- Feb 19, 2018
Finally sat down and played third world war on the sega cd last night, reminded me of that airport sim game on the snes.
"As the leader of one of 16 nations, your ultimate goal is none other than world domination. To accomplish this you have a multitude of options ranging from raw military might, diplomacy, foreign or domestic investment policy, aiding terrorists or revolutionaries, to media manipulation. In other words, it's just like the real world."
I kinda groaned at the start cause it looked like nobunagas ambition or whatever romance of the 3 kingdoms, and looked too confusing at first on what long time strategies would play off. You set budgets for things and invest in war & terror, spies, media manipulation, weapons, armies, treaties, diplomacies etc etc.
So I just started nuking every others country and deploying units to take over canada (i started as US). I did a bit of media manipulation but my public approval rating went to 1% because i was just firing off nukes left and right LOL
At that point it turned into a kinda basic RTS where you could command your units individually or all together (easier) to attack buildings/units etc, as well as call in air and naval support. Was pretty fun the 2nd time when i got the hang of it. Visually it looks like a-train, simcity, transport tycoon- and is very nice to look at! Though theres an upbeat US anthem (whatever its called) playing in the background and is sorta unfitting, kinda. I assume each country you play as has a different nation anthem that'll play during the RTS invading sections.
When you invade different places it takes into account the regions (such as being icey, or desert-y, or grassy) and all your troops and soliders and forces you've trained, bought and deployed etc.
The music was OK at best, but you can disable it and play whatever. It's okay, but its no Masters of Monsters soundtrack.
Really suprised at how much I enjoyed this game and how fun it is to nuke france and whoever else; the game only goes into RTS mode when you invade a country with troops and then you take over that country. World goal: world domination through any means. i.e go nukes ( i just couldnt help resorting to nukes ..)
Deffo check the game out, heres a duck duck go search result - https://is.gd/PzILYL
Oh I forgot to mention; theres 5 campaigns each with different voiced intros - and there are lots of voice clips and some small FMV throughout. Which is fun