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Act of War: Direct Action (Windows)

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AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.4
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Overall MobyScore (16 votes) 3.9


The Press Says

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95
Cheat Code Central
Act of War beautfiully bridges the gap between action and strategy and provides an all out assault of the senses thanks to the incredble level of visual detail, intuitive control and an aural symphony comprised of the sounds of destruction. Games like Act of War usually take a backseat to superhyped overblown titles like Doom 3 and that is a total injustice. Eugen Systems and Atari have succeeded in providing us with one of the first contenders for RTS of the year and as mentioned earlier, other developers are going to have to go big or go home to tackle it. I'm not merely recommending you play Act of War, I'm demanding it. That's an order soldier!
90
Game industry News (GiN)
Act of War breaks new ground in several areas. Graphically, the detail levels are pretty amazing. The storyline is more tightly integrated into the plot than some RPGs. And the game might signal a new era of book and game cooperation if both do well as a result. Act of War earns 4 and + GiN Gems.
90
Peliplaneetta.net
Tarjolla on uuden yksinpelikampanjan lisäksi 25 uutta moninpelikenttää. Pelintekijät ovat kuunnelleet fanien toiveita varsin tarkkaan, ja verkkopeliin onkin tullut iso kasa hyödyllisiä toimintoja sekä uusia pelimuotoja. Kaiken kaikkiaan High Treason on ilman muuta hintansa väärti lisäpaketti, mikäli ensimmäisen osan kampanja on jo läpäistynä ja kovalevyltä löytyy riittävästi tilaa. High Treasonista huokuu sellainen pelibisneksessä toisinaan harvinainen asia kuin huolittelu. Kokonaisuus on yhtä yhtenäinen kuin alkuperäisessäkin pelissä, ja pelattavuus on varsin kohdallaan. Tästä sopisi muidenkin ottaa mallia. High Treason on runsaan lisäsisältönsä ansiosta melkeinpä Act of War 1.5, mikä tekee siitä tämänkin vuoden (tähän asti) onnistuneimman sota-RTS-pelin.
90
PlayDevil
Atari's latest RTS package comes in full glory. Act of War: Direct Action put RTS on top our games-to-play-list again and it adds new ideas to the existing Command & Conquer gameplay. It has the greatest graphics I have ever seen in any PC game but beware ... eye candy comes at a price. Management resources (being able to get an income by stealing, capturing enemy soldiers or from oil) is well balanced and comes with various new additions to the gameplay. Besides the poor acting quality of the FMV clips the score and effects are outstanding. For now, Act of War: Direct Action is the king of RTS-games. Beautiful to watch, great to play!
90
GBase - The Gamer's Base
Act of War entfacht ein wahres Feuerwerk auf meinem PC und das in jeder Mission! Während meine kleine Eingreiftruppe gerade das Dorf verlässt, fangen am anderen Ende schon die Tarnkappenjäger an, jedweden Widerstand auszubomben. Solche Momente gefallen mir und die gibt es nicht zu wenig. Eine spannende Story, actionreiche Missionen, eine erstklassige Grafikengine und Kinoqualität erreichende Zwischensquenzen machen aus Act of War einen wahren Hittitel. Lediglich die recht kurze Kampagne, die man an einem Wochenende locker durchgespielt hat und die wenigen Multiplayer-Maps trüben ein wenig das Gesamtbild. Wer allerdings Echtzeitstrategie-Fan ist und bei Act of War nicht zugreift, der ist selber Schuld!
90
Game Vortex
Act of War is definitely a safe bet for RTS fans, as well as those not accustomed to the genre. It’s got an engaging single player campaign, great style, good control, and enough balance to enjoy it online until the first patch comes out. If you’ve ever wanted to try out an RTS and aren’t sure which one to start with, Act of War: Direct Action will certainly be worth the purchase.
90
GotNext
There's really little to say about Act of War. It's a great game that does everything right, though nothing original. Unfortunately, it will probably get lost in the shuffle and be played by few. The multiplayer is worth playing by itself for any RTS fan (It's exactly like every other online RTS, with the US Army, Task Force Talon, and the Consortium offering 3 differentr building and unit trees), and the action packed, story driven campaign is icing on the cake. Anyone with an interest in the genre owes it to themselves to pick this gem up.
