Matrix Games is doing its best to support the wargaming market these days. Titles like Gary Grigsby's World at War are a welcome addition to the genre. It has the best of both worlds -- an endlessly sophisticated design based on some natural concepts that are easy to understand.
Удел World at War — дружеские разборки. Если же посмотреть шире, то сразу понимаешь, что Hearts of Iron 2 она не годится даже в подметки.
For much of his distinguished career as a wargame designer, Gary Grigsby has taken a sort of Wagnerian approach. He's going to make a hardcore and detailed wargame, usability be damned!