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PlayStation 2Game Freaks 365 (2004)
What then is my recommendation? It will probably take you at least fifteen to twenty minutes at least to beat each level, assuming you win, and there are nineteen levels. Couple that with the fact that you can play through the game again under the individual rules rather than team rules and you've got a single-player mode that will last you a decent amount of time. If you have a friend who likes the game as well, the multiplayer could potentially also have a fair share of time put into it. I would say that if you have any interest in strategy games, you owe it to yourself and to the makers of this game to give it a chance. In my opinion, it could have been a reasonable choice at full-price, so it is well worth what you are likely to pay for it.
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XboxGame Freaks 365 (2004)
What then is my recommendation? It will probably take you at least fifteen to twenty minutes at least to beat each level, assuming you win, and there are nineteen levels. Couple that with the fact that you can play through the game again under the individual rules rather than team rules and you've got a single-player mode that will last you a decent amount of time. If you have a friend who likes the game as well, the multiplayer could potentially also have a fair share of time put into it. I would say that if you have any interest in strategy games, you owe it to yourself and to the makers of this game to give it a chance. In my opinion, it could have been a reasonable choice at full-price, so it is well worth what you are likely to pay for it.
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WindowsAdventure Lantern (May, 2006)
Considering the bargain price of this title, I would put it into the “Must Have” category. Whether you buy it new or used, you’ll get your money’s worth – assuming you like the kind of game I’ve just described.
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PlayStation 2Adventure Lantern (May, 2006)
Considering the bargain price of this title, I would put it into the “Must Have” category. Whether you buy it new or used, you’ll get your money’s worth – assuming you like the kind of game I’ve just described.
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GameCubeAdventure Lantern (May, 2006)
Considering the bargain price of this title, I would put it into the “Must Have” category. Whether you buy it new or used, you’ll get your money’s worth – assuming you like the kind of game I’ve just described.
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XboxAdventure Lantern (May, 2006)
Considering the bargain price of this title, I would put it into the “Must Have” category. Whether you buy it new or used, you’ll get your money’s worth – assuming you like the kind of game I’ve just described.
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WindowsGamers.at (Nov 06, 2004)
Ein farbenfrohes Worms-ähnliches Spiel für Zwischendurch das im Gegensatz zu zuvor genanntem Game sogar eine solide, und ganz anders als man vermuten möchte überhaupt nicht kindliche Story bietet. Man hätte ein wenig mehr aus der Idee machen können, aber wer weiß, vielleicht gibt es ja eine Fortsetzung. Das Ende lässt hierfür zumindest die Möglichkeit. Zusammen mit dem vernünftigen Preis von ca. € 30.- wird es Future Tactics daher bestimmt in die eine oder andere Spielesammlung schaffen.
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GameCubeN-Zone (Jan 21, 2005)
Da es für den GameCube kaum Strategiespiele mit RPG-Elementen gibt, habe ich mich richtig auf Future Tactics gefreut. Leider können die witzigen Missionen, die freischaltbaren Extras und die komplett zerstörbare Umgebung die mäßige Technik nicht ganz wettmachen. Besonders das Zielsystem wird bei manchen Spielern zu wiederholten Wutausbrüchen führen. Hier wäre mehr drin gewesen, doch aufgrund des Preises und angesichts der wenigen Alternativen ist Future Tactics ein Titel, den sich Strategie-Fans ruhig mal anschauen sollten.
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GameCube64 Power / big.N / N Games (Dec, 2004)
(PAL version)
Zugegeben: Gute Ideen sind vorhanden. Bei Schusswaffen wechselt das rundenbasierte Kampfsystem in die Ego-Perspektive und zwei Linien müssen so positioniet werden, dass ihr Schnittpunkt das Ziel trifft. Grafik und Sound sind technisch allerhöchstens Mittelmaß, vom Stil her aber ganz lustig. Der Rest des Spiels weist allerdings Mängel auf. So gibt es oft Probleme mit der Übersicht und der ganze Spielablauf wirkt duch überflüssige Eingaben träge. Vor allem aber erhält man als Spieler nicht genug Informationen, z.B. über feindliche Einheiten oder die Wirkungen von Waffen. Wenn dann auch noch laufend neue Gegner aus dem Nichts ins Spiel gebeamt werden, hat das Ganze nicht mehr viel mit Taktik und Strategie zu tun.
