I’m going to put my hands up and admit that the first time I read the title War of the Human Tanks, I wrongly presumed that this was just another, tried and true world war two game (see the rhyme there. . .?) Despite the title only being five words long, I somehow ignore two fifths of them—the “human tanks” part went right over my head.
What the fudge is a human tank then? Well, Obi Wan Kenobi would say its “more machine than man. Twisted an evil.” But that’s just Obi Wan Kenobi. . .
A human tank is a tank in the sense that. . .uhh . .. well it’s a tank, and human in the sense that it has feelings and emotions. You can probably tell from that description that War of the Human Tanks is a funny game. It’s a comic; an expansive comic with a heck of a lot dialogue. The story consumes most of your play time, meaning War of the Tanks is a real joy for people like me who love a good bit of storytelling with their gaming.
When you do actually play the game, you’ll find yourself engaged in a real time, turn based strategy game. You can use any unit in real time if it’s connected. You’l do a few actions then your tank will be disconnected. There are several units to use and you can develop better units using credits earned from battle.
The actually gameplay of War of the Human Tanks is a heck of a lot of fun, but because it’s so fun it will divide players in two. Some players will just want the gameplay, others the story. Sadly, that does mean that many gamers will tire of the exhaustive dialogue.
War of the Human Tanks is a truly excellent title. Despite some overly lengthy dialogue, the storytelling is engaging and humorous and its matched with action which is a heck of a blast. If you love tanks, or humans, then War of the Human Tanks is one battle you’ll love through and through.
War of the Human Tanks Overall : 4.5 out of 5