Enter the war and join the fray to fight for supremacy and make your country the strongest in the world.
Join squads and cooperate with other players from the same country to reach your goals.
Raise your military rank, unlock new units, and devastate and conquer your enemies with powerful weapons.
War is horrible, yet fascinating, which is why numerous games are inspired by it and one of which is World War Online. The game is an online strategy game wherein you compete against other players in a single map for global supremacy. Though that is the basic premise of the game, it’s unclear as to how it is being implemented, you can join a squad and cooperate with other players for a shared goal. With that said, the game inspires patriotism and encourages you to “fight for your country”, and who wouldn’t want to? Moreover, the localization is outstanding, and regardless of where you’re from, you’ll be able to play the game with your language.
Creating an account in World War Online is pretty easy. You have the option to manually enter your information, or register via Facebook or Gmail. After which, you will then be transported into the tutorial level, where you will be taught to manage your home country. Basically, your territories are divided into pentagon-shaped grids, and in turn, these territories are divided into dozens of smaller grids. In each of these grids, you can build different bases like money bases, training facilities, and food bases. This is also where you train your units, and the tutorial will make it clear to you on how to do so.
That being said, you’re supposed to manage these grids, and note that there may be a hundred of them when collectively added. It’s a pain, we know, and you’ll likely spend countless hours trying to build the necessary structures involved in strengthening your territories. Moreover, some countries on the map hardly resemble their real-life shape. For example, the Philippines has two tiny islands, when in fact, it’s a vast archipelago. China seems smaller, while Japan’s size has dwindled.
That aside, World War Online’s premise is simple: gather resources, train your units, attack other territories, and conquer them to achieve global supremacy. However, this is easier said than done: it takes time to develop units, and you need to have a sizable force to actually conquer even the nearest territories. Moreover, they are a huge drain on your resources, which means you may have to spend a lot to have them around, especially supreme units.
Kudos to the developers for making the progression easier and bearable. There are quests wherein you will be tasked to build certain buildings or train units. By accomplishing them, you will gain rewards like experience and resource rewards. Progressing to higher levels means unlocking higher military ranks which in turn gives you access to generals, allowing you to conquer more territories. Battles are mainly simulated, and the only control you will have over it is when before it happens. You will be tasked to choose the units you have and make them engage enemy units. The battles are then simulated and are shown on a small box which then shows the results.
World War Online may not be the most popular online strategy game, but it might be a game you would want to try out. Micromanaging may be a pain, but for strategy purists, it could be mana from heaven. Moreover, there are lots of things to do, and territories to conquer!