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XboxGamerz-Edge (Jun 30, 2004)
Crave Entertainment revisits the real-time strategy formula with their comical title Future Tactics: The Uprising for Xbox. The game requires less brains than Square's Final Fantasy Tactics but delivers far more 'BOOM!' The basic strategy for each level is as follows: if it moves or is standing in your way or is the sort of thing that can be blown up, then blow it up. The game provides immediate gratification for gamers who prefer spectacle to complex tactics in their real time strategy games. And that's exactly what you get ø a largely shallow festival of destruction.
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PlayStation 2Game Chronicles (Jun 25, 2004)
Tactics videogames have been around since the 1980s and let's face it: despite better graphics and more powerful systems, not a whole lot has changed over the years. Tactics games are RPG’s for people who love micromanaging their troops. They stress statistics in battle as well as strategic placement on a battle board, which is usually represented by a map with movement squares on it. There are ratings for everything - attack, defense, jumping and moving distances and so on. Battles are extremely slow and often incorporate large parts of story into them, rather than being separate from story segments as in a traditional RPG.
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GameCube64 Power / big.N / N Games (Jun, 2004)
Farbenfroh in Grafik und Sound aber nach einiger Zeit eintönig.
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PlayStation 2PGNx Media (Jun 18, 2004)
In Future Tactics, you control a character named Low in an alien-overran Earth. Low has lost his father to an attack from these aliens, simply named Creatures. So far, they couldn’t be stopped because they posses regenerative powers. Fortunately, Low has discovered this and is now powered by the Immortality Engine. He has set out to free his fellow humans from the Creatures.
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GameCubeIGN (May 06, 2004)
If you happen to like the basic premise of tactical RPGs but aren't so keen on shifting through complicated math formulas to learn how much damage a certain attack will cause, don't like having to plot out movements in advance because you can't properly calculate movement costs, or simply dislike gridded environments, Crave Entertainment might have the perfect solution for you. Developer ZedTwo's Future Tactics: The Uprising blends tactical planning with action elements -- revolutionizing the way you view strategy games. With the right ideas in place -- turn based action -- is ZedTwo able to back Uprising with solid gameplay? Read on.
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XboxWorth Playing (Jun 20, 2004)
If you’re the type of guy that would love to get into series like Fire Emblem or Disgaea/La Pucelle but you can’t seem to get used to all of the inherent “braininess” of those types of games, Zed Two has developed a game just for you. The U.K. based developer has taken the basic concepts of console strategy RPGs and thrown them through an action/platform based filter, which ended up spitting out Future Tactics: The Uprising, an extremely creative concept that is barred down by obviously low production values and a somewhat flawed sense of design on Zed Two’s part. With a bit more time spent in development polishing and streamlining, I’m convinced Future Tactics could have been something special instead of being the rough, uncharming, yet unique little thing it is.
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XboxIGN (May 06, 2004)
If you happen to like the basic premise of tactical RPGs but aren't so keen on shifting through complicated math formulas to learn how much damage a certain attack will cause, don't like having to plot out movements in advance because you can't properly calculate movement costs, or simply dislike gridded environments, Crave Entertainment might have the perfect solution for you. Developer ZedTwo's Future Tactics: The Uprising blends tactical planning with action elements -- revolutionizing the way you view strategy games. With the right ideas in place -- turn based action -- is ZedTwo able to back Uprising with solid gameplay? Read on.
