Summary: Story- This was a "what if they had mechs instead of tanks and plains in the cold war" scenario. Ok, it seems a tad silly and dumb. I don't see why they couldn't incorperate air combat into a mech scenario, retro or otherwise. So you take your slow moving mech out to fight other mechs. Which leads us to gameplay. Gameplay- The game, if you can call it that, is more like watching FMV or cut scenes. Did you like Kessen from Koei? This might be something you can dig.
Summary: This is an interesting SRPG where you control the units in combat (a bit like Sega's Valkyria Chronicals). The story is pretty forgettable, most of the characters are extremely cliche, and the combat is way too slow. That being said, I still really enjoyed the game. I played through it with a friend, and was glad to do it. Ring of Red is a very unique experience, which is what I am always looking for.
Summary: Here's the plot, WWII happened totally diferently and lasted longer. Japan is the battleground and center of the world even though it is in ruins and split much like the Korean penninsula. Tanks are replaced by akward walking tanks that are totally unpractical and inferior to those used in WWII.
Summary: This is not your typical game but very appealing. You might want to borrow or rent it before you purchase it. I have had many friends love it and some hate it. It's up to you but it would be wise to try it first! The gameplay can be very slow and time consuming in parts but for the most part it keeps a o.k. pace.
Excerpt: "The premise for Ring of Red is this. As World War II came to an end, Japan refused to give in to the Allied Forces and was eventually overwhelmed. It would be occupied by opposing political forces which left the North and South to be in conflict with each other. These differences soon grew out of hand and lead to a war across the country. International alliances had come in and brought about cease-fire without solving the issue at hand. The country ...
Summary: Die Geschichte des zweiten Weltkriegs wird in Ring of Red neu geschrieben. Die Japaner wurden nicht durch amerikanische Atombomben, sondern durch russische Streitkräfte geschlagen. Als Folge fiel die nördliche Insel Hokkaido an die Sowjets und die Hauptinsel Honshu wurde zweigeteilt in Nordjapan und das technisch weiter entwickelte Südjapan – also eine ähnliche Situation, wie heute in Korea.