Excerpt: Honestly, you should make sure you enjoy strategy games before you pick this one up. If you don't you will be B-O-R-E-D. But if you do enjoy deep strategy, then Panzer Tactics is the first real strategy game for the Nintendo DS, and as such is a pretty good effort. I did not have the opportunity to play this game in multiplayer, but other gamers have pointed out that Panzer Tactics DS is fine for single player but can clash when played in multiplayer.
Summary: Panzer Tactics DS lets would-be commanders lead their forces to victory or defeat in three exciting single-player campaigns, or compete in WiFi or wireless multiplayer, offering a competitive ladder system to rank the best online commanders.
Excerpt: Now some have said that the learning curve for Panzer Tactics DS is a bit steep for a turn-based strategy, I call there bluff. If one simply takes the time to go through all the parts to the tutorial at the beginning of the game, you should have no problem learning how to play the game. It’s the strategy that may be hard, but that is where the fun comes in; how fun would a game do if you could fly through it with no thought?
Excerpt: This World War II game features 3 campaigns of 10 missions each, all with increasing difficulty. The difficulty comes from the depth of strategy you must use. Panzer Tactics DS is a game not for the feint of heart. The learning curve is steep, and there's multiple variables behind every move that one must take into consideration. In a single move you must consider everything from land bonuses to the weather to decide whether or not to attack or move.
Conclusion: „Panzer Tactics“ beweist einmal mehr, dass sich europäische Entwickler nicht vor der großen bösen Internationalkonkurrenz verstecken brauchen. Was die österreichische Spieleschmiede Sproing hier abliefert, ist ein Spiel der ersten Güteklasse und ein wahrer Überraschungshit. Hobby-Strategen, die mehr taktischen Tiefgang benötigen, als den sie von „Advance Wars“ gewöhnt sind, werden voll auf ihre Kosten kommen.