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Naval War: Arctic Circle

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Rob Zacny)

Phaaaaaaaaaallliiiiiiiiic!You can’t save during a mission, and while that’s not all there is to say about Naval War: Arctic Circle, it’s an astonishing oversight that speaks volumes about this bumbling entry-level wargame. There are times it succeeds at being a far more accessible Harpoon-style wargame, which is no small thing considering how arcane modern navy sims and and wargames can be, but its achievements are put in the shade by the ways Naval War fails to meet even basic standards for functionality and presentation.> (more…)

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Andrew Smee)

Glass bottom boat tours, 6 pieces of eight

The fine smell of a cold sea breeze is in the air as the Paradox published, Turbo Tape Games developed Naval War: Arctic Circle demo docks at port. A sea-faring RTS featuring modern-day fleets and aircraft, the demo includes the first two NATO-led story missions, a skirmish map and multiplayer to battle other freeloaders on the high seas. You can download the demo on Steam, while the full game released earlier in the week and is available on Steam and elsewhere.

The release trailer, made with Paradox’s usual carefree glee, is bunking below deck.

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