88
Gamesmania
Was für eine Präsentation, was für eine packend inszenierte Action! Für C&C-Fans der ersten Stunde ist Act of War das höchste aller Gefühle. Die herausragende Technik und die überraschend guten Zwischensequenzen sind allerdings nur die Grundlage für ein gelungenes Echtzeitstrategiespiel, das den Untertitel „Direct Action“ vollkommen zu Recht trägt. Kaum eine Minute vergeht ohne fulminante Explosion und das Spieltempo ist äußerst rasant. Sicherlich sorgt die viel zu kurze Solo-Kampagne, die ungünstige Kameraperspektive und die laue Gegner.KI für Abzüge, doch auch der nächste C&C-Teil muss sich an diesem Bombast-Feuerwerk erst mal messen lassen. Hoffentlich gibt es bald Nachschub in Form eines Addons, die leckere Grafik ist einfach zu schade für lediglich 15 Stunden Spielzeit.
88
Krawall Gaming Network
„Act of War“ gibt ab der ersten Minute Vollgas und tritt bis zum Schluss nicht auf die Bremse. So muss Echtzeitstrategie heute aussehen: Schnell, schön und schonungslos auf Action getrimmt. Zugreifen!
88
Pelit
Act of Warissa kaikki on suurta ja mahtavaa. Räjähdykset vavisuttavat tannerta, päähenkilöt elävät mukana koko olemuksellaan ja välivideoissa sinkoilevat sekä kipinät että ärräpäät. Jokainen kriisi on maailmanlopun luokkaa. Tunnustan häpeilemättä, että nautin paisuttelusta tavattomasti. Act of Warin parissa tunsin itseni mieheksi.
88
Game Captain
Supergrafik, sehr gute aber nicht innovative Story mit vielen Videosequenzen. Leider nur eine gute Kampagne und ein Editor fehlt.
88
PC Powerplay
Dieses erstklassige Echtzeit-Strategiespiel trägt seinen Untertitel "Direct Action" zu Recht: Ständighe Scharmützel und Bombast-Gefechte, Video-Einspielungen und Funksprüche halten Sie nonstop auf Trab. Und das Ganze mit Erster-Sahne-Grafik und Bollersound!
87
Gamers.at
Um es kurz zu machen: Act of War: Direct Action ist bis dato mein Echtzeitstrategie-Highlight des Jahres. Bitte jetzt aber nicht glauben, dass ich mich die bombastische Grafik und die filmreife Inszenierung der Story bei der Wertung beeinflusst haben - ganz im Gegenteil. Die Zwischensequenzen weisen beinahe eine derart gute Qualität auf, sodass ich die trashigen Filmchen der alten C&C Zeit irgendwie schmerzlich vermisse. Aber AoW hat auch durchaus innerliche Werte. Endlich wieder ein Strategiespiel mit einer schönen langen Kampagne die den Hobbygeneral für mehr als nur eine handvoll Stunden vor den Bildschirm fesselt und ein Gefechtsmodus der durch ein gut ausgeklügeltes, aber einfach zu lernendes Papier-Schere-Stein System sowie einer starken Gegner KI auch alt gediente Strategen fordert.
87
GamingTrend
If you are looking for a game firmly rooted in modern events and captures the same magic of the giants in the genre, then Act of War is your game.
86
Gamigo
Eugene und Atari haben mit Act of War: Direct Action ein richtig schönes Strategiespiel aufgebaut, das es schon sehr gut mit dem letzten Teil der C&C Reihe, Generäle, aufnehmen kann. Denn im Single Player schafft das Spiel es durch die Zwischensequenzen, die gut getragene Story und die vielen kleinen Missionsupdates den Spaß des Spieles noch mehr in die Höhe zu schrauben. Zudem bringt Act of War auch eine wirklich schöne Grafik mit sich, sowie einen Sound bei dem es nichts zu meckern gibt. Wer Echtzeitstrategiespiele im Stil der C&C Reihe mag, der wird mit Act of War kaum etwas falsch machen können.
