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Written by  :  Depth Lord (941)
Written on  :  Jul 29, 2004
Platform  :  DOS
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Summary

By land, air and water...

The Good

What can i say that hasn't been said yet about this splendorous game? When i first saw the majestic demo i never expected what i was going to face, the RTS game i have spent most hours with. The story is grand, epic, very heroic and with a bit of tolkienesque modified feel. There are a lot of inclusions that make the game a great advance from Warcraft 1, new engine that made possible the battle by air and water, and a difficulty level more adjusted to common players not familiarized with that kind of games.

The Bad

As said by everyone, the AI sucked, you always knew the next step the enemy was going to take, your units sometimes are a bit dumb too, you could have a lone footman being attacked to death just at few steps from a bunch of soldiers of yours and they stay in their places as if nothing was happening until you order them to do so. Also the map editor was limited, you couldn't give the map any special victory conditions rather than defeating all the enemies on the map.

The Bottom Line

Great game to begin with real-time strategy genre. And a classic nowadays!