Review: History Channel: Bull Run
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What is Really Missing from this Game?
There is only one thing lacking that
is not making this what I would call a classic wargame: a
multiplayer component. I dont know if a multiplayer
component was ever considered for the game, or if it was started
and just not considered feasible, or if the budget constraints
kept it from being completed, but if an add-on to the game
added multiplayer support for say ten to fifteen dollars
I would probably go out and buy it.
This game would really play well in
multiplayer. In reality, this could turn into a really good
eight person multiplayer game, with each side given tasks
and missions to perform. I could easily see this becoming
a really popular multiplayer game, either as a one vs. one
game or as a multiple player per side game.
But alas there is no multiplayer component
to the game. This and this alone is the biggest glaring negative
that I have found in the game. There are some smaller ones
of course but if I had to point out the only show stopper
in the game it has to be the lack of a multiplayer component.
Overall Opinions and Recommendations
There are few games out there that
are as enjoyable as Bull Run at twice its price. Calling this
game a bargain title is probably an insult to the game. I
call this game a bargain period. If they charged ten bucks
more for the game I would recommend it. Twenty bucks is nothing
for the gameplay and the enjoyability you will get from this
Seriously, if you are a student or
a fan of the Civil War and want to try your hand at ending
the war quickly (as the Union expected if they had routed
the rebels) this is the game for you. Only one game has come
close to equaling THC: Bull Run and that one was created by
the legendary Sid Meier. I suspect that he probably doesnt
mind the comparison; it is that good.
I was late in getting this review
in partially because I lost the original disk for the game.
I went out and purchased a copy of the game for the review.
It has been among the best 20 dollars I have spent.
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