Product Type: Deepsilver Xbox 360 games
Newest Review: ... some of the storylines for the three 'races' you will play but there is kind of where any brain work stops. My main qualm with the game is... more
Member Name: Grummy
Warhammer: Battle March (Xbox 360)
Advantages: Ummmmm......it'd make an interesting place mat for your tea cup?
Disadvantages: How long do you have? Lets just say everything.
To being, I'd just like to say that this is my own work that I originally posted on Love Film and I am now reproducing it over here for the benefit of the community. I hope you all find it useful :)
I knew what to expect coming into this game. I'd played both Shadow of the Horned Rat and Dark Omen back on the PS1, and this game is just an update on those. However, update does not mean better. The controls are needlessly complex. Considering they were designed to be used in midflow rather than freezing the game and making your choices, the shere complexity is the antithesis of this purpose. However they are not unfathomable, and once you have an idea, they are serviceable, if still very clunky. In between battles where you can improve units etc is actually very nicely set out, very simple to use and understand, however that is about the only user firendly part of this game.
Its major flaw is that it is so damn slow that you get incredibly bored just waiting for your units to plod back and forth across the map, often quite aimlessly.
The difficulty is quite erratic. On my 2nd missions as chaos I had focussed on beefing up my units with best wepaons and armour, and getting al lotehr upgrades I could afford for them, and they proved to be fairly adept quite early on, but all that preperations was lade to waste when my commander was killed fighting an enemy commander. Annihilated would be more the correct word. Thesee duels between comanders are meant to be quite even and give you a chance to man manage your hero in the fight. My commander entered the duel and immediately was cut down by half health, 2 hits later he was dead. I hadn't even had time to fathom what was happening. The distinct lack of tool tips when you hover over icons makes things infinitely harder than they should be. You NEED to know every single ability you have at your command immediately. Not in any way user friendly. 2 battles in you are still getting to grips with the game and they throw something that ridiculous at you. I turned the damn thing off in disgust. I went back and continued playing later , got past that section after 3 more tries, all the while my interest was draining away. Continually slow, the battles are poorly animated, the units all look too samey meaning you can't identify between them. The whole thing was a giant mess. Il give it until the end of the chapter Im on before I decide whether or not to send this back, but so far, this game is a disaster. Seriously, they should just cut their losses on this thing and rebuild the game from the ground up, use the new Dawn of War 2 engine perhaps, or even the engine from Dawn of War 1, anything but this.
Summary: In a nutshell, unless you played the old games on Playstation 1 and loved them, I'd stay well away