Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings
Jan 6, 2015The game is extremely complex and not for everyone. It is also not well explained, and you have to do a lot of work (spend time on the forums)The game is extremely complex and not for everyone. It is also not well explained, and you have to do a lot of work (spend time on the forums) to understand everything that is happening. That being said, it is a wonderful simulation of the entire War in the Pacific. There is nothing else like it. You are responsible for everything: forming convoys, shipping supplies, training units, building airfields, allocating resources .. everything. I love this game. If it had adequate documentation, it would be a 10.… Full Review »
Jul 21, 2011I am an addict for war games - just love them. So despite the pricetag ($90), just recently I purchased a copy of War in the Pacific -I am an addict for war games - just love them. So despite the pricetag ($90), just recently I purchased a copy of War in the Pacific - Admiral's Edition, by Matrix Games.
Matrix Games have added a new dimension to gaming - you have to work out what to do and how to do it. They provide an ingenious little tease in the Game Manual about a Tutorial.
However, it does not exist. When you contact the Helpdesk they bounce you over to a general Forum where you have got to find out about it yourself.
The same thing happened on my second query to the Helpdesk - bounced to the Forum. Oh, by the way, the forum is defined as an "unofficial" help forum - so what you find there may not be accurate. It at least means that Matrix Games can get out of any liability for information gained there. Given the behaviour of their Helpdesk it appears to be Matrix Games' policy to block any Helpdesk question by bouncing it over to the Forum - that way they have no liability.
Quite cute Matrix - no wonder War in the Pacific - Admiral's Edition is clunky, bug ridden and looks like a relic from the past. You clearly keep your customer' at more than arms length.… Full Review »