Written by  :  James Kirk (168)
Written on  :  Sep 02, 2003
Platform  :  Windows
Rating  :  4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

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A terrific RTS second to none but Age of Empires 2

The Good

It uses the Age of empires 2 engine, so you know what the controls will be like.(simple and great) The graphics are terrific and usually smooth. If you like star wars, you will see a lot of familiar races, craft and units. Adds 2 great new races to create a total of 8 civs. The techs are recognizable to Star Wars fans (although you non-jedi may need to read the manual). The resources are believable and all have their age of empires