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PlayStation 2IGN (May 06, 2004)
If you happen to like the basic premise of tactical RPGs but aren't so keen on shifting through complicated math formulas to learn how much damage a certain attack will cause, don't like having to plot out movements in advance because you can't properly calculate movement costs, or simply dislike gridded environments, Crave Entertainment might have the perfect solution for you. Developer ZedTwo's Future Tactics: The Uprising blends tactical planning with action elements -- revolutionizing the way you view strategy games. With the right ideas in place -- turn based action -- is ZedTwo able to back Uprising with solid gameplay? Read on.
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XboxGameZone (Jun 24, 2004)
The tactical RPG . . . you’re either a fan of this turn-based role-playing strategy genre or don’t care for it at all but the fact that this genre still has a following says a lot. Thanks to the PS2’s entertaining La Pucelle Tactics and the excellent Gladius for the Xbox there’s a new gaming alternative for hardcore gamers to try out. Joining the ranks is Future Tactics: The Uprising, a game that offers a little something unique. Will this be the game that will win tactical RPG fans over? Let’s take a closer look, shall we?
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PlayStation 2GameZone (Jun 01, 2004)
The world was one of stability, then the creatures came. They overran the world and took away the sense of permanence people felt. Humankind was afraid to lay down roots, and basically went on the run.
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WindowsPC Action (Nov 26, 2004)
Prima! Nach einer Stunde Future Tactics tauge ich nun auch zum König der Barmixer. Denn durch die katastrophale Steuerung sind meine Hände in einem Dauer-Zitter-Zustand. Schade, das Spiel hätte richtig rocken können.
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XboxGameSpot (May 06, 2004)
It's an intriguing experiment that ultimately suffers from shallow, simplistic gameplay and an uninvolving story mode rife with bland characters. Future Tactics: The Uprising is a genre-bending title that takes both turn-based strategy and action-oriented gameplay elements, combines them with RPG-style character advancement, and then throws everything into a world with highly destructible and deformable environments. It's an intriguing experiment that ultimately suffers from shallow, simplistic gameplay and an uninvolving story mode rife with bland characters.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot (May 06, 2004)
Future Tactics: The Uprising is a genre-bending title that takes both turn-based strategy and action-oriented gameplay elements, combines them with RPG-style character advancement, and then throws everything into a world with highly destructible and deformable environments. It's an intriguing experiment that ultimately suffers from shallow, simplistic gameplay and an uninvolving story mode rife with bland characters.
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GameCubeGameZone (Jun 26, 2004)
Lately there has been a lot of Turn Based Strategy RPG’s coming out on the market, many of them have a brilliant game design, story, and plot, and on the opposite side of the spectrum there are others that just plain shouldn’t have come to the market. Recently Crave Entertainment released their “Tactics” game unto the gaming world, entitled: Future Tactics: The Uprising, this game teeters on both sides of the spectrum, it is not bad but it is not great either. Read on to find out why!
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XboxTeamXbox (Jun 08, 2004)
One could argue that there aren’t enough turn-based tactical RPG titles available for the Xbox. With less than ten titles available (and some of these fall in that grey area - further toward a shooter, RPG, etc.) tac gamers will have a tough time getting their jollies from the big black box. Future Tactics: The Uprising doesn’t stop for a second to beat around the bush, using the description of its gameplay style for part of the game’s title. Crave Entertainment is known for trying to bring the best games they can to the Xbox at the twenty buck price point; not an easy task to say the least. Not only is Future Tactics: The Uprising an economical entry, it was also developed by a company looking to make their first splash on the Xbox. El cheapo price plus newbie Xbox developer sounds like a recipe for disaster and, for the most part, it is, even though the gameplay format is quite intriguing.
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PlayStation 2Digital Entertainment News (den) (Aug 05, 2004)
The game, a more action-oriented take on the tactical-RPG genre, comes from a small publisher, Crave, with almost no advertising budget pushing the game to the forefront of anyone’s minds. It’s the kind of title that could easily get overlooked since it’s not connected to a pre-established franchise, as in the case of last year’s Final Fantasy Tactics Advanced on GBA. Instead, Future Tactics is an increasingly rare beast in console gaming: something new and a little bit different, rather than a copycat title or a sequel.
