Excerpt: Storm over the Pacific ( SoP ) is a new grand-strategy game covering the Pacific Theater from the east coast of India to America’s western states. It is from Wasteland Interactive, makers of WW2: Time of Wrath , and shares many of that previous game’s traits.
Pros: A large-scale grand strategy game that is accessible to casual gamers. Extremely customizable map and units.
Cons: Naval battles too simplistic for a war game set in the Pacific. Can lose units in terrain. Surrender conditions too restrictive.
Excerpt: "Storm Over The Pacific" is a classic hex-based wargame covering an area of WWII which has not had the game coverage that it deserved. The European Theatre of Operations is relatively familiar to most players, had the benefit of large set-piece armies and battles, discernable front lines, and of...
Summary: On December 7, 1941, a major part of the U.S. Pacific navy stationed at Pearl Harbor was assaulted by Japanese planes. Japanese fighters were destroying American aircraft on land and in the air, without giving them a chance for a counterattack.The furious battle of Pearl Harbor became the first in...
Conclusion: Pacific Storm is that most frustrating of games, one where all the requisite components are present but key mistakes ruins the whole. The pace of the strategic game is wrong, balance between micromanagement and player activity is uneven, and localization is regrettable.
Pros: Solid strategic game; nice graphics; good replay value.
Cons: Some stability issues; speed options need work; difficult to accomplish some tasks; tactically inept AI; too much micromanagement.
Too many problems with bugs and artificial intelligence sink this promising and ambitious RTS.
16 October 2006
Summary: One thing's for sure--Pacific Storm is not for the faint of heart. Although Russian developer Lesta Studio and its North American publishing partner CDV are billing the game as a real-time take on the Pacific theater of World War II, it actually has a lot more in common with hardcore war sims like...
Pros: Wide scope with lots of options, Good, basic RTS action with a strong historical flavor
Cons: Scope is so wide that the game is unwieldy, Too much micromanagement in campaign play, Loads of bugs, Dated visuals and sound
Excerpt: There are a few RTS titles coming out these days which seem to be a mixture of traditional RTS gameplay and other genres. For example, 2003’s Savage: The Battle for Newerth managed to incorporate both RTS and FPS elements into one game.
Excerpt: Pacific Storm vous propose d'incarner les Etats-Unis ou le Japon dans la guerre qui les a opposés dans le Pacifique entre 1941 et 1945. Dans un contexte historique fidèlement reproduit, vous allez pouvoir revivre l'histoire du plus grand conflit aéronaval de tous les temps.
Excerpt: Einmal Feldherr sein und ganze Nationen in den zweiten Weltkrieg führen? Vielleicht nicht jedermanns Traum - aber für all jene, die ihn dennoch leben wollen, bietet „ Storm over the Pacific “ die perfekte Gelegenheit.
Pros: Umfassendes Angebot an Szenarien, Inkludierter Editor, Fünf verschiedene Schwierigkeitsgrade, Authentische Einheiten
Cons: Das Tutorial ist wenig lehrreich, Steuerung zu Beginn sehr komplex
Summary: Mit Storm over the Pacific verhält es sich so wie bei vielen anderen Strategiespielen der jüngsten Vergangenheit. Einerseits bekommt man viel Tiefgang, viel Mikromanagement und einen enormen Umfang geboten.
Pros: enormer Tiefgang, große Auswahl an Nationen, taktisch interessante Gefechte, Editor für eigene Karten
Cons: wenig hilfreiches Tutorial, steile Lernkurve, magere Präsentation, sperrige Handhabung