Summary: This game is a port of the old Panzer General PC game. The controls seem rather murky at first, compared to the PC. And it took me a few tries at the tutorials before I got the hang of game play. I'm middle aged I had to play the tutorials about 3 times each before I got the knack. But once I did it was pure turn-based strategic Fun, with a capital 'F!
Summary: Most of the other reviews are right on target. While this game is probably not a good match for the under 10 crowd (who are probably more interested in Pokemon anyway) it does a great job at bringing this kind of game to the DS platform. The references to Panzer General are talking about a specific series of classic PC strategy games that were popular in the 1990's (which dates most of the reviewers to somewhere between 25-40...).
Summary: Great game for the strategy-minded "big kid". Probably a little too dry for the younger crowd, but for the 20- 30-something this game is rock-solid strategy. Bring along your units and upgrade them throughout the story.
Panzer Jeneral 1.7 (contains 90% actual Panzer General)
Wearing the Crimson Mask, Amazon
19 May 2009
Summary: If you love Panzer General you'll love this game as well, which is heavily inspired by it, to the point of it almost being a copy. There is a learning curve at first, but once you get immersed, it's highly addictive and lots of fun. The game is about 90% Panzer General, somewhere in between PG1 and PG2 rules-wise. Playing through the game I notice some details or minor rules here and there that are different.
Summary: I don't know what the other guy is talking about. If you like turn based strategy games, or WW2 strategy games, or both, you'll like this title. It reminds me alot of Desert Commander, the old Nintendo title basically you just set up your units at the start of each scenario, then move and attack with each. at the end you use points you've accumulated through capturing towns or destroying enemy units to buy new units or repair the old ones. then the enemy gets its turn.
Summary: This game rocks! If you liked panzer general 2 you will love this game. The graphics are ok but the strategy is what makes this game so much fun. I have a hard time putting it down. Using the touch screen is a little touchy but you get use to it. You can save the game at any time and if you fail a mission you can start back up at your save point. I have been playing this for a week now and I'm still on the easy missions so this game isn't going to end anytime soon.