Naval Warfare doesn’t play very well on my laptop. That a game struggles on this hardware is not too surprising – I’m hardly running with a powerhouse here, but the fact that such a simple game doesn’t feature options to get as many people playing as possible is an astounding design decision.
|One of the prettiest horde games ever|
It’s a basic horde game. You’re a little ship facing wave after wave of increasingly more difficult enemy ships, and you need to use a range of weapons as well as your skill to defeat them. It’s an entertaining formula that has worked with games in the past, and it works here. The ship controls well thanks to the mouse, and there’s certainly a good variety of enemy ships to deal with. The basic gunships go down easily enough, but it doesn’t take long for boats with tricky defences or nasty weaponry to pop up.
Despite the struggle that my laptop had in playing this game, I enjoyed myself. It’s a frantic game with a finely tuned difficulty curve. The levels are well designed; for those five minute bursts of arcade fun, this is a great solution.