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Overall opinions and recommendations

I have to say that this game has caused more lost work than any other game since the original Panzer General came out. If you ask me to put my finger on one specific reason that this game draws my attention I couldn’t tell you. I have games with better graphics, with fewer bugs, games that ‘should’ hold my attention but few have done that like this game has.

I can’t seem to help myself when I play the game. This is the perfect game to play when you are sick and just can’t bring yourself to fire up IL2:FB or even Silent Hunter III. In a way it is a shame that many people will not play this fine game. As far as wargames go, this has to rank in the top tier of games ever made. This is no faint praise, I reserve this tier for such massive time wasters as Panzer General, Steel Panthers, and Combat Mission.

The game is a wonderful combination of simplicity and complexity. Looking at the game you get a throwback to the days when a simple sprite of something blowing up would fill you with glee. At the same time you realize that at its core this is a highly complicated game that requires you to keep track of literally hundreds of different things to be successful. Ultimately this is a game that requires patience. This is not a quick game, not one that can be completed in a night, or a weekend, or even a couple of months. The game delivers on a huge amount of gameplay and very few people who have chunked out the seventy bucks to play the game have had any regrets over doing so.

I highly recommend this game if you are a wargaming fan and a Pacific War fan in general. The virtual Nimitz in all of us is calling and War in the Pacific answers the call, in spades and diamonds.


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    • Dell Dimension 4600
    • Pentium 4, 2.8 GHz (HT)
    • 1GB 400MHz DDR RAM
    • 80 GB Ultra ATA 100 HD
    • NVIDIA 6600 GT video card
    • Creative Audigy 2 sound card
  • Broadband cable connection for online play

 


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