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Sudden Strike 4, a short teaser video of it running on Linux

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With thanks to Kalypso Media, I have early access to the new strategy game Sudden Strike 4 [Steam, Official Site]. Here's a quick look at how it runs, a full review will come at release.

Here's a short look at the first mission of the German campaign:
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I didn't show the full thing, so as to not spoil it for you.

I won't be giving it any real thoughts until release due to a review embargo, but they've specifically said livestreams and recorded content can be done without restriction, as long as it's not a review video. However, I'm just pleased that another decent looking strategy game will have day-1 Linux support. As you can see, it runs fine.

Kalypso Media have been pretty good to Linux recently, with them publishing multiple Linux titles now. They seem like a pretty decent publisher for us to support.

Sudden Strike 4 will release on August 11th. Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
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Tiedemann 3 August 2017 at 10:24 pm UTC
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Even though there are better looking WW2 RTS games I just love the style and sounds of Sudden Strike.
Asu 4 August 2017 at 12:02 am UTC
Kalypso! thx for tropico and dungeons2 also!
Alm888 4 August 2017 at 3:29 am UTC
Yet, no mention of GOG release…
dvd 4 August 2017 at 5:51 am UTC
Nice, looks like the Codaname: Panzers game i used to play. Will probably buy it on release if it's price isn't set too high.
jasondaigo 4 August 2017 at 9:29 am UTC
it is so weird to see tanks can bring down every tree by driving through them but shooting bushes 1 minute long with mltiple tanks and artillery dont harm a single leaf
lucifertdark 4 August 2017 at 10:11 am UTC
I have one small problem with the game, I know it's silly but shouldn't the German Commander have a German accent? in the video he has an American accent while everyone else replying to him does so either in German or with a German accent.
Whitewolfe80 4 August 2017 at 3:57 pm UTC
lucifertdarkI have one small problem with the game, I know it's silly but shouldn't the German Commander have a German accent? in the video he has an American accent while everyone else replying to him does so either in German or with a German accent.

I agree i did notice it but it is a small thing as long as the units don't have it am okay with it. Def going to pick this up, yeah co heroes 2 looks better but the frame rate is so variable this looks like it should be rock stable.


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drmoth 5 August 2017 at 12:59 am UTC
Looks great! Will probably pick this up
lucifertdark 5 August 2017 at 8:52 am UTC
Whitewolfe80I agree i did notice it but it is a small thing as long as the units don't have it am okay with it. Def going to pick this up, yeah co heroes 2 looks better but the frame rate is so variable this looks like it should be rock stable.
Yeah I know, I'm just being picky, I still want the game cause it looks great.
hiryu 5 August 2017 at 7:01 pm UTC
I've been hearing complaints that they're just capitalizing on the "Sudden Strike" game, and have created something that's more casual and arcade-y.

This is the first video I've seen of the game... and I definitely see where they're coming from. I was a HUGE fan of Sudden Strike 2 (I never even got to try 3). 1 was a decent game, but from what I recall was more arcade-y.

To anyone who's played Blitzkrieg 1, I'd say that Blitzkrieg 1 and Sudden Strike 2 are fairly comparable in how technical they are.

Anyway, with that in mind... This doesn't look like a bad game at all. Not exactly what I was hoping for, but it certainly looks much more up my alley than CoH (although I do like CoH).

And it definitely seems to run quite well, which is a relief when it comes to Linux ports!

In fact, I think my biggest complaint is that they didn't keep some of the voice samples from Sudden Strike 2.

Can't wait to try it!
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