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Old 12-14-2012, 06:15 AM
matthjes matthjes is offline
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Is there really only 2 scenarios on the one map?

Other than feeling slightly ripped off if that is the case the game mechanics are interesting, the day aspect changes tactic a bit, need to get my head around it a little more but I like the idea of the concept. As for hardcore, I think it would be a medium, easy to get into and has supply lines, terrain, and so on but things seem to be handled in a friendlier way, not really watered down but some fat has been cut.

Background presentation is well treated and has been handled with a lot of care and thought. The user interface is also finely crafted and coherent. I do take exception to the low res examples of counters and so on in tutorials and menu items (why not just load the game assets? Would also make future upkeep easier) but other than that things are crisp.

But ouch if there's only the one map and two scenarios.
Well...it's the Battle of the Bulge, as single (but big) German offensive spanning just over a month. So there is only a single map (the Ardennes).
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Old 12-14-2012, 06:36 AM
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Just discovered that while playing multiplayer sounds are different (ie different radio music).
And background sounds change according to the weather of the day too.

Freaking awesome.

EDIT: I just lost a game.
DO PRESS THE REVIEW GAME BUTTON AT THE END.
Incredible.

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Old 12-14-2012, 06:57 AM
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Just discovered that while playing multiplayer sounds are different (ie different radio music).
And background sounds change according to the weather of the day too.

Freaking awesome.

EDIT: I just lost a game.
DO PRESS THE REVIEW GAME BUTTON AT THE END.
Incredible.
Whoa, stop teasing me!!!
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:30 AM
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Well...it's the Battle of the Bulge, as single (but big) German offensive spanning just over a month. So there is only a single map (the Ardennes).
I guess historically that makes sense, but would have felt you were paying for a game rather than a scenario, but my own fault for not reading the description and just going off posts.

It will be interesting to see if El Alamein will be IAP or another $14 standalone game. Scenario packs would be ideal.
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:39 AM
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This is a board game. Important to remember that. Most board games come with a game board and counters. That is what this is, so any complaints about lack of content or scenarios are misjudged.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:02 AM
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This is a board game. Important to remember that. Most board games come with a game board and counters. That is what this is, so any complaints about lack of content or scenarios are misjudged.
Yeah pretty much. The best way to describe this would be an introductory-level pen and paper board wargame in the Avalon Hill tradition, except optimized for iOS. Grognards over in BGG are comparing this to a board game called Breakout Normandy. All of the math and other calculations such as the Combat Results Table (CRT, the bread and butter of divisional level wargames), terrain modifiers, counters and pips are all handled underneath the hood so you can concentrate on movement, combat and strategizing.

For those worrying about only one map two scenarios, please don't! The main campaign will be huge (just as the actual battle was, officer cadets can spend semesters studying the Battle of the Bulge) and there are so many choices and decisions to make that no two battles will ever be the same in my opinion. Only played for a short time last night but I am absolutely in love with this
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:04 AM
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I'm not a serious wargamer/grognard but am really enjoying Battle of the Bulge thus far. I've only played 2 games of the short scenario (3 in-game days for the Axis to reach the river) - one loss and one draw - but it definitely makes me want to play more and explore the depths of this amazing game. I'm not overly familiar with WWII history so the included history notes, photos and maps for each day's briefing are fantastic and add a ton of atmosphere to the game. The UI is extremely polished and the design work on the unit icons and other small details is excellent. The game always forces you to make tough decisions since you can only activate units in one territory on each turn. It's a pleasure to play and I think anyone who enjoys strategy games would love it.
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Old 12-14-2012, 08:07 AM
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I guess historically that makes sense, but would have felt you were paying for a game rather than a scenario, but my own fault for not reading the description and just going off posts.

It will be interesting to see if El Alamein will be IAP or another $14 standalone game. Scenario packs would be ideal.
To be fair, they clearily state that on their website and the videos clearily show that.

After being hammered by Allies in the 'short and easy' scenario I can already say the game will occupy my time for a loooooooong time, expecially the real full Battle of the Bulge scenario.
Not to mention the async multiplayer, which is really well done.

While I would prefer new content as IAP as well, I think they are taking the other route...mostly because every IAP would double the footprint of the game (no fair for the ones who do not want additional scenarios).

EDIT: I'm in love with the game too, despite not being a 'grognard'.
To the point I would say this is the very first wargame that totally clicks with me and I simply can't stop playing it (Battle Academy, while amazing, didn't clicked so. Same with Panzer Corps on PC).

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Old 12-14-2012, 08:50 AM
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Whoa, stop teasing me!!!
According to devs twitter, they released it in Germany today...they are investigating eventual problems but it should be up soon.
Or so I understood.
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:05 AM
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yeah they are contacting apple and trying to find out whats going on

http://www.shenandoah-studio.com/For...wforum.php?f=8
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