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PlayStation 2PSM (Jul, 2004)
Future Tactics was clearly created for players who find the development trees and the scores of units in most RTS games overwhelming. It's a bit short and simplistic, but not bad at all given it's $20 bargain price.
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GameCubeEdge (Jul 21, 2004)
As an example of unabashed, often exuberant Britsoft that rebuilds the SRPG with approachable ease, it's remarkable, deserving cult status. Yet falls short of mass market appeal
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XboxGameSpy (May 08, 2004)
We're finally getting into the life cycle of the current generation of consoles where budget games are starting to flourish. You'll typically find racing and puzzle games releasing at low prices, but Future Tactics proves even the strategy genre gets bargain-bin alternatives. I wouldn't advise you to pay more than $20 for this game, but it packs a decent amount of bang for that many bucks.
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PlayStation 2Worth Playing (Jul 15, 2004)
None of the videogame consoles are exactly brimming with strategy games. The Playstation 2’s got Disgaea, the Game Boy Advance has Advance Wars and Final Fantasy Tactics – and, well, the Gamecube and Xbox just haven’t been lucky at all. Is it to good to be true that a new console offering called Future Tactics is here, and attemps to mix turn-based strategy with real-time action elements? And that it’s available at a budget price?
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PlayStation 2Eurogamer.net (UK) (Sep 15, 2004)
Having spent many a happy handheld hour hiding in the corner with an Advance War in progress, or steering our ragtag band of oddly named Fire Emblemeers towards their goal, we've long kept an eye open for a turn-based strategy title to play on our consoles under the TV. And with Kuju's Advance Wars offering still some way off, and surprisingly few similar titles in the PS2, Xbox or Cube's back catalogue, Zed Two's Future Tactics has swallowed up a fair bit of our curiosity ever since we first heard about it - the subsequent downfall of the UK-based developer notwithstanding [Zed's dead - dead Ed]. It's been out for a few months in the States, as you may know, but now it's on its way to Europe, and should be with us by the end of October courtesy of the good folks at the questionably capitalised JoWooD. We couldn't be bothered to wait any longer.
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WindowsPC Games (Germany) (Nov 15, 2004)
Die Welt ist auch nicht mehr das, was sie einmal war. Erst recht nicht, seitdem sich kleine, grüne Monster auf Mutter Erde breit gemacht haben. Zum Glück gibt es noch den tapferen Kämpfer Low und seine ganze Sippe, mit denen Sie bei diesem rundenbasierten Strategiespielchen den Kampf gegen die grüne Bedrohung aufnehmen.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany) (Nov, 2004)
Was für eine spannende Idee, Rundentaktik, Action und eine Prise Rollenspiel zu verbinden. Doch das ambitionierte Projekt scheitert am viel zu hohen Schwierigkeitsgrad. Wenn ich in den sehr langen Missionen einen Fehltritt begehe oder einmal nicht genau treffe, muss ich von vorne anfangen. Zudem fehlt ein vernünftiges Speichersystem. Nur extrem geduldige Hardcore-Taktiker halten das länger durch.
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XboxGame Informer Magazine (Jun, 2004)
However, it does have a $20 price tag, so if you really enjoy turn-based strategy and want to see an interesting new take on the genre, this could be worth a look.
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PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine (Jun, 2004)
However, it does have a $20 price tag, so if you really enjoy turn-based strategy and want to see an interesting new take on the genre, this could be worth a look.
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GameCubeGame Informer Magazine (Jun, 2004)
Future Tactics started out on a good note with me at first because it reminded of two games that I enjoy: Worms and Final Fantasy Tactics. It was also refreshing to see a game trying new things, mixing turn-based strategy with platforming elements and massively destructible environments. Unfortunately, things went sour quickly when it became clear that none of these innovative features came together well, resulting in a smoking wreck of ideas that should have been fun.
