The Best Strategy/Action Game Yet Made for Consoles
I purchased this game on launch day and played it for a week or two before other games came out and my time became divided. Recently, however, I just got an urge for some solid strategy and combat and decided to go back to this game. I was amazed the day I bought it and I'm amazed still. I was a big fan of Battlestations: Midway, the precursor to this game, and it was a great game. But, there were quite a few things that needed improvement. This game solved every single problem with the original and made the things that were great before even better than they were. There simply isn't a console game out there that can compete with this game. R.U.S.E. may end up being solid competition, but that remains to be seen and even then, Battlestations: Pacific will still have it's own solid value. There are plenty of games out there between PC and consoles that allow you to jump into a fighter and zip around the skies strafing targets, hunting down bombers, the usual fare. There are also plenty of games that allow you to jump into a heavy warship and engage in naval battles that test your strategic thinking abilities. By the same token, submarine games have a long history on the PC and have been enjoyed for years and years. BUT, and it's a huge BUT, there is only one game that allows you to do everything at once in a way that doesn't completely overload the senses. Battlestations: Pacific seamlessly blends elements of large-scale strategy involving an entire fleet. The fleets cover the full range and you get the option to either be strictly a commander moving the pieces on a map, which for some missions is the best way, or you can deploy your forces and take direct unit control. The control system allows you to jump straight to the frontlines at any time. One minute you're back at the carrier deploying a squadron of torpedo bombers to hit them low, a squadron of dive bombers to hit them high and a couple of fighter squadrons to strafe with machine guns and rockets, and to provide cover for the bombers. Then you can jump to the submarine you sent forward prior to deploying the air wings and take out the enemy carrier silently, then slip away into the depths. Even the ocean floor is detailed this time, and where you hide is just as important as when this time around. Jump straight to your fast destroyers who are running ahead of the capital ships to send out a torpedo barrage straight into the enemy battle fleet, then jump straight into your battleships and heavy cruisers to start pounding them with artillery. From there you can jump back to the squadrons you sent out and make a torpedo run in a 'low and slow' bomber while you square off against multiple ships firing their AA directly at you as you try to fly between bullets. Boom, torpedoes away, you bounce up to your dive bombers who just came on the scene, dive straight in while the AA is focused on your torpedo bombers and drop bombs for all you're worth. Then over to the fighters to cover your bombers on their way back to the carrier, do a little strafing, whatever you feel. I know that's a long description of events, but it's the only way to really explain just how much you get to do in this game. You have the ability to just do so many things and with the awesome graphics, you really start to feel like you're back in WW II in the Navy, slugging it out with the Japs. You can also conduct a Japanese campaign, which adds an amazing element to the game. You get to see the war from their perspective, first with the Pearl Harbor attack, then the Japanese campaign to control the Pacific. While the American campaign is rigid to history, the Japanese campaign does a great job in the "what if???" department. This game has something for everybody. If you're the guy that always wants to be in the cockpit taking on the enemy directly, or maybe the guy that loves to take a fast PT boat and use the speed and maneuverability to take on a battleship, this game will definitely work for y
really improved since battlestations midway
well this game is a sequel to battlestations midway i have got to say this game really improved after battlestations midway came out.now you could just drop a bomb on a ship and you could see parts of the ship coming off.the graphics are way better to.they have two campiagns now you could fight as american and japenese now.they also have a skirmish which is something for fun you could do types of battles in skirmish.the game also has new features like kamikaze,island capture,and much more.the storyline is bad and good sometimes i just couldn't understand what was happening sometimes.the sound is good to but if your commanding a ship and artillery blows up in the water near your ship theres no sound but in battlestations midway there is when that happens.the challenge is good to sometimes you can't beat a level super easily you have to find good tactics.they have also added new units to.well i thought this game was fun and you should buy it.
