X360/PC Preview - 'Commanders: Attack of the Genos'
28 August 2008
Summary: Commanders: Attack of the Genos is a gripping turn-based tactical game with a combination of strategic troop placement and entertaining head-to-head warfare. Featuring a 1930’s art deco look and feel, players will use missile launchers, bombers and infantry to amputate the enemies’ defenses and conquer the land.
Excerpt: Commanders: Attack of the Genos from SouthEnd Interactive is something the Live Arcade rarely sees, a real turn-based strategy game. Live’s turn-based strategy selection is rather barren, but Attack of the Genos breathes fresh life into the genre with original flare and undeniable style.
Excerpt: Commanders: Attack of the Genos review Game Over Online - http://www.game-over.com Fans of the Advance Wars series and turn-based strategy games in general will be delighted with Sierra’s latest Xbox Live Arcade offering, Commanders: Attack of the Genos . It mixes the same turn-based battle-map gameplay that made Advance Wars so popular on handhelds with the art-deco WWII-era vision of the future seen in such excellent titles as Crimson Skies and Bioshock .
Excerpt: With all the games being released on Xbox Live Arcade, it can be hard to tell the good ones from the bad ones. Sure, you can download demos for the games to see which ones are worth the price, but that's a lot of demos to download. Fear not, for that's why we're here at CVG; to let you know which games are good and which are better left untouched. To that end, allow me to introduce Commanders: Attack of the Genos .
Excerpt: Of all the genres that have been covered on Xbox Live Arcade, strategy games have gotten short shrift. It makes sense, after all, since the platform was designed with quick, pick-up-and-play experiences in mind, and a deep, strategic title usually results in more time in front of your console. Band of Bugs was the first turn-based strategy game for XBLA, but it didn't exactly stand on its own.
Conclusion: For better or worse, Commanders: Attack of the Genos is a high-definition homage to Advance Wars, but at a bargain Arcade price rather than a full retail offering. If you've played this type of game before, there's absolutely nothing new here to tempt, besides the inclusion of Xbox Live support for multiplayer matches.
Pros: solid turn-based strategy fun, interesting visual style, lots of value in a small package