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Warhammer: Battle March (Xbox 360)

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By William Abner for Crispy Gamer on 15/SEP/08

Warhammer: Battle March is yet another example of a decent real-time strategy game born on the PC and made into an abomination due to a ridiculous console control scheme. Every improvement made in this standalone expansion to 2006's Warhammer: Mark of Chaos is ruined by controls that are so convoluted that it takes a true finger ninja to operate successfully. Battle March isn't the first RTS to fail due to its controls, but it stands out as one of the most frustrating. You organize units into four assigned groups by using the right bumper. In large-scale battles -- especially when in skirmish mode or when playing over Xbox Live -- four isn't nearly enough. Instead, you're left to manually maneuver your units, which is a huge pain. As cool as this battle scene looks, controlling that army would be impossible.Most commands require you to perform a rain dance to get your units to quickly do what you need them to do. Combined with the fact that the battles are over pretty quickly, especial...

Warhammer: Battle March

Warhammer: Battle March (X360)

Genre/Style: Strategy/3D Real-Time Strategy
Release Date: 02/SEP/08
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What's Hot: Packed with Warhammer Fantasy Battle authenticity; Excellent skirmish/multiplayer army builder

What's Not: Battles are too quick; Ranged weapons are too powerful; If you're not a 'Hammer fan you might be completely lost; Laughably bad controls

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