April 29, 2012

Silent Hunter Online Announced

 

 

This week Ubisoft announced free to play, browser-based Silent Hunter Online. Ubi has revealed that Silent Hunter Online will have player wolfpacks and dynamic campaigns, as well as fully realized 3D graphics. Ubi’s always-on DRM seems like it has been left out of this title, however.

Notice the entertaining and never old "This is Sparta!" jokes in chat

 

As an avid fan of the third and fourth Silent Hunter games, I was moderately excited to see the announcement for this, but I’m also cautiously reserved. Part of what made those entertaining was the thrill of the hunt, scouring a sector for days on end searching for targets before finding one. Then there was the feeling of accomplishment when manually calculating a firing solution and sinking a target, completely devoid of any aides. So far this looks as if it may have distilled all of that into a World of Tanks-esque “click for fight then shoot bad guys” formula. But I also enjoy myself some World of Tanks, so that’s not a bad thing in the least.

 

So Dynamic!

 

Obviously mod support is out, which took already great games and made them better. To bide time until it’s officially out, I recommend playing Silent Hunter 3 with the massive Grey Wolves┬ámod, which adds incredible amounts of depth and breadth to the game.

2 comments

  1. Ron Walker - May 18, 2012 3:44 pm

    Yo, check this out.

    Reply
  2. mafia - May 2, 2012 5:46 am

    i like silent hunter game.

    Reply

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