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WindowsWorth Playing
In the long run, Blitzkrieg lived up to its hyped potential. Nival produced a game that brought out all of the neat technology that was developed during World War II and put it at gamer’s fingertips. Crisply-detailed visuals, followed by a strong soundtrack and immensely addictive multiplayer mode make the game able to give C&C: Generals a run for its money. Unfortunately, Blitzkrieg failed to incorporate the ability to build structures, which would have made multiplayer that much more addictive, but then again, they can’t do everything. Blitzkrieg does a fine job of capturing the intensity of the battles of the great World War II.
OVER THE LAST FEW years there has been a renewed interest in developing World War 2 based strategy games. Unfortunately for gamers the majority have been average at best and have added nothing to the genre at all. So, it was with a degree of cynicism that we took a look at the latest WW2 strategy from Nival Interactive and CDV. We are happy to say the cynicism was quickly replaced with admiration for a job well done.
WindowsDeaf Gamers
Does the game surpass Sudden Strike II? Well in all honesty it's difficult to say. The use of units and the need to combine each of the units' abilities is definitely better in Blitzkrieg. The battles are not on the same scale but at the same time the excellent animations and explosions are easily superior to those seen in Sudden Strike II. The bottom line is that if you liked the one then you'll almost certainly like the other. Nival Interactive have created a WWII based RTS that feels both familiar and yet different and it's certainly another jewel in the CDV strategy crown.
Overall, Blitzkrieg can be a tough mountain to master due to the sheer amount of detail that was placed into it if you aren’t a patient person, but it’s really enjoyable even while learning and is especially fun once you get the hang of it. Blitzkrieg may not have all of the hype surrounding it that Warcraft III or Age of Mythology had, but it’s every bit deserving of it as they are in my opinion. If you are an RTS fan and / or enjoy WWII themed games like me, you shouldn’t miss this one. There’s a lot of replay value and a lot of initial play value here, and I was happy to see that someone finally made a WWII RTS title that not only is historically accurate … but also doesn’t fall short on fun either.
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Blitzkrieg is alweer een zoveelste knap WOII spel. De lat wordt alsmaar hoger gelegd zo blijkt. Zo zien we het graag!
Un titre qui tient ses promesses et se veut véritablement une nouvelle référence dans la catégorie STR. Blitzkrieg est un jeu d'une qualité remarquable que ce soit au niveau de sa réalisation ou encore de la profondeur de son gameplay.
WindowsPC Action
Allein schon der Titel des Spiels ist hierzulande höchst umstritten. In den drei Kampagnen beteiligen Sie sich an den historischen Schlachten des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Entsprechend überfallen Sie beispielsweise auf deutscher Seite Polen, helfen bei der Eroberung Frankreichs, schlagen sich mit den Briten in Nordafrika, spielen den Feldzug gegen Russland nach und führen einen letzten verzweifelten Angriff in der Ardennenoffensive. In jeder dieser Missionen steht nur eine kleine Truppe unter Ihrem Kommando. Mit so wenigen Panzern, Artilleriebatterien, Flugabwehrkanonen und Infanteristen können Sie natürlich nicht in den großen Schlachten mitmischen. Vielmehr konzentrieren Sie sich auf die kleineren Nebenschauplätze des Kriegs, ohne jede Chance, die Geschichte virtuell zu ändern. Ein cleverer Schachzug von Nival: So umgeht der Hersteller nicht nur geschickt ein moralisches Problem, sondern gestaltet gleichzeitig das Spiel spannender.
WindowsGame Captain
Ohne Zweifel: Blitzkrieg gehört zu den besten Wargames dieses Frühlings! Nur der unausgewogene Schwierigkeitsgrad trübt das ansonsten positive Bild.
WindowsPC Zone Benelux
Blitzkrieg is zijn geldt tot de laatste cent waard. De drie campagnes en multiplay mogelijkheden bieden heel veel speelplezier. Voor toeslaande verveling hoef je niet bang te zijn, want de missies, units en speelvelden zijn voldoende afwisselend. Blitzkrieg is geen game om even lekker te knallen. Het roekeloos uitzenden van een troepenmacht kan bloedige gevolgen hebben door toedoen van slechts één vijandelijke sluipschutter op de goede plaats. een aanrader voor de serieuze strateeg, zowel ervaren als onervaren.
