Conclusion: Napoleon’s Campaigns is not one for the average turn-based strategy gamer and will likely be no friend what-so-ever to the casual gamer. It’s a niche grand strategy game for a niche gamer that likes to surrender to history and it’s ocean of figures, events and artful conquest.
Conclusion: When all the details are bigger and better than in the original, one question remains: is the full gaming experience as fun as it was in the original? Myself, I liked the non-alien fights more in the original than the alien settings in the endgame.
Excerpt: Growing up, I used to play a lot of those Avalon Hill strategy war board games with a few select friends. Some of the games were so complex that it took about half an hour or more just get them setup so we could play.
Excerpt: Napoleon wasn’t all that great of a tactician; many of his battlefield
successes were a function of luck. Neither were his strategies great; he tended
to overreach and often couldn’t put his opponents down permanently. Where
he excelled as no other was in the area of operations.
Conclusion: Napoleon's Campaigns , like all other AGEOD games, is clearly not meant for the casual gamers. In fact, the majority of gamers may be taken aback by the lack of action and the numerous pages full of statistics and battle reports that this kind of a hardcore strategy game will cater to you.
Excerpt: There is a demographic that demands historically accurate war games, and Napoleon’s Campaigns is aimed to those people so hard that to be more realistic it only needs to reach out and stab you in the gut.
Excerpt: Developed by Deep Red Games, Hospital Tycoon is a medical-themed simulation game in which you manage a hospital from a god view. Each different hospital is staffed by medical teams and is packed with ill patients.
Hospital Tycoon tries to inject a bit of drama into its by-the-numbers tycoon game formula, but ultimately ends up dead on the operating table.
2 July 2007
Summary: If you're going to rip off a game, it's a good idea to make sure that you pick one that's both current and successful. So it's hard to understand what DR Studios was thinking when it decided to essentially remake the 1997 bomb Theme Hospital.
Pros: Bizarre interpersonal dynamics provide occasional moments of entertainment
Cons: Very derivative, Sims-like characteristics underdeveloped and out of place, Simplistic gameplay spells everything out for you, Repetitive Sims-like dialogue is maddening