LinuxGames: Jagged Alliance 2 ReviewAug 12, 2001, 13:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Zachary Slater)
Dustin Reyes writes "Staff member Zachary Slater has posted his review of Jagged Alliance 2, which was ported to Linux by Tribsoft."
Zachary's review says:
"When it comes to choosing to pick up Jagged Alliance 2, you can ask yourself if you enjoyed any similar games such as X-Com, the original Jagged Alliance, or if you just want to support gaming in Linux. Truth is, the currently small Linux gaming market may not be able to afford more than one porting house. To support this small market we really ought to buy titles (such as JA2) which are already available, and not purchase copies of games already available elsewhere which may become available in commercial, boxed, form on the Linux enviroment (such as Deus Ex, Fakk 2, et cetera). On the topic of support, if you've had problems with previous Linux games then you may not want to purchase JA2 thinking you can rely on the publisher for much support. From what I understand after reading the Tribsoft forums, Titan may not be very good in the support business. That being said, as I described earlier it really isn't hard to install Jagged Alliance 2 and get into the game. It should be noted that JA2 isn't a twitch game at all. The action provided is purely graphical. You won't be required to have quick reflexes in this battle. A sharp wit, and some tactical skills learned in-game should be all anyone needs for an enjoyable time playing."