Steel Division: Normandy 44 Stress and Suppression Mechanic
Eugen Systems has new real-time strategy game called Steel Division Normandy 44. The game is based on World War II, however, it offers so much more than just a regular RTS game.
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One thing that makes this game special is their stress and suppression mechanic. This new mechanic can do away with health bars and is much more realistic. What this means is that they have taken away the part of the game where you open fire at each other, and whoever drains the other area’s life bar ends up victorious.
The game offers something more realistic putting in the stress factor when in battles. Peter Cornelius, the producer at Paradox explains it this way “say you are a heavy tank, and the enemy is shooting at you with 20mm machine guns, they are not going to do jack to the tank. You’re fine. But inside all they hear is ‘DING DING DING DING DING DING!’ So, they are going to get stressed. When a vehicle gets too stressed, it’s just like, ‘Crap. I’m out of here’, and the will just rout”.
Newer units of infantry are more prone to stress than others. Also, there is a way to counter stress by giving your infantry a morale boost.
You can checkout more about the game with the Steel Precision: Normandy 44 Reveal Impressions video below:
Steel Division Normandy 44 is expected to launch on May 23, 2017, available PC.