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A partir do nome pode-se imaginar que o jogo tem algo a ver com tanques. E você estaria certo. Também pode suspeitar de algo profundamente tático. E estaria errado. Porque os elementos estratégicos de Tanktics nunca vão além do simplista e a interface e os controles limitados impedem qualquer movimento militar cuidadosamente equilibrado em que você esteja pensando.
Tanktics is a decent game with an off-the-wall style that makes it colourful and unique as far as real-time strategy goes. Amusing enough, too, but not exactly the chaotic barrel of laughs you might have expected from DMA. The absence of a multiplayer option will also probably puzzle many strategy fans, but given the way Tanktics revolves around gathering, building and frantic crane bombing of rival structures, a multiplayer game probably wouldn't work to well anyway. The single-player game is an enjoyable diversion, but nothing to set the world alight.
All this would be pleasant enough if 1) you could issue orders while paused, 2) the interface didn’t seem designed to help you make mistakes, and 3) you could SAVE while playing a mission. Having spent four hours battling only to crash at the victory screen, or to watch your most experienced tank rendered inanimate by an inadvertent mouse-click, induces fantasies of throwing the designers into their own Part-O-Matic.
I can say with confidence that most players of Tanktics will never make it to the end because they will be in agony long before they get there. The cute zaniness of the visuals and sounds is quickly demolished by a multitude of bad design decisions. Personally, I question the use of these charming audio and graphical elements in a cerebral strategy affair. Regardless, in the end, you would need to have the intelligence of a sheep not to recognize how truly disappointing this title is.
Tanktics is a promising game that collapses under the weight of its own best intentions. With some refinement this is a game that could have been an enjoyable romp instead of the chore that it is. For a game that should kindle the light hearted fun found in peers like Lemmings and Worms, Tanktics is instead troubled enough to recommend you pass it by.