"35 exciting hours of warfare on WWII battlefields"5.0 starson by crazyseal
Pros: Epic scale, friendly in use controls, cinematic camera feature,awesome soundtracks, beatiful cut scenes, addictive multiplayer
Cons: no fog of war, infantry is defenceless
Summary: First off I should say that I find ?Order of War? quite a versatile thing. I mean it will be ok for many types of gamers: newbie in RTS, hardened players and history buffs. I consider myself as an ordinary gamer with interest in shooters, RTSs and WWII. Maybe this is the reason why I love this game: for me it?s a great mixture of tactical RTS peppered with some shooter features. The game is really addictive and fun to play, probably to its dynamism and simplified controls. Still however, developers? simplified approach doesn?t hurt the game?s main distinguishing advantage ? its scale. Yes, the game looks really epic. Graphics is not bad, especially when considering that the game is so huge. The fact that developers also omitted any management and production looks quite justified: no time for management when you?re commanding hundreds or even thousands of units. The atmosphere during such massive scale battles is really epic and impressive: everything is exploding, shooting and cracking but not smoking. I mean there?s no fog of war and this is sad.
Movies between the mission are extremely beautiful, top notch ones. Cinematic camera is the game?s one-of-a-kind feature. Still some scenes captured are senseless, but some really deserve the gamers? attention. This is simply unforgettable feeling to observe through the camera man?s eyes how your units annihilate the enemy because of your brilliant tactics. The game?s soundtracks deserve some extra mentioning: I really wanted to listen to this inspiring music! It?s simply irreproachable. Both missions took nearly 35 hours.
The game offers much space for tactics, there?s no only-one-correct way to pass this or that mission. Then, I?m hungry for the games related to WWII (even though many think that the setting is out of date) and I can state that OOW is historically correct title (except the fog of war, sure). The game?s multiplayer mode is very exciting and gives the chance to play for Russians (I hope they will add some more maps).
Game?s weaknesses: no fog of war (though developers justify this by the game?s tactics concerns) and stupid infantry. I wish they could dig in. I gave this game A and I believe it deserves it, very decent thing.