Posted: November 23, 2014
I removed my previous review and I am completely refreshing this review. This is mainly to the Developers of MuzzyLane (( forgot your name sorry :/ )
I know you guys have been anxoiusly waiting for me to change me review to recommended. You have worked very hard to try to fix the problems & flaws in the game, and I recognize & respect that. But I am just voicing my honest opinions on The Great War and why I cannot change it to reccomended
Let's start with the less-major problems. It still lags when you move the map around. I recroded the frames, I get (with a limiter) 30 Solid frames, without 300-400 Frames whilst the camera is not moving. When I drag it around, it drops to 5-7 Frames. That gets really annoying. The turns still take a really long time to end. What I mean by this, is the time for the AI To process their turn. Not to process my own. It takes on average 34-36 Seconds early-mid game. Once you get later it bumps up severly. Same with the FPS On moving the map view/camera aroud. Later the game the more lag. The AI still isn't very militant at all. Other than WWI, I haven't much wars. A few rebellions being coiled here & there. But actual war-wise, nothing. Also, the AI seems to not like to build very large armies. I was on turn 100, as France. I had a huge army ready to fight Germany (WWI Was dodged, and I was preparing to declare war on Germany) They had at best 30-40 Units. And they were Militia and Infantry I. I had Marines, Inf II, and the whole 9 Yards. Almost to Tanks.
Not for the bigger problems. What really drive me away personally
The main problem for me is how long the fighting takes. I know you've tried to fix it, I recognize and, again, respect that. But it still isn't fixed. Little scraps against Bulgaria still take 10-15 Turns. On one land tile. Not to mention if I were fighting a large nation, like Russia, or the US. It takes forever. I understand you want to keep the realistic WWI Trench-Deadlock simulation going, but it, (for me atleast) ruins the game. I know that War isn't the only aspect, but it's my favorite, and my main aspect of any strategy game. I like feeling like the Emperor that created the (enter nationality name here) empire, and took on the masses and took over half the world in a matter of so and so days or months or years, w/e. You get the point. And the turns taking awhile, I know I mentioned it in the lesser problems, but it is still a big problem for me. If it takes 30-40 Seconds (On average for mid-late game) To end turn, imagine a battle that lasted 10 turns. That. Would. Be. Torture.
Anyway, I'm really sorry to not give you the rating you have been waiting for. I really don't like saying no you to guys, cause you're good guys and good developers, who are just trying to please everyone, I get that. And again, I'm sorry. But I just can't reccomend it. Yet.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOvkUDnRDhE
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