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
Conclusion: House M.D. is not a great looking game by most gaming standards but as far as adventure/puzzle titles go, it looks OK. Everything is stylized in a cell shaded look but nearly everything is static in its presentation except for the mini-games. This gives the effect that you are watching a bad Flash based slide show.
Pros: A couple of the mini-games present some fun.
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.
Strategy game with some profanity, violence, & open chat.
Common Sense Media
10 September 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Napoleon: Total War is a real-time strategy game with some profanity, moderate violence, sexual themes, and open online text chatting. It’s focus is to create an accurate interactive depiction of famous French general Napoleon Bonaparte and the governments, economies, and military tactics of his time. Battles generally take place from a bird’s eye view, where we see hundreds of soldiers firing cannons, shooting muskets, and slashing swords.