After finishing Men of War I was stuck for something else to play that would be any where near as satisfying, so for a few months I returned to my xbox (yes......) playing COD online. Finally there came an expansion, but being a cheapskate I waited for it to reduce to a tenner or thereabouts before taking the plunge.
It was a plunge worth taking and even though I'm only through to the fourth mission I thought I'd belt out a review. Basically it plays the same as Men of War, although the boat action can be a bit dubious, and has the same great attention to detail and good enemy AI. I am thoroughly hooked and can't put it down when I start playing, hours rolling by like minutes.
Although I don't know if it is as good as the original, cos that was brilliant, it still deserves an 8 out of 10 as far as I'm concerned. Fantastic world war 2 action with historical information released along the way so you can actually learn a little about the theatre it is attempting to model. I found myself getting so wrapped up in it that I started cursing when my assaults went wrong and my elite troops mown down by gpmg's and tanks etc. It seems harder to steal tanks in this version than men of war, but that's no bad thing, it just means the difficulty is ramped up a little. If you liked Blitzkrieg (pants compared to this), sudden strike, desert rats et al, then you must buy this - you won't regret it, especially at £12.
Long may IC continue to give us such meticulously created gaming delights....