Posted: November 30, 2014
Ultimate General: Gettysburg is an awesome game. For those who want an American Civil War (ACW) stratagy game, here it is.
The game is centered around the battle of Gettysburg July 1-3(4) 1863. In the main mode (Main Menu-Start new battle) you can fight the battle of Gettysburg as the Union or Confederacy, and choose your opponent AI (9 types of AI: Adds a lot to replay value). The battle is fought in Scenarios, each one being triggered one after the other depending on what you accomplished in the last one you fought. There are more scenarios than I can count honestly. You keep fighting through scenario's untill you fully defeat the enemy, of you run out of time. You can also end up fighting battles on July 4, which is interesting because this never happend in history. All of the possible scenarios are playable in the "Custom battle" section of the main menu. Multiplayer is also fun to do, but there are not nearly as many scenario's as there are in single player, which can be good or bad, depending on your view point. But here is a list of pro's and con's.
Pros: Helpful and thorough tutorial videos.
Combat is easy to learn and master.
Brigades are historically numbered.
Corps and Brigades have historical commanders (Archer,Pender,John Reynolds, Richard S. Ewell, Ect.)
Artillery has been fixed with the hotfixes.
Art. is ballanced so it isn't devestating with casualties, but does lots of morale damage.
Good map design and elevation.
TONS of replay value with harder AI and (probably) over 30 scenarios.
No scenario is completley impossible.
CONS: All units look the same (Iron bridage doesn't wear black hats)
No steam workshop
Artillery can sometimes not fire even though they are looking over a field from a hill.
The "Texas brigade", supposedly one of the best southern brigades, has terrible morale.
Game can freeze (this issue is being dealt with by developers)
Reinforcements will come earlier for the enemy than they will when you play as them.
NOTE: I personally think that it would have been better to include more battles in this game, like Antietam, Second Manasas, Shiloh, ect. If not that, at least a map/battle editor so we could make those battles. A steam workshop would also be really nice.
OVERALL: 8/10. Awesome game. Would definatly reccomend it for people if they asked. I wish these people would make more games like this, so here are some ideas. Ultimate General: Waterloo, Ultimate General: The American Civil War, Ultimate General: Napoleon (battles of Napoleonic era). And why stop there? The possibilities are endless.