Command and what?
This is what has to be the 1999 game of the year. Not often is it that a game like this comes along. After playing so many other stratgey games it is good to not see another Clone and Conquer game. Onto Homeworld. First of all the graphics in this game do what they are intended to do, show you in detail battles in space. And they do a good job of it. From the engine trails on scouts to ion cannons cutting ships in half, I found eye candy galore. Good sound dosen't hurt a game either, and Homeworld has some of the best. All of the battle sounds fit perfectly and the music seems to fit, although some people may disagree. Gameplay is great, the computer AI makes fairly smart moves and makes good use of formations. Formations are one of features I really liked in this game. They help provide well rounded attacks. Although the controls may take a little getting used to, once down, they work very well. I say bravo Relic and Sierra, keep up the good work.
What some users may find hard about this game is the control system, but once through the tutorial anyone can be a Homeworld veteran.
The Bottom Line
People throw away Tiberian Sun, put Starcraft on the shelf, a new kid is in town, it goes by the name of Homeworld and it will rock your world.