Making History: The Calm and the Storm Image

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  • Summary: This true grand strategy game places you as the leader of a country where you use your strategic skills to make policy decisions which affect the outcome of world history. Each scenario establishes a historically accurate situation; from there on in history is in your hands. Do you build to a position of strength through industry or military, or can you find an optimum balance of both? Can you trade for needed resources or must you find and take over resource-rich territories? Will a diplomatic treaty strengthen your position, or draw you in to an unwanted conflict? These and many other decisions are yours to make. You may be a statesman, a fighter, a hero, or a scoundrel. Time to get into the Game. [Muzzy Lane Software] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. This game could help give people a better understanding of just how fragile the eco system of war is, giving them a sense of realism that is not found in most other strategy games. Unfortunately it's that same level of realism that might make this game unplayable for other gamers.
  2. Anyone who enjoys Risk type board games needs to buy this game. Muzzy Lane has done a wonderful job of designing a game that is entertaining and easy on the eyes.
  3. Making History is a good addition to any turn-based strategy fan's library.
  4. The gameplay and graphics plus the historical accuracy of the game make this game a good choice for the right kind of gamer.
  5. It won’t make history in the annals of strategy gaming, but Making History is a decent enough diversion for those with an interest in World War II strategy on a global scale.
  6. Despite the steady stream of real historical events, Making History seems strangely outside of history, inhabiting some alternate universe where nations go through the motions, behave erratically or simply do nothing at all. It’s hard to feel immersed in such a situation. And it’s hard to really care.
  7. The game's complex interface (composed primarily of a series of menus) makes it unapproachable to many people. Its slow pace gets exacerbated by the fact that cities can either produce or research, not both.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. Nov 4, 2011
    Signed up just to create a review for this too oft overlooked title. If you love strategy games, it's hard to find anything more perfect than this one. Sure, there are imperfections, but there is so much good here that little things like trade really can be overlooked and the title really does bring a lot to the table.

    Like WW2? Like strategy games? BUY THIS GAME.
  2. Jun 10, 2014
    Uno de los juegos de estrategia más sencillos pero impredecibles que he visto. Aunque puede parecer flojo al principio, de hecho es una de las experiencias de agencia más interesantes sobre la segunda guerra mundial. Ver a Francia invadir todo Rusia, un espectáculo. Comprar sólo en super rebajas. Expand

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