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Beginner friendly? - 5/5/2013 9:43:45 PM   
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Hi, I´m new to wargames and was wondering if this game is good for beginners.

I have been playing Panzer Corps but I miss having more of a macro-level game and research. I play alot of strategy-games like 4x-games, Total War and Civilization, though I am not very good at them , so I´m not a total beginner to the genre.

Is this game more like those typ of games?

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RE: Beginner friendly? - 5/6/2013 1:53:13 PM   
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I think this is a very good game for anyone that likes turn-based strategy games. It is not hard to learn and as a beginner I think you will have a lot of fun vs the AI. Then for PBEM it is a game that allows you to think more (and click less) than most games, pardon the cliché but this is a game that is easy to learn but hard to master.

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RE: Beginner friendly? - 5/6/2013 8:23:32 PM   
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If you like Grand Strategy, but don't want to be overwhelmed with more detail than is necessary to establish the world conquest feel and fun, then ya this is the right game for that. Ever play Axis and Allies? This games map is similar in scale to A&A Europe and Pacific. It's like combining those two games and putting a better tech and build system into it. And this game is perfect for the once a day PBEM turn. Max number of turns is about 24.

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RE: Beginner friendly? - 5/7/2013 2:30:59 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Three4Flinching

Hi, I´m new to wargames and was wondering if this game is good for beginners.


Unlike a lot of other wargames, this one doesn't require you to oversee hundreds (or thousands in some cases) of combat units. So, in that regard it's a good game for beginners.

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RE: Beginner friendly? - 5/7/2013 2:56:58 PM   
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Thanks for all the info! I´m really thinking about getting this game now. I have never played Axis and Allies or a grand strategy, if 4x games or Civilization does not count as grand strategy. Is a full game "only" 24 turns even if you play against the AI?

How much research and diplomacy is there, does the game play anything like Civ, Total war or a 4x game?
Finally, does it work with Windows 8?

Sorry if my questions are a bit stupide, never played a game like this

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RE: Beginner friendly? - 5/8/2013 1:34:36 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Three4Flinching

Thanks for all the info! I´m really thinking about getting this game now. I have never played Axis and Allies or a grand strategy, if 4x games or Civilization does not count as grand strategy. Is a full game "only" 24 turns even if you play against the AI?

How much research and diplomacy is there, does the game play anything like Civ, Total war or a 4x game?
Finally, does it work with Windows 8?

Sorry if my questions are a bit stupide, never played a game like this



Research plays a large and essential role in A World Divided. Without it you'll eventually be out-classed by your opponents in such fields as ASW, armor, aviation, etc. However, the further ahead you get on research the more you have to expend in R&D to maintain that lead. Being the innovative front runner has a heavy cost. The number of units you have in the field that need upgrade will effect research costs as well.

Diplomacy plays a smaller part than research. You can woo smaller nations to trade with you or lean your way politically. But, as Germany you'll never get hard-wired enemies like the Western Allies or the Soviets to come over to your side through diplomatic charm.

The biggest difference between a game like this and Civilization or Total War is that there isn't much pretty 3-D eye candy. A World Divided is essentially a 2-D game played on computer rendered map board. The map doesn't change every time you start a new game. Also, not all sides begin with an equal chance to win. Time, numbers and resources are against the Axis powers, Germany and Japan as it was historically.

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