- Platform: Windows 98 / 2000 / Me / XP / 95
- ESRB Rating: Teen
- Media: CD-ROM
The game interface is clunky and hard to understand. The tutorials do a poor job of preparing you for the game. The manual is thin and not very helpful. On the tactical level, your soldiers do not handle orders well, you cannot give orders to individual units, only companies, and they screw them up half the time. The tactical overview map is hard to read and it can be hard to tell where the opposing forces are. In combat it is difficult to tell the difference between your soldiers and the enemy.
Tactical combat goes on in "real-time" while stuff outside is going on. This would be fine, except once the combat begins, other forces can't join the fight. If there is a castle siege going on, you can't have forces come in to defeat the attackers. They just have to wait outside and twiddle their thumbs as the attack goes on.
It isn't very clear how you get the forces you want. You establish a knight on a piece of land, then he starts raising an army. What if I want swordsman? cavalry? archers? I don't seem to have any control, and I wasn't willing to play the game long enough to find out.
I threw this game in the trash. Don't waste your money.
Save your money, buy some good snacks and play the earlier versions.