Toy Soldiers: The Kaiser’s Battle – DLC Review

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Game Name: Toy Soldiers: The Kaiser’s Battle DLC
Platforms: Xbox 360
Publisher(s): MGS
Developer(s): Signal Studios
Genre(s): Action
Release Date: 6/30/2010
ESRB Rating: T (Teen) Alcohol and Tobacco Reference Violence
Price: 400MSP ($5 USD)
Demo: Download the Toy Soldiers Demo Here
Never Heard of Toy Soldiers? Read our Review of the Game Here.

Story
The Kaiser’s Battle, which is also known as The Spring Offensive, was a series of offensives by the German Army along the Western Front in 1918. Enter the fray as the French army in this DLC. Battle a new experimental boss, and also battle against friends on new multiplayer and survival maps.

The French Campaign that is in the DLC includes 3 levels: Blucher-Yorck, Operation Gneisenau and The Last Offensive. Each plays out like any other Toy Soldiers level, but they are located in 2 new areas and there is an entirely new boss for you to figure out how to beat.

Gameplay
The gameplay is exactly like it is in the rest of the game. This isn’t the Toy Soldiers review, this is a review on the DLC. If you have never played the game, read the review and download the demo. Both links are available at the top. The Kaiser’s Battle DLC lets you play as the French army during the Kaiser’s Battle. There are 3 levels with multiple waves of enemies on them, and 2 new maps to let you create battle strategies on.

Following with a French theme, there is new French inspired art, new French soldiers, special in game French props and a whole bunch more French stuff for you to look at in game. There are also French unit skins and 2 new units to choose including the French Hotchkiss Machine Gun and French Canon de 75 Howitzer. The two new maps that come with the DLC enable for bigger battles online in both multiplayer and survival modes.

The new boss is an experimental vehicle called the German K-Wagon. The thing is huge and menacing, just like all the bosses found in the game. It may require a few attempts and a lot of strategic unit placing in order to destroy it on harder settings. The 3 level French Campaign is short and sweet. If you are a fan of Toy Soldiers you will enjoy the new levels to plan on as well as the new Golden Cubes to find. If you have no idea what the Golden Cubes are you are probably not one of the people interested in this DLC because you didn’t play the game enough.

Achievements
There are 3 new achievements included in the DLC. The achievements are pretty generic Toy Soldiers achievements. There is one for beating the DLC, one for getting a blast combo of x40, and one for finding all the Golden Cubes in the French Campaign. Golden Cubes are actually hidden within every level, and it is nice to see an achievement that acknowledges them.

  • Base Rat 15 – Find all the golden cubes hidden in the new French single player campaign.
  • Land Ship 25 – Defeat the German K-Wagen Boss.
  • Grass Cutter 10 – Get a 40x blast combo.

 

Overview
The Kaiser’s Battle DLC is a lot of fun, and gives you a few new levels to play on as well as another boss battle. The DLC only really consists of 2 new maps, 3 new campaign levels, 1 new boss,  new soldier skins and 2 new alternate unites. That is basically the entire DLC in a nutshell. Is it worth $5? That choice is yours. Have you completely beaten Toy Soldiers and still want more? Pick up this DLC now, and enjoy yourself as you play the really short but fun French campaign.
I give the Toy Soldiers: Kaiser’s Battle DLC

7-0-capsules-out-of-10

Pros

  • More Toy Soldiers goodness.
  • French Campaign with new unitss and soldiers
  • New Multiplayer Maps

Cons

  • Only a 3 level campaign
  • Nothing added to the gameplay
  • Short


  • frank

    so i would have to say my favorite moment was when i first got the game for free the day it came out and i was so excited because i had heard so many awesomethings so i start playing and cant stop and my favorite moment would have to be the first time i saw the tsar tank because i was freaking out when i saw it lol from the shear amazingnessisicity maybe a made up word but it explains the moment perfectly and lets you know how sweet this game is and how much i love it anyways thanks for the oppertunity to let me win one of those codes and even if i dont win it doesnt change the fact the site is the best out there anyways i should get back to what i was doing have a nice day guys

  • Zappletree

    My favorite moment from the game had to be the first time I saw the Rail gun emerge from the tunnel. I knew instantly that I was going to have to replay the mission again.

  • eugaet

    Favorite moment may still be the first time I saw the Czar Tank rolling towards me. I lost because I was gawking rather than fighting.

  • PlayingMantis

    My favorite moment was finding out that the tsar tank in Toy Soldiers is based on an actual experimental Russian tank by the same name.

  • MCout

    Many moments like entering in a dogfight with the biplane, driving the tank and blowing up 10 foot soldiers at a time…

  • Andrew

    My favorite moment was also when I first saw the huge Tsar Tank.

  • m3talst0rm

    As sad as it seems…the gas mask was so exciting to get. I really love this game but haven’t spent a lot of time with it. Thanks for the contest.

  • sparrow

    Finally acheiving general after being wiped out by the rail gun for the 20th time!!!

  • Matt Forbes

    My fab moment was beating both the campaigns and getting the kaiser helmet!!! Boy o boy; I bought the uniform and had my avatar wear it for a while! I lov this game & the helmet!

  • Congratulations to Frank and MCout for winning the DLC codes. The codes have already been mailed out, check your inboxes and junk mail boxes if you won.

    Thank you everyone for entering. If you didn’t win, better luck next time. We give tons of stuff away here at Capsule Computers.

  • Jeremy Wang

    My favorite moment in Toy Soldiers was beating the  campaign.  I just felt so happy knowing I had beat the first part and getting the German avatar hat award!!.

  • Jeremy Wang

    This is Jeremy here. I forgot to give you my email so here it is. JeremyWang00@yahoo.com.
    @yahoo:disqus By the way is the contest still active?

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