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GF Rating
5.8

1414 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
3

Bad

Complete Junk; Didn't Use Move, Cannot Comment

posted by KParrish (SAN JOSE, CA) Sep 19, 2010

Member since Apr 2010

6 out of 20 gamers (30%) found this review helpful

As always, developers created yet another general RTS game for every single device. And, as always, it's perfected for the PC.

The controls are clunky and hard to use (no surprise). When the game first starts, you're told a way of selecting units that you want in either single, or group fashion. Later on the selections become better, such as taking one unit of four, splitting them up into two teams and flank opposing forces. Problem: trying to select units can be an annoyance in itself. After a checkpoint is hit and a cutscene ends, you're thrown back into battle yet your units are literally crammed together. Trying to pay attention to the enemy while trying to move, split, and position your units is the biggest problem. If you have enemy tanks coming at you from two different directions, and your medium tank unit of four is crammed in with soldiers and light tanks (useless against other tanks), it gets ridiculous. By the time you locate, split and position your tanks, it's all over. The controller simply isn't as good as a mouse; it's way too slow and clunky.

RUSE cards can be played during battle. One, for example, can be chosen to interpret enemies communications and find out what they're planning. When they're played, they generally last for only a minute in an area of your choosing.

The problem though is that it's hard to see what exactly you're doing. You can either zoom in or out on the battlefield yet when you do zoom out, the little icons that represent your forces become insanely big. When this happens it's hard to tell what anybody is doing because the icons hardly move at all. So, you zoom back in only to find out that you can clearly see your forces but now, you really have no idea what the enemy is doing.

So basically, the gameplay consists of zooming in and out constantly and/or rummaging about slowly trying to guide your teams, stressing trying to find the right unit in the clump of others, and playing RUSE cards; not all that fun, skip it.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Also on steam

posted by tacolover1 (CHURCHTON, MD) Sep 6, 2010

Member since Sep 2010

8 out of 27 gamers (30%) found this review helpful

i got the steam version Gold demo for this. All it really is WWII Age of Empires. You can choose diffrent fractions EX: USSR,USA,Britan,Italy
Also you have special upgrades and troops and certain factions get things for cheaper. So get some people to go against you and use a specialty suck as cheap paratroopers and just eat them alive with infantry

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Okay

posted by Viper115 (COLUMBUS, OH) Oct 11, 2010

Member since Oct 2010

1 out of 5 gamers (20%) found this review helpful

The game is okay but gets boring really fast. The skirmish mode is manly based on airpower. I didn't get that far in the campaign,so I really can't get into the details. The ruse's in the are a pretty good features. So it's a rent game only.

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