IMG Reviews Hearts of Iron 2: Doomsday
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Posted 24 October 2006 - 02:37 PM
IMG has posted a review of Virtual Programming's Hearts of Iron 2: Doomsday. Here's a clip from the review:
HOI2 covers the years of WWII up to 1947 and the “winner” of the game is determined at that point by which forces (Allied, Axis, Comintern) have the most victory points, determined by the number of valuable provinces controlled by each power. The game is played mainly on a global map, accurate for the time period. Military groups are given orders and moved around the map similar to a game of Risk beefed up on illegal steroids. The gamer controls all manner of military units (almost literally ALL possible units) present in that era. Units are named according to their nation and the gamer can control around 20 nations involved in the conflict. Gamers can try their hand with one of the major players, such as Germany or the U.K.; they can take a still important, but less resource heavy role like Canada (I got dinged for downplaying the role of the butt-kickin’ Canucks in my last review… not so this time!); or they can be minimally involved as Argentina or Brazil.To check out the full review, follow the link below.
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Posted 24 October 2006 - 05:33 PM
I especially like the following excerpt.
... is as massive a simulation game as WWII was a big freakin’ actual war. The game is a beast both in terms of data and accuracy, and in the amount of dedication and time required to play it. However, for those with the simulation itch or for those who simply love history, there aren’t many more exhilarating experiences than HOI2.
I'll of course add my .02 worth shortly.
"There is no end to sorrow." ---Van Gogh
Posted 24 October 2006 - 07:06 PM
Well, glad to hear I passed the initial muster. I still wait nervously for the full breakdown.