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.
Summary: Portage sur DS d'un wargame PC retraçant la seconde guerre mondiale en Europe et au proche orient, Europe at War se joue à une échelle différente (moins d'hexagones et d'unités), au tour par tour. Outre les opérations militaires (à l'échelle stratégique, et non tactique comme c'est le cas pour l'excellent Panzer Tactics), il faut gérer la recherche (qui permet ensuite de moderniser le matériel), la diplomatie (qui se résume à déclarer la guerre à d'autres pays, sachant...