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PSP Xbox360: PlayerGames vs. the Computer (Island Capture)

PSP Xbox360: PlayerGames vs. the Computer (Island Capture)

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My friend and I have been playing the Swirl (Medium) map on Xbox360 against the AI. We are playing as US/Allied forces. The trouble is that the AI seems to create a lot more units than we have (several battleships and lots of cruisers).  It seems that controlling the neutral headquarters (#6, I thnk) in the middle of the map is key--although I could be wrong here.  Whenever we make a rush for that headquarters, we never can capture it, because the AIs surface fleet captures it first.  We have tried every combination of level bombers, skytrains, transports, etc.  Any suggestions?

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Re: PSP Xbox360: PlayerGames vs. the Computer (Island Capture)

The AI isnt too smart it tends to be focused on one base at a time, best way to beat it is to hold it up at one point while using landers or Air transport to capture the surrounding bases.

And if it keeps spawning BB's/CA and or CL's use their achile heel, the sub, if you cant get a sub bomb em with seaplanes they are the 2nd best option.

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Westfield91, also be aware that any ship can take an island (don't waste your time with slow, weak transports). Try sending your own BB's to the middle base in force (try to make sure you have the Iowa BB unlock since that baby is way better than their Kongo's or use the Montana if you've got the Mustang Pack). If you have the Iowa's (preferably the Montana's), send 3 to the mid base with 2 DD's for torpedo runs on their BB's. With the final 100pts, get 2 PT boats to take the outlying supply bases (they are excellent for this job since they're cheap, fast and you don't need to waste your fleet on getting those bases).

Once you get the middle base, spawn more BB's to replace any that get destroyed as this is going to be a BB battle from here on out. The AI will be constantly spawning BB's and sending them at that base (you need to hold it at all costs). Put your BB's in position so that all their big guns are pointing towards the way they approach the island. Meanwhile, send the PT boats to capture supply bases because you'd really like to have that Auto-Reloader for defending the mid base (man, an Iowa or a Montana with a reloader is almost unstoppable).

*Note: If the AI ever spawns an Air Transport, just put a squadron of fighters up to quickly take it down. However, once you have the center base, the AI will almost always spawn wave after wave of BB's.

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The AI never uses any unlocks, so I say simply grab the Iowa/Yamato unlock, spam them, and then mosey onto the centre base and take it.

The best the AI can possibly respond with are Kongos/Renowns, both of which epic fail against Yamato/Iowa.

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Agent X's strategy is the best and very well thought out use his.

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My point being that you don't need a major strategy to win against the AI. A human player is obviously different.

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Arrow is 100% correct. The strategy I outlined is basically the same one you can use against the AI on any map (some maps you may not have BB's at first and maybe just CA's or CL's, but its the same concept). I just wanted to point out that any ship can take an island which isn't apparent at first. When I first started, I was using troop transports and paratroop planes because the SP campaign teaches you that's the way you have to take an island. Its a real shame, too, since I think it would have added a lot more strategy to the Island Capture mode if only those units were able to capture a base.

Westfield91, after you and your buddy play more, you will see that it will become quite easy to beat the AI and you'll be wondering why you were having a tough time (I have to admit, I did at first). Then, like Arrow says, human players react quite differently and will adjust their strategies all the time. The skirmish mode is really a place to learn, hone your tactics and skills, but, eventually, you're going to want to go online and play the real deal against other players.

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The major problem with going online though is the number of idiots who simply don't understand how to play as a team. Either that or they're at the point where they don't need a team and simply kill a ton of stuff on their own.

I wish I found find someone to spar with.

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