86
Gameswelt
Mit Sicherheit bietet Eugen Systems’ ’Act of War: Direct Action’ alles, was dem Echtzeit-Strategie-Fan das Herz höher schlagen lässt: Eine sehr lange Kampagne, die sich einem brandaktuellen Thema (wenn auch unkritisch) widmet, eine überzeugende KI, eine sehr große Auswahl moderner Kriegstechnik sowie eine sehr gute grafische Ausstattung. Auch wenn man wesentliche Neuerungen beim an sich aber guten Gameplay vergeblich sucht und die Anleihen an das legendäre ’Command & Conquer’ nicht zu übersehen sind, bleibt ’Act of War: Direct Action’ durchaus ein interessantes Spiel, das jedem Strategen empfohlen werden kann.
86
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network
A good, fast-paced strategy game that should appeal to traditional RTS lovers and more impatient gamers alike. The ability to play both sides in campaign mode would have been appreciated, but its lack isn't a fatal flaw.
86
GameZone
Innovation in the real-time strategy genre has been marginally small in the past few years. While a few titles have tread new ground in presentation and graphics, the majority have merely been clones of some of the more popular franchises. Act of War: Direct Action doesn’t innovate this genre much, but the way it is presented will have gamers on the edge of their seats until they see the concluding credits roll. What makes this game like this? Read on to find out.
85
Strategy Informer
Overall, this is a fine effort for the Real Time Strategy genre. A compelling modern era story line, excellent attention to detail, and good quality graphics make it a fun game to play. By all means, pick this game up, you will be fighting for oil for a long time if you do, but in a fun way!
85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Als je alles op een hoop gooit, mag je concluderen dat Act of War: Direct Action een uitstekend real-time strategiegame is geworden dat over goed gameplayfeatures en mooie graphics beschikt. Dit spel kan dan ook probleemloos concurreren met de Command & Conquer-titels. Sommige mensen hier op de redactie prevelen zelfs al de woordjes 'strategiegame van het jaar'; die conclusie trekken we mogelijk op het einde van het jaar, maar het is in ieder geval een belangrijke kandidaat.
85
Looki
Act of War macht Spaß. Nicht mehr und nicht weniger. Act of War ist ein solider Titel im Echtzeitstrategiegenre und kann insbesondere durch die Videopräsentationen überzeugen und für ein spaßiges Wochenende sorgen. Act of War ist beileibe aber auch kein Meilenstein oder ein Titel, der das Genre voranbringen wird. Zudem wird es der Titel, insbesondere durch den noch fehlenden Editor, schwer haben, sich gegen Command & Conquer: Generals im Multiplayerbereich durchzusetzen: zu gefestigt ist inzwischen die Fangemeinde und zu groß das eSport-Engagement. Wer Echtzeitstrategie mag und Lust auf einen frischen Titel mit gelungener Präsentation hat, macht mit Act of War nichts falsch. Ich jedenfalls bin auf weitere Spiele des Entwicklers gespannt.
85
Game Freaks 365
In closing, Act of War is a very solid RTS with great difficulty scaling so you steadily get better and better without even really noticing it. Live action videos really get the emotion across that CG videos sometimes can't. Although the multiplayer isn't anything too original, the single-player campaign is interesting and really shows off the beautiful graphics engine. If you are a casual gamer, or you've had problems with RTS games like C&C or Warcraft, this game really starts off slow and helps you along the way with no complicated resource systems. Hardcore RTS players, this is a big step for future RTS and its definitely worth your money to try out Act of War's great campaign and unique new gameplay elements.
85
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Na twee zwakke producten staat Eugen Systems er plots wel met een opvallend knap RTS-spel dat je gewoon gespeeld moet hebben.
85
Next Level Gaming
Over all this is a pretty good RTS game. Its quick learning curve, matched with not having to deal with a tedious training mission lends this game towards the vets. Take that and add in the cool single player storyline really pushes this game to someone like me, a veteran of strategy games and a person who enjoys a single player campaign. If you are a newbie at these types of games then I would defiantly say try something else first. If you are only looking for multiplayer gaming then you will miss a lot of what this game has to offer. This title is defiantly a recommended pickup for RTS fans. Make sure you let your voice be heard on the forum, the link is near the top on the right.
85
1UP
I'd love to triumphantly announce that developer Eugine Systems, with Act of War: Direct Action, shines a whole new light on the real-time strategy genre. Heaven knows, it's about time someone did. The more I think about it, however, the less I'm convinced that the title offers anything new to the genre at all save for a few innovative twists; yet somehow, its gameplay feels fresh and vital. It called to mind early experiences with Warcraft II and Command and Conquer: Red Alert. That's enough to keep me playing.
