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  • Summary: Wildfire, created by Serge "Wildfire" Popov, a well known pioneer in the JA2 community includes changes to all weapons, landscapes, structures, missions, enemies and the AI. All elements within the game were altered to make it more realistic bringing it closer to real-life. Wildfire takesWildfire, created by Serge "Wildfire" Popov, a well known pioneer in the JA2 community includes changes to all weapons, landscapes, structures, missions, enemies and the AI. All elements within the game were altered to make it more realistic bringing it closer to real-life. Wildfire takes you back to Arulco, its economy has completely collapsed and the country has now become a base for international drug cartels. Export of precious metals, which was the foundation of Arulco?s economy, is now just a cover for the extensive export of drugs into North America. The North American Drug Agency has been unable to affect the export of drugs through regular diplomatic channels due to the cartel?s influence and has been forced to take more specific action. You are sent in as a leader of a small band of hired guns to eliminate the Kingpin of the main drug cartel. If successful, you will be hailed as heroes. If you fail, the Agency will deny all knowledge of the operation. Real World, Real Weapons, Real Enemies... REAL TROUBLE! [Strategy First] Collapse
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  1. Fans of squad-level tactical strategy and small-arms battles who are looking for a serious challenge--and can forgive the game's appearance--will find that Wildfire offers as much depth and excitement as Jagged Alliance 2.
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    If you've never played JA2, it's still worth getting, despite its 640 x 480 resolution, for its intriguing combination of strategy and RPG, rich humor and ever-changing challenges.
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  1. Mar 2, 2014
    10
    Simply amazing. As a long time JA2 veteran, I'm surprised that I've never seen this game until now. The completely redesigned maps completelySimply amazing. As a long time JA2 veteran, I'm surprised that I've never seen this game until now. The completely redesigned maps completely change the flow of the game - for example the road checkpoints are really hard to take.

    The new difficulty/to hit ratio makes it really hard to get headshots, but to compensate for that, the regular hit ratio is up by like 400% - across the screen shots that were previously only possible with a sniper rifle can now be done by a regular rifle with no scope. Burst fire = 100+ damage with AP rounds. This makes combat brutal, where a single interrupt typically means one dead merc.

    In terms of AI, it's not quite that good - it still ignores cover, does not climb roofs and typically tries to rush you. The new thing here is "blobbing" outside of your vision or illuminated radius at night. This means that turning the corner you can find 4-5 enemies just waiting there.

    I have not seen an option to train militia past first rank, and in any battle they die like flies. For some reason green militia is outfitted with handguns and shotguns, and they face enemies with long range rifles. I've seen only 2 instances where 24 militia were able to defend a sector.

    All together, long range accuracy, new maps and weak militia significantly slows down the pace of the game

    Overall, the pace of the game is significantly slower than the original JA2, and I'm loving it.

    It is still the best squad based tactical RPG 10 years after release.
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  2. JarekL.
    Mar 6, 2004
    10
    The best game of this kind.
  3. BennyW.
    Jun 15, 2004
    10
    Like he said its the best game on of its kind ever ;p
  4. MarcelV.
    Aug 17, 2005
    9
    Despite the fact that i've played JA 1, JA DG and JA 2 over and over again, I've bought this one too, altough I had to discuss it Despite the fact that i've played JA 1, JA DG and JA 2 over and over again, I've bought this one too, altough I had to discuss it with myself. Should I still like it ? I do ! I am playing it now, and it is as addictive as ever. Only those graphics....Sometimes my hirelings are hidden behind the bush, and it's quite difficult then to move them properly. Ah well, no whining. Even in this GeForce 6800 ultra times, this is a GREAT game. Expand
  5. Zeurdoos
    Mar 15, 2004
    4
    A very disappointing "new" Jagged Alliance game which is no more than an upgrade of the old JA2... And not a good one! Better AI? No, too A very disappointing "new" Jagged Alliance game which is no more than an upgrade of the old JA2... And not a good one! Better AI? No, too much dumb enemies. New weapons? Yes, but you'll throw away most of then because they're too weak. New level layout? Yes, and sometimes its better. Most of the times its not, it's only restyled to give the enemy a much greater advantage... Pity Expand