Re Polonthi's comments I am on your side Doom. The game lives up to amy reasonable expectation. Better than most in fact.
Well I guess I'm going to have to beg to differ
I'll post something about Naval Battles later on as it's a total disaster.
So far it's the first game I played that doesn't give me any feel of being related to WW2 besides as you said it has the looks... and beautiful are those. Maybe it's just an AI problem but it is sold with an AI and it's far from living to any expectation.
I thought the comments of this game to be played against players to be good would be right but even so the naval design doesn't make that possible.
Again I'm sorry if my comments hurt anyone but you really need to read a full account of WW2 to understand that.
Now if the idea was just to do a fun, fast pace game loosely related to WW2 but without any intend to simulate any part of it then it needs to be advertised as such. Please read Matrix description to see that it is not.
But despite any claims or disclaimers made to the contrary we are looking at a WWII simulation here. Great effort (largely successful and mostly accurate)has been made to recreate the historical OOB, geopolitical conditions, interactions of units, and even weather. It may be lighter less detailed simulattion than perhaps World In Flames or the like but a simulation it is.
If it walks, quacks, and sheds water like a duck it it is at least a simulation of a duck...
I couldn't have make a better comment
BTW I haven't mentioned this (usually I look at things needing fixing) but I congratulate you on how well weather is simulated in ToF....
Yes that is gorgeous indeed.
Overall this is also too bad as this game is absolutely gorgeous. From the maps, the counters, the weather, the details, the ships and with a bit more depth this would be a total winner. Everything is there to make this game THE best simulation of WW2 on a strategic level ever.
It's fast enough to play the full war, it's detailed enough to be able to do tactics and not only strategies.
I was so excited starting to play, thought that Germany against the AI was too strong but ok not a first. Then when I started playing the Allies and USSR I started to see the flaws.