It took a while for me to figure out how to work the controls for this game, but I suppose that's to be expected with a huge strategy game. When you pit one of your forces against those of your enemy, a dose-up view of the battle comes up. This I like. Dude's are getting blown right off the map and you have front-row seats! While this genre is not generally my favorite. I did like the close-up battle screens, and the interface kept things moving at a pretty good pace.
As strategy war-sim games go, this one's pretty darn good. There is a wide variety of actual campaigns to play through, each with its own twists and quirks. The graphics were reasonably impressive, and the sound lacked little. I enjoyed the combat system; however, it takes forever to maneuver your forces into any kind of an interesting position. It was slow-paced and sleep-inducing at times, but otherwise very brainy and challenging...the way war sims should be.
Panzer General is a type of game that the 3DO has been needing for some time. It is very similar in style to Military Madness but with a more realistic bent. Overall, the graphics are about average. but I kind of wish that the battle scenes looked better. The strategies are sound, but the complex game play had me looking for something simpler. This isn't a game you can simply pick up and play. Panzer General isn't for novices. Its depth and detail are for experts only.
Wow! I had to look through the manuals and really read up to get a good teel for this game. I'd say that even those who like strategy sims might have a tough time. There are a lot of neat features and complex strategy to the point of almost being too hard to get into. The more mundane features, such as graphics and controls, are decent. I would recommend this game only to serious war ragers because its realistic and complex scenarios are tough to handle.
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Panzer General is your basic strategy game: a scheme to conquer the world, lots of planning, and innumerable tedious movements.
The PC-to-3DO translation is decent, but, as with other war strategy games, you have to be more into thinking than playing. The graphics are minimal and repetitious; the mission backgrounds vary, but the same battle scenes crop up in every single fight.
The sound is equally second-rate. The score consists of the same ten bars of classical music repeated over and over until you want to scream. As for control, it's merely satisfactory.
Overall, Panzer General is nothing you couldn't find - and probably enjoy more - in a good board game.
- Keep some troops at conquered cities. The previous occupants may return.
- Blow away enemy artillery before you attack cities.
In this World War II strategy war game, it's 1939, and you're a German general. Fresh from conquering Poland, it's your job to command more than 350 types of troop units and vehicles in order to conquer the rest of Europe. The visuals incorporate actual World War II combat photography and footage, highlighted by CD-quality sound and explosive sound effects. There are also 35 individual scenarios playable from either the Allied or Axis side.
You play a German general in command of a division of panzer tanks. Smash through Poland and into the northeastern region of Europe. If you're successful, maybe your superiors will let you move your troops into North Africa and possibly England and America, so keep your wits about you! This is an amazing strategic simulator. Easy to use with lots of depth; you have up to 350 different types of units at your command. Panzer General is a must for strategy fans.
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