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WIN! Men Of War: Assault Squad

We’ve got ten Steam codes for excellent real-time co-op strategy Men Of War: Assault Squad to give away, courtesy of 1c and DigitalMindSoft. Not only that, but we’ll be arranging some co-op games for the winners, at some point, as well as for anyone else who wants to get a bit of Assault Squad going. In the meantime, if you’d like to explain why you should win a copy of Men Of War: Assault Squad – and we will need good reasons from everybody – email us at this address, with the subject, “To Win Some Men”, before the end of Tuesday 12th April.

Please make sure to read this, it’s the competition rules thing.

A Korea In Tanks: Theatre Of War 3

Some men, taking their tank for a walk, yesterday.
The third Theatre Of War game posits a trip to Korea, and it might be a pleasant excursion for the hefty RTS, which previously made gamers feel tired with its stodgy presentation. This time around it’s looking significantly more dynamic, with a non-linear campaign that adapts to your wins and fails, and lots more toys to direct the carnage with, including the ability to get right down with the vehicles and look around with binoculars to judge line of sight and such. Witness such things in the trailer, below. The game is out on the 25th of March.
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Wot I Think – Men Of War: Assault Squad

A little bit of a world exclusive, this one. We were lucky enough to be the first publication to get our hands on the complete build of Men Of War: Assault Squad, and I’ve been reviewing the hell out of it. I’ve already been spending a lot of time on the beta, but now we’ve been able to look at the full thing. And it’s kind of awesome. Up front I want to say one thing: people who were worried about the skirmish and multi-player focus detracting from the single-player challenge have nothing to fret about. The fifteen skirmish maps are all excellent, and are close to constituting a new campaign in their own right. But there are some caveats to that, obviously. Here’s Wot I Think.
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Play The Men Of War: Assault Squad Demo

There are tiny heroes down there
This is excellent news! There’s a demo available for the new Men of War game (out Feb 25th) and you can get it here. It’s not really clear which level the demo is, but I am guessing it’s the first one, where the USA attacks a Japanese fortified position. I played it last night, in fact, because I have a build of the full game. Related to that last fact: a big old bit of writing is coming up. You’ll be able to read it soon.

EXCITING UPDATE TO ORIGINAL STORY: You can’t use that link if you have the game pre-ordered on Steam, for some reason, so go here if you want the standalone demo.

Hands On With MOW: Assault Squad

Yesterday afternoon, Phill and I managed to spend some time initiating the deaths of historical combatants in Men Of War: Assault Squad, which is the forthcoming multiplayer reworking of tactical cleverness simulator, Men Of War. We weren’t picky: Americans, Britons, Germans, Russians, they all took their turn on the field of co-op glory that is Assault Squad’s skirmish mode. Read on to find out what it was that we discovered.
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Captain Blood Is Not Captain Blood

By Captain Blood I am of course referring to Captain Blood, and not Captain Blood, because Captain Blood is that Captain Blood, obviously. But that’s not to say that 1c’s God Of War At Sea brawler isn’t looking appealling all on its own, just that the appeal is somewhat different, as you can see from GT’s E3 preview, which I looted for our own usages and linked below decks. I saw and played the Russian version of Captain Blood about two years ago, and it was looking reasonably polished and proficient at that time, so it’s a mystery that the appearance on Westernised shores has taken so long. Anyway, it’s slated for Q3 this year, and it’s kind of good to see this kind of action game looking so healthy.

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Men Of War: Red Tide Trailer

One of the last bits of video material to turn up from GamesCom is this trailer for Men Of War’s expandalone, Red Tide. This is interesting purely because it’s more Men Of War in the form of twenty-two more missions, but the lashings of new vehicles, sea-based challenges (including six landing assaults) and some unusual combat scenarios mean it’s rather alluring for Men Of War vets. I’ll be particularly keen to see how they handle sea-based fights. The original game was so inventive with the way it brought battlefields to life that I can only assume a similar level of detail will be in evidence here. No release date yet, but we’ve been told that will be confirmed “soon”.
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Hack, Therefore Slash: Captain Blood Walkthrough

Sadly nothing to do with the classic Captain Blood, and everything to do with classic novel Captain Blood. It’s a hack ‘n’ slash adventure game from the developers of Sea Dogs, complete with pirates getting stabbed, cannons getting primed, and bosses getting – wuh-oh – quicktime event’d. I played this a bit in Moscow last year and it was actually pretty fun – especially the arcade boat violence between speedy galleons – but I’m not exactly holding out for a masterpiece. Go take a look at the dev walkthroughs below, and you can judge for yourself.

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Theatre Of War 2: Afrika 1943 Demo

‘Tis the season to be inundated with World War II real-time strategy games. The most recent is this: the dusty North African sequel to the original Theatre of War, and what the creators claim is the “most realistic WWII game ever”. So realistic it’ll leave sand in your tea, or something. The 786mb demo features a tutorial level and what is apparently a single level from the US campaign, “The Battle of Sidi Bou Zid”. I’ve not had a chance to play it yet, so perhaps someone who has will kindly share their thoughts on it below.

The full game is out in the 24th of April, and there’s a whole bunch of money-saving pre-order shenanigans going on over at there developer’s online publishing portal here.