Excerpt: Battlestations: Pacific (BSP) developed by Eidos is the continuation of the series started off with the hit Battlestations: Midway. Set in the pacific during World War 2, BSP is an action and real time strategy game. Indeed the game carries two genre designations because it seamlessly blends fierce action with top down real time strategy. The formula is generally the same from the previous game but with noticeable improvements in all areas.
Excerpt: Battlestations Midway was a rather unusual hybrid of a game, a mix of real-time strategy and lightweight military simulation. It let you pilot a wide variety of aircraft, ships and submarines as part of a campaign that culminated in the pivotal Battle of Midway - one of the most important conflicts of WW2's Pacific Theatre. Despite the odd flaw it was thoroughly enjoyable stuff, earning a respectable score of 8 in our review .
Excerpt: The first thing that will stick out to you here is the amount of stuff there is for you to do. As you might have guessed from the game’s title, the action focuses in on the back-and-forth battles between the US and the Japanese. Of course, the first thing you’ll do is play through the whole campaign as the red, white, and blue, and follow the battles as they happened.
Excerpt: When studying World War II, the Pacific theater has always fascinated me even more than the European. The large scale carrier battles, island hopping, the last desperate throes of kamikaze pilots, and the controversial decision to unleash the atomic bomb—there is something poetic about the rise and fall of The Empire of the Rising Sun. A nation that was under the boot heels of history for so long had finally unleashed its industrial and military capacity. It is...