User reviews for WWII Online: Blitzkrieg
7.0 / 10Combined Score
Extremely slow developement that at time seems Helter Skelter and unorganized. Hard to master and some leveling up factors keep you from enjoying all the weapons till you figure out how to keep from dieing by master players and Tanks fireing and bomes hitting your spawn in point.
While this game has been around a very long time it has never met the hype. It is truely the " wargammers dream" but without the developement team to pull it off. Having said that the game has it's addiction points. The ability to sense an enemy attack on a flank then setting up the ambush in a French Panhard Armored Car can make your day after destroying two Panzer IV's and three Infantry transports.
The difficult part of this game is having to wait so long for whatever it is going to be! Really no direction in its effort with a hodge podge...
Recently CRS has dipped their fingers into the sewers of game ballance, and severely nerfed the only german fighter in the game, THE 109.
Its firepower was reduced by about 90%, yes im serious. And since there are so many planes in the game (planes have more of an effect in this game then the USAF had in the Gulf War), it has seriously swung game ballance into the allied favor. And its been like this for about 3 months now.
This was the 3rd NERFAGE in 6-9 months the german planes have undergone, while allied planes get nothing but improvements to rate of fire, turning capabilities, armor and miscellaneous.
Its either for game ballance or CRS is full of a bunch of incompetant programmers.
.Graphics suck, horrbie sound, speed,music. There is only like one huge mission avabable. The company plans to stop making all maps and , just stick with the France map. Thats right NO MORE MAPS WHAT A RIPE. The company only sold about 350,000 copies which is very very small in todays PC economy. If the grapichs WERE better, and the sound inproved then ,maybe i would give it a 6 out of 9. And one last thing, the messages take like an our to show up even though i have a 900mhz computer. The A.I in this game ARE THE WORST I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED
DO not, REPEAT DO NOT BUY THIS GAME. IT costs 30.00 plus 10.00 bucks a month to support online play that 120.00 dollars a year!!!
GO buy: MAx payne, Red Faction, 007: agent under fire or others but please stay away from this low-life game which is s discruss to the PC world!
Appearantly some folks are having more problems than others. Some people seem to have no problems at all. Some of the bugs mentioned in the review have now been fixed with the new patch 7/25/01. Can't wait for all the little kids playing the game right now to have to go back to school soon. They gripe, are profane, play bad jokes and confuse many with their antics!
You much learn to work together to win. Some folks are clearly better, more organized and lead better than others. The dynamics to this game are too much to mention here. Great, addictive fun that never ends. I have spent several night up unlit 4 or 5 in the morning attacking or defending towns.
Steep system requirements, bugs and glitches.
I'll state right now that I'm a WWII buff and have been for years, but this game has me completely hooked even with it's faults. I have been playing PC games for years but not one of them has made me want to do multi-player, this one has in spades! This game forces you into co-operative play and it really works. Halftracks and trucks tow anti-tank guns and carry infantry, planes give you ground support and dogfight in the skys overhead, tanks roll across the map but can't take over cities (only infantry can take over the town capture points). Infantry can hitch a ride on tanks though. You begin to care about what happens to the other players, you want to help them, to win it has to be that way, no one can do it alone.
There are play issues. When you run out of ammo you have to respawn, sometimes the capture points won't conver...
Lot's of bugs. (TO be expected with such a large venture)
Bottom line: World War II online rocks!!!! It combines 3 of my favorite games into one. Flight sim, tank sim, and first person shooter. Each, not highly complex, but not just a morons game either. Have the option of jumping in and fighting or planning attacks into enemy towns and bases.
Also, although I would agree that $10 a month is a bit high, it is no rip off. It takes an extremely large set of resources to put a production like this on. And remember. They are a business. They are trying to make money!!!!!
If you don't like that, move to a communist country!!!