Product Type: Deepsilver Xbox 360 games
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Warhammer: Battle March (Xbox 360)
Member Name: Dellie
Warhammer: Battle March (Xbox 360)
Advantages: Good storyline research.
Disadvantages: Poor thought into actual gameplay, graphics. well everything
This is a review for Warhammer: Battle March for the Xbox 360.
I have beena long time fan of the Warhammer table top wargame and was quite excited to find this game for sale. I have played a few games derived from table top and collectable card game and although they were not always accurate, they weren't bad games in their own right.
Unfortunately Warhammer: Battle March doesn't really hold it's own as a game, more of a less deeded collectable for die hard fans.
It is very apparant Deepsilver have looked into the game quite extensively and have tried to replicate the table top experience into the game and have even taken 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 the overly complex controls. Almost every action aside from changing the camera angle seems to require you to press some configuration of buttons which I quite frankly totally forgot after switching the game off. Even taking any kind of mastership over my troops seemed impossible unless I sat the training exercises first, not so bad if this alone took around 20 mins of my time.
Once you have 'graduated' from the tutorial and you have chosen to either lead The Empire, Orcs and Goblins or The Hordes Of Chaos into battle you really start to get a feel that common sense was left at the door. I origionally started with The Orcs and Goblins as this is who I used to you in the table top game and was dissapointed with the clarity of the graphics. The whole game seemed too dark to really discern what was what to begin with and to get any form of spacial awareness, I had to pull the camera back which made finding and commanding my ranks even that more difficult, throw the impossible button configurations which have to be made during live play, no pausing battle to pull off these stupid combinations' and the game become less and less enjoyable.
Still I continued, determined to not be beaten and managed to get about half way through a campaign before declaring defeat. By this point you have so many troops on the ground and waves of enemy to defeat that I was compleatly brain fried.
I kept the game for a while after this, still determined to compleat at least one campaign but the thought of having to face the tutorial alone drove me into the arms of another game.
If you have enough IQ to be accepted into MENSA and the dexterity of a small garden imp them you can find this game on Amazon for about £20 or on the high street in shops like Gamestation or HMV for a little bit more, but if you just have a burning, morbid curiosity I would recommend a short term (like over night) renting from somewhere like Blockbusters which will only set you back somewhere in the reigon of £3/4.
Summary: Starting to think it wasn't even put to the game testers.
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