Reviews and Problems with World War II: Prisoner of War
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Too guided and way too slow
26 August 2012
Summary: Sorry to those who love this game, I simply couldn't get into it. You get a longwinded intro and no apparent way to skip it, like I need to watch the character in the plane and supposedly humorous banter, to know how he got there. Every now and then there is a long amount of telling the story, I just want to play the game. It is not disimilar to "The Great Escape", no not the film but the old ZX Spectrum game.
Summary: I can't believe that another version of this game hasn't been brought it. The idea of prison escape is quite romantic, especially during the Second World War. The game is simple enough, you collect items that you will need in order to escape (stealth is the aim of the game), and eventually go all out for the bid to freedom. Some of the controls can be fairly awkward, especially when indoors and the camera gets trapped in walls.
Summary: truly incredcible concept, so ur in a pow camp and it work that way exactly as it should u have to attend the camp events of teh mess hall roll call and so on whilst tryna sneek around and complete objectives given by teh escape comitee its like an rpg game bcasue every thing is simple and dull at first eventualy u meet new characters and find new equipment which all effect how teh story goes along, and it has a stupid sence of humour the nazi hav high pitch voice and in...
Excerpt: Prisoner of War was bought pre-owned for £12.97 and promised to be a very interesting game - you take on the persona of a prisoner within a Second World War prisoner of war camp in Germany tasked with escaping. The basics of the game involve being introduced to life in the camp - what you should be doing and where you have to be at certain times during the day. You have to be at morning and evening roll call or the guards will come looking for you!
Pros: good graphics - easy to pick up controls - original storyline
Summary: FRUSTRATING, FRUSTRATING, AND DOWNRIGHT ANNOYING!!! Very poor camera angles and controls, you have to press right to turn left, up to look down and you can't configure the controls to your own preference - why, why, WHY? Everything you do is set against a timer, in the form of the camp schedule, (ie: attending rolecall and meals, inspections etc). There just no time to have a good scout around, if you're not bang on in position and timing - it's game over.
Excerpt: *** INTRODUCTION *** I purchased this game because I love games which make me think about what I am doin. I also like games where it actually emerses you in to them, making you feel like you are there... every action you take could affect the games outcome etc etc.. *** BACKGROUND *** "It's the Second World War, you are Captain Lewis Stone, an American Flight Officer and reconnaissance operative.
Pros: Challenging, Interesting & DIFFERENT !
Cons: Graphics could be improved, something missing . . .
Excerpt: When I heard previews for this game it sounded great but actually playing it is a different story. In the preview it said every object int he game can sink or float. In the real game I just didn't care I like the concept of the game trying to escape Nazi camps, by sneaking around people but its very frustrating because I never know where I am supposed to go. The game does a bad job in showing you which building is which.
Excerpt: prisoner of war is an adventure game available on the x box. the object of the game is to escape from a world war 2 prisoner of war camp. it’s not as easy as it sounds though. you play an american pilot who has been captured and placed in the camp. you get friendly with a few people who then give you tasks to complete in order to escape. these can be anything like getting some papers from the lieutenants desk or breaking into a room to speak to someone.
Pros: good gameplay, interesting storyline
Cons: not good for people who enjoy shooting things or racing round !
Summary: As you can see from the mixed reviews on this page, this game isn't for everyone. It requires dedication and patience to get through. Although it's nowhere near as brainbendingly difficult as 'Commandos 2', it does present a challenge, and not always in the way the developers intended. No, it's not perfect, but if you can pick it up cheap and you like games which require a touch of grey matter, I'd strongly recommend it.