Reviews by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf

Victory At Sea Icon
Fun ... but getting handed down
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Dec 12th 2015

I've kept this game at 4-stars becasue it is fun to play. I still recommend it but will be handing it down to my middle school son.

1 out of 2 shoppers found this helpful.Was this helpful? Yes No

Civil War: 1863 Icon
Enjoyable, fun ... but looking for more
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Dec 12th 2015

As with my reviews of other games of this series, this is a fun game that I wholeheartedly give four stars. As a lover of strategy, operational and tactical games, I found the game to lack in areas of depth. As I played, it was a throwback to games I loved to play but I kept finding myself wanting more!

No feedback given on this review.Was this helpful? Yes No

Battle Fleet 2 Icon
Fun but getting handed down
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Dec 12th 2015

After playing this game foar a little longer I realized that it was not quite as good as I thought it was at first. It is still a great game that is enjoyable to play but I found that some of the gameplay itself was lacking. I like to have more ease of control and the interface lacked that for me. I also like to have more flexibility than the game allowed.

All that said, it is still fun to play and I would still recommend it. I will be handing it down to my middle school son, however.

2 shoppers found this helpful.Was this helpful? Yes No

Victoria 2: A House Divided Icon
Nice upgrade to a great game
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Dec 3rd 2015

The updating if Vicky 2 is great. Changing (updating) the dynamics of gameplay is critical to being a more accurate and fun game. Thye complexities are not overwhelming but changes make it more intersting to play. Worth getting.

No feedback given on this review.Was this helpful? Yes No

Sid Meier's Civilization V: Denmark & The Vikings Icon
Great expansion!
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Dec 3rd 2015

I like the addition of the Vikings into the game. The more diversity in choices of characters to play the better. This one gives an intersting twist to the base game that makes it even more fun! Worth getting.

1 shopper found this helpful.Was this helpful? Yes No

Victoria 2: Heart of Darkness Icon
Great upgrade!
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Dec 3rd 2015

This updating if Vicky 2 is fantastic! The evolving dynamics of gameplay makes this a more more accurate and, for me, a more fun game. While the complexities are still not overwhelming, the changes make it more challenging and fun to play. Wwll worth the upgrade!

No feedback given on this review.Was this helpful? Yes No

Civilization V: The Complete Edition Icon
Perfection!
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Nov 30th 2015

This is my favorite of the Civ games to come along! I've played them all from the beginning and the full version with all of the expansions with the new civilizations makes this an even more challenging and fun game to play. I especially love the ability to mod to set the stage of a game just the way I want to play.

1 shopper found this helpful.Was this helpful? Yes No

Risk Icon
Like the board game, Love the Game
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Nov 30th 2015

I always loved the boad game Risk. This is a great trnslation of the game into the digital age. It is fun to play and has the obvious option of playing solo — something you can't really do on a game board!

No feedback given on this review.Was this helpful? Yes No

Victoria 2 Icon
Great Game!!!
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Nov 30th 2015

Continuing in the same vein as previous versions, this remains one of the standards for strategy at the global level for this era of history.

No feedback given on this review.Was this helpful? Yes No

Battle Fleet Icon
Great fun!
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Nov 30th 2015

This game is great fun for sea simulation folks. It can be somewhat challenging to initially get the hang of playing it, but it is great once that task is overcome.

No feedback given on this review.Was this helpful? Yes No

North vs South Icon
Intersting, but ...
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Nov 30th 2015

The game is fine on the surface (thus a 4-star rating) but it is a little too simplistic. That can be fun, too, but don't think you're going to be playing any kind of deep strategy game.

No feedback given on this review.Was this helpful? Yes No

Sid Meier's Civilization V Icon
Classic & fun!
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Nov 30th 2015

The Civ family of games is always great. This is no exception. It is easy to learn and hard to master.

No feedback given on this review.Was this helpful? Yes No

SimCity 4 Deluxe Edition Icon
Love Sim City, like this one
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Nov 30th 2015

Having played every Sim City since the early days, I have great expectations for new versions. This was a welcome version but it wasn't all that I wanted. Certain elements of the game didn't have the "classic" feel I enjoyed with older versions although the graphics are superb.

No feedback given on this review.Was this helpful? Yes No

Sid Meier's Railroads! Icon
Love trains
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Nov 30th 2015

As a railfan and a strategy game fan, I expected much from this game ... and got much of it. While the game is fun to play, it lacks some of the feel of some previous classic railroad games. Nonetheless, the graphics are decent and the gameplay keeps it interesting.

No feedback given on this review.Was this helpful? Yes No

Braid Icon
Fun ... but not easy
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Nov 30th 2015

Braid is fun to play but it requires more brain cells than many other games of its type. Be ready to be challenged.

1 shopper found this helpful.Was this helpful? Yes No

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Platinum Icon
Fun but not easy
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Nov 30th 2015

I initially bought this for my "tweener" who enjoyed it but it didn't take long to get frustrated. The building tools aren't easy to figure out - thus 4 vs 5 stars. Once he got the hang of it, he loves to play it.

1 out of 2 shoppers found this helpful.Was this helpful? Yes No

System Shock 2 Icon
Loved it then, love it now
by Karl F. Davie Burgdorf, USA - Nov 30th 2015

Ok, in fairness, this game is just how I remembered it years ago ... and that's exactly what I like about it. No fancy modern graphics but as a "mother" game of realistic physics it is a classic worthy of a replay or two.

3 shoppers found this helpful.Was this helpful? Yes No

Currency