Okay, time to post again...
Hammer and Sickle hit the stores here two weeks ago, but when I went to check out the price at the local EB store, they didn't have it - not even in their computer archive, as the eager (bored?) employee told me. Hmmm.
The game magazine of my choice, PC Games, finally featured a two side report about H&S. To sum it up: 60% of 100% possible (but never achieved by a game in more than 12 years of magazine history).
For comparison: Soldiers: Heroes of World War II got 86%, Oblivion 91%
. S2 was also about 85%, as far as I remember.
The testers loved the story/setting, but said the high difficulty (no save, for example), stupid AI, bad music and the out-of-date controls of Silent Storm ruined the game fun for them. At least the localization is supposed to be good. Here's the link (German!): http://www.pcgames.d...ticle_id=459063
I can't really say if they tested the game with the correct gameplay, i.e. using more stealth and retreat than trying to kill every single enemy, but the review makes me less curious about the game. I just recently deinstalled S2 and S3 because I grew tired of them... well, sooner or later I'll feel like shooting beautifully ragdolled soldiers in a completely destroyable environment again, and then the games will be back on my hd
PC Games lists H&S at 35$, and that's just too much for my taste. I want to play Novik's game, but I guess I'll wait till it drops to 10$.
But those of you who got it already, I wish a good cold war.