From: Smyrna, Ga, 30080
The Pacific is mis-represented in the minds of many. There are all sorts of battles in the Pacific in WW2, and a host of nations to choose from.
In reality, it is no different from the East Front or the West Front, Italy or North Africa.
WW2 and any war is largely an infantry fight. All the other aspects, armor, artillery, air, Navy, are subservient to the main driving force in war, the infantryman.
And SP, any version, portrays that on a tactical level, better than any game I know, even today.
Currently we are swamped with First Person Shooter games. They are fun, but I prefer a game where I become a low-level commander (platoon-company) and make choices with my single tanks and infantry squads to win the smaller battle.
I've played the bigger ones. I've designed battles for them. I've done the entire battle of Tet (Nam-68) and the entire 1991 offensive, Desert Storm, massive battles, just to mention a few.
They are great. But for overall low-level intensity, this game can't be beat!
And the Pacific offers a myriad of experiences equal to or superior to any other front.
I like 'em all. but the Pacific is my favorite, invasions, infiltration, charges (from both sides), defense, attack, rescue, search and kill, its got them all.
In Arduis Fidelis
Wild Bill Wilder
Independent Game Consultant