War games are more popular today than they ever have been. Call of Duty has amassed a colossal following to say the least, while the Command & Conquer, WarCraft and StarCraft strategy titles have picked up a loyal fanbase for their deep, tactical gameplay.
Storm: Frontline Nation is the latest PC strategy title that places gamers on the frontlines of war. But unlike Command & Conquer, it features a turn-based system more akin to the popular DS war series Advance Wars.
The title boasts customisable maps, a diplomacy menu where players can trade resources and forge alliances, a dynamic weather system that changes from day to night and a lengthy single-player mode. There are 45 nations to choose from and hundreds of regions to do battle in.
Players can fight each other online and command upgradable units to attack on water, on land and in the air. Maps are split into hexagons which can be easily traversed and help to break down the player’s major tactical decisions into smaller ones.
Merge Games UK and Ireland sales manager Nick Alfieri tells MCV: “Storm: Frontline Nation has the perfect genre mix with strategic maps and turn-based combat. It has stunning graphics and over 100 hours of gameplay, plus its multiplayer mode ensures long-lasting enjoyment.
“We will be promoting it through Merge Games’ Facebook, YouTube and Twitter accounts, as well as placing a mid-page web banner on the Rock Paper Shotgun homepage.”