The Bluecoats: North vs South
Impossible to Win
I played four rounds. Even with my skill level set to maximum and the computer's set to minimum, it was impossible to win. There's no information on how to play really, let alone win. It's so heavily weighted toward to computer that it's pointless. I'm glad I just tried this game instead of buying it.
Zero stars in my opinion.
June 14, 2012
Could have been better
Overall the game is pretty bad. The designer should have spent more time on the mechanics of the game. The visuals are fairly decent renderings as cartoons. The biggest issue is that the lack of tutorials. In the field when targeting an enemy unit, you will need to continue to click on the enemy to fire at them. In the fort-mode when they peek you can kill them, however this is next to impossible without a mouse for quicker reaction speeds. If you place yourself as strong and the Comp as weak it makes for a pretty quick game as long as you take the correct path and stay on the offensive as much as possible. The concept is solid, however more time spent ironing out the game could have made this a much more enjoyable game.
June 9, 2012
Awful game play
Waste of time game. Awkward game play, could be good but needs a lot doing to it.
June 10, 2012
So close and yet so far.
So close and yet so far. If this game moved along about 25 times faster it could be good
June 2, 2012
pfff! It's not the same
I played this game as a kid but I as you kan read from the title it is not the same. The original game is know is from 1989. Ok the graphics are better than they were back than but it's 2012 the graphics should be better but they are not wauw. The gameplay is not brilliant and it lacks a certain je ne sais qoui. My advice is to leave this game be and find yourself another game because this one is not really worth your time. I only played this one for old times sake.
May 30, 2012
Fun Astartegy Game
cool game. addicting game play.
June 3, 2012
Horrible Awful Horrible
Ugh, review title says it all. Horrible game
May 29, 2012
it was ok it could of been better game
we like hidden object games and board games,time management,adventure and arcade & action.i did not care to much for this game.
May 29, 2012
This game has more differences than similarities to the American Civil War. As a history buff, I could hardly stand to play it.
Foreign intervention from France and England or someplace guaranteed! (To either side.) Mexico at war with both the USA and the CSA at the same time. American Indians wiping out entire armies on a regular basis. No troops defending Washington DC. No troops defending Richmond. No difference in difficulty of operating in friendly territory or hostile territory. It can easily happen that the Federals are occupying the South and the Confederates are occupying the North. No rail links from north to south on the east coast. The only rail link is in the West.
The game play is not realistic, and in my opinion, not fun. I saw three minigames. In the battle game, the screen wraps around, so once your cavalry reaches the east edge of the map where the enemy is, it teleports back to the west edge behind your lines. The battle is over in like 20 seconds and the computer always wins. There are practically no instructions and you can't have much of an effect on the outcome of the battle.
In the minigame where you attack or defend forts, it is a shooting gallery with enemies that shoot back, and it is so hard that you can't win. The scenery is themed to be like the wild west, even though that is not where the Civil War battles in question took place.
The third minigame is breaking the rail network to stop the enemy from shipping supplies. But they got it all wrong! The game has cavalrymen chasing trains through a wild west landscape like Monument Valley. In the Civil War, the way rail links were broken, was that a mile of railroad tracks would be torn up, heated in fires made from the railroad ties, and bent so bad they could not be reused. Destroying rail bridges was even more effective.
My guess is that this game was made by people from another country who have never visited America and do not know what the landscape of the East looks like. People who have never read books about the Civil War. People who watch lots of cowboy movies and assume that the Civil War was exactly like that.
March 4, 2013