I love the idea of this game, RTS meets action. My major problem is that it is a WW2 game, ignoring the fact that there are too many so so WW2 games out there, this game would have been a lot more fun with more modern weapons etc. Still there is some fun to be had. Multi player was ok. Definitely rent this at least once. I might be a little biased because its a WW2 themed game. Hopefully some other developers will follow this same path in the future.
posted by IamtheStig (PORT RICHEY, FL) Feb 6, 2007
Member since Dec 2006
A great WW2 Navy "sim". This game really is pretty incredible. Great graphics, fantastic gameplay, very easy and intuitive control scheme. I am very impressed with this game. I will warn you ahead of time, Don't make the mistake of thinking this game is a boring, slow paced snoozefest. Try it and you will see what I mean. One minute you are in a sub trying to get just a little closer to your target when all of a sudden a destroyer and a PT boat cruise overhead dropping depth charges on you, seemingly out of nowhere. That is the pace of this game. While this game does have a few minor flaws, it is a great time.
No- the execution is too poor even for that, well-mannered elder console. As a former squid myself, and one who imagined himself so eager to play this "classic-looking" Navy game in all its classic Navy glory, I was bitterly disappointed. Poor execution sums it up, but I won't stop there. This game reeked of Europeanism; which I don't have a problem with- especially with Euro-centric titles (ones set in Europe- like WWII games, COD 2 and 3 as prime and well-executed examples of such) except when trying to pass for an Americana game. Don't add 'u' to words like color and harbour (woops, that had an unintentional 'u' in it), unless you want to appear like you are clueless to the differences between H.M. English and American English, and thereby make your entire game quite absurd to the more serious American consumer of, well er, umm... video games. and literature, I suppose; although don't ask any self-respecting American video game connoisseur to admit to that.