From: Juneau, Alaska
I know, but I can't help thinking that 103$ for a game is much, so it has to be a great game.
I'm thinking and reading :) and I will decide soon.
Before purchasing WITE, with the exception of a brief foray into Steel Panthers, I hadn't played a turn based wargame in 25 years. I usually prefer "real time" games and have been a huge fan of all the iterations of the Close Combat series and more recently Battle for the Bulge. I've gotta say, WITE is a wildly addictive, engrossing, fun game and even tho it's expensive, it represents great value since you'll find yourself playing and planning for hours on end. Heck, during one game, when I was having a particularly tense and challenging time isolating LGrad before winter, I ended up staying awake all night as I obsessively drove my pixeltruppen to near collapse (and it was during the week, when I had a hellishly busy day planned at work - not good!). I hadn't stayed up all night like that since my partying college days many years ago. As far as the game's depth, it's designed well enough that you can choose to delve into those depths or not - either way it's highly playable. And man, the level of support from the devlopers in tweaking the game and constantly trying to improve it is pretty amazing as well.
Buy it - I doubt you'll regret it!