Reviews for Making History

23

A poor man's Hearts of Iron

Tholdor | Sept. 17, 2012 | See all Tholdor's reviews »

The cartoonish graphics of the maps are downturning, and everything this game does, Paradox titles did it better. Basically no reason to play it, with Hearts of Iron (and its sequels) being vastly superior, in pretty much every instance.

82

For the totalitarian nutjob in all of us

Cooberstooge | Aug. 26, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »

Did you ever wonder what would happen if a small country viewed by the big players on the world stage as basically nothing had suddenly started kicking butt and taking names during the second World War? Making History will give you the chance to play that and more out, and is a nice little indie gem much overlooked that quite a few schools make use of due to its ease of use and friendliness towards those new to the genre.

You can use conventional military might to force your will, or enforce sanctions and price increases to break another nations' back. Battles are turn-based, and take place on both land and sea with a limited number of visible units, ensuring a steady framerate no matter what the abilities of your machine are.

The world economy is yours to tinker with, helping allies or hampering enemies, the markets are at your command. I quite enjoy running a nation into ruin through hiking up their imported commodities prices, then coming to their aid like a white knight.

If you can get past the mostly awful graphics, which isn't something that unusual to titles in the genre, there's a nice little game in here you can spend hours on.

32

Not very great.

aqnickdan3 | June 28, 2012 | See all aqnickdan3's reviews »

This game is lacking in many areas. For one, the graphics are very off-putting and that is a big part of a game for me. Second, there aren't very many strategies to go on with while playing the game, and variation is key in strategy war games like this one. It's not very unique, but it's got some parts that sets it apart from many other games in this genre. On the upside, it's not very challenging and it's very easy to understand after a bit of playing.