Excerpt: Sega profileert Napoleon: Total War als een “stand-alone expansion”, en dan eentje die in het teken staat van Napoleon. Empire: Total War mag dan misschien de basis zijn voor deze nieuwe game, we krijgen er best wat nieuwigheden bij. Sommige daarvan zijn zelfs terug van weggeweest.
Excerpt: World War II: No single event in history has had such an impact on our culture, politics, technology, and entertainment. There have been numerous games based on this deadliest of wars, and this is one of them. Assault Squad is a stand-alone expansion to C1 Company's Men of War, a World War 2 themed Real Time Strategy game that focuses on tactical battles and unit micro-management, more so than many main-stream RTS games.
Excerpt: The time period between the Napoleonic Wars and the First World War was relatively peaceful compared to the periods before and after. Much of it is considered the Victorian Age, the years Queen Victoria ruled Great Britain. During this time industrialization transformed cities as factories sprang up in the Western Hemisphere and new nations were created in Europe.
Conclusion: By all rights, some of the benefits seen in Napoleon should be bled back into Empire, if only to justify the tensions and pain many gamers went through during Empire's early days. For technical reasons, that sadly will not be possible, and the announced cancellation of further post release support is worrying. Still, we think you'll be able to enjoy Napoleon for what it is - a finely crafted, dynamic, and engaging strategic game.
Excerpt: Chris Steelgrave Mohon storms the beaches of Tarawa with the U.S. Marines, fights the Krauts in Russia and takes up arms with the Commonwealth in Men of War: Assault Squad, the latest offering from our Russian friends at 1C Publishing.
Excerpt: I never played the original Men of War. Generally, RTS games and I
don’t get along. One might attribute that to fading reflexes on my part; I
prefer to claim a preference for deep thought before making a move. So it was a
pleasant surprise to discover how much I enjoy Men of War: Assault Squad, a really, really fun game that succeeds
on most levels.
Summary: Few games pull off the sense of scale and epic conflict that Total War does so well. Reliving the exploits of Lord Nelson as he struggles to clear the west coast of Europe of Spanish and French navies is an amazing experience – and that’s a tiny part of the ongoing struggle against Napoleon’s aggression. I love the feeling of true continent-spanning conflicts that I get when I play Total War, and the stories that any grand campaign spawns.