Wargame: European Escalation

Wargame: European Escalation

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evalta Aug 21, 2014 @ 6:14am
Which one should I buy?
Im thinking of buying Wargame but Im not sure which one should I get?
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ŊЏ | Shifu Aug 21, 2014 @ 2:42pm 
Is "all" a sufficient answer?
Seriously, this heavily depends on what you're looking for: Active Multiplayer, shiny graphics, linear campaign or campaign map, price?
evalta Aug 21, 2014 @ 2:57pm 
Which one do you prefer?
ŊЏ | Shifu Aug 21, 2014 @ 4:30pm 
I liked European Escalation most (2nd is Red Dragon, didn't like AirLand Battle too much due to the higher income and smaller maps which created a more arcade like gameplay), but take into account I've been (better I say was) what is commonly refered as a "pro"-player. Competing with other clans in tournaments (no 1v1 though, I do like the teamplay aspect) and stuff .. I don't care for realism or shiny graphics as long as the game's balanced, for example.
I suggest you check out some youtube videos and decide then what you'd like to try the most.
Loken Aug 21, 2014 @ 7:24pm 
My Thoughts....
+ Like
- Did not like
+ / - Argument could be made either way, depending on your preferences.

European Escalation (EE)
+ / - Linear engrossing campaign
+ / - Rough AI
+ No battle time limits
- No Aircraft or Navy
+ / - Unlock points system (can be fun)
+ / - Achievements (if you want or like those)
+ / - Small Dedicated MP fanbase

Air Land Battle (ALB)
+ Airplanes
+ more units
- / + no more unlocking units
- / + no more achievements
+ / - More arcade style campaign with quick point generation
- Time Limites on battles in SP
+ More factions
+ / - Campaign is more free roam, but often ends up as skirmish type battles.
+ Larger MP fanbase

Red Dragon (RD)
+ Naval Units & Airplanes, and more units
+ More Factions
+ Amphibious operations (from the sea as well as riverbourne operations)
+ New part of the globe to battle in
+ A bit more involved and in my opinion engrossing campaign experience (EE is still a tad better)
- A read only tutorial, makes it difficult to apply what you learned, in comparison with the fully involved ALB tutorial, and the slow and tough tutorial for EE (aka first campaign).
+ / - Very Active MP fanbase

Either way the previous poster made a great suggestion, go look up the videos and judge for yourself. My personal favorite for SP is EE, for everything else its RD, ALB is just meh... could have been more in my opinion, but to each their own.
Vikingr Aug 23, 2014 @ 6:32pm 
I have s bit of time in EE and some time in RD. I feel like RD may be my favorite of the two though it depends if you want an Asian setting, or European setting.

I'm thinking that if you got both EE (the cheapest) and Red Dragon (most expensive; newer) but not ALB, you'd have it all. You'd have both Europe and Asia, you'd have the naval and air, and get to experience, at least from a couple opinions here, what are the 2 best Wargame games.

But if you had to choose one....hmm...if you got EE and didn't prefer it, at least it's the smaller investment/loss. But if you spend the bigger bucks for Red Dragon, you might get an arguably better or at least more varied game.

Coming from EE, RD has some really nice stuff. Like in an amphibious assault, I landed my forces, used some naval gunfire support too, and then I sent a couple of PT boat type things up a river to scout and engage. They were helpful in scouting for my advancing armor, and took out several light enemy vehicles.
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