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A Reasonable Game but a little Repetitive?
on 29 October 2010
I do like Strategy games and really enjoyed things like Kessen? This one has a tie-in with the History Channel, but this seems to be just a Marketing/Commercial ploy?
So there are video cut-scenes from the TV channel - but they are murky and really "generic" - they could be about anything and don't really add to the gameplay.
I found the initial gameplay confusing and it is strange that you are controlling a very small force, while the majority just get on with it?
Eventually you get into controlling more troops - but often I found that unless you do exactly what was specified you lose badly and there is little flexibility?
It may be that as you progress ,you get more of this, but I found the gameplay so repetitive at this point that I could not be motivated to play more.
I think the game is good-loking and the ability to zoom in and out is very good - you can go from a map like overview to individuals very quickly.
It's just a shame that the gameplay does not draw you into this more and there are other games which are more fun - this is a competitive area now. I may go back to this and will revise my review if I feel it's needed - but for now, there are other games calling to me!