Eventually, your fight against global terrorism will take you to far lands, from the rigged mountains of Afghanistan, to the vast and blazing deserts of Iraq. On the path that lies ahead, there shall be pain and suffering. The only thing that will keep you going is your fathers legacy. His old combat diary becomes your guardian angel. It will lead you down the right path while empowering you with your late father's wisdom and his legacy of being one of the true great warriors of his time.
Will of Steel is a modern warfare tactical 3D RTS with some elements of RPG. The player is assigned one battalion that he/she can command. The battalion is composed of infantry, battle tanks, APC2, recon and anti-aircraft platoons.
The player has the option to view all the units within the battalion as well as the military equipment that the units possess. The player must make wise military choices and decide how to adjust his/her actions to counteract the strategy employed by the enemy forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. Throughout the game, the player also strives to improve his/her career. By winning medals and being promoted, various special options are revealed that he/she can use in battle.
Special options include:
Through the use of dynamic Sun, missions unfold from dawn to dusk with a number of climate conditions, such as rain and fog, which may help or hinder your battle progress.
In this game, the player has full control of all assigned units, camera, and special options such as: Air Attack, Transport, Special Teams etc, The player orders unit movements, issues voice commands, chooses tactics, groups units, and can even choose the types of weapons and stances that the units take. These possibilities will allow the more skilled players to play the game and lead their troops exactly the way they desire while the less skilled players will also be able to manage units while using simpler commands and options.
Voice commands, mouse pad, and keyboard are the three controllers that the player uses throughout the game. It is possible to use all three input devices at the same time. It is also possible to play the game almost entirely by voice. The mouse pad can be used to select units and groups of units, to point to the places where commands should be executed, and to select options from one of the menus. Keyboard allows for a quick and convenient way (shortcut) for various commands to be executed.
Special focus is given to voice control because it has never been used in RTS games before. Voice control should help the player to control his/her units much more easily and effectively than by just using the keyboard and mouse pad. Besides that, voice control has the purpose of simulating natural verbal communication between officers and their units. This will add to the realism and will make the player feel as if he was a real-life military commander.
Voice control can be used to select units and groups of units (by calling up their names or using the real military phonetics), to issue all available commands and to select any of the special options. Also the camera can be controlled by voice (movement and zooming). The player has the option to turn on (and off) the names and permitted commands displayed above all available units, so that voice commands can be issued more easily without having to memorize all the names and possible commands.