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Warship Gunner 2

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Worth Looking at Without a Doubt

posted by Darfix (MENASHA, WI) Apr 14, 2006

Member since Aug 2005

10 out of 10 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

If you were a fan of Koei's Naval Ops Commander or Warship Gunner 1 for PS2, passing up this game would be a sin in the Gamer's dictionary.

Warship Gunner 2 doesn't do a GREAT deal to improve on the original, but the slightly improved graphics coupled by the new in-game engine is definitely worth honorable mention at the very least. The game still goes off on the same path the previous titles did, start with a pretty basic story and a basic destroyer, play missions to make money and research better technology to build custom ships or buy your own.

Some things I did like about this new Warship Gunner, is you no longer are looking at your ship from a "helicopter" point of view in the game. You have a camera you can adjust in, out, left, right, in any direction that would be fitting to a sphere around your vessel, which makes combat much more enjoyable if you ask me. The story is pretty bland, but I do like how they go on real countries (aside from your Wilkia) instead of the nameless ones in the previous titles (despite using Japanese, German, UK, and US ships). The new research and development is rather useful as well. You no longer have to dump a crazy sum of funds into a technology and then buy the parts you just researched. Instead, you spend a fair sum of funds, and a few turns go by before you finish the research. After doing so, you don't have to buy the parts, they are unlimited, a nice addition.

Some misses, however, are the lack of voice acting and great deal of reading. The voice acting in Warship Gunner 1 left much to be desired, but at least it was there. I am also rather disappointed with the recycling of the superships (bosses) from the first, but...

All in all, if you love naval combat, designing weapons of mass destruction, or any good simulator/strategy game, do yourself a favor and rent it from Gamefly now. I don't have intentions of returning my copy anytime soon ;)

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Very Good

Koei Strikes Again

posted by Evilpoptrt (WYANDOTTE, MI) May 10, 2006

Member since May 2006

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Naval do I love thee? Let me count the ways....1001...1002....

Warship Gunner 2 is everything that the original was, and 100x more. More stages, branching story lines, more boats, and of course most importantly, more parts to design your ships. Naval Ops fans will find themselves right at home.

With 100+ stages and tons of extras, this game will keep you occupied for hours on end. If you're one of those who play a game until it's 100%'s going to be a while. With 1500 parts to develop and 4 extra modes of play, there is enough for any would be admiral.

My only major gripe would be the fact it takes 3+ trips through the game to complete your parts lists. It's time consuming for sure.

If you like games developed by Koei, you can't go wrong with Warship Gunner 2.

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Better than the first

posted by Greg1980 (CANDLER, NC) Jan 26, 2007

Member since Jan 2007

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I am a big fan of the first Warship Gunner, even though it did have a few faults. It seems that most of the problems with the first installment were fixed in the second. The massively expanded R&D section was pretty cool. Also, the fact that you can use the components from different countries on one ship definitely makes each ship you design unique. It would've been kinda cool to have some kind of multi-player system, kind of like Aces High but on the high seas.

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