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Ähnlich wie bei Praetorians kostet es viel Zeit - und manchmal Nerven -, die richtige Strategie auszutüfteln und es ist ähnlich befriedigend, wenn der Plan schließlich aufgeht. Dazu kommt das motivierende Kampagnensystem, in dem sich meine kostbaren Kerntruppen von Rekruten zu Elitekriegern mausern und ich mir bessere Ausrüstung erkämpfen kann. Allerdings würde ich mir wünschen, dass die Standard-Taktik "Aufklären, Artillerie, Attacke!" nicht ganz so oft funktionieren würde. Unsere Test-Version hatte außerdem noch mit dem unausgegorenen Schwierigkeitsgrad zu kämpfen. Auf der leichtesten Stufe führen selbst simple Frontalangriffe oft zum Erfolg. Schon in der mittleren Einstellung scheinen manche Aufgaben aber nahezu unschaffbar, besonders in den automatisch generierten Missionen. Wenn CDV das bis zur Veröffentlichung noch wie versprochen behebt, kann sich Blitzkrieg noch einen Spielspaßpunkt dazuverdienen.
Experiencing Blitzkrieg was a challenge and it was fun in almost every aspect. Skirmishes, single missions, and the campaigns are all well-balanced and lengthy, so you can be sure they will take up a lot of your time. The game also includes a multiplayer mode with LAN and Internet support (tried out a few missions and I ended up kicking Zveki's and 2lions' arses; on the whole, it was great fun). Occasional AI snags can be frustrating, but otherwise you can expect your foes to act intelligently and swiftly to any offense you might devise. On an overall note, I recommend this game to all RTS aficionados as well as those of you who want to take a breather from your FPS's a la Unreal and Halo and your third person sneakers a la Splinter Cell. To put it simply, Blitzkrieg stands as one of Nival's greatest RTS endeavors and it should be up there with all the top RTS labels.
I have to stop calling this game Sudden Strike 3. The folks at CDV (who have confusingly also published the Sudden Strike series) as well as the developers over at Nival have taken pains to differentiate this new title from the ones developed by Fireglow. Given the numerous and considerable superficial similarities between the two titles, the distinction is sometimes hard to see. But once you delve beneath the surface of both games, you'll find that Blitzkrieg deviates somewhat from the model set by its predecessor.
WindowsStratos Group
This is a really great game that could have been something really special were it not for a few glaring flaws. Still, the game offers a top-notch real-time strategy experience and gameplay that will make you remember why you play games.
„Blitzkrieg“ ist ein Echtzeitstrategiespiel ganz nach meinem Geschmack. Detailverliebt, herausfordernd, optisch schön anzusehen und nicht zuletzt über sehr lange Zeit motivierend. Was dem Spiel fehlt um eine größere Käuferschicht zu finden, ist eine zeitgemäße 3D-Grafikengine, denn so werden viele Spieler dem optisch beeindruckenderen Command&Conquer - Generals den Vorzug geben. Mir persönlich ist das aber egal, denn auch die zweidimensionales Grafik im neuen Werk von Nival Interactive hat ihre nicht zu verleugnenden Vorzüge. Bei den Dingen, auf die es mir wirklich bei einem guten RTS-Game ankommt, punktet ganz klar „Blitzkrieg“ und lässt das EA Pacific-Produkt klar hinter sich.
At the end of the day, this is more of the same from CDV, using the same engine as some of there other titles, yet it is more of the good same, with the gameplay being developed further to create a more realistic RTS than Sudden Strike and Cossacks. You have to control your troops or you will lose them, “Never weaken the left flank” was one of the famous quotes from the first world war and Blitzkrieg makes a point of this, send your men in a disorganised formation and they will all be slaughtered by the enemy. Use patience, guile, cunning and force and they will conquer and command in the end.
WindowsGameguru Mania
There are a host of other RTS war games on the market that pride themselves on historical accuracy. Blitzkrieg finally does have that. If you truly enjoy World War II RTS genre and would like a good challenge, you should get this game.
Everyone who calls himself a WWII-afficionado has had enough opportunities to prove themselves these few last years. In a lot of genres, games concerning WWII have been released. There are two genres, though, that rose head and shoulders above the rest. If you like to shoot, then you should have a look at Medal of Honor: Allied Assault, Battlefield 1942 and Return to Castle Wolfenstein. The other genre is the RTS. We were spoilt with Sudden Strike (and its sequel) and many look-alikes. If you think the time of WWII-RTS has ended by now, you are mistaken, because Nival Interactive is releasing a game that resembles a lot to SS2.
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Blitzkrieg zal weinig vernieuwend zijn voor de diehard fans van de Sudden Strike-reeks, maar wel een leuke variatie. Nieuwkomers zullen ook veel plezier beleven aan dit W.O. II RTS-game dat echter weinig nieuws brengt - wat niet automatisch betekent dat het een slecht game is; integendeel zelfs!
WindowsStrategy Informer
Given the camera control frustration, I have to say that I really like this game. Most missions are carefully designed allowing a lot of tactical scope; the tutorial is excellent and the difficulty levels fairly accurately reflect the toughness of each level, whilst the amount of resouces available in the form of troops are never so many to allow for an all out rush attack. A seasoned player will complete the campaigns within a day or two, but the skirmish & multiplay certainly expand the game lifespan.
