PC Game: Panzercorps by Slitherine (Preview)

Being a video games buff from almost the beginning (C64, Atari ST, NeoGeo, SNES, Turbo Duo, etc. etc.) i have seen many genres come and go. What happened to old adventure styled gems like Police Quest or Jump`n`Runs like Giana Sisters? Do you remember flight (airfight) simulations like Battle of Britain? What comes to your mind thinking about Dungeon Master, IK+, Doom I+II, Obliterator, Xenon, Yoshi`s Island or Leisure Suit Larry?

Today`s game scene looks as fresh at it never does before. So many crazy things are possible and from the outside it seems that many players dreams came true.
But it isn`t for me! How many more poorly programmed Ego-Shooters do i need?
Almost all of the games out there have their focus on stunning grafics and easy to learn gameplay. What happened to deep story lines or needed tactics to aquire all mission objectives? Today 9/10 games are pure shit and have been done way better 10-15 years ago.

Taking about oldskool games, let`s remember hexagon, non-hectic, turn based strategy games. And if i think about these kind of entertainment, one game (and one game only) comes to my mind as #1: SSI`s Panzer General from 1994.
This title changed the face of strategy gaming forever and it became a benchmark for future designers for years to come.

Recently i was surfing the web for new games to rise and i came across this very promising one:

PANZERCORPS by Slitherine Ltd:

Following in the footsteps of the popular SSI masterpiece and sharing with the General series the same level of engagement and strategic depth, Panzer Corps will keep an unmistakable “PG feeling” whilst improving and refining the gameplay and balance.

Comparison of Panzer General I. (left) vs Panzercorps (right):

Iain McNeil, director of Development at Slitherine said: “With this game we are trying to bring the golden age of strategy gaming back to its roots. This game is Slitherine’s homage to one of the greatest strategy titles of all time and we are working hard to ensure we capture the flavor of that masterpiece, yet update it with features and a graphical style that will appeal to a modern strategy gamer“.

Panzer Corps will feature 26 scenarios on 21 unique maps, covering most major battles of the European Theatre of World War II and including a few hypothetical ‘what if’ scenarios based on your actions.

Looking nice and promising, isn`t it? 🙂

Platforms: PC
Languages: English
Release Date: 07/07/2011
Setting: World War II

For more info: LINK

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If you are a cutty Modern Warfare kiddie still enjoying camping for hours and waiting for new cheats (e.g. flying around, aimbot…) to become available then this is not for you! (BTW, how is your individual Black Ops short AK + silencer with red tiger stripe camo doing? Hahaha, u definitely suck…)

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~ by geardoshit on May 13, 2011.

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