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April Strategy Preview

April 1st, 2007 by Troy Goodfellow · 4 Comments · Preview

April showers a trickle of new strategy titles into the gutters of armchair generals and desktop gods.

April 4Frontline: Fields of Thunder (Paradox/Nival), The Sims 2: Celebration Stuff (EA/Maxis)

April 17UFO: Extraterrestrials (TriSynergy/Chaos Concept)

April 19Theatre of War (Battlefront/1C)

April 24Ancient Wars: Sparta (Eidos/Playlogic), Fairy Godmother Tycoon (EA/Pogo)

UFO and Ancient Wars: Sparta were delayed from earlier in the year; Sparta‘s been pushed a couple of times. They have to strike while the 300 fire is hot, and need to make some changes from the preview copy I was playing a month ago.

The big title for the month is Theatre of War, from the developers of super flight-sim Il-2 Sturmovik. I have a preview version somewhere on my desk. I loaded it up but it didn’t play well with my dual core (to be fair, I was warned that the preview copy wouldn’t). So I haven’t played much. It feels a lot like a prettier Combat Mission.


4 Comments so far ↓

  • Michael A.

    Please tell me that a game called Fairy Godmother Tycoon is an april fool’s joke… :D

  • Troy

    I don’t believe in April Fool’s Day. So, yes, there is a game about being a fairy godmother and managing wishes. It’s already available via digitial download from Pogo games, but EA is now boxing it for the cash and carry crowd.

  • Michael A.

    Neither do I (well, at least I haven’t pulled any on the web yet…), but that name almost makes me wish for it (not that I have anything against fairy godmothers, but if anything demonstrates the overflow of “Tycoon” titles, that must surely be it :) ).

  • Krupo

    OMFG what? I had to google that b/c I still didn’t believe you… wow, I’m in shock.