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.
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.
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.
Summary: If you ever liked hex wargames, you'll love Panzer Tactics DS. It has all the best elements of turn-based strategy wargames, without the nitty-gritty rules that would get one mired in details. It is very fun, with the added bonus of unit level experience and special attacks.
Striking the Right Balance Between Challenge and Storyline.
Richard Hayward, Amazon
11 January 2009
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.
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!
Summary: This game plays almost like a perfect copy of the Panzer General series and is a MUST HAVE for any fans of said series. Any fan of hex map strategy war games would like this even if they haven't been exposed to Panzer General. I am very happy with this purchase.