War is hell, for sure. By the time you’ve been mercilessly pummeled into fine bits of dust for the umpteenth consecutive time - no matter which side you play as - you’ll be convinced that Blitzkrieg 2: Fall of the Reich was created simply to destroy any sense of military smarts your evidently feeble mind can dream up. Yes, it's that hard.
Fall takes place in the waning months of the Second World War, featuring such exotic battles as the fight for Budapest and Operation Bagration. Never heard of them? We’re not surprised, but just about every other scenario’s been covered in earlier Blitzkrieg iterations. We've got to believe that the lack of compelling theaters of war drove publisher CDV to up the ante from a challenge perspective. Until now, the series hasn’t been known as an ass-whomping torturefest; perhaps they’ve run out of other ideas.