Reviews and Problems with Codename: PANZERS Phase One
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Game Freaks 365
15 February 2006
Excerpt: The PC is flooded with World War II games; most of them not even worth mentioning. One wonders why the public even buys these WWII games. Is it because the parents want their children to play educational games? I doubt it, considering there are some very educational Sesame Street games out on the market. Is it because WWII was a very romantic war? While it may look like a romantic war, I really doubt gamers play WWII games to know the storyline.
Excerpt: Codenamed: Panzers: Phase Two is the aptly named sequel to Codename: Panzers: Phase One. Most of the game plays out exactly the same as Codename Panzers: Phase One (check out my review of the first game for a better understanding of what Panzers is all about). The sequel adds new missions, new units, updated graphics and improved AI combined with a fantastic cinematic story.
Excerpt: If I remember well, Stormregion's first title was a real-time strategy called S.W.I.N.E. that took place in an alternate world populated by peaceful rabbits and militaristic pigs. Now, Codename Panzers takes you into the heady battles of World War II. The story of the game can be told from one of three sides, the German side sees a commander Hans von Grobel as he begins the German invasion of Poland.
Excerpt: I listed Codename: Panzers as a Simulation title while many other reviews I have seen have it listed as a Real Time Strategy (RTS) title. It is real time but I feel it is much more of a simulation than what I think of when the acronym RTS is used. RTSs also usually involve using low level units to build buildings and gather resources to allow bigger better units to be built and Codename: Panzers is more based around picking the proper force make up prior to starting a...
Excerpt: Codename Panzers is another in the stable of CVD real time strategy games. And I bet you can guess what time period this one is from? Yep, World War Two. So, after the success of Blitzkrieg with its realistic addictive gameplay, can CVD and Stormregion come up to make another great gaming experience? Yes, yes they can.
Conclusion: Codename: Panzers is not the alpha and omega of RTS tactical gaming. A little too much realism has been sacrificed for gaminess. However, this product does represent progress in the genre and should be a “must buy” for gamers interested in World War II action.
Excerpt: Germany-based CDV apparently wants to corner the market of real-time strategy (RTS) tactical games. The
Cossacks series was the first break with the Warcraft paradigm by introducing an element of realism. The
Sudden Strike series brought the concept of serious World War II RTS gaming and the
Blitzkrieg series continues and improves on this them.
Excerpt: Have you ever looked at the shelf at your local game store and notice how many games are based in WWII? It will probably vary from place to place since each store will have different games in stock, but probably about one-third or more are based around killing Nazis during the 1940’s. This particular time period has spawned so many games in so many genres and sub-genres in the past five years it is staggering.
Excerpt: Commodores, McDonalds, Coke, World War II real time strategy games. What do these four, seemingly unrelated, items have in common? The fact that they are all extremely, erm, common things in life. It's hard to walk down the street and not trip over an empty coke bottle and it's difficult to travel more than a few kilometers without passing a McDonalds outlet, just like it's hard to walk into your local gaming emporium without walking into a wall of World War II RTS...