A Cerebral Game of Chess
In-depth, highly strategic, and possessing a seemingly endless dossier of statistical data, Air Conflicts offeres hours of immersive gameplay. .Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers is for those who want to a more serious-minded and complex combat experience and will entice the cerebral gamer.
The dynamic vistas from which the gamer/commander can mobilize his or her forces are a strong suit. The range follows that of R.U.S.E., in which the gamer can view the feild of battle as the squirmish unfolds, or from a bird's eye view, much like playing Risk. The broad, simultainious real-time conflicts require a great deal of concentration and forethought, which is not necessarily a bad thing, depending on what sort of gaming experience you're looking for.
If this is the direction in which Real Time Strategy games are headed, I'm afrad they will become dusty, boring tomes to be ignored for the next 5 or so years. I'm sorry, but I don't think I'll ever get over Command and Conquer: Generals. For me, its the ultimate RTS. For those who of of a similar mind, the desire for fast-paced "in the action" explosive warfare will be sorely dissapointed.
This is an excellent game, but be prepared to take your time, and out wit your enemy, rather than bludgeon them.