Posted: April 20
This is an extremely good game. It is well worth ten dollars and i think anyone who likes RTS themed around WWII should immediatly buy this.
Pros- They are many. But here are some.
Radar system-the warnings the pop up in the corner, and the "officer" give you real-time updates from engaged troops is extremely helpful when you need to focus on a large battle map
Zoom-What i believe to be an ingenious idea has been put into effect, wherein you can go so deep into the zoon that one infantry platoon takes up a quarter of your screen and the environment appears to be really there, are you can zoom out to view the whole map and your army is rendered as checker pieces with different sigils on the face to denoted unit type. This makes people with a god complex very happy and is condusive to rubbing hands together in mad-genius glee, adn also streamlines decison process.
Difficulty Curve-A different style of war is presented here via RUSEs. A RUSE allows you to sabatoge, listen in, distract, and provoke the enemy. It is fairly central (not totally) and so the level design ramps up the difficulty fairly evenly as your progess, exposing you to new RUSEs, units, locations, and abilities through the campaign.
Story-i was actually fairly interested in the backstage politics going on here, even though the only way i could respond to them was by blasting across Africa and Europe.
Cons. There are few.
Difficulty Curve- I set this game aside for a few months and came back to it. I found i had lost all my knowledge of the strategies. There is no real tutorial, and so i effectively had to start the game over. So, word to the wise, don't leave it alone for more than a week until it is beaten.
Missions- Seperate from the campaign are a wide variety of missions whose onyl objectives are to beat the enemy, whomever you decide to make that. They range from straightforward to litered with secondary objectives. Now, i do really like all of thise, but it goes back to the difficulty curve thing. Until the final phases of the campaign, you're playing a limited A. I. who has been given resources specific to the time period and immediate location. In these little missions its no holds barred, and even on easy can be rather jarring. So that's a pro and a con i guess.
Overally, an extremely good game. Get it and beat it, then see how you feel. 9/10.