ORIGINAL: Joe D.
Pocus, enthusiastic or not, Wargamer was much kinder than some of the player reviews I read on Gamespot; apparently these guys were expecting some type of tactical/1st person shooter.
Pessimistic, aren't you?
The 5 Gamespot Users reviews:
It's a game for the history wargame lovers, pure and simple Continue »
Thinker's game, not a click-fest. Be careful tho, you might actually learn something while doing something you enjoy! Continue »
strategists and histiricists must / arcadists nightmare Continue »
A History Turn Based,is it worth your money? Continue »
Very disappointing. Not many strategic options, bad interface. Continue »
Well, 2 bad reviews from guys who were expecting some kind of RTS click-fest, and 3 gorgeous reviews from experienced wargamers. That's ok for us!
The Gamespot review is... well, you know... Gamespot like! but if you read the conclusion, it says:
" Ageod made only a handful of concessions in what is essentially just another hardcore military wargame made for genre enthusiasts. Birth of America has all the necessary elements working under its hood, including a terrific implementation of weather and terrain and a hearty AI that keeps you on your toes."
From a wargamer point of view, it could have been worse...
Appearance wise, BoA has a great look to it, but I still have to understand Euro-English to read the manual.
The first manual had been written by a bunch of mad frogs but where did you buy your copy? The manual was fixed monthes ago by our US betatesters and publishers. (You can also get an updated version of the manual from the AGEOD website).