A Controversial Look Into World War II That Ends Up Being A Bore
22 September 2009
Conclusion: Concept: Command naval and aviation fleets to dominate the high seas in WWII
Graphics: Bland textures, unimpressive destruction, and an ugly HUD
Sound: A lost opportunity. Even the strategy title Empire: Total War has better open seas sound in its battles
Playability: Planes fly well, but ships move too slowly and submarines handle poorly
Entertainment: The lackluster action won't impress anyone but die-hard naval buffs
Summary: If you want to simulate the intensity of Battlestations' open seas combat, go to an old folk's home and watch the old women run into each other with their walkers; these WWII duels are confused, plodding affairs. While the aerial action is faster, the controls are still a mess. The game delivers some interesting moments, like when you're forced to fly through a barrage of explosive cannon fire, but most of the game makes WWII look like a series of anticlimactic...
Excerpt: 2007’s Battlestations: Midway was a rare breed of game, combing both heavy strategy and action on a grand scale as it tackled WWII naval and air combat in one package. It was definitely a complicated game, featuring an opening tutorial that took around an hour to complete; a daunting task for any first-timers to the genre.
Excerpt: Tactical war games aren’t the sort of thing that you’d expect to see on the current generation of consoles, despite the obsession with first-person shooters based on well, pretty much any conflict you can think of. The sequel to 2007’s lukewarm Battlestations: Midway doesn’t care about that, though, as it takes you into the heart of the Pacific to wage war both in the air and on the high seas. Battlestations: Pacific is a brave, brave title.
Summary: Un menu Battlestations : Pacific avec avions, bateaux, sous-marins et ketchup s’il vous plaît. C’est pour consommer sur place oui. Une fois de plus c’est la guerre, mais avec un grand E, comme Encore la guerre, oui toujours la guerre! C’est peut être pas ma guerre colonel mais ce qui est sûr c’est qu’elle sera menée sur de multiples fronts, pas là ou vous avez vos immondes boutons d’acné, là ou il faut beau et chaud, là ou le sable sent bon le sang chaud.
Pros: Plusieurs propositions de gameplays au sein d'un seul titre, I.A. surprenante, Campagnes longues et prenantes
Cons: Le contrôle des avions, Réalisation perfectible, Manque de dynamisme