Summary: Odds are my latest tank--just like the one before it--is going to wind up a smoldering heap on some artillery-pockmarked hillside alongside the decimated husks of friend and foe alike. I've already accepted my fate well before the first echoes of cannon fire thunder across the countryside.
Pros: A ridiculous number of terrific tanks and battlefields to unlock, Tank combat is accessible but packs lots of depth, Gorgeous maps and tank designs loaded with detail
Cons: Progress in unlocking tanks can be slow going, Some in-game premium purchases are too expensive
Summary: Burly and menacing, tanks are an enticing tool for turning the tide in any pitched military conflict. There's also an undeniable coolness to them. Why drive around trees, walls, and foes when you can crash straight through them unscathed, right?
Pros: Great balance of realistic authenticity and accessibility, Huge number of tanks to unlock and upgrade, Strategy-centric battles prove rewarding and unpredictable
Excerpt: If you happen to be male and aren’t a pacifist, I don’t need to explain the allure of driving a tank to you. For everyone else, let’s just say that especially when it’s not in the real world, there’s just something cool about commanding several tons of metal, crushing things beneath your treads and...
Pros: Let's you blow up and run over things in 15-on-15 tank battles. Effective matchmaker and simple controls make it easy to drop in for a quick game. Strikes a good balance between accuracy and fun gameplay.
Cons: Much trial and error needed to get a handle on everything except the basics. Hard to advance to the higher levels of play without significant investments of time or money. Not suited for less powerful computers.
Excerpt: The Free-to-Play model for PC games has become the norm for the industry, but with so many out there it’s hard to tell what’s good without putting in lots of valuable time. Well, we think this title from WARGAMING.NET is definitely something to take a peek at.
Excerpt: World of Tanks (WoT) is such an in-depth game, we’ve decided to split the review into two parts. In this first section, we’ll be covering the premise of the game as well as the basics of its gameplay.
World of Tanks is a great, accessible shooter that you'll probably end up spending some money on even though you don't have to.
24 October 2011
Summary: Hear the title, see a few screenshots, and you could be forgiven for assuming that World of Tanks is a simulation game inaccessible to anyone who doesn't know the difference between a T20 and a T29.
Pros: Action is easy to get into but has plenty of depth, Dozens of different vehicles to unlock and do battle in, Loads of vehicle upgrade options to experiment with, No two battles ever play out the same way, Can be enjoyed indefinitely without spending any money
Cons: Premium items give paying players a slight advantage in battle
Conclusion: For those with the time and patience however, World of Tanks looks to be an ever-evolving title with ambitions to stay fresh for the foreseeable future (new nations have been added since launch, and Risk-style clan-based world warfare is reportedly coming soon).
Excerpt: It's a simple idea, one that has been done before in multiplayer tank games, though none so direct, so efficiently. It has small hints of a role playing game in it. Just enough to keep things interesting and engaging for those that care about such things, like the powdered sugary sweetness sprinkled...