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Sunday, 4 March 2012

Trenches 1, addicting, but pathetically easy.

Trenches 1 is an addicting game available on the Appstore, it is a trench based warefare game set in WW1. It has recieved very good reviews and scores due to its fun and addictive nature. Recent updates have allowed Player vs Player mode and co-oprative mode allowing players to work together or fight it out on the battlefield. It also includes and campaign mode, a series of missions for either the british or Germans. Sadly, the campaign is extremely short and boring. It may as well be skirmish mode with a few differences. Also, battles turn out to be a huge massing of riflemen in your single trench, who than charge and easily win the game 100% of the time.

I win?
Even in multiplayer mode, when the opponents actually has a chance, losing 2-3 men at the start means your ultimate destruction.
In other modes, like pygmy horde and zombie horde, the gameplay gets alot more interesting as massing troops does not allow you tin easily own the enemy, you have to create a mixed combination of troops to equeal out the incoming zombies. These troops include: Rifleman, engineer, machine gunner, sniper, mortar, Bomb drop and Gas drop. Gas and bomb drop can be placed anywhere on the field and are very useful to clear out some enemy troops before a charge.
Steamwork's boast that the AI is "adaptive" If at all, this is a very unrecognizable feature, no matter how many times you beat it, it just tries to blow you up and work you down, 1 rifleman at a time.
I have to admit, the voice acting is really good and funny, the graphics are not to bad and it certainly is addicting. The multiplayer mode is fairly exciting when you play with your friends as well. But the AI combat is pathetically easy due to the easiest tactic in the game, and the campaign in just a cover for slightly different skirmishes. Overall it is well worth what you pay for it, enjoyable and addictive!
(Trenches 2 is now available!)

Rating: 31.5/50
Graphics-7.5

Plot and storyline-3
Enjoyment-7
Length-5
Controls-9

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