Summary: within 2 days of having this game, i took it to a local game place and traded it in for credit on another game. if your idea of fun is pushing a button and talking commands into your blue tooth, and then waiting for your limited army to react to a spoken command, you'll love this game. granted it is a pioneer for it's type but not controlling any of your army with the analogue sticks and not being able to interact other than through voice commands was not my idea of fun.
Summary: This game is completely miss represented. It is a Roll Playing Game, not a first person shooter like I thought it was. I guess it was my fault for not looking into it, but from a name like Tom Clancy that is what I would have expected. Only played it once, did not enjoy, would love to get rid of it. Unless you are into Roll Playing GAmes, I would not recommend, buy Call of Duty 4 or 5 instead.
Am I the only one who couldn't get the voice controls to work?
FussyReviewer "M", Amazon
26 August 2010
Summary: I really liked this game to begin with but I am irish and had problems getting this game to recognise my accent. I have to try and pronounce words like an american which feels odd pronouncing 'Two' as 'Toe'. Why was there no trainer on this which would have allowed me to map my voice to words and alter settings?
Summary: Well yet another disapointing Tom Clancy game. It's difficult to describe this as a strategy game, as such, since the strategy used is so basic no satisfaction can be truly gained in victory. Firstly there are no real tactics that can be used except from the dull; rock, paper, scissors feel the game has. e.g helicopter beats tank, tank beats transport, transport beats helicopter. Things such as flanking and outmanouvering your oponent count for nothing.
Excerpt: A complete diversion from the usual Tom Clancy games, End War is the first war game to feature voice control. Which is great if you can afford the headset. So I tried playing it with my controller at first, and got utterly annihlated. Didn't even stand a chance. Despite practice, I still am rubbish at this game, even upon purchasing a microphone, and I just wonder whether this game is too hard for those people that don't sit around playing Warhammer.
Summary: I only played the demo of this game but that was enough to let me know that it is utter pants. I grew up playing games like Total Annilation, Red Alert and Panzers. This game comes no where close to any of them. The voice command is ok but if you have a strong accent it won't always work great but there is the ability to use the controller anyway. The map I played was bland and didn't seem to offer any strategic options. Flat, no hills or features.
Summary: Trust me, this game is absolutely pants. I loved splinter cell, vegas, etc and up until buying this game was a massive fan of Mr Clancy. End War is by far the worst game I have bought for the PS3. It is disjointed and uncomfortable to play, the viewing angle is odd and you cannot work out where your units are in relation to the enemy. Yeah you can control your units using voice activation, but really it adds nothing to the game play, just a gimmick really.
Conclusion: I have to say that being a Tom Clancy Fan and having played most of the other games including Splinter Cell series, COD, Vegas, Ghost Recon that I expected more from this. I am only glad I paid Â£14.99 for it and not the full price. In comparison to other games it is just plain and simply boring - you command your troops around and they blast the bad guys - sometimes you win sometimes you don't but the game does not have enough staying power and you get bored very very...