From: Cornwall, UK
Anyone with Point of Attack 2? How would you compare the two products?
PoA2 is a flawed, but extraordinarily detailed simulation. Something that really needs a 3 gig processor while having graphics not a lot better than Tac-Ops would have to be. It is NOT a "game", and is barely playable as one. Many took up the challenge thinking they would enjoy that level of detail (I confess I was one) only to find they just couldn't play it, and that includes many well(ish) known community types you would generally consider "hardcore".
Flashpoint Germany is a very playable (and in my limited experience, entertaining) wargame, not a simulation. It's also one, like Tin Soldiers, that I would strongly recommend to newcomers to the genre.
A better comparison for FG would be the HPS "Modern Campaigns" Cold War games (larger scale, more complex in some ways, but actually simpler in others). A better comparison for PoA2 would be TacOps and Shrapnel/ProSim's Armoured Task Force (and Raging Tiger). ATF (I don't have Raging Tiger yet) is IMHO easily the most playable, while retaining the realism.
< Message edited by Hertston -- 1/26/2005 7:37:45 PM >