A World War III Emporium of Fantastical Greatness!!!
29 September 2013
Summary: I consider myself a veteran of the real time strategy and tactics genre and saw previews of this game. I decided to spend the money on it after much self justification and homework on other games in the genre. Boy was that a smart decision! Wargame Airland Battle is incredible, in a word. You don't need to purchase its predecessor, Wargame: European Escalation, in my opinion. It improves on it in every way.
Summary: This is a "thinking-man's" game, so to speak. It's like the ultimate chess game. It is not a click-fast as some have described. Players have the options of using keyboard-shortcuts as well as mouse clicks to control unit actions. Players can select a range of units to control. Efficiency is a key part of winning, not rapid clicking. The players must try to use sound strategy and tactics.
Summary: I'm a long-time RTS veteran, though to be perfectly forthright I've always thought the genre was mislabeled. Aside from perhaps Total War, there's very little strategy involved and in many cases not even that much tactical play. That said, I've played pretty much all the major RTS games to date and a lot of the minor ones. This includes European Escalation, the predecessor to Airland Battle, and the older Act of War series by the same developer (Eugen Systems).
Summary: Amatures need not apply only veteran commanders. Game is a little slow and be warned I had a wierd gliching involving a driver problem which took several days to figure out before I could play the game
Summary: This is a fantastic game. It takes an entirely new spin on RTS games and it provides a very very very very very in depth strategy atmosphere. The game takes awhile to learn and I am still wondering if it could be mastered. You could play this game for years and learn something new each time.