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Close Combat: The Longest Day

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  -   Author: robertsambat   -   Reviewed: 3 AUG 2011

A really nice update to one of my favorite games from the series. There are many more maps and the rendered artwork is, for the most part, up to par with the original map graphics. Graphics for units are also updated and more accurate. More scenarios too. I only have 2 gripes with the game, one very minor and the other, more serious. First for the minor gripe -- some of the newer maps are too large to manage, considering that the units usually fit on only about 1/3 (at most) of the total map. So, you'll find yourself scrolling back and forth at times. Again, a minor gripe for me. The major gripe is the path-finding and AI for units. This was supposedly improved by both the game (and the subsequent updates) but I really haven't noticed a huge improvement. Occasionally, units like tanks will turn in circles for no reason at all (with no obstacles or altitude changes to stand in their way) and, of course, get slaughtered. I still see the 'bee dance' at times, which makes no sense, considering that one of the supposedly improvements to the game is the elimination of this problem from the original game.

Still, a very enjoyable game -- both the improved version and the original (which comes with it, but I don't see why you'd want to play it).


Details


Close Combat: The Longest Day

Release Date: 21 JUN 2011

Platform: PC
Language: English
Genre: Tactical, Operational
Turns: Real-Time Pausable
Complexity: Intermediate
Period: World War II


Developer
Strategy 3 Tactics



Product Specs

  • Theatre: Western Europe
  • Unit Scale: Squad, Individual (People, Planes, Tanks, etc.)
  • Players: 1-2
  • AI: Yes
  • PBEM: No
  • File Size: 916mb
  • Download Time:
  • - 56K Modem: 36hr 20min
  • - DSL or Satelite: 119min
  • - High Speed: 24min
  • Version: 5.50.13
  • Manual: PDF E-Book
  • Editor: Yes

Product Requirements :
    OS: Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7 (XP/Vista/7 rec.)
    CPU: 400 MHz CPU (600 MHz or faster rec.)
    RAM: 512MB Free RAM (1 GB rec.)
    Video/Graphics: 1MB Video RAM (8MB rec.) DirectX 9 compatible and capable of 1024x768 resolution or higher
    Sound: 16bit DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card
    Hard disk space: 2.0 Gb
    CD-Rom: Yes
    DirectX version: DirectX 9.0c
    Anything else that is needed: A network or internet connection for 2-player head to head play.

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