Great Battles Medieval
The Hundred Seconds War
by Chris Schilling 3/7/2013
Product: Great Battles Medieval
Developer: War Drum Studios
Publisher: Slitherine Software
Format: Android, iPad
As a period piece, there's much to like in Great Battles Medieval, which documents the Hundred Years War between England and France.
As a game, there's rather less to praise it for – this is a lightweight historical strategy that might feel at home on a mobile platform but which can't compete with the giants of the genre.
"Wars take spark for reasons many", we're told in one of the live action story sequences that precede each skirmish, in a line that says much about the game itself. It's a historical recreation that takes itself very seriously indeed, right down to the olde worlde language.
Great Battles Medieval has history and accessibility on its side, but in the end its weak points are too visible to stand up to stronger opposition.
©2014 Steel Media Limited
Get even more pocket gaming goodness online at www.pocketgamer.co.uk