Osprey, and many others.

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