Switch version tested
Review code provided
Whilst I don’t necessarily subscribe to Edwin Starr on his views of war, and how it is good for absolutely nothing, in this instance I have to concede that he is right.
War profiteers, American presidents, the movie industry and certainly the games industry, have all done pretty damn well out of a good scrap. Steven Spielberg, in particular, fills his coffers with a decent war story, Call of Duty is the most lucrative entertainment franchise in the world and Boeing, General Dynamics and Lockheed watch their shares soar when a new conflict hits the world stage. So in short Edwin Starr was actually talking rubbish.
Battle Supremacy, however (a port of a mobile title by Atypical Games) is a monumental catastrophe of a game. Due out soon on the Switch this lazy port has terrible textures, repetitive music, shambolic sound effects and a control method which fails to take into account the fact that the Switch has analogue controllers.
Battle Supremacy sees you as a tank commander ambling around various theatres of combat, set during World War 2. In essence, it’s a painfully slow 3rd person shooter, now I understand tanks move slowly but this really takes things one step beyond and this is the primary reason that this game is a chore to play. Battles are drawn out dull affairs, maybe you could forgive the fuzzy visuals or the horrendous sound but the pace of this game is slower than the extended cut of Lawrence of Arabia.
I’ll be honest I’m not sure how many single-player campaign levels there are, I got bored quickly. There is a multiplayer mode, however as the game has not yet released no one was on the servers, although I would guess that nothings going to change regarding the pace of the game, so that should be avoided also. I wasted my time so you don’t have to, there are plenty of better offerings on the eShop for the same price or less.
TBG Score: 2/10
Platform: Mobile, Nintendo Switch
Release Date: 02/08/2018
No. of Players: 1-8
Category: Action, Sim
Developer: Atypical Games
Publisher: Atypical Games
Download link: eShop