Excerpt: Steel Horizon is a Nintendo DS video game that lost its way. This turn based strategy game is based on World War II. Yeah another war based video game that is stuck on that war. World War II has been so overdone in the video game industry that it really deserves its very own genre section. The player gets to send ships out to sea, hunting the enemy. Blow up their ships to win the day. Steel Horizon has a rock paper scissors kind of thing going on.
Summary: I wouldn’t recommend this game to anyone who isn’t already in love with the turn-based strategy genre. The slow gameplay will turn you off from the positives
has to offer. To someone who is a fan of the genre, it might be worth a look if you have some extra cash. You should be able to pick it up cheap as the gaming stores have already marked it down some. The real-time quirk might be interesting to you, and the storyline is top notch in my opinion.
Conclusion: The DS isn't exactly flush with good turn-based strategy games, and Steel Horizon certainly doesn't come close to games like Advanced Wars or Age of Empires. The strategy is mindless and easy, the interface is cumbersome and annoying, and the presentation is lacking. While the story isn't Pulitzer-worthy, it's at least a lot better than what most games offer. But by no means should you play this game just to check it out. That would be a very bad idea.
Cons: Puddle-deep strategy, Action sequences aren't implemented well, Processing delay on menu selections slows the game to a crawl, Cumbersome interface, Repetitive soundtrack and insubstantial sound effects.
Excerpt: Ah ce qu'on est bien quand on est dans son bain ! On fait des grosses bulles, on joue au sous-marin. Et parfois, quand le taux d'humidité le permet, on peut même sortir sa PSP. Entre la mousse légère et les éclaboussures, on pourra peut-être même tenter de jouer à Steel Horizon, une simulation de bataille navale qui malheureusement, se noie dans une flaque d'eau.
Excerpt: Steel Horizon propose un jeu de stratégie de batailles navales en temps réel, suivant un scénario fictif durant la Seconde Guerre Mondiale. Le joueur va prendre le contrôle d'un navire doté de caractéristiques propres (sous-marins, porte-avions, destroyers). Il devra incarner le capitaine...