PSP/DS/PC/MAC : WWII turn based grand strategy game
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I bought Strategic Command last night. It's way too soon to say how well I like it. I can say that it seems to incorporate many elements from CEaW, such as generic units, production, research, leaders, no stacking. It is, however, a more elaborate and complicated game. The install file is 1.7 GB--the largest I have ever seen.
The AI is better (but, its still AI), the game is at a slightly smaller scale, combat isn't quite so abstract (esp naval), there are more events, there is a small diplomatic component. All in all, similar enough I feel like I'm cheating on commander europe at war...
My immediate feeling is that no manpower and no oil makes this game a non-starter for me as a replacement for CEAW. That said, it looks much better than past versions of the game (Strategic Command 1, 2 etc). Past versions I've tried had lots of event pop ups which added to my enjoyment (like "Commander The Great War"). I never liked the squares-instead-of-hexes maps of the Strategic Command games but this version uses hexes so thats already a big improvement. I also never cared for the unit-graphic-on-a-base style but the NATO symbols option looks good. I'll keep reading reviews and also will check out the "Order of Battle: World War II" series too while I wait for a new CEAW clone with remotely good AI.