I purchased Tom Clancy’s EndWar, the video game for the Nintendo DS last weekend.
Being a former military man, I was curious to see if I still had the tools to lead troops into battle.
The video game series was developed by Ubisoft for the Playstation 3, PSP, Nintendo DS, PC and Xbox 360. A novel was written under the pseudonym, “David Michaels” last year and is based on the video game.
For those of you not familiar with the storyline, it’s a fictional account of World War III in the near future.
In 2016, a nuclear exchange in the Middle East kills 20 million people and cripples the world’s oil supply. Crude oil prices spike at $800 dollars a barrel.
A year later, Russia creates an advanced missile defense system and becomes the world’s primary supplier of energy, thereby experiencing a massive economic boom.
With its newfound riches, Russia quickly re-establishes itself as a major superpower and restores her military might.
Western Europe, with the notable exception of the UK and Ireland, unifies to create the European Federation. In 2020, the United States is on the verge of finishing construction on the Freedom Star, a controversial orbital military platform that will upset the balance of world power.
The European Federation withdraws from NATO in protest. Tensions between the European Federation, the United States, and Russia are building and will soon reach the breaking point.
The object of the game is to lead your troops and fight off an invasion. I’m currently at the 8th battle of the campaign and lost a great deal of men, land and firepower. I’m in the process of trying to save London from a Russian invasion.
It’s highly addictive!
Check out the trailer below!