85
IGN
Anybody that took part in EA LA's last entry into the Command & Conquer series, Generals, will note plenty of similarities with Eugen Systems' Act of War. Some of the units look the same, each faction has a "super weapon" that can be brought to bear (though they aren't quite as spectacularly over the top as the ones in Generals), terrorists have underground troop movement, the three factions have varying degrees of advanced technologies, and so on.
85
GameSpot
It's hard to believe that in 2005, someone somewhere had the audacity to make a real-time strategy game stuffed with live action cutscenes. It's even harder to believe that it works. Yet with Act of War: Direct Action, Atari and developer Eugen Systems have managed to turn convention on its head. Here's a real-time strategy game with the soul of a sleek techno-thriller, stitched together with live action footage that, despite the acting and budgetary limitations, will remind you of the riveting television drama 24 at times. And if that weren't enough, it's also a visually splendid, exciting, and well-paced game, to boot.
84
Gaming Nexus
All in all what you will get here is an encompassing campaign mode, and a promising multiplayer game. Playing this game with the right people will keep it going for ages, just as it has Command and Conquers. The story in the campaign will keep you going to find out what happens in the end. The graphics are very good looking on high, and the sounds are everything you would expect out of an RTS. It’s not the best RTS on the market right now but with a few patches and fixes to the game play it could certainly dethrone Command and Conquer as the most popular on the market.
84
PC Zone
Needless to say, none of these complaints is a deal-breaker. Act Of War takes the old-school RTS formula and enriches it in countless cool ways, using the lessons of the past decade to create a single-player campaign that's as valid and exciting as anything else in the genre. Add production values to make EA sweat bullets and you've got yourself a very tasty proposition indeed.
84
PC Games (Germany)
Mit seiner vollmundigen Ankündigung "Unser Spiel ist der Command & Conquer-Killer!" erntete Act of War-Chefentwickler Alexis Le Dressay im Spätsommer letzten Jahres bei der aus aller Herren Länder angereisten Journalistenschar nur ein müdes Lächeln. Die wenige Augenblicke zuvor präsentierte Demo-Mission sah zwar gigantisch aus, ruckelte aber auch besorgniserregend und ließ praktisch keinen Spielfluss zu.
83
Game Over Online
In other words, Eugen Systems took a lot of familiar concepts and gave them some new wrinkles. That’s good, and I’d even characterize Act of War as an entertaining game, but it’s just that those familiar concepts I mentioned are really familiar, and it just seemed like I had played Act of War before. Your mileage may vary. I’ve played a lot of real-time strategy games over the years, and they’re all starting to look alike to me, but if you’re newer to the genre, or if you like the genre better, then you might have a lot of fun with Act of War.
83
Gameguru Mania
Overall, great game that I strongly suggest you get if you are into the RTS genre. Fans of the C&C games will be pleased, but those looking for innovation, huge tech trees and tactical gameplay may be disappointed. Definitely try the demo first if possible.
82
PC Action
"Das war ja ganz lustig!", meint Major Jefferson staubtrocken, nachdem die fünfte Wolverine-Atomrakete endlich den geheimen Bunker mitten in Downtown Washington geknackt hat. Mit gewaltigen Explosionen haben die Geschosse das halbe Viertel auseinander gerissen und nur einen tiefen, glühenden Krater hinterlassen. Doch das scheint die virtuelle US-Regierung nicht groß zu kratzen. Hauptsache, der Terrorist wurde erledigt. Was zählt da schon eine Stadt?
82
Armchair Empire, The
There’s no doubt in my mind that Act of War is on its way to becoming a franchise. That is, it will become a franchise if it sells well. Whatever praise it may receive from game reviewers, there’s never a guarantee that it will sell enough copies to warrant a sequel or even an expansion. Not to worry though, this will still be a review rather than a drawn-out plug for the game.
81
GameStar (Germany)
Act of War spaltet nicht nur Häuser, Bunker und Panzer, sondern auch die Strategen - na ja, zumindest in zwei Lager. Die einen freuen sich über die spektakulärste Grafik der Genre-Geschichte, extrem coole Hightech-Einheiten und ein intensives Mittendrin-Gefühl. Die anderen schauen hinter die Präsentations-Fassade und ärgern sich über Balancing-Schwächen, eine unflexible Gegner-KI und die ebenso anspruchslose wie viel zu kurze Kampagne. Schade, die vielen taktischen Möglichkeiten hätten deutlich mehr Tiefgang zugelassen.
