Battleplan: American Civil War PC

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  1. PC PowerPlay
    Nov 1, 2014
    70
    Quick and easy, with some wonderful depth of maneuver. [Nov 2014, p.63]
  2. Aug 6, 2014
    70
    The basic strategy element of Battleplan: American Civil War relies on one core mechanic, that of runners who influence how orders are delivered to units, and it fails to accurately represent many other elements that determined the outcome of an engagement.
  3. Jul 15, 2014
    64
    There is talk of a future patch that will allow players to slow the game down, but it’s the game that is on offer today that I’m being tasked to judge. As it stands, there is enough here to keep it afloat, but it is only a token victory.
  4. Jul 14, 2014
    50
    Battleplan is too shallow and too invested in the novelty of its ideas, lacking the depth to ever back them up. With a little more effort put into presentation and a lot more variety on display it could've been unique. As it stands, it's just forgettable.
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  1. Aug 14, 2014
    10
    this has truly been one of my favorite games, with a total war mixed total war concept and its real depictions of strategies actually usedthis has truly been one of my favorite games, with a total war mixed total war concept and its real depictions of strategies actually used during the civil war can give history lovers a great surprise Expand
  2. Sep 12, 2014
    4
    Battleplan: American Civil War offers up a clean and simple, quick and easy series of strategy contest. While it's ostensibly based on theBattleplan: American Civil War offers up a clean and simple, quick and easy series of strategy contest. While it's ostensibly based on the American Civil War, it could just as easily be World War I, The Thirty Years War or Alexander in Persia given the level of abstraction in the game play. This chess board quality is accentuated by the representation of units as slithering lines of tiny cubes and the minimalist landscapes. In fact as I played it, the one game that it reminded me of more than any other was the old Perfect General game from the halcyon days of DOS gaming, only quite a bit simpler. As a ten to twenty minute iOS game, it's cute and fun. As an American Civil War strategy game on the PC, it's not. Expand