3/5 Average game !
* OVERALL: First of all, I hated the fact that the game doesn't follow a standard campaign, a lot of people will love this feature since you can play different historical stages controlling all the nations that you want (Germany is fun, until those backstabbing Russians blow the ♥♥♥♥ out of you). I don't understand why people call this game a "SIMPLE TURN BASED STRATEGY GAME" to me this game is quite complex and might be worth the asking price o $15 for fans of the genre, there sure is a pretty big variety of troops to chose from since you can control dozens of countries each turn if you so chose to, but it sure isn't newbie friendly.
* REPLAYABILITY: If you're a fan of the genre you might quickly fall in love with this game, you're not limited to a few factions but instead you control the countries of your choosing and their whole armies and resources, you can have fun turning the tide of World War 2 as your strategic mastery may put the world at your heels. It's a little confusing to know when you have reached each stage's main objective though since you can continue playing until you conquer the whole of Europe or get stomped completely (I hate you Russia).
* GAMEPLAY: I have never been a great macro manageent strategy gamer, I have enjoyed completing the RTS campaign in Starcraft, Age of Empires 2 and Age of Mythology back in the day, I even played some online matches with some friends but I've never been an RTS buff. That said, the tutorial isn't very polished and sea units are very confusing to keep track of, at least for someone who hasn't played an RTS in a decade and want to try a simple strategy title as this title is advertised by a lot of people. After some tweaking you can get to see the map as hexagons and the individual Units display is very friendly to know the unit's remaining HP and Action Points, other than that I don't find it pretty newbie friendly at all, I'm more used to turn based RPGs that involve micro management instead of macro management.
* AESTHETIC: The visuals are pretty pleasing, you can change the display of the map and the units to suit more your personal taste but I find it very good, although I must point out that everything is static and when the unit attacks you just get some sounds so it's basically a board game re-imagined as a PC game, and there's nothing wrong with that, heck that's why a lot of people call it a "simple RTS".
* STORY: Now I should applaud the devs for this because they did their homework and they tell you about some key war events that you may or may not decide to fulfill exactly as history tells or decide to write your own history (you may decide to honor some peace treaties or attack former allies, or decide to deploy some historic squads into North Africa or deploy them in Europe). I did enjoy the historic content of this game, I only missed some key figures descriptions and added bonuses for historic accuracy, like having important generals such as Rommel or Montgomery with some description and a bonus if they commanded tank troops per example, but this was just a missed opportunity.
* MUSIC: The sounds are nice and the music is pretty good, although you don't have control over it and it's just an epic playlist on repeat, so after you had your share of hours some of the tunes might seem pretty repetitive to listen to once again. Still I enjoyed to listen to this game's score since it's pretty epic.