80
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
Calling something a clone is usually a way of dismissing it, which is what many people will doubtlessly do when they observe—correctly, mind you—that Atari’s Act of War is a Command & Conquer: Generals clone. The influence is obvious in the game’s scale, the superweapons, the rigid rock-paper-scissors unit interplay, the streamlined economics, the way tiny infantry are mashed under vehicles, and even the “don’t you worry about the details” interface. But then there’s the question of what do you call a clone when it’s actually better than its inspiration? This is what’s happened with Act of War. Although it’s lacking Generals’ playful sensibility and imagination (the three sides are basically the United States, the United States, and the non-United States), it’s got a much better handle on what it takes to make a good real-time strategy game.
80
JustPressPlay
Overall: Art of War: Direct Action is a high paced action RTS, the game cares less about resources and base building and far more about combat. The live acting was pulled off quite well and I applaud it for being one of the first games to use live acting rather then CG. Sound was great and there are very few things to complain about it. The graphics like I said are very nice but have a tendency to stutter. Sadly I was not able to try out the multiplayer aspect of the game. Hopefully another reviewer will be able to review it in the future.
80
UOL Jogos
Jogadores em busca de algo diferente devem ficar empolgados com o prospecto de algo novo no gênero - mas os ratos do multiplayer provavelmente terão opções melhores para encontrar nas lojas.
80
Jeuxvideo.com
Act of War vaut surtout pour sa campagne solo qui propose des missions variées et intéressantes parfaitement scénarisées grâce à des cinématiques filmées avec de véritables acteurs. En revanche, on ne peut qu'être déçu face à la pauvreté des modes multijoueur et escarmouche qui se limitent à du deathmatch et qui ne permettent pas de paramétrer finement ses parties.
80
DreamStation.cc
Act of War: Direct Action is a must-have for individuals who live and die by Real Time Strategy. Expect a well designed visual game that's best suited for individual campaign play in a very fluid combat system. Superb graphics, animation, and sound provide for an enjoyable gaming experience.
80
Imperium Gier
Choć nie epokowa, gra autorstwa Eugen Systems ma wszelkie błogosławieństwa do zostania murowanym hitem list przebojów. Act of War przywodzi na myśl najlepsze tytuły gatunku RTS i choć w gruncie rzeczy powiela schematy, to jednak robi to z perfekcją godną największego artysty. Ma w sobie to „coś”, czego nie można określić słowami, a co przyciąga doń jak wielki neodymowy magnes i nie pozwala się od niej oderwać. Z czystym sumieniem polecam każdemu, kto poszukuje wysokogatunkowej rozrywki.
80
GameDaily
Throughout Atari's history, no game has been more ambitious than its PC title Act of War: Direct Action. A mass collaboration between Atari, developer Eugen Systems, New York Times best-selling author Dale Brown, and SWAT Films, this modern-day RTS plunges you into a terrorist world where you're the first line of defense in protecting its people from evil. The game features intense combat, easy to learn controls, a sweet interface, and explosive graphics, as well as live-action cut scenes that add even more depth to the story. It's not the most complex or feature rich RTS on the market, but Act of War is a lot of fun, making it one of the best PC titles to release this year.
80
Eurogamer.net (UK)
It's a Real-Time Strategy Game. This, if nothing else, makes Act of War: Extraneous Subtitle something of a rarity in the busy gaming world of 2005. While every other game seems to be integrating elements of everything from role-playing games to platform games (at least in the case of the widely anticipated Command & Conquer: Its-a Me! Yuri!), Act of War keeps things familiar. If you brought someone forward in time from those crazy salad days of the mid-nineties, and put a line-up of games before them, they'd identify Act of War with a cheery "Yes - that's the RTS". It has Strategy. It's in Real Time! It's a game! It has Strategy and it's in Real Time and it's a game! It's a Real Time Strategy Game!
77
Game Chronicles
Modern warfare is an area developers could really get creative with, but Eugen Systems plays it safe by giving gamers more of the same. I admit the campaign is fun despite the sub-par cut scenes, and the urban combat is some of the best I’ve played to date. It’s too early to tell if updating the old RTS model with stellar graphics and realistic units will be enough to make Act of War a bestseller, but at least this title offers an interesting glimpse into what war might look like several decades from now.
