From: The Divided Nations of Earth
ORIGINAL: Matti Kuokkanen
ORIGINAL: Gary Childress
Well, I pulled the trigger and purchased Commander Europe at War.
Meh... To me it looks like Advanced Tactics. Okay you wargamers with no life... tell me all the differences between CEAW, AT, TOAOW3, and other similar games you have played. Which ones you like best, and why?
I MIGHT get some more gaming time in near future, and decent operational level wargame might make it to my gaming list... but I have eye for other games as well, like Civilization IV
I still like Civ III MUCH, MUCH better than Civ IV. It's a lot easier to mod (unless you happen to be a programmer) and it's easier to make custom graphics for (unless you happen to own a high end $3000 graphics program like 3DSmax). Civ IV is like Disney/Priates of Penzance meet Sid Meier.
CEAW reminds me a lot of HOI2 or GG's WaW, except with hexes instead of provinces (which I think is a much better system of movement). Also I think the unit graphics are more apealing than those of HOI. The only thing HOI has which might be a little better is their economic system and the fact that you can start out in 1936 instead of on the eve of war. Other than that, overall I prefer CEAW well over HOI. Much better game I think.