Wednesday, 11 October 2000

Panzer General progress

Listening to:

Mozart, string quartet in B flat, K458 “Hunt”.

I did the Kishinev scenario in Panzer General again over the weekend. I’m now up to the Novgorod scenario. I failed miserably at this last time, but now I'm going to have another go. It’s quite an addictive game, but it’s also a bit silly in many ways. Every scenario I’ve played so far requires you to be the overall aggressor. I’d quite like to find one where you had to hold onto objectives rather than take new ones. Of course, it’d be bad game design to make you be completely passive, but I suspect the more fundamental issue is that the computer AI isn’t up to the job of planning attacks.

It’s a dull day out there folks.