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Tom Clancy's Endwar is a hugely underrated game, especially at the prices you can pay for it now. This is one of the few games that keeps me coming back again and again, Yes its true that it has some flaws, the single player campaign is repetitive and the ambitious but limited online conflict is difficult to get excited about but forget all that.
The voice control is sensational. Sitting in front of my PS3 and only using one button to control and entire strategy game is unbelievable, Commands are easy to remember and straightforward. The pickup is accurate and rarely misses. I'm willing to forgive the simple 'A beats B beats C beats A' combat structure relationship between unit types for the sheer satisfaction of saying "Unit 3 capture objective Alpha"... and then watching it happen.
Throughout the campaign (which is the only game mode I still play) credits can be earned to buy upgrades which adds replay value trying different combinations of one of the three available factions.
This is definitely a game i would recommend but you must use a quality headset, I use a plug in USB mic with noise cancelling and it delivers a smooth game with no annoying mistakes.
I had heard good things of this game, and was a fan of the voice control of SOCOM in PS2 days, so I got hold of a copy and a headset.
Set in World War III you are cast as the commander of troops in the battlefield, and you must encounter different scenarios to progress with the storyline.
The storyline seemed to be just a way to tie together different versions of the same scenario. You start in one area and must proceed to different points to secure certain locations or destroy the enemy troops.
While the premise of using a microphone to command your troops is novel and intriguing, it wasn't implemented that well. Not only did the voice recognition system commonly misunderstand me, but the actual phrases to control a team are pretty long winded. This left me using the gamepad a lot more that I felt I should for a voice command game.
Nevertheless I had a good go at the game on normal difficulty, and after the first couple missions I found the number of units I had to control completely swamped me. I'm sure there are people who enjoy the chaos of controlling 10 different units against enemies who are pretty tough, however I found it disheartening.
Each unit has strong and weak points. Tanks are good against foot soldiers, but weak to helicopters etc. I found it difficult to remember in the heat of battle which unit to send against which enemy unit.
Overall I found this a very tough game, which I quickly gave up playing.
A complete diversion from the usual Tom Clancy games, End War is the first war game to feature voice control. Which is great if you can afford the headset.
So I tried playing it with my controller at first, and got utterly annihlated. Didn't even stand a chance. Despite practice, I still am rubbish at this game, even upon purchasing a microphone, and I just wonder whether this game is too hard for those people that don't sit around playing Warhammer. I have no concept of war tactics and so I have really struggles with this game.
Also, the game is set in World War III between three countries, yet no matter which country you choose the game seems to play pretty much the same. It would have been cool if each country had it's own strengths, or there were different storyline twists depending on who you played with. Instead, once you have finished the game with one country there is no real incentive to pick up your remote (or headset) and play it again with someone else. So for me, this was a real waste of money. I wouldn't recommend it.
I borrowed this game from a friend while he went on holiday. I have to say it is great but not really my type of game. The game is still good and I love the voice control. The game has lots of other great features but I found it got repetitive and boring after awhile.
The graphics are very good and look impressive on a HDTV. The game has no slowdown and runs very smoothly. The game's controls are quite hard and I had to constantly refer to the manual to play the game.
It is 2020 and resources are running out, every nation must fight for themselves. The tensions between Russia, Europe and the USA are at a breaking point, finally, they smash and you will fight for your area trying to win the war.
The voice control works really well and the game understood what I said everytime.
The game is very hard, I can hardly get past the first parts of the story and I gave up after awhile. This definately not for the casual gamer.
The game also lasts along time which is great, as it is great value for money. The game also has a great online mode with no lag providing more replay value.
This game is great but very hard and a must buy for TC fans.
Set on the battlefields of World War III, Tom Clancy's EndWar has been built from the ground up as a revolutionary war strategy game solely for next-generation consoles.