Reviews and Problems with Cossacks II: Napoleon Wars
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18 April 2012
Summary: One of the biggest disappointments of my gaming life. While not a terrible game in it self, after the relatively good cossacks 1, I was expecting so much more, particularly in terms of LAN gaming and AI. The engine is dated, the maps small... I was converted over to the "Total War" series after this.
Summary: This Cossacks 2 has a good concept. Real-time strategy, unit based warfare like Empire Total War with real-time economic elements like AOE 3. Two really good gameplay elements melded into one and it is really a shame that poor polish ultimately made this game unplayable. There is huge degree of micro-management, with workers, units, and buildings all needing a great deal of care and attention, and that attention soon gets spread very thinly.
Summary: Just finished this game, I bought it two weeks ago. I have to say the way battles are fought is most excellent however it's buggy needs a new patch. Loved it though and had a great time playing it.
Summary: I have to agree with gamespy on their review;that the RTS isn't as ingrossing as the in the first game was a major disapointment for me. The turn based game, though rather simplistic, is still fun. I like the fact that your units really do get a lot better if they live through the battles, this part of the game would be a blast if it were mulitplayer capable.
Summary: Bought at EB but took it back 2 days later. Compared to the original, they have stripped a lot of the units, upgrades, resource- and micro-management from the game. The result is that the game concentrates strongly on battles between large armies of soldiers produced with little effort or forethought.
Excerpt: "Cossacks 2 is made by the creators of the famous Cossacks series of strategy games based on the 18th century and this new installment takes place during the Napoleonic wars. Like previous versions it allows you, the player, to control large armies made up of thousands of men and war machines as you face off against other armies commanded by the computer A.I. in an attempt to conquer territory for your country. On the subject of countries, Cossacks ...
Pros: Nice graphics, with thousands of troops on screen