Excerpt: If you’ve played a first person shooter or watched any war films recently, you’ll notice a few things. Firstly, all the storylines seem frighteningly similar, soldiers are getting better looking, and the Russians always play prominent roles.
Supreme Ruler: Cold War Single Player Review (Windows PC)
Gamers Daily News
18 October 2011
Summary: Supreme Ruler has much potential, but it is marred by a set of issues that might well keep this from ever becoming the popular series it may just deserve to be. While gameplay is great, everything else lacks serious standards and again, no tutorial!
Conclusion: Did I enjoy my time with Supreme Ruler: Cold War ? Enjoy is probably the wrong word. I certainly appreciate its scope and ambition, and eventually the game began to grow on me, but the dearth of tutorship and the complete lack of direction in those early stages of the game will make it a hard sell...
Excerpt: This past week, I've spent some quality time with Supreme Ruler: Cold War, provided to me by Paradox. This strategy/simulation game takes place, as the title would suggest, during the Cold War.
Excerpt: 1949. World War II is over. The American GI and the Red Army stand victorious over a defeated and divided Germany. Old power structures have toppled, replaced by budding superpowers flexing their muscles in the shadow of a new era dominated by the atomic bomb.
Excerpt: The Cold War was always an interesting time. There were the tensions between the Soviet Union and the United States. The never-ending battle to stop the spread of Communism was going on abroad as well as at home in America. The civil rights movement came, succeeded and continued to succeed.
Pros: The map is great and the diplomacy part of the game is easy to get into.
Cons: The User Interface makes the game outside of diplomacy border on being unplayable.
Excerpt: I love to swim, but I learned how to do so in quite the particular way. Perhaps too brave for my own seven year old life, I walked up to the neighborhood pool and attempted to conquer the biggest water slide the place had to offer.
Conclusion: However gamers that want to dip a toe into this ocean for the first time should probably look elsewhere. The effort that goes into this micro-manager massif will be a real shock to those with no experience within this niche gaming market, and I would steer clear.
Pros: Engrossing gameplay that seems never-ending. An ultra-responsive AI and easy to manage UI.
Cons: Lack of tutorial which makes Cold War unapproachable and appears to slip RTS even further into a niche market. More time could have been spent on graphics.
Supreme Ruler Cold War Review | Let Loose The Dots Of War!
21 July 2011
Conclusion: The Short Version: Wargaming veterans might just have found their new favourite game. Supreme Ruler Cold War manages to capture the global socio-political mess of international relations of its time period, but in doing so provides a game that's sophisticated and very, very clever but also just as...
Pros: Absurd amount of content, Ridiculous amount of depth and choice, Months of replayability
Cons: No in-game tutorial, Lamentable graphics, Harder to get into than a bank vault