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PlayStation 2GamerDad (Jul 14, 2004)
Creatures have taken over the world.And thus begins Future Tactics: The Uprising, a melting pot of tactics strategy and action shooter elements, combined haphazardly into an often repetitive gaming experience.
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WindowsPC Powerplay (Dec, 2004)
Sympathische Helden, abgedrehte Monster, actionbetonte Duelle mit einer Prise Taktik – eigentlich ist Future Tactics genau mein Ding. Leider wurde bei der Umsetzung geschlampt. An die schwammige Steuerung kann man sich gewöhnen. Aber der extreme Schwierigkeitsgrad mit zufällig zwischen gottgleich und strunzdoof schwankenden Gegnern bricht dem Spiel das Genick.
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GameCubeGame Informer Magazine (Jun, 2004)
The enemy AI is terrible, as is the fact that losing one unit can end the game. Other than the price, Future Tactics has nothing to offer.
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XboxGame Informer Magazine (Jun, 2004)
The enemy AI is terrible, as is the fact that losing one unit can end the game. Other than the price, Future Tactics has nothing to offer.
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PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine (Jun, 2004)
The enemy AI is terrible, as is the fact that losing one unit can end the game. Other than the price, Future Tactics has nothing to offer.
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PlayStation 2Netjak (Jun 09, 2004)
Someone must have known that this game is lacking, because it's opening price is almost half that of other new games. But this is a true case of getting exactly what one pays for. We at Netjak can only hope that other publishers will be just as honest about their games.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com (Nov 26, 2004)
Future Tactics aurait pu s'en tirer honorablement si sa maniabilité n'avait pas été sujette à tant de problèmes. Ces soucis seront autant de raisons pour bouder ce titre puisqu'à aucun moment le joueur ne sera véritablement à l'aise. Dommage, d'autant que l'idée de départ qui était de proposer un jeu d'action tactique accessible à tous, était excellente.
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XboxJeuxvideo.com (Nov 26, 2004)
Future Tactics aurait pu s'en tirer honorablement si sa maniabilité n'avait pas été sujette à tant de problèmes. Ces soucis seront autant de raisons pour bouder ce titre puisqu'à aucun moment le joueur ne sera véritablement à l'aise. Dommage, d'autant que l'idée de départ qui était de proposer un jeu d'action tactique accessible à tous, était excellente.
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GameCubeJeuxvideo.com (Nov 26, 2004)
Future Tactics aurait pu s'en tirer honorablement si sa maniabilité n'avait pas été sujette à tant de problèmes. Ces soucis seront autant de raisons pour bouder ce titre puisqu'à aucun moment le joueur ne sera véritablement à l'aise. Dommage, d'autant que l'idée de départ qui était de proposer un jeu d'action tactique accessible à tous, était excellente.
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WindowsJoystick (French) (Nov, 2004)
Avec ses graphismes d'une autre époque, son univers terne comme une chanson de Lorie et ses dialogues aussi hilarants qu'un discours du Pape, Future Tactics a du mal à faire illusion plus de cinq minutes. On s'ennuie ferme. Et pas question d'envisager y jouer avec beaucoup d'amis.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com (Nov 29, 2004)
Entre ses très indigestes problèmes de maniabilité et sa réalisation qui laisse à croire que les développeurs ont bossé avec des démontes-pneus à la place des doigts, le gameplay de Future Tactics rate complètement sa cible. Enervant, pénible et mal balancé, on remisera la bête sous une table bancale. Ou éventuellement on prend le CD pour faire sous-verre, c'est joli aussi.
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GameCubeneXGam (2004)
Hatte ich mich ursprünglich anfangs noch sehr auf diesen vielversprechenden Mix aus Action und Strategie gefreut, verging es mir schon nach wenigen Minuten Spielzeit. Zu unfair ist das Leveldesign und die Gegnerflut, zu veraltet die Grafik und sonstige Präsentation und zu flach die Story. Schade, aber die geforderten 35 Eier ist dieses Meisterwerk einfach nicht wert!