Valor and Victory has a superbly easy interface, is great fun, and is not a Lock n Load lite. Doesn't play like it at all.
Plays close enough to Squad Leader to be worth the mention. Is not as close as Tigers on the Hunt is. I think Tigers on the Hunt remains the ASL fix if you are obsessive enough. Even without hexside terrain and multi-story, Tigers on the Hunt still rules the ASL fix. Although I prefer to call it a Squad Leader fix.
I have Lock n Load Tactical Digital as well as its earlier incarnation of Heroes of Stalingrad. I still haven't really mastered the interface. I'm working on that. I'm sure it's a good game. Idf the interface was on par with Valor and Victory, I'd be too busy playing it to be on a forum right now.
The Tigers on the Hunt interface is a real dog, but, once you figure it out, all is well. I'm hoping Lock n Load Tactical Digital is the same.
But it is worth mention, Valor and Victory has no real learning curve.
I'm glad it was only 25 bucks here for me. It's been a tight month for cash :)
I think the game is ok at 25, I'd have paid 35 just as easily. Likely 45 too.
Loving the map size. Loving the unit density, ok with it not having a gazillion unit variations.
I like that the scenario creator is amazingly easy to use.
Not worried it doesn't have a map editor on launch.
Confident the game will get more DLC.
I rather like waking, finishing the usual internet activities and playing out a game in mere minutes and not days or weeks or months. It's a nice change.
It's a game, it's supposed to be fun, not accounting. I am not an owner of War in the East 2. I have the first, I have yet to dive in to it. Maybe next life time.
Wargame, 05% of the time.
Play with Barbies 05% of the time.
Play with Legos 10% of the time.
Build models 20% of the time
Shopping 60% of the time.
Exlains why I buy em more than I play em.