playing a few months of Civil War II
I decided to try out AGEOD’s other games. The first game I wanted to try was
Birth of America 2 as it covered one of my favorite time periods … The American
Revolution. Now this game was made years before Civil War II and I had to ask the question. Was it as good?
Conclusion: So After spending hours and hours of playing Birth of America 2 I must say this is now my go to American Revolution war game. Not only is it addicting, fun and epic, but it is by far the best period game I’ve played in a long while. The only other game I can think of that comes close is KOEI’s Liberty or Death. AGEOD really made a great game and I thank them for that.
Conclusion: Unfortunately the difficulty you choose is ultimately going to be responsible with how much fun you have with the game. Too easy and the game instantly becomes noticeably repetitive, too hard and you’ll get frustrated. There is no single correct way to play and while there are multiplayer options, I never actually succeeded in participating in one. I can see kernels of a fun game but I ultimately feel they’ll mostly be hidden from all but the most ardent of players.
Excerpt: Believe it or not, Clan of Champions is actually part of a series. Crazy, I know, since odds are you haven’t heard much about it or the other games. It’s considered part of a line that includes Colosseum: Road to Freedom (PS2) and Gladiator Begins (PSP). Neither were particularly beloved or well received, which makes it odd that NIS America would pick up Clan of Champions and take a chance on it, especially since it is a weak and unimpressive game.
Conclusion: It fails to excite or to engage, with a number of its systems feeling underdeveloped, and thus unnecessary, combining to create a humdrum affair. You upgrade your stats and your armour, but your character never feels personal to you, and there's no defining story to keep you interested.
Review: Clan of Champions has a war going on, but you'd never know it
30 October 2012
Excerpt: Take a glimpse at Clan of Champions ' story, and you’d swear it was set in a fantasy world rich with lore and quest possibilities. Three nations of orcs, humans, and elves are fighting for new territories. The western Kingdom of Ematrias seeks to repel the threat of the Al-waav Urban Allied Forces, but the deployment of unofficial mercenaries upon the battle has only aggravated the conflict.
Conclusion: With out a doubt this is a game for the fans. The updates are still significant, but they do nothing to broaden the games appeal. History enthusiasts and the fan base will probably like this new instalment, even if it may seem a little aesthetically outdated. Whilst it does also prove a decent enough challenge to a strategic mind, you'd probably get just as good an experience from Europa Universalis or Hearts of Iron, and probably more satisfaction as well.
Excerpt: A turn-based strategy game set in the American Revolution, Wars in America provides hours of fun, both against a computer and against friends. Obviously, playing against another person completely changes the environment, adding that level of unpredictability no computer can really match. But matches against the game were satisfying, with several different difficulty levels, ranging from tutorial to fairly difficult.