Wages of War: The Business of Battle

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  1. TheFjordFox

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    Have you had the joyful experience of growing up in the 90s? Or even being a grown-up in the 90s?

    Have you then also had the not entirely timeless experience of playing Wages of War: Business of Battle, made by Random Games, and published by New World Computing? If yes - what an awesome experience we share! If no - what were you even doing with your life back then?? Establishing a family??? Busy not even being born yet!?!?!?!? Pffff...

    This game, although dated by today's standards, and not really aged all that well, was (and still is, in my opinion) a true gem of a game! I shudder at saying it's XCOM-like, or Jagged Alliance-like. It's in the same genre, but it certainly stands on it's own feet! I remember coming over to a friend's place one day, and he had somehow managed to acquire a pirated copy of this game. And we played it. So. Damn. Much. He gave me a copy of it, but over the years I lost it - but not my wish to play the game! So, when I found it in a working condition after some googling, as it is now abandonware, I just had to get into it again! Playing it on a modern computer has it's issues, but nothing game-breaking.

    So, have you been able to experience this, like me, when it was fresh and new, before it's mechanics got dated?

    If not, I have a few videos out of it on youtube, and I intend to play through the entire campaign and upload an episode of each of the 16 total missions it has to offer. I've been trying to find some videos over the years of it on youtube myself, but there has never really been any out there. There was for the longest time just a one minute clip of some gameplay, and a video of the intro of the game. There's been some video uploads from an American guy about a year ago, but... and I'm not trying to bash him or anything - the quality of those videos are not the best (probably mine aren't either). In videos of the game, he has the TV running in the background at all times, and even plays other games in the same videos!

    No! I couldn't take it! I had to make some videos of a proper playthrough myself! And hopefully I have been able to do so in a way that respects the game. Youtube was lacking content on this game, and I will now provide it! Certainly someone can come along and do better - and I encourage anyone to do so!

    Here is the first couple of videos I've got out - more will start appearing rapidly. Heck, by the time you read this, I might have already finished the playthrough!






    Let me know; did I respectfully present the game? Do you have any stories from the game yourself that you'd like to share? I'd love to hear about them from someone that might share my fascination for this beauty of a game!

    Well, that's all I've got for now. Have a good day, folks!
     
  2. Delzo

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    Fantastic playthroughs, as soon as the video fired up I instantly had memories of games from the 90's like Jungle Strike or basically any strategy game from my Sega Genesis/Sega Saturn/Win95 years. It definitely has that Jagged Alliance look and feel that you mention, and is also reminiscent of Xenonauts, a very good indie game clearly inspired by X-com.

    Was this game made for the 90's 3D0 console, or was it just made by The 3D0 Company?

    This video brought back so many memories and I've never even heard of it before.

    Welcome to TOG, I'm looking forward to your future posts!
     
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    Thank you very much, good sir! :)

    It was released by the 3D0 company - as far as I am aware, it was only made for windows PCs!

    Glad I could spark some nostalgia for you, that is indeed exactly my intent with these videos! :)
     

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