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: 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.
Summary: The authentic Men of War: Assault Squad packs plenty of challenge for real-time strategy enthusiasts.
Pros: Tough battle scenarios that force you to use all of your units in combat, Brilliant, aggressive enemy AI, Mission maps so intricately designed that they play like devious puzzles, Co-op multiplayer mode of play
Cons: Too challenging in spots, Some missions drag on for too long
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.