I just finished all of the scenarios for Unity of Command plus the two DLCs. I definitely like playing the German side better. the Germans have great armor and armored vehicles; the Russians mostly have lots of infantry and there armor is often weak. While this may be historically accurate (although I think there should have been more T-34 tanks), the Russians just are not as fun to play.
The other thing I noticed was about the scenario difficulty ratings. I love that they exist, but medium and hard don’t always seem accurate. Some of the medium scenarios are pretty easy, some are medium, and some are near impossible, at least for me. The difficult ones might just have been because of turn limits. The hard ones are all involved, but some are much easier than others and are more of a time consuming effort rather than really difficult. However, the hardest scenarios are definitely rated hard. On the other hand, I finished some of the hard ones well within the turn limit.
I never had the opportunity to play multiplayer, but there are network and hot seat options.
In any event, I highly recommend Unity of Command for anyone who likes turn-based war games. I am glad PC gamers are lucky enough to have so many indie developers to bring us some great games from genres that are “old school” or “dead” to the big companies. Support these indie developers, like 2 x 2 Games, if you have the chance.
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Check out Frozen State, a survival, horror RPG set in Siberia. It takes inspiration from Fallout, Stalker, Metro 2033, and other Sci-Fi movies and books. It looks like a top-down RPG like the original Fallout, but with some cool randomly generated environments and conditions.
Another cool game is Void Destroyer, and hybrid RTS and space sim. In this game you can be the commander, directing ships and base building. You also can hop into a ship and dog fight. The cool thing is, if your ship is destroyed you return to the command ship or jump into another ship to continue fighting.
I backed both of these projects and hope they are funded.
As I mentioned a few months ago, I try to tweet things like game sales and quick info I run across because it’s easier and faster than writing a blog post. I’m @bradsernst if you want to follow my tweets. I just tweeted earlier about Origin having an up to 70% off sale on many games until 3/26/13 at 10 AM PDT. Check it out.
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