Yes, THG gets into these games to give us an "early look". I understand his POV. And I completely disagree, but it will get him <clicks>.
Unfortunately, it is usually an "early look" for him as well. He usually does the game a disservice as a thrashes about trying to figure out how to play it.
Best to just watch his vids for an "early look" and then go elsewhere later on for a fair review/play through.
A great example is his "early look" at FoG II Medieval. He's hilarious in his ineptitude. I quit watching when he whined about being unable to tell how far his archers could shoot.
Yeah, it's clear he just jumps right in, instead of taking the time to read the manual and play the tutorials. His frustration with his own lack of knowledge about how the game works is 1. annoying and 2. detrimental to a player's perception of the game. The game is good, not great, but pretty good. I have been saving my pennies and plan to invest in TFA as well. I can never get enough of WW2 carrier combat. Did I ever tell you AH's Flat Top
is my all-time favorite board game?
What I find hilarious is people who bitch that it's only set in '42. Duh, why not, that's when all the "this issue is in doubt" battles took place. Face it, after Midway the IJN could still do some damage until mid-'43, after that the IJN was like a boxerr barely hanging on while the greatest armada in history was plying the Pacific, but the greatest challenge to the USN was '42. So it makes sense to me that a game should focus on '42. What I am interested in seeing is if they release DLC's for the Med and the Atlantic.