The German magazine PC Games recently published an article about the Cossacks add-on. The article suggests that the add-on will actually be a second standalone game. You can find the article on the PC Games site. For those of our readers that aren't able to read German, the article has been translated in the forums.
UK Gamer has reviewed Cossacks, and found it a very good game, giving it a 9 out of 10. They made a couple references to Age of Empires, both "positively" and "negatively". Here's an excerpt from the article:
After reading about the huge amount of units present in the game I wondered how many nations were actually featured in Cossacks. The answer? Sixteen entire nations, all with their own technology trees, all with their own units and buildings, and every one of them playable. Age of Empires, eat your heart out (with a spoon!)
For those of you in the UK with the Cossacks CD not recognising the CD-ROM drive, GSC has released a patch just for you, fixing that problem. The patch is at the Cossacks Official Site Downloads Section.
PC Arena has written a review on Cossacks. They really seemed to like the game, and gave it a whopping 10 out of 10. Here's an excerpt from the article:
The graphics of this game are very good compared to other RTS games.The game also uses 3D contoured scenery, which means that placing cannon on a hill really does give you an advantage in range and accuracy. I found the movement of the ships and cannon to be smooth, which can often be a problem on RTS games. Overall, this is an excellent RTS game which surely rivals the like of Red Alert 2. Good gameplay complemented by good graphics make this an excellent game.
It seems someone has been working hard recently. [RK]Warlord has made an enormous table compiling information about all the units, upgrades, creation costs, trainings cost, and parameters. You really should check it out, the table is incredible.
Cossacks Heaven has decided to open an outside discussions forum, the Pub. The forum will be where fellow Heaven visitors can pull up a chair, order a drink, and chat. So if you're in the mood to just chat with some Cossacks players, head on over to the Cossacks Heaven Pub!
NMA_FISHMANPET has started writing a forums story about a fictional war. Quite a good read. Go and check it out here, in the General Discussion. Also, FISH has started a petition for a Cossacks Heaven Outside Discussions forum. Voice your support/flamez here.
Cherub Krud has written a guide on the Austrians. The guide includes information on all the aspects of the nation, along with a couple charts comparing the Austrian units with their other country counterparts. Be sure to check out this guide to learn the basics of the Austrians, or just to brush up on the civ.
Cherub Krud has submitted a guide/analysis on farming versus fishing in Cossacks. It includes many informative charts to help organize all the information in the article. Anyone wanting to improve their game should check this great article out now.
Announcing the Tournament of the Generals Posted @ 8:08 PM || Cherub Weezul
Cossacks Heaven Tournament of Generals Press Release Friday, July 13, 2001
Cossacks Heaven has announced a new Cossacks: European Wars tournament, the Tournament of Generals.
One of the first non-official tournaments, the Tournament of the Generals will match up players from around the Cossacks community in 1v1 random map games to determine the undisputed champion of the online Cossacks Community. It will be held within the Cossacks shell, in the following weeks of the summer. The prizes have yet to be announced.
To register, visit the post in the Cossacks Heaven General Discussion forum. For any additional information do not hesitate to contact tournament director Cherub Weezul at email@example.com
Cherub TNK has given the Cossacks Heaven General FAQ a much-needed update. It now has the latest information on everything that has changed in the Cossacks realm, including x-pack and sequel information. Be sure to check out the updated FAQ now.
That Cossacks Fan Page has posted some screens of the upcoming Cossacks map editor that will be included in the soon-to-be-released expansion pack. The screens show some of the features of the editor and the interface. All you map makers should take a look at this. 7.12.01 Correction- Do'h! I called it the Cossacks Unoffical Site! *Eats self*
Thats right! CDV has announced that Cossacks: European Wars will be released in Portugal. They will be distributing the game through Porto Editora of Lisboa. It should be availible in the third quarter of 2001.