On The Road to Review

Currently On The Road to Review:

Darkest Hour: A Hearts of Iron Game

Real-Time Grand-Strategy: a game genre that’s as complicated to say as it is to undertake but in the best possible way!

Paradox Interactive, a former division of Paradox Entertainment, are hitting 2011 hard with a HUGE list of releases. Among others you can expect to see Sword of the Stars II: The Lords of Winter, Pride of Nations, Salem, King Arthur II,  and this newly released title Darkest Hour.

Darkest Hour is a stand-alone Hearts of Iron game featuring a mixture of short and in-depth campaigns set across the darkest chapters of the 20th century, from the outbreak of the Great War up to the onset of the Cold War.” -Paradox Interactive

And when they say “in-depth” they aren’t kidding. Granted, it has been many moons since I fully immersed myself in any type of real-time strategy game, let alone a GRAND strategy wargame like the one here, however all of the time eating action and addictive concepts are seeping their way back into my gaming limelight. There is a steep learning curve, for me, being satisfied here and therefore the review of this April release may be a while still to come.

Gameplay features in Darkest Hour include:

  • Short and grand campaigns allow players to experience the darkest hours of the 20th century, from the Great War to the onset of the Cold War
  • New map, redesigned to offer greater detail as well as strategic and tactical opportunities
  • Dynamic diplomatic system giving the player greater influence on the course of events
  • New artificial intelligence capable of reacting to hundreds of different situations
For reconnecting me with an otherwise neglected love of the RTS genre, Darkest Hour is On The Road to Review. Be on the look out for my full review in the, very vague but not to distant, future.
In the meantime check out the trailer OR, even better, pick up a copy for your self available via GamersgateAmazon, or Steam.
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About Sharon

Sharon is an artist who freelances in illustration, graphics, and web content. Be sure to follow her on twitter @myasharona and catch her as co-host of podcast The DPOD From The D-Pad.

Posted on May 10, 2011, in PC, Video Games and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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