From: Bedfordshire UK
Basic OP comment is true, development on this game has stopped, which is a great shame, because it has the potential to be one of the all time great games.
Getting the game to work has always been the problem, I have never failed to get it started in all its versions, but it has sometimes been a difficult procedure with many re-starts.
I have always played against the AI and it has delivered a good game, I have adjusted and modded to get the best out of it and used personal house rules and F12 to keep a balance.
In the present game the AI British were useless in North Africa (Italy alone was pushing forward), Soviets hesitant on the East Front and I thought I was closing in for the kill, war nearly over in 1941. Several turns back I had changed the AI Soviets to advantage as things seemed to be too easy, beginning to regret that, when the AI feels strong it changes character.
Closed a big pocket between Smolensk and Moscow, destroyed a large number of Soviet Tank Corps, the AI was piling Infantry divisions around Moscow, but why no new Tank units !!!!. Answer came several turns later, Tank divisions are appearing on the flanks, I am closing in on Moscow, but by the time I have cut through the Infantry Divisions the rest of the front will have collapsed.
It's late summer, I might take Moscow, but could lose everything else, as pressure is building and the line is giving way (once pushed out of entrenchment, it is difficult to hold), so do I completely change strategy, give up the advance and retrench. I am rebuilding units in Poland and France, but they are quickly getting minced again in Russia. I had air superiority, but now the Soviet air-force has reappeared in strength and British air attacks are keeping most of my fighters on the Channel coast.
The AI British have come alive in North Africa, even though Malta has just fallen and I have Cyprus, my Italian front East of El Alamein is now looking shaky.
People keep saying the AI is useless, but use the settings and preferences and it can surprise you.
This is a great game and deserves better.
< Message edited by Rasputitsa -- 6/28/2014 3:02:36 PM >
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