Silent Storm is a 3D tactical turn-based Role Playing Game
set against the backdrop of WWII. As the conflict rages on
the frontlines, you'll be leading a small multinational squad
behind enemy lines to gather information and wreak havoc on
a good idea... no, it's essential that you enter the training
mode before you even attempt to tackle a full game. It is
incredibly engaging and at first attempt seems too complex.
training session takes you through a number of simple moves
and on to the firing range to practice your shooting skills.
And then you are off into the combat heavy world. Nice
and simple mission to get you started. Help one of your injured
comrades to safety. Only one problem, you are outside an enemy
building and to make matters worse they know you are there.
this relatively simple operation has been completed successfully
you get the chance to pick your team
from more than 40 operatives from 30 different nationalities,
each with a unique background and mix of specialities and
skills. Once you've chosen you squad you get the chance to
kit them out with a whole stash of weapons and off you go
on your first proper combat mission.
can play as an allied or axis force - depending on whether
you want to help the Nazis or stop them. One
of the great things about this game is that you can redesign
the look of your character so that he/she actually resembles
you. For a man who has a proper avatar of himself to play
in The Sims and Quake III - sad I know, but
true - this is the next best thing. The review code we played
wasn't 100 percent complete, there was no option to check
the voices before choosing them and when we did change them
we noticed they were all the same anyway, but it was complete
enough to know that this is a pretty impressive role-playing
controls are not easy, in fact when first confronted with
them they look near impossible to master, but a quick go on
the tutorial and then a few cracks at the first level and
you'll have mastered the basics. Though, if your like me you'll
attempt to start the game and pick it up as you go along.
Don't! As you'll find yourself unable to do very much.
are some minus points which detract greatly from the game.
These include difficulty in getting your squad to go in the
same direction when there are stairs or walls to negotiate.
And the inability to see your characters if they are camouflaged
- there is a dark area where they are supposed to be, but
that is not always easy to spot.
the whole this is a fairly impressive RPG game, with a few
annoying bugs that put a slight damper on the whole game.
It looks and sounds great (although the voices on the code
we played was a little repetitive) and is sure to provide
entertainment for ages.
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