WindowsArmchair Empire, The
As a whole, Blitzkrieg does deliver a decent RTS that will last for a very long time; however the game isn’t at the stage to compete with current RTS standards, still sporting the 2D landscapes and scratchy infantry movement. If you can put that aside and the fact that creating units is virtually impossible, Blitzkrieg can become a fun and addictive being one of the best RTS games released this year.
Blitzkrieg macht es Echtzeitstrategie-Fans nicht einfach. Fehlen doch all die üblichen Features wie Basisbau und Ressourcen sammeln komplett. Dazu gesellen sich Makel wie dröge Texttafeln und ein liebloses Menü. Nimmt man dazu noch den knackigen Schwierigkeitsgrad und die angesprochenen Grafikschwächen, könnte man nach kurzer Zeit in Versuchung geraten, das Spiel für verloren zu erklären und würde damit auch prompt ein bärenstarkes Spiel verpassen. Denn hinter all den Unzulänglichkeiten verbirgt sich ein packendes und durchdachtes Spiel mit einem glaubwürdig und authentisch wirkenden Szenario, zumal der umfangreiche Missionsbaum und der Mehrspieler-Modus Strategiekost für viele Monate bietet und sich in seiner Spielweise auch bestens für Rundenstrategie-Fans empfiehlt.
I really wanted to like Blitzkrieg. I really did. But the AI shortcomings and the gameplay just doesn't help. Blitzkrieg would be a great game if you are a die-hard RTS player, or deeply into World War II. However if you are into realism of command and battle, edge away and stick with your Close Combat series or Panzer Generals.
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Wenn Blitzkrieg spielerisch so gut wäre, wie die Werbung geschmacklos, hätten wir einen echten Spitzentitel vor uns. Doch ich kann die Marketingabteilung aus Karlsruhe gut verstehen. Denn der Blitzkrieg »Made in Russland« bietet weniger als die mittlerweile betagten »Vorgänger« der Sudden-Strike-Serie. Stets und ständig erledige ich ewig gleiche Standardmissionen, die auf der einfachsten Stufe viel zu leicht, ansonsten fast unspielbar schwer sind. Der Spielzeuglook (obwohl immer noch nicht zoombar) rettet einiges, und wer sich gern millimeterweise übers Schlachtfeld tüftelt, dürfte eine Menge Spaß haben. In Zeiten von C&C Generals oder WarCraft 3 haben die CDV-Schlachten aber den Anschluss verloren.
Blitzkrieg may seem like a difficult game to start playing. It's another European 2D real-time strategy game set in World War II, like the Sudden Strike series. It isn't particularly flashy, and it doesn't have any especially innovative features or revolutionary concepts. It's also rather unpolished. But while the game may not make a very remarkable first impression, it does have some strong gameplay elements that give it some real substance and help make it deserving of your attention.
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Blitzkrieg is a respectable title that casts aside economic fancying around in favor of grindstone tactical combat in World War II Europe. That’s the limit of its ambition but not its sweep, which is as comprehensive as an encyclopedia. If it moved between 1935 and 1945 and contained an internal combustion engine, it’s probably hidden somewhere amid Blitzkrieg‘s three campaigns for you to command. This accurate and completist approach is matched by a stout gameplay dynamic that makes for a fine, workmanlike offering. This is matched in other areas, such as graphics and sound, which meet expectations without being outrageously impressive or imposing. In short, Blitzkrieg is a must-buy for World War II buffs or those who want a straightforward and realistic RTS that demands tactical prowess and no city management skills whatsoever.
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
Overall, however, Blitzkrieg delivers the best World War II real-time gaming experience to date. It may be faint praise, but with so many stale RTS games, it’s good to timid one that can hold your attention.
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG)
While dated, Blitzkrieg is a great RTS that will satisfy the most hardcore gamers. The complexity and old graphics may turn some off, but they would be missing out on a real gem indeed. For some reason it has a quaint old charm, an old fashioned charm that modern games don't posses, or maybe I'm just being nostalgic. Nonetheless, I would highly recommend this to people who are sick of the simplicity that has entered the market today
WindowsJoystick (French)
Blitzkrieg est un très bon petit RTS avec le genre de graphismes qui ne ferait pas honte à la concurrence. Si les campagnes et scénarios sont d'un grand intérêt ludique, le jeu est légèrement répétitif et plombé par le comportement de l'ordinateur qu'on aurait pu espérer bien meilleur.
Blitzkrieg could have used more polishing elsewhere, too. Many missions are poorly balanced, stacking the odds too heavily against you, and unit pathfinding problems, bugs, and occasional crashes can annoy as well. Blitzkrieg can sometimes be entertaining in spite of these problems, but it's not the great WWII RTS we've been waiting for.