77
ActionTrip
While Act of War fails to fulfill its promise of a chilling story thanks to the silly video sequences, it does manage to bring an enjoyable single player campaign and a solid, if not familiar, multiplayer experience. The spectacular and detailed graphic engine can provide quite a show with fantastic explosions and other effects. RTS fans looking for something new and a bit more challenging to replace Command & Conquer: Generals, should give Act of War a shot. While the entire game may be likened to a trip to Chili's rather than Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, you should come away from the table satisfyingly full nonetheless. Just make sure to bring a breath mint to get rid of the lingering effects of the cut scenes.
73
FOK!games
De game heeft in mijn ogen toch te veel weg van de Command & Conquer-serie. Dit neemt echter niet weg dat dit een vrij goede game is met leuke elementen erin. Je zult tactisch om moeten gaan met je voertuigen en manschappen, anders zul je het einde van het level niet halen. Ook de tussenfilmpjes zijn een goede manier om het verhaal te vertellen en dragen echt bij aan de sfeer van de game. Helaas wordt het spelplezier toch een beetje verpest door het gebrek aan goed overzicht, waardoor het eindcijfer van mij een 7.2 is.
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Thunderbolt Games
At the end of the day, Act of War is a pretty RTS game that’s a lot of fun to look at and listen to but regrettably doesn’t feel as complete as some of the genre’s best. There are some AI path-finding issues that crop up in some of the cities that hamper the game, as well as a couple of bugs here and there, even after the patch. However, it’s most definitely a great step for the genre in terms of storytelling that will hopefully be properly mimicked and expanded by another developer or in a sequel. Even if it isn’t perfect though, Act of War is a game that you should pick up, and when the book comes out this summer, you should pick that up too. The advanced copy I got of the book is just as gripping as the game is.
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JeuxVideoPC.com
Difficile de s’y retrouver dans le maquis des jeux de stratégie, qui se multiplient à grande vitesse. Cette abondance autorise un plus large choix certes, mais aussi et surtout des choix cornéliens au niveau de l’achat. Que vaut donc Act of War : Direct Action face à la multitude d’autres jeux de stratégie ?
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GamePro (US)
Act of War: Direct Action is a modern-day RTS that takes as its premise the notion that a shadowy Consortium is manipulating the price of oil through terrorist attacks and military actions. As commander of the elite Task Force Talon, you must put a stop to the Consortium's sinister plans on 14 different maps. Once your skills are honed in the single player campaign, 17 skirmish maps await for up to 8 players.
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GameSpy
Act of War is simultaneously very timely and unflinchingly retroactive. Its timeliness is found in its story -- it's a hard-hitting, earnestly told tale of petrol-paranoia, very reflective of the times we're living in, and in that context, quite believable. But it's retroactive in the manner that it presents this story: by means of live-action, TV mini-series quality cutscenes. The CD-ROM-era might have left us with a certain measure of disdain for this sort of presentation, but that shouldn't let that stop you from checking out Act of War -- it also happens to be a solid and enjoyable one real-time strategy game as well. It's not unlike Command & Conquer: Generals in this regard, but with more of a Tom Clancy than a G.I. Joe bent.
58
Yiya
Die Grafik ist über jeden Zweifel erhaben, wenn man die nötige Hardware hat und auch die Bedienung geht überwiegend problemlos von der Hand. Lediglich einige Kleinigkeiten trüben den Spielspaß, was insbesondere an der KI der eigenen Leute liegt. Klar kann man Kampf- und Reparatureinheiten in zwei Gruppen packen, doch bequemer und im Jahr 2005 angemessener wäre hier eine clevere KI. Gerade weil sich das Spiel an Einsteiger richtet, sollten solche Probleme nicht vorhanden sein. Die drei Parteien unterscheiden sich so, dass es im Multiplay Modus Spaß machen könnte, nur leider gibt es für meinen Geschmack zu wenig Karten und insbesondere Optionen. Wer einfach mal wieder ein bombastisches RTS Game spielen will und nicht gerade ein sehr tiefgründiges und taktisches Games erwartet, sondern eher Action und Spielspaß im Einzelspielermodus, wird von "Act of War" nicht enttäuscht.