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: I love turn-based military hex strategy games and Panzer Tactics is a lot of fun. There are 3 campaigns to play (Axis, Soviets, Allies) and each of them will keep you occupied for many many hours, so this game gets good mileage for your gaming dollar. I played through the German campaign and now I'm on the Soviets. It's fun to see the game from the other side, though it's basically the same units with different paint jobs.
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: Here's the bad news: Graphics are hard to understand. The manual is almost useless. Game navigation is cumbersome. There's a STEEP learning curve. The good news: Once you learn how the game works, it can provide hundreds of hours of fun and amusement! This game needs a "2nd Edition" with lots of improvements, but if you're willing to work around the cons, and you like strategy games (kind of like chess on steroids) then this game is loads of fun.
Striking the Right Balance Between Challenge and Storyline.
Richard Hayward, Amazon
29 November 2008
Summary: Panzer Tactics DS strikes the right balance between a challenging strategy and an intriguing storyline for you to uncover as you march your way through three campaigns of World War II. Each scenario is uncovered as you make progress through the campaigns. The game is impossible to play without playing through at least some of the tutorials.