EDITOR ONLY, STORY NOT REVIEWD
I like the men of war series, and with the steam sale I decieded to buy the men of war pack evenh though I already own some of the titels via retailers. So, I welcomed the idea of playing this very Men of War title as it would feature better graphics, which is true compared to the original faced of war/men of war, not that it matters because most of these improvements either don't work(hdr won't work for me) or are too small to be noticed(the higher poly count in the models, tanks are cubical and zooming in to see the faces of soldiers is unwise during combat as it limites your situaltinal awereness). Not that I really cared because I always prefered the ability to have massive battles and ambushes via the editor rather than it looking better, which is my main problem with condemmed heroes: the editor is ruined.
It is not ruined as in it is broken, no not at all. It just lists things you can place that are implacable, i.e. they crash the game once selected or placed. Not a big deal, all men of wars have had this problem, they just had it in predictable places. You could easily avoid them but here, no not here. Here they are all over the place. Look at that, gun_1, gun_2, gun_3 and gun_4, very nice except one of these will crash your game, no matter what. even if you only scroll over it: using the mousewheel to navigate the menu=crash. It gets better, as you can select certain items(be it tanks, guns or even soldiers) without crashing the game, but when you place them the game does crash. The number of units is very, very, very small. There are only two factions whith the germans having their regular number of units(less even when it comes to vehicles) and the russian have a lot more units. Sounds nice, doesn't it? Perhaps it does, but some of the russian units make the game crash, or are the same unitmodel but with a name(e.g. John) instead of ''rifleman''.
The campaign itself has been untouched as of the writing of this review so I have no idea as to it being any good. Should you like the editor a lot than DON"t BUY THIS GAME, buy the original or Assault Squad. Everything but this editorial heap of crash.