Reviews and Problems with American Civil War: Gettysburg
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Are you serious
Michael E. Barycki, Amazon
24 November 2005
Summary: I was suckered in too by the TalonSoft name, in fact i was hoping for a battlegroud type game with more animation when i saw the box. But what a piece of garbage! I played for maybe 2 minutes when i decided that i was getting dumber while doing it. If you want good strategy go buy any game from talonsofts battleground series, and if thats too boring for you, sid meiers gettysburg isnt too bad if you get some good art patches.
Summary: I was sucked in as this was billed as a Talonsoft game which Take Two bought a couple of years ago. Talonsoft had a very good game in their Battleground series that had all of the things that another reviewer was looking for (some semblance of history!). I was very, very disappointed, thinking that Talonsoft had been resurrected and the Battleground game improved but found this in its stead.
Summary: Abysmal. You have to think that the reason the demo is limited to sixty minutes of play is a weak attempt to prevent potential customers from discovering just how poorly designed this thing (it doesn't deserve to be called a game) truly is. The units bear no relation to historical formations. Instead of the 1st Minnesota, 26th North Carolina or 6th Wisconsin you are presented with "unit of artillery" or "half unit of infantry.