Carriers at War II (DOS)

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Critic Reviews

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There are no real drawbacks to this game, in my opinion. It is a dos-based program, and Windows is not required, although I ran it under both Windows 3.11 and Windows 95 with no problems. The sound is limited, but I found what was there was distracting and eventually turned it off altogether. Installation was very straight forward, and no problem. There were no crashes of the program during testing. Altogether a very stable program. If you are interested in war games, I would classify this as a must have. It can be played in an hour or two, and is not very complicated to learn. It would be excellent for someone who is wanting to see if this type of game is for them or not.
MikroBitti (May, 1994)
CAW II:ssa yhdistyvät hyvä käyttöliittymä, kiinnostava aihe ja ainutlaatuiset skenaariot. Tätä voi suositella.
PC Gamer (Jul, 1994)
Simple interface, a wealth of info, and varied scenarios make it a winner. Graphics could be a lot better, and a decent campaign mode would be welcome too. The best carrier wargame around; easy to get into and deep enough to last.
Gameplay (Benelux) (Jun, 1994)
CAW II is een leuk spel voor één avond maar ik betwijfel of de echte strategie fanaten warm lopen voor dit spel. de bediening van dit spel is evenwel uitermate simpel en laat zich vrij snel aanleren, na een vijftal minuutjes heb je deze volledig onder de knie en kan je naar hartelust beginnen spelen.
Power Play (Apr, 1994)
Obwohl CAW 2.0 im Prinzip “nur“ eine Szenariodiskette ist, kommen Hardcore-Strategen um dieses gehaltvolle Spiel kaum herum.
PC Zone (Jun, 1994)
Carriers At War 2 has evidently been pitched at die-hard strategy fans. You certainly won't want to touch it if this is a genre you only dabble in. However, experienced players of strategy and war games may find the level of command too broad for their liking. If you have played and enjoyed the first Carriers at War game then this will undoubtedly appeal to you. Otherwise I'd suggest borrowing it first from your local friendly retailer before actually parting with your cash.
PC Joker (Apr, 1994)
In der Summe werden die Fans des Vorgängers somit durchaus zufriedengestellt, wer jedoch erstmals auf einem Flugzeug anheuert, ist beim vorherigen Modell besser aufgehoben.
High Score (Jun, 1994)
Och som redan sagts är det något som fattas. Närmast till hands att jämföra med är World War II - Battles of the Pacific, tidigare testat i High Score, ett spel som har mycket stora likheter med detta, men som ger betydligt större spelglädje.
PC Review UK (Jun, 1994)
Still, if you're a hardened strategist then you shouldn't let yourself be put off: there are a lot of worse ways to spend your money. It's just that nowadays there are a lot of better ways too.
PC Games (Germany) (Jun, 1994)
Die Zeit für ein Update war also überreif. Die Strategic Studies Group gestaltete die Oberfläche neu, löschte einige sinnlose Menüpunkte und erhöhte geringfügig die Spielgeschwindigkeit. Das Hauptmanko aber blieb unangetastet: die unübersichtliche Spielerführung wurde fast unverändert übernommen. Immer noch ist es eine Tortur, einen Spielzug völlig manuell zu gestalten. Wenigstens läßt sich zu Beginn eines Spiels schon festlegen, welche der eigenen oder sogar auch feindlichen Flotten man unter seine Regie stellen möchte. Die anderen Verbände werden vom Computer gesteuert, der sich dabei völlig neutral verhält.