Written by  :  James Kirk (168)
Written on  :  Sep 01, 2003
Rating  :  1.67 Stars1.67 Stars1.67 Stars1.67 Stars1.67 Stars

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Summary

A game that seems cool when you first get it, but becomes boring after a while.

The Good

Nothing in particular. The graphics are bland and the story is decent at best.

The Bad

Quite a bit. First, the game moves to fast. It suffers from a serious speed issue. A lot of the units are stupid. Take the Water Contaminator.... PLEASE! (heh heh) It moves really slow,(for this game anyway) and is real expensive. It's able to make the water of any pool(that's what the places where you get you're water look like) unusable. Sounds great, huh?? WRONG!!!!!!! Since it's so slow, you can't just waltz it in and contaminate your enemies water supply, you have to be able to have enough protection to eliminate any enemy units and turrets that get in your way. So, if you have enough power to destroy all enemy forces and turrets, why not just get the water for yourself??? A.I. is nearly braindead. You get a big force of strong slow units and fast weak ones and tell them all to go to your enemies base and the fast ones will get there first and get blown up. The resource gathering trucks (RGT's for short) will crowd each other, get lost and generally get in the way. The shredder is another failed unit. It shreds infantry and does it well, but it is totally useless. Why?? Because the sniper, along with the majority of other tanks wipe out infantry nearly as easily. Infantry are the most pitiful units in the game. They're just fodder for nearly every other unit. Stealth is another useless part of the game. Units like the sniper and sabatouer can transform into trees and bushes(??) so as to blend in with their surroundings. Not only does it never work with the computer, but how many times would you be fooled by a moving bush or tree?? It's insanely tough. The first couple of levels are ok, but after level 3 or 4 it becomes ridiculously hard. You'll spend days on a single mission then give up in disgust. Finally, the sound "effects" could be recorded better by you making laser noises in a microphone and the music is just plain bad. In the end, this is just another poor rts game released in the pre age of empires period.

The Bottom Line

Go play Age of Empires instead.