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Battle for Wesnoth is a beauty and a must have for all the fans that love a great strategy game. There is no comparison, at least not on Linux distributions, and I hope this game gets a lot more attention and the fan base it deserves.
The Battle for Wesnoth is a game that every strategy fan should play at least once. Though it is turn based, its heavy emphasis on combat keeps the game moving and avoids the boring lulls that other turn-based games are susceptible to. It also boasts a unique set of mechanics that allow for a much broader range of conflicts, far beyond the typical “kill everyone” or “survive for X minutes”– objectives that are common to most strategy games.
Battle for Wesnoth is a fantasy turn based strategy game in the land of Wesnoth, in which you command your troops on hexagonal tiles. Most turn based strategy games play on a regimental level, where each unit consists of a number of soldiers, artillery, or aircraft, and the player may order units to change formations to suit different circumstances. Battle for Wesnoth, however, operates on an individual scale where one unit is one soldier.
Schwierigkeitsgrad, Kartengröße, Einheitendesign oder Musikuntermalung. Alles passt und ist stimmig. Abgesehen von den designtechnischen Vorzügen macht Battle of Wesnoth aber einfach Spaß und fesselt Mission um Mission vor den Rechner. Seit langem habe ich nicht mehr bis halb fünf Uhr morgens gezockt, so wie es beim ersten Anspielen von Battle for Wesnoth der Fall war. Und auch nach Wochen unterhält Battle of Wesnoth mit guter Strategiekost - ein besseres Argument für ein Spiel gibt es wohl nicht!!
Un bon petit jeu gratuit, simple, convivial mais pourtant d’une extraordinaire richesse tant par son aspect ludique que par les possibilités d’extension et de création offertes.
The Battle for Wesnoth may not be for everyone, due to its quirky nature and retro style of game play. It may seem like a game that belongs in the nineties, but it is engaging and very well put together.