Panzer Elite Action
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Hello. I'm a long-standing Nazi and fan of 'Alio 'Alio. So the chance to drive a tank full of bickering Germans into a series of stunning victories for the Third Reich was like seeing two unattainable dreams mating in the sky and showering my open face with their barely-gestated offspring. If you're not acquainted with sarcasm, it's the lowest form of humour and I'm sorry. And it's not all Nazis; through the game, you get to play Russians and Americans too -a regular global trundle patrol.
PEA isn't geared towards simulation - it's action. Shoot a house with a machine gun and it catches fire. Drive your tank over a broken bridge and you explode immediately. It's like that Family Guy episode where the horse falls off a cliff, vibrates and blows up.
The monolithic, insurmountable let-down? The action is as dynamic as waking up paralysed, except without the same fun sense of panic. Being a tank, you're limited to moving slowly, being a bit shit on slopes and corners and blowing things up. And that's what you do, only mostly while hanging around repair sheds, so you can effectively fight with infinite health and shells. Gameplay tweaks (formations, calling air raids, giving escorts etc) don't distract from the game's repetitive core.
PEA just isn't varied enough to feel like anything other than a level from a better game. That level you hated.