Reviews and Problems with American Conquest: Divided Nation
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Like history, but too old to learn new tricks
Boy from Brooklyn, Amazon
20 July 2014
Summary: Like history, but too old to learn new tricks, never even played it. But as a veteran of boardgames as a youngster, these historical games can give you a greater understanding of history rather than just by reading as it gives experience as one one have acting in role as in a play rather than by just reading it form a page.
Summary: It's certainly a novelty game. It doesn't provide enough easy instruction however, and the user interface of the game is very complex. It takes a while to figure out how to even create new units. When you figure out how to create units, it's a trial and error process to figure out how to link units together. It could have been much better if they deployed as units instead of as individual soldiers. Very fun and provides a dark view of the last war of northern aggression.
Summary: Since Sid Meiers has not released any Civil War games lately, I had high hopes of a very enjoyable real time Civil War real time strategy game when I purchased AC:DN. To be honest, the game is a mixed bag and here are my comments: Good: 1. Different wars covered - War of 1812, Mexican-American War, Civil War. 2. Graphics seem to be pretty good. 3. Ample number of scenarios and campaigns to play. 4. Great if you like controlling thousands of figures. 5.
Summary: This game is actually pretty cool. I've never seen an RTS that did full scale battles before. There isn't much of a population limit at all in this game. So you can have 5000+ infantry trading lead in a field, with artillery in the background. That said, I'm still trying to figure out how to do certain things (upgrade my officer rank, ect). On games like Age of Empires, you have to pick a huge map just to have some breathing space.
Summary: I am a big fan of Cossacks and the original American Conquest, so I was really looking forward to this expansion. The problem with the game is that it is nothing but battles. There are no buildings to be built, other than a few battlefield tents. There are no techs, no leveling up units, and no linear campaigns. The game has many of the battles from the civil war with a handful of conflicts from the Texas Seccession and The Battle of New Orleans from the War of 1812.
Summary: The concept for this game is a great one. Never before have I seen so many units on my screen in all my years. That fact alone makes this game at least a 3 star game. Pro's: -Amazing amounts of forces to play with -Good Soundtrack Con's: -Map is way too big for my liking, and it causes the games to feel like ages before you actually fight. -My computer is XP and is a 2.60GHZ with a Radeon 7500, 256MB and yet STILL this game runs very laggy.