War Agent

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    War Agent

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    War Agent's review

    Published: 2014-04-10, by Peter Warrior.

    Sell weapons to both sides to keep the war ever ongoing.

    • Original and thrilling gameplay
    • Mindful yet casual
    • No lite or trial version
    • Insufficient tutorial

    "Who's going to inherit the earth? Arms dealers. Because everyone else is too busy killing each other."

    War Agent is about buying weapons, from handguns to missiles, and intercede in a war between a blue and a red country. By "intercede" we mean supporting both sides and keep some balance so nobody actually wins.

    It's quite tricky, firstly because it's played in real time so you can be a spectator all the time no matter how cool retro sprites are when killing each other. You can't either take up a stance in favor or against Eurasia or Oceania (so to speak) because the other side would look for new undercover allies elsewhere and even get warfare stuff you can't yet provide and unbalance and unmess the mess and caboodle.

    There are also lighting fast events that change what's going on. New inner factions can upraise if their government is acting too soft or hard, or if there's a smear campaign or if collateral damage gets too much unbearable. Terrorists may also come up, governments and media are bribeable, and there's a corruption rating and a civilian loses score so you can get the whole picture. Don't forget to swipe up and sidewards to access side screens.

    On the other hand, the tutorial is absolutely insufficient. The game pace is lighting fast, and we should wonder if a turn based gameplay wouldn't had benefited it better. Lastly, retro graphics may be an ongoing craze, but mustn't be a commodity and could have been replaced by something more serious.

    Recommended for action players looking for something more mindful with bits of strategy.

    Anyway, a game that will make you think about its context for several seconds before getting lost into its really original and thrilling gameplay.

    Peter Appszoom logo

    by Peter , Appszoom

    Apr 10, 2014

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    A Google user

    by A Google user

    Aug 05, 2017  |  "Great"

    Good game, gets boring really quickly though.

    emon islam

    by emon islam

    Aug 01, 2017  |  "OK"

    Why i can't make peace??

    Leonardo Mendez

    by Leonardo Mendez

    Jul 29, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    JUST AMAZING!!! I can not explain this enough, you Must​ try out this game

    herobrines son Ray

    by herobrines son Ray

    Jul 15, 2017  |  "Great"

    Sorta boring but anything else is great!

    Progamer 235641

    by Progamer 235641

    Jul 13, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    Can you please put single player so that I play by myself and put difficulty in single player

    Jo Marion

    by Jo Marion

    Jul 10, 2017  |  "Awesome"

    A truely thought provoking experience worthy of five minutes of your time.