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Average User Score: tbdApr 27, 2014I recommend this game for all Cold War history fans or Board Games players.
It plays like a board game and goes slowly, also interface andI recommend this game for all Cold War history fans or Board Games players.
It plays like a board game and goes slowly, also interface and graphics are not the best possible.
That been said, this game is the best effort I have ever seen to create a serious and deep strategy game about cold war. It leaves nothing from the period and the events out. Secret Agents, Cold War heroes, Arms Race, Space Race, the need for oil, need for money, Military dictatorships…
Gameplay is pretty original in many parts of the game. To give an example: When you place an agent in a country is invisible to the enemy and safe. The longer he stays there he improves his operational ability (in sabotages, assassinations, starting a revolution etc), but also the longer he stays the more possible it gets to be uncovered and a target. Also if another agent is arrested in the country or in another country that is a member of his spy network (big spy networks are more powerful and more in danger to collapse the same time), he might reveal the presence of all his fellow agents in the country (better research fast a suicide tooth in order to help your agents not to break under torture).
Since every agent is a person with certain skills, loyalty and morale, they don’t like to be left exposed. So after an assassination or arrest attempt or if somebody from the network is arrested or dead, they expect from you to protect them and if you don’t bad things can happen (they even might change sides to save their life).
The above is only a small part of the gameplay of a complex game about all aspects of the cold war. So you better see the tutorial and read the manual if you want to win.
For me another huge plus of the game is that it has lot of humor. All the Spy Gadgets Research part is hilarious! Also there are many random events that never happened but could have been real.
For the end I left the best part which is the Heroes. In this game you get to use Che or to assassinate Fidel Castro, the Pope and the Queen of England!… Expand
Average User Score: 6.0Aug 20, 2013I have been playing WBM since its first release in 2004.
I love this type of game, Old School Sport Sims. I have played text based sims fromI have been playing WBM since its first release in 2004.
I love this type of game, Old School Sport Sims. I have played text based sims from years back and I love the Championship and Football Manager series. WBM is of course an indie game and has a low budget compared to CM and FM. But has one thing in favor. Basketball! This is by far the best sport for a statistical manager game.
Unlike football and most other sports, in Basketball, statistics play a crucial role. By reading the statistics in WBM (and the game uses the same statistics that real life basketball coaches use), you can clearly see why you lost or won a match, and this allows you to understand the game and improve the way you play.
In a soccer manager in the other hand you can lose a game with 70-30 ball possession, 12-1 corners etc and have no clue what you did wrong!
Undoubtedly the best part of WBM is the match simulation and the challenging CPU A.I. Watch out cause CPU managers will really try to find the best line up and defense, offence orders to counter your plans! Depending of course on how good they are in coaching.
Another part of the game I really enjoy is that I can make a basketball career around the world. If I get tired from the pressure and constant matches of NBA, I can take a job offer from Spain, Japan or Angola to have a new challenge in my career.
In my opinion WBM is currently the best Basketball manager in the market and you should give it a try. The new “WBM Tycoon” allows you to be the club owner so check this out also.… Expand