Gettysburg: Armored Warfare is an online Real Time Strategy / Third Person Shooter hybrid putting players in the middle of an alternate version of the American Civil War. The game feature persistent army progression allowing players to customize their army according to their taste and playing style. Large scale battles, customizable armies, unique gameplay set in against a familiar yet futuristic backdrop are the key elements in this re-creation of the American Civil War.
It just doesn't work. Actual animations came in a later patch (unacceptable), the multiplayer is probably the most broken thing I have ever played, the singleplayer is just confusing as you try and take points but the enemy randomly takes your points. They are way too large for your pathetically low unit count which ends with fights being few and scarce.
Oh and it gets worse, half the units are complete BS. Tanks have no real counter and artillery has no use. The units are implemented simply badly, for an example: the Civil War era cannon is invincible to all infantry. They have no drivers. Literally, no one tugs them around or fires them, they operate exactly like tanks.
Blimps and boats have zero use at all, as they only fight blimps and boats. I have no idea if they can be used as ground units, as blimps are a total mind **** and are confusing enough to fight other blimps with and infantry and tanks never even bother to go anywhere near water. The boats can only kill other boats, no transporting men or taking land.
The infantry gameplay is pathetic, units take multiple shots and when you go and control a unit it feels as if... I don't even have a comparison for the levels of underwhelming this gameplay is. The AI is just atrocious, it seems to just bee line to control points, swarm them and then swarm the next one. No strategy or attempts to fight your men.
Here is something funny with the gameplay (to show how broken and underdeveloped actually controlling a unit is.) On one map there is a fence around the farms on it, you can run across the battlefield and when you get to the fence. Dramatically climb over it as enemies fire? Do you break it down? Do you crawl under? Do you go around? YOU ******* WALK THROUGH IT, YOU DON'T EVEN SLOW DOWN.
This is just skimming the horrible of this game. Besides graphical problems and many many more (not to mention more bugs than I could imagine in a pre alpha), the game might have risen higher but the dev abandoned it.