Reviews and Problems with Military History Commander: Europe at War
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Starts slowly, but worth the wait
S. Steele, amazon.co.uk
24 November 2012
Summary: Having seen some mixed reviews of the game, I was in two-minds about buying this game. Ultimately, I am glad that I did. If you love the likes of Advance Wars, then you will love this game. It is based on the same principles of movement, unit strengths, terrain types, etc, over a huge map of Europe, North Africa and the Atlantic.
Summary: Pity there aren't more games out there like this. The modern computer game world is too focused on graphics to do good wargaming. I am a father of a proud owner of a Nintendo DS but this is my game. This is a game on the grand scale, Total War in Europe and the units are Corps (Roughly a 100.000 men).
Summary: I'd been looking for a strategic-theatre wargame for the DS - and in this I found it. Unit combat and movement are intuitive on the detailed hex-based grid, and purchasing decisions and war events add flavour. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a strategic wargame.
Summary: When I first played the game I was impressed by the interface and the apparent options. I set the AI to medium and began the full war as the Axis. It was all over by Summer 1942. Russia beaten and Britain invaded. I raised the issue that the AI was weak on the forums. I was advised to up the AI to maximum and play with Fog of War switched on. This made the game harder but for the wrong reasons.
Summary: I have owned a DS lite now for a couple of years, and love playing such games as Age Of Kings, and Age Of Mythology on it. I also have Scrabble, and Animal Crossing to let you see what kind of gamer I am. I love the slow burn strategy games. This is a gem. How the programmers have squeezed all this gaming joy into such a small cartridge is beyond me. The DS version is single player only. You can play as Axis or Allies.
Summary: Having been previously disappointed by strategy games on the DS, particularly Civilization, I was pleasantly surprised to experience a decent one - reminiscent of an Amiga game I played many years ago called Crusade in Europe. You have the option to play as the Axis or Allies and there is a sliding scale to adjust to set difficulty. You can also decide how much of the war you wish to play e.g from the invasion of Poland or Barbarossa.
Summary: This game just keeps me want to play on and on. Well balanced and a lot of fun, it is easy to learn but hard to master. Nice to see strategy wargaming has finally arrived to the Nintendo DS. Now you have to excuse me, I have to go back and prepare for a Blitzkrieg against France.