Reviews and Problems with History Legends of War: Patton
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World War II simulation focuses on history, strategy.
Common Sense Media
16 November 2012
Summary: Parents need to know that History: Legends of War: Patton is a third-person strategy game in which players take on the role of famed army general George S. Patton. In this role, players decide where to place troops and vehicles on the battlefield but they do not participate in the actual shooting of enemies. This is a strategy game, not a shooting game. The game is packed with historical tidbits about Patton as well as the context of World War II as a whole.
Excerpt: You won’t give any blustering speeches in HISTORY Legends of War: Patton , but you will direct small squads through 21 missions of turn-based, top-down war. Recruit far-sighted Rangers, deadly Commandoes, and mobile armored support, then tackle infiltration, VIP-protection, sabotage, and area-clearing assignments. Units earn XP and slowly become better fighters, while completing objectives yields Prestige Points to spend on healing, upgrades, and new blood.
Pros: + Long campaign full of diverse mission objectives and some formidable challenges., + Soldiers, tanks, and aircraft that become more effective as they gain experience.
Conclusion: With some extra work on the mechanics and a graphics engine that actually enabled objects to be destroyed properly (or even seen through, when that would be handy) we’d have something laudable here. The real horror is that Legends of War very nearly succeeds but is ultimately let down by a succession of clumsy errors.