Summary: This is what you need to do to appreciate this game: FORGET ALL THE ESTABLISHED RULES OF MAINSTREAM GAMES!!! Done that? Good. Now, the most important thing to remember is to read the manual before you begin. That is what it is for. Unlike most (if not all) other games, the manual actually performs a function. Funnily enough, it tells you how to play the game.
Summary: I give it 5 stars despite the fact that it's less than perfect because a few flaws do not reduce this to a 4 star simulation. It's a game with a mission structure, but you can also play in free roving mode. The graphics are good but not state of the art simply because this game renders so so many planets, all with cities and military bases, mountains etc. We are talking about dozens and dozens of planets and even more moons. It's an insane experience.
A complex blend of simulation, strategy, & imagination
W. E. Webb, amazon.ca
6 February 2004
Summary: Despite the political problems between the developer and publisher of this title 3000AD has managed to produce a well polished product. My personal feelings towards this type of title is that it divides the game playing audience into two categories: 1) Those who like flashy graphics and a lot of action and want to sit and be entertained for a couple hours. 2) Those who enjoy a more long term and strategic experience and who want drawn out gameplay.
Summary: The only Battlecruiser game I ever played was Battlecruiser Millenium. Universal Combat is the next game in that series, but the name was changed to kind of reintroduce the concept to the public. Universal Combat will allow you to do a wide variety of things. You can fly and manage space ships, land on one of the numerous planets, drive around the planet or walk around, and blow up buildings on the planet. Planet surfaces in BCM where very! dull.
Excerpt: ...Il titolo originale di questo gioco è Stealth Combat Ultimate War, stando al cd originale che posseggo da ormai diversi anni. Si tratta di un vero e proprio gioco sparatutto, dove, stando a quanto riportato sul retro della confezione, "sei a capo di un'u ...