Reviews and Problems with Sudden Strike 3: Arms for Victory
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IMPORTANT for Windows 7 users!!!
Malakie "Todd B", Amazon
10 February 2012
Summary: To run Sudden Strike 3 Arms for Victory, you MUST update the copy protection drivers. The game uses the pain in the rear TAGES protection system. You have to download the latest version of those drivers, install them, then uninstall then install again to insure the old drivers are removed and then the new ones installed. Once complete Sudden Strike 3 will run just fine on Windows 7.
Summary: I have mixed emotions about this game. It should have been excellent, but falls short. I'm big fan of WW2 tactical games, example Blitzkrieg , so was very excited to try out Sudden Strike 3. This is tactical game, since there is no strategy involved: you make choices within fixed map and no base building/resource gathering. Graphics is very nice. You will have hundreds of units on screen at a time. Scale and attention to detail are amazing.
Summary: This is the type of game that requires a lot of attention on your part. You command literaly thousands of troops and equipment to accomplish your objectives. These could be any one of seceral battles in the Eurpoean theater to the invasion of Iwo Jima to its defense as the entrenched Japanese Army. Be forewarned that this is not a 'get in and win the battle in thiry minutes' type game. For instance, in landing on Iwo Jima there are two objectives.
Summary: Good Graphics, AI try to attack you with different manners, realistic tactics i.e: First objective in Normandie is the train stations, located north of the aerodrome and radar site if you take them the germans receive less reinforcements (think it happened on real life). This game is not easy, you need to build some defense lines and wait more troops come to the beach to try some advance ! This is great because one board took a lot of time to finish!
Great graphics, easy interface, but a bit disappointing...
R. Ballister "author and naval officer", Amazon
15 November 2008
Summary: This was an impulse buy went wrong. I admit that I was taken in by the flashy box cover and screen shots, but in the end, it just didn't deliver that much. The graphics are great, and the interface is easy to learn, but even on "easy" the missions seem very difficult and unreal. The AI always has an unrealistic advantage, and even with all the patches installed, it seems there is a glitch getting the game to recognize when you have actually achieved an objective.
Summary: This game had a big potential but the publishers didn't do a good job, and the developers could have done a little better on the graphics. Nevertheless, the game is still great, and you can download the free Add-on (a must!) the multiplayer experience is very good, it will make your heart beat and it will keep you hyper all the time, it's a shame that sales were not that good and the community is rather small, or many of them are playing through private IPs.
Summary: I waited a long time for this game and it just doesnt live up to the older sudden strikes. Every board is the same, the enemy keeps attacking until the end of the board with no real chance to build your forces even when playing on easy. Big disappointment.
Summary: As of this date, I give it an 8. Shortly, new patch is coming out to modify some of the gameplay issues plus the editor is coming. This game should be a 10 once the new patch is available. If you've never played a Sudden Strike game, it is unique gameplay on large artistic maps and you control individually up to 2000 realistic military units. It's great fun for the armchair general!