Reviews and Problems with Warhammer : Squad Command
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Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command PSP Review
30 May 2010
Excerpt: Warhammer is a tabletop fantasy game, where you paint little men and throw dice, it has quite a following. Warhammer 40,000: Squad command doesn’t involve the painting and dice throwing, but rather fittingly you do move little men around a battlefield to kill other men.
Excerpt: Date: 12/17/2007 Turn-based strategy is not a genre you see often on the PSP, especially when it's not tied into an RPG's battle system. It's a type of game that's better suited to the nice big monitor on your PC and mouse-based controls and after spending time with Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command...
Excerpt: We talk a lot about cameras in videogames. So we should. Your point of view and your ability to see enemies from varied angles is crucial in all games. When it doesn't work well, when it gets stuck, disorients or suffers from epileptic fits, it can ruin everything. You know what's coming next.
Excerpt: I’ve become accustomed to THQ publishing crap title after crap title,
with the semi-decent WWE Smackdown VS Raw games as an exception. With
that said, if you like Advance Wars and Warcraft (and not World of
Warcraft, I’m talking about the original), stop reading now and go buy
Excerpt: Games set in the Warhammer 40K universe are, save for the Dawn of War series, typically forgettable. Sure, they might be neat for a bit, and might last longer for fanboys of the 40K universe, but fall by the wayside for most gamers.
Conclusion: A little more fine-tuning and Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command might have been a winner. However, with all of the interface and control issues, the game is merely passable to OK, depending on your love of space marines.
Pros: Solid use of Warhammer license and distinctive miniature designs, Straightforward, easy-to-understand turn-based interface, Excellent level design with loads of destructible terrain.
Cons: Limited and annoying camera angles, Odd design choices make it difficult to control troops.
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