EarthSiege 2 (Windows 3.x)

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A good game that brought the Earthsiege story forward Martin Smith (63066) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall User Score (2 votes) 3.9

Critic Reviews

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Pro: Besonders erfreulich ist, daß bei der Installation ein evtl. schon vorhandenes DIRECTX vom Installationsprogramm erkannt und berücksichtigt wird. Bemerkenswert ist auch die Unterstützung diverser Joysticks und Zusatzgeräte.
Contra: Obwohl Earth Siege 2 ein echtes Windows 95 Produkt ist, kann es doch zu Konflikten zwischen Maus und Bildschirm kommen. Etwas störend wirkt auch das ständige hin- und herschalten der Grafikmodi zwischen Menü- und Actionsequenzen. Diese Wehwehchen sind aber wohl eher durch >Microsoft's Programmierer als durch Sierra entstanden. Wirklich vermißt habe ich eine Mehrspielerfunktion wie es sie bei MechWarrior II gibt.
With graphics quite a bit cleaner than those in, say, MechWarrior 2, ES2's 50-plus missions are just that crucial bit more challenging, and the addition of an air-capable HERC called the "A-10" - er, ahem, I mean the "Razor," - makes the overall combat action all the more hectic. Like in the first game, players can outfit and customize their HERC units between battles, and those missions involving Razor air strikes are tantamount to pretty decent little flight sims in their own right. If I were forced at gunpoint to point newbies toward one battle-mech game, EarthSiege 2 would probably be the one.