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. There are hours and hours of gameplay here for the enthusiastic history buff who likes to re-write or try to re-live the times that both captivate and dominate European history.
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. Thus, for me, Crysis Warhead is a bit of a disappointment – the aliens arrive on the scene much too early, leaving only a handful of the beginning missions for good old-fashioned human vs. human action.
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. I was always thinking that all that setup time could be handled automatically by a computer much better than having us try to put everything in order.
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. You need to manage the staff, ensure patients are cared for and have the correct treatment facilities. As time progresses, new equipment will need to be built in order to cope with incoming patients.
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: 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. The British developer's Hospital Tycoon is like a reheated version of Bullfrog's ancient hospital-management sim, which was actually a cheap copy of the company's Theme Park.
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