I actually have both games, purchased a while back but never got into them. Now I have more time and wver the next few months I would like to focus on one game.
Anyone have thoughts on what the enjoy more, the differences, pros/cons of each?
In my eyes WITE aand WITW have the best game design. This is simple number 1.
BUT as much as I love the game design of WitW I throughly believe that the scale is off. I know the did this because they wanted to merge WitW and WITE into one big WW2 game. Since WITE2 is so long in the oven, I really don't know if this ever will happen. The air game in WitW is simply the best, but because of the big scale land war is boring to me. It's a shame.
Regarding TOAW IV. It has in my eyes the second best design AND you simply can play the whole war, eastern front or western front or meditarranean front, in large or small scale PLUS several other conflicts throughout history.
I think TOAW has a good design and really delivers in variety, whereas WitW ist just this timespan in very thorough detail. You have to decide which one is more important to you.
i have both plus WitE and WitP. i couldn't pick just one to play. all are top notch and enjoy all of them.
good luck picking one.
I read that TOAW sometimes doesn't do a good job accurately / realistically simulating conflicts. But then most of what I read is that people love it. Any thoughts?
TOAW is just a tool for a variety of conflicts, of course it has its shortcomings, but there will always be compromises in game design that some people won't like. Neither game is perfect.
(I believe you mean this: http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=4275917 This problem is fixed since TOAW II)
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