Mixed or average reviews- based on 21 Ratings
Sep 2, 2013First and foremost, this is a fun game! It's got all the best and worst features of the very best games in turn base strategy genre. By this I mean that, in most cases, you need a good strategy instead of brute force to win the mission but that, alas and once more, it is based on how the AI was programmed rather than on good solid logic. For example, you can't see an enemy plane in a cloud but it can see you and will always manage to stay in longer than you ever could and will always come out in a position to do you harm. Well... I'm sorry but although it is true that a plane in a cloud can't be seen it is also true that that plane pilot can't see either. One could say that this was done because the player can always see the AI's planes outside of clouds even if his plane is in the cloud. It would be true safe from the fact that the AI's planes always move as if it still sees it's opponent plane inside the cloud. That's where, for me, it lost a point. As for the other minus, it's related to the repetitious nature of the missions and thus the lack of re-playability value safe for the fact that there are four different countries to try, each with a different initial bonus. This does not however detracts from the originality and addictiveness of this game. If, like me, you're a fan of turn base games then, by all means, get this one.… Full Review »
Jan 18, 2014Amusing game that unfortunately falls short of the mark set by previous Sid Meier games as the iPad-crowd induced simplicity its ugly head at every possible turn to annoy true PC gamers.
The first time you play it, you'll most likely be highly amused as you learn the ropes but the second time it'll feel unrewarding and you'll all have seen it before. The game would have benefitted from a more elaborate world map, larger fights and better graphics. A shame because it gets the turn based combat just right and that's not easy to do.… Full Review »