Battlestations Pacific is a really good game. This time around you have access to more planes and different types of ships. You can go from a Corsair to a P38 and many others. Also you can have access to many different types if ships. While I have played only the U.S. campaign, I think it is really good so far. It follows the major battles that took place in the pacific and while playing them it allows you to unlock different aircraft and ships and can make the battles even more intense. The graphics and explosions are very good as well, it is certainly not a let down in the game. The game also added a new feature that when you are shooting whether that be from the air or sea you can shoot at different parts of the ship to create fires or cool explosions (fuel,engine,munitions). If you are into any war games and like to play online with others, then I would certainly recommend it.
This is a great game especially for those who like a little bit of strategy. You can control your ships and its cannons first hand or use a map to control your battle and units. It gives a view of WW2 from both the Allied and Axis sides. In this case mainly America and Japan. The has great graphics and many different ships and naval powers for you to utilize. The physics have greatly improved since battle stations midway. I recommend this game.
wow just a geat game single and online
Let me tell you this game is beautiful offline and online. They are tons of modes I like escort but all modes are really good too. I played the traning then went online. People are online in all modes. This could be consider game of the year. Best seller on this site. Thanks edios this is how. A game should be made like. This one plus lots of replay value too. 9 out of 10 for me. I had been waiting for this game for about a year I am very happy with my purchase because I get bored with most shooters this game made me think a lot about history and courage because the usa and japan used to be at war in this game you play both sides so you learn about the other side like kamakizze planes and large boats even island capture so how can you not purchase this game its fun fun fun so stop reading and purchase. One last note it sounds good on surround sound and each plane sounds and flies diffrently that what sold me. Peace....
Hit or miss . did it sink?
Great ww2 battleship fun here! i own both games and love them. the storylines where great. historically accurate and it throws you out of the frying pan and into the helm of some of the grittyest sea fights in naval history ! theres no real limit to what you cant use.sub's, plane's,ship's, even some bases can be used to deal out some damage. but in all the fun there arethe few draw backs. for instance. in multiplayer my friends discovered that on one map if your down to carrier warfare and run out of both planes and ships you cannot win on eather side. it turns into a ramming fest of carriers and untill someone leaves your trapped and it has its glitches at times but its to be expected. all in all. great game and worth the buy. i just hope they continue the series and mabey spice it up a bit more.
Confusing at First, Great Game Once Played!
When I first started playing this game, there was one thing right off the bat that was confusing. The controls. After reading the instruction manual multiple times, I finally got familiar with the controls to really enjoy the game. Now to the good aspects of this game. First, the campaigns are amazing. They really give you a background on both sides of the fight. Second, the strategy, sounds, and graphics really bring the battles to life. A few control issues for me, but a great game for strategy lovers!
Give me more!!
I have the "Battlestations: Midway" game and love it! The graphics are great, and the action is consuming! However I wish there was an arcade mode or multiplayer mode that does not require on-line play. More free range of movement or a free flight would be sweet. I am looking forward to this game and even if it does not have the above mentioned items I will buy and love it. For future reference--more games that allow more free play or roaming in either the Atlantic, Pacific or European theaters (or all) would be hands down a money maker. I prefer anything that has to do with WWII and especially a game that not only entertains you but also teaches some vital history lessons will always get my vote!! Also more A.I. so that it your experience is always changing would be amazing. But I am looking forward to this game and encourage anyone that likes realistic graphics and intense game-play to try this game and its predecessor "Battlestations: Midway". Can not wait for the release and future games with land, sea, and air roles in one game! Did I mention WWII would be preferred!
Great WWII title
Pretty good title, being able to fly planes, command ships there are choices in this game. Also can play the American or Japanese side, which you may choose or both for the most achievements. Graphics are solid, gameplay is great, maneuverability is decent when switching from a plane to a ship. Re-play the historic battles of the Pacific Ocean and win the war for the U.S. A good game for anyone who likes multi-role games and are WWII fans. Rewrite history with this game. Definitely worth the money or the rental fee!!
This game is very awesome! The graphics aren't the best ever, I once launched an F4M Pete from the Fuso and it flew through the Hiryu without being destroyed. Other than that the game is awesome. It's not a first-person shooter, everybodys tired of those. Invasion of Port Moresby on the Japanese campaign is the best. You can use transports and launch landing craft and watch as your troops fight American troops, and you can aid them by shooting the Americans with your AA guns!