This game reminds me of Panzer General, but on a larger world wide scale. You build your forces up, research, and away you go to global dominiation in a World War II style.
The best thing I like about this game, is unlike other WWII style games, this one is probably the most accurate with events and dates. Even smaller events were added with great detail. For example, when Russia attacked Finland, the dates were exact, from date of war declaired to date of peace. (At least for me anyway.) It also give's you opitions to avoid war altogether.
Some improvements need to be made however... I couldn't get the tutorial to work, which can be a pain since I'm still figuring a few things out. The Music, I think was the most annoying, it should be switched to some classical. Throw some Motzart, or Behtoven in there, anything but what they have. Finally, the price is also a big complaint, it's a bit pricey, but if you love Panzer General, and wanted that game to be a Global version, this game may be worth the price tag.
This is a great Combine mod, with the player as simply N0.42, (Now that is an important number!), on a mission to kill the peoples champion, G. Freeman.
The start is nicely epic, (a Combine theme ride for the kids at Disney?), as we see number 42 processed.
His combat suit is not like the other units, so we know he is a special Combine agent.
Base layout and combat is great fun and a bit of a challenge at times, especially when the familiar rebels shout, “Combine!” and I realise that’s me!
Having to fight your way out of your own Citadel is a bit rich but there was a pleasant airboat ride in those lovely, zombie infested sewers to follow! I chose slow and gunning the second time around as my health suffered in a couple of them dark room puzzles if I was fast and reckless!
A disguised Combine chopper in enemy hands was at the start of a frustrating jump, which I failed to make continuously the first time around. The later attempt was successful at the third try!
A quick bit of “Ravenholm” style trouble led to a new, but decrepit, jeep to drive and a shiny sniper rifle. The highlight of this game was this driving and sniping road trip in a very effective storm. Great sound and visuals made it very atmospheric and the sniper scopes view was just right for taking out those pesky rebels.
Ending at the seaside the next day, because it was now sunny, I let loose some manhacks and had a ball with that Combine gun emplacement. Rebels blowing up and flying all over the place!
Then I was shelved by the G-man!
A mod of good length and great fun, I’d play just for the storm section!
Graphics are nice, wish older computers can handle it (So I could play it at my school :D) the atmosphere is really scary especially with DOF (Depth of field) on, it makes everything so realistic! Keep up with the new haunt games and maybe do some fixing while making new versions. 0.9 is scary but 1.0 is scarier!