War Leaders:Clash of Nations Review

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“Clash of Nations” is a 3D strategy game set in the Second World War, with two clearly differentiated playing parts, where the main goal for the player is to win the war with the help of his allies, so a change in the course of WWII History can be accomplished by assuming the role of an important and historic character: a “War Leader”.

Features:

  • Combines a sophisticated Manager part with dramatic RTS battles providing a great variety of game mechanics (resource and building management, diplomacy, R&D, special missions,…).
  • 3D Terrain & Terraforming effects. The game has a completely 3D terrain. All units follow the curves of the terrain while moving. The heights influence the gameplay significantly as the units on heights have an advantage of larger sight range and fire range. Further more, the terrain curves will be affected by the impact of projectiles, producing terraforming effects.
  • Highly detailed 3D Units. All units are 3D animated models, with up to 3.500 polygons, and making use of normal and specular maps, thus providing outstanding visual qualities not seen on strategy games.
  • All WWII implied factions covered. Player will choose from 7 most relevant factions to play, but will find all the other 6 plus another 13 belligerent parties, and many other neutral countries.
  • Total Control of all aspects of war. Users will control the implied faction, its Leader, Generals, Heroes, war units,… but also all matters related to diplomacy, military research, espionage, economy & resources management,…
  • State-of-the-Art graphics and battles. Battles will be performed in landscape scenarios (up to 4Km2) and cities, all with outstanding levels of graphic representation (high level of polygons on units and constructions, weather and lightning effects, particle systems, spectacular physics for authentic presentation of explosions, chain-reactions, flying debris, terraforming with side effects, …)
  • ESRB Rating: T for Mild Violence
    Genre: Strategy

    General Features

    • The game offers 250 different units, 41 different maps, all the nations and 175 regions along the entire world to explore and use

    Hardware Requirements:

    • Microsoft Windows 98/98SE/2000/Me/XP/Vista
    • DirectX v9.0c
    • Pentium IV 2.4 GHz
    • 3D graphics card with 128Mb and T&L (DirectX v9.0c compatible)
    • 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX v9.0 compatible sound card
    • DVD-ROM unit

    Recommended:

    • Specs.:Pentium IV 3.0 GHz
    • 3D graphics card NVIDIA FX7600, ATI X1600: or similar (256 Mb & over when available)
    • 1 GB RAM
    • Sound Card with 5.1

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    If your a fan of the board game Risk then you would love this game it has a mix of Risk style strategic game play and Command and Conquer/RTS  field battles. You start the game in the “global” view where you can view everything that’s going on and yours and your allies and enemies territories you’ll also see resources and  a hub that lets you know whats going on and advice on what to do. If you haven’t played any of the War Leaders  then i recommend you play the tutorial before getting started it really help to figure out everything the Hub does and how to control your armies in the battle field.

    Being that i’m a huge fan of RTS games and Risk I loved this game’s gameplay if you know anything about history then you know who you can control (the Allies and the Axis) so far i’ve used everyone except France and Italy. The group i’ve used the most is of course the US for its huge amount of resources and economy down side to them is that it takes afew turns to “travel” to the action which is kinda annoying at times if you want to get straight into the action choose someone in Europe.

    On the battle field you can control your armies CC style with amazingly great graphic of the battle (i really didn’t expect them to be that good) on another note of the “battle field view”   you can always chose to skip it and just rely on your forces to do the fighting which can occur on land, sea and air.

    War Leaders: Clash of Nations is a great PC game that i would recommend it to everyone if your a RTS fan or not you’ll enjoy this game i give it a 9 out of 10.