Summary: Enjoyed the game so far. Has 3d rendered graphics, that look pretty nice on the PSP's screen. Game is almost direct rip off of Advance Wars series, without the "kiddie" graphics of that series. After extensive play of both systems, however, I note the the Advance Wars "simple" graphics actually made play easier as units contrasted from terrain and opponents more readily. I think if you have a PSP and like tactical games, however, you can't really go wrong.
Chess on steroids, but can't keep track of mission progress
28 June 2008
Summary: The POSITIVES: I bought this used, and after 1 day of play i was convinced I'd be returning it (if you buy a game used at any GameStop/EBGames, you can return within a week for any reason). I tried it again on Day 2 and never looked back. There is a bit of a learning curve, and once it clicks you realize it is a GREAT strategy game. If you are a chess enthusiast, this game satisfies those cravings.
Summary: I love turn-based strategy games on the pc, but was concerned how the interface would be on a handheld. Field commander has a nice and simple user interface. The graphics and animation are nice. Speech throughout gives more personality to the characters in the story (campaign mode). Campaign mode is a fun story driven mission oriented game. It starts off easy and gets more difficult over time.
Summary: This game is truly great. It is a great strategy game, much like the game of chess but at a larger scale. I own this game and cant stop playing it. But the only problem is the length of this game. You could spend hours playing one mission. Basicly in the game you are a commander of an army and lead your army to victory over foes. While fighting, you have to think about where to move. If you move a smaller unit in front of a larger unit good chances are you are dead.
Summary: If you're a fan of turn-based strategy games this game should meet your expectations. It's got nice graphics, easy to play, and can be played in all modes (single player, Wi-Fi, and Infrastructure). It has enough unit types with varying strengths/weaknesses to allow many defensive/offensive strategic decisions to be made. It's like playing a complex and dynamic game of chess.
Summary: This is an excellently crafted game in the venue of turn based strategies. It spans many cmapaigns with loads of features and unique units. once you get into using stealth units, it will really begin to tax your ability to win with losing few forces. The graphics are decent and have a good contrast to them. The units themselves are fairly distinct and the on screen display really helps with your strategy so that you are never caught of guard.
Field Commander is a game which has plenty of options and a great graphical display unlike other turn based games.
Paul R. Lanhart "konaboy", Amazon
27 December 2006
Summary: Field Commander is the best turn based strategy game on the PSP, if not the only one, and it stands as a great game to have in general. This game is very similar to Age of Empires and Advance Wars, so if you have played the two, you should pick up on this easily. The rules are complex, but once you master them all, you are in for an addictive rewarding expericence.