Panzer General: Allied Assault [XBox 360 (XBox Live)]

16.16.2009 @ 15:30:40 | Midori  |   français

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A game for my love, bought with the rest of xbox live points (only 800)

Panzer General: Allied Assault

It is an XBox Live game, taking few space on the disk, so I was not expecting much. But graphics is nice, and I laugh when I see the support troops suddenly moving to throw grenades at your enemy.
Grade: 8 / 10

If you are not a Sousa / American Band Marches, try a good CD instead, because though it is nice, after a while it gets annoying.
Grade: 7 / 10

For those who played Memoire 44 / Battlelore / Command and Conquer, the system might appear familiar (though officially it is not linked in any way), anyhow, globally, it is rather simple. Each unit has an attack, defence and HP level, and can move one square each round (some units are limited, no tank in a marsh, for example). If a unit is on one of the four squares touching an enemy, it can attack. The attack is in three parts, with defence shoot resolved exactly in the same way (a unit that reinforced its position shoots first but cannot attack): determine att / def (support included), play one or more cards (costs points), sacrifice one card for its special value. Depending of the final scores of att/def, there are damages or not. Once the player has done everything he wanted / could do, turn is for the console. The map, objectives and base units are determined by the chosen scenario.
Grade: 8.5 / 10

Length / Sidequests
The quantity of scenarios is reasonable and each one can be won on two levels (normal or exceptional victory, in fact), and there is a scenario editor (apparently the only way to play the Axis). I wonder if M$ will offer additional scenarios for a fee ?
Grade: 7.5 / 10

Story / characters
Olivier who is knowledgeable on tanks and on the Second World War, thinks that characteristics and scenarios respects rather well historical veracity, within the limits imposed by such a game.
Grade: 8 / 10

In the end…
It is at a cheap price. If you like board games and/or wargames, go on!
Final grade: 7.8 / 10

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Images source: Official website

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