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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. Many will be keen to know of just how good of a job developer, Red Lynx have done at crafting a strategy game specifically for handheld formats.
Excerpt: 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 this becomes pretty apparent. However, in spite of these limitations Squad Command does have some good things going for it.
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
this game. It’s good, it’s different, and it’s something new for
portable strategy enthusiasts. Yes, it’s turn-based and yes, there are
a lot of space marines and laser cannons.
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. The announcement of 40K Squad Command, then, for the PSP and DS, was met with some skepticism. Would the game be able to have any sort of success where most others fail? Would it be fun to play and not tedious?
Excerpt: Serious Sam is one of those games that requires you to have a bit of an open mind to really get. It doesn't follow in the same progression that first person shooter games have gone through over the years. What we've seen so far is an increase in realism, in online teamplay, and in interactive environments. Croteam, the developers of the Serious Sam games, has thrown most of that out and focused much more on their own ideas of how a FPS is supposed to be.
Excerpt: War..huh, what is it good for? Well PSP gaming actually Few phrases in gaming truly terrify me. But ?Turn Based Strategy? hits the spot every time. I have flash backs to Napoleonic re-enactments on my old C64 and my Dads Civil war games on his PC. So when THQ sent me a copy of Warhammer 40,000 Squad Command, it was with mixed feelings that I put it into my PSP. On the one hand here was a turn based strategy.
Pros: Fast (for a turn based strategy), simple to get in to
Cons: To simple for some, clunky controls and iffy camera!
Excerpt: Inmiddels weet elke gamer wel wat Warhammer 40.000: Squad Command is, na een strategiegame, een firstperson shooter én een kaartgame (Games Workshop) kan dat natuurlijk niet missen. Dit succes pakt THQ natuurlijk op om er vervolgens een turn-based shooter van te maken. Geen rare keuze zo lijkt, want de game blijkt minder grootschalig dan Dawn of War maar biedt de speler evenveel diepgang en spanning. Is deze game ook iets voor jou? Lees de review en kom erachter.
Conclusion: Sans réellement tirer profit de la richesse de Warhammer 40.000, Squad Command s'avère être un jeu de stratégie convaincant auquel on pourra tout de même reprocher l'absence de liberté donnée au joueur dans le choix de ses unités, le nombre relativement restreint de missions en solo, et quelques soucis techniques rendant parfois la lecture du terrain difficile.
Pros: Un système de jeu convaincant, Une réalisation correcte, Les options multijoueurs
Cons: Un champ de bataille pas toujours lisible, Seulement 13 missions en solo, L'univers de Warhammer 40.000 sous-exploité