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  • Summary: In Battle Academy 2, players will be able to take command of Soviet and German forces at the tactical level. While this sequel includes everything that made the previous game so absorbing and accessible, it also introduces new features for a deeper and richer strategy experience. With moreIn Battle Academy 2, players will be able to take command of Soviet and German forces at the tactical level. While this sequel includes everything that made the previous game so absorbing and accessible, it also introduces new features for a deeper and richer strategy experience. With more than 130 units, a brand new skirmish mode, random map generator, 4 single players campaigns, versus and cooperative multiplayer modes and enhanced with new tactical tools, players are bound to fight some unforgettable battles in Mother Russia. Expand
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 90
    While it shares a significant amount of DNA with the first game, the clever maps, huge unit roster, and brilliant skirmish generator make Battle Academy 2 one of the most entertaining tactical-level wargames on the market today. It’s war without the snore. Don’t miss it.
  2. Sep 17, 2014
    80
    Battle Academy 2 won't be for everyone. It's not a very attractive game, and the presentation can sometimes leave a little to be desired.
  3. Oct 9, 2014
    80
    Battle Academy 2 is a very focused wargame; perfect for anyone willing to strategize without spending hours going through text walls in a manual. The graphical quality could be off-putting, but mechanics and gameplay are top-notch and perfectly sound.
  4. Oct 10, 2014
    80
    Underneath the high entry price and the bad graphics, there's a very good and deep strategy game.
  5. Sep 19, 2014
    70
    The best feature of the entire experience is the skirmish mode and the way it allows players to customize the coming battle to their expectations.
  6. Dec 1, 2014
    60
    It's really accessible, and that's a good thing, but for strategy veterans it won't go deep enough on the strategic and management aspects.
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  1. Nov 3, 2014
    8
    Superb tactical war-gaming experience that is hampers by a (sometimes) clunky UI. The fully rotatable and scale-able 3D map is a big sellingSuperb tactical war-gaming experience that is hampers by a (sometimes) clunky UI. The fully rotatable and scale-able 3D map is a big selling point of the game, but is not the most efficient way to interact with the units. Units are sometimes hard to see/select in the 3D view, as are destination square. The less flashy, top down view is much more useful.

    Secondly minor annoyance is that it's easier than it should be to inadvertently select an action while trying to select another unit. Again, the top-down view helps solve this.

    Finally, the line-of-sight (LOS) is not always intuitive, not to me anyway. I constantly wish for a LOS tool that will display LOS for any selected square, not just the LOS for a selected unit.

    In all, a highly recommended game with very addictive game play. If this is your genre, BA2 is worth the crazy price tag.
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