Summary: This game is pretty tough. Apparently there are no instructions... you get the instructions while playing the game (in bits and pieces). It took me a while to figure out how to move my characters but I'm starting to get the hang of it. I still have it on the easiest difficulty level. I have trouble because you have to control so many different things at once. I bought this game for my children.
Summary: I really got into this game. I wish they create a more realistic game that allows you to see the entire map and location of your troops using those metal troop toys. Include recon soldiers, mail from different battles, receive reports from the battles to allow you to make real war decisions. No one has ever got this format quite right. BUT THIS GAME IS STILL VERY GOOD. I highly recommend it.
Summary: This is a very good RTS game that has an entirely different flavor than its predecessors, Cossacks - European Wars and The Art of War. No longer can I stand back and simply destroy an AI enemy with cannons and mortars. I have to go in and do the building by building combat. Even on Easy level, it was a nice change of pace and quite difficult until I got the hang of it.
Summary: If your not good at strategy, you will be by the time you master this game. It will teach you how to use many flanking maneuvers. Unlike many games where forest are taboo and you must go around them, here you can go through them as a real army could. Well worth its price.
Good cool Game But............ Need for Major Improvement!
10 May 2003
Summary: Ac Is 1 of the best games ive ever Played It has good Graphics. takes place in America,And preety Accruate in Historical Info. Dispite all of these cool and good things there is still some Major Improvement 1. Ships move to Slow 2. Cheap, Annoying Music 3. Not enough Nations 4. U Need a fast Comp 2 play if u dont have 1 then The Game Sux 5. No Senario Editor 6.
Summary: When I bought this game i loved it my computer fit the profile perfectely but when i was playing the game would freeze up it froze up and the computer froze up all the time.However it could of been the drivers in my computer but im not sure it might not do it for all.But i just know I have a highly upgraded system and it was doing this.On gameplay Ide give 100 stars but if it didnt have that bug i would of gaven it full 5 stars.Other than that very great game.
Conclusion: Positives: + An updated Cossacks engine with improved graphics and sounds. + Better Morale systems for units and formations + Massive Fortifications that dominate the landscape + Can garrison and fight from buildings + Almost the same style of gameplay as Cossacks + Still contains massive battles
Conclusion: American Conquest is great for anyone who likes RTS games with an 18th century theme. the animations are fantastic, especially the fusiliers melee animation and the cannon loading sequence. what really spoils the fun is the fact that the creators havent included Havoc engine technology or ragdoll phisics to create that "blown away" effect. I have other games that use that technology and it is an addition that would secure this game a five star rating.