Written by  :  William Shawn McDonie (1182)
Written on  :  Jun 19, 2001
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Wow people really hate this game!

The Good

First of all Rebellion was one of the first real time strategy games on the market. Between the concept of the game and the new type of game (rts) Rebellion had the potential to be one of the greatest of all time.

Personally Rebellion was enjoyable and fun. I admit the interface is horrible but after giving it a chance, I got used to it. I think a lot of people who didn't like Rebellion's interface never really gave it a chance. I think many people had this image of C&C Star Wars style, well that's not what it was. Rebellion can be fun and enjoyable but only as long as you cant have too many expectations up front.

I loved building up the empire into the aramada that It should be. I loved it when at the end the Alliance battlecruser is destroyed and the droids run for cover. This is a game I play often and still enjoy today. I liked the tech tree and enjoyed building super ships.

The Bad

Ship combat well.... it sucked. Also what other reviewers said about a card game is true. Players like Luke and Darth are no more than a strato card that can raise planet morale a pinch. The way the game deploys characters is horrible. Also Intelligence was hard and almost useless. It would have been better if they had just done some sort of abstract funding model and said your intellegence depended on how much you spent. (I.E. the more you spent on intellegence gathering, the better you knew the location and strength of your enemy)

Also lets face it... How can a game call itself Star Wars when the empire starts out even with the Alliance in ships and planets?

The Bottom Line

The game has its flaws. If you were a die hard Star Wars fan I would probably not recommend it to you. However if it doesn't bother you to stray a little from the Star Wars universe, then this can be a good game for you.

Trust me, the interface can be mastered, its just a little hard to understand at first.