Following a great increase in terrorism, internal strife,
and ultimately, the nuclear destruction of Washington, D.C.,
the United States shatters into a half-dozen nation-states
that descend into war. Take the helm of one of these new-found
sovereignties (or the "peacekeeping" European Expeditionary
Force) and struggle to reunify America. by any means necessary...
a near future turn-based strategy game that is atop the smouldering
ruins of a fictional United States torn apart by civil war.
Gamers can play through a single player campaign to reunite
the country by force or online in one-on-one matches.
biggest problem is that this is not an easy game to pick up
and play. You can either trawl through the booklet, or sit
and watch the very long and complicated video tutorials -
both of which are enough to send most people to sleep. With
a game like this an interactive tutorial is a necessity to
ease the player into the action.
looking at the map it's not overly easy to work out which
vehicles are yours and which are the enemy's. You have to
highlight each unit and if their outline turns blue you know
they are yours (if it turns red then it's the enemy). It's
also not possible, at a glance, to see which of your units
has still to be given orders and which have already had their
is usual for this style of game, it's more challenging, not
to mention fun, to play against a friend than it is against
the computer. The game's online facility is also worth exploring
- once you've got up to speed with the gameplay.
graphics and sounds is slightly above average for this style
of game, but nothing that special.
that enjoy long and drawn out turn-based strategy games, where
you can spend hours planning your opponents defeat, will no
doubt love this game. But for those who prefer the faster
paced combat simulators (Command & Conquer fans,
for example) this probably will be a little too slow and cumbersome.
Sadly, this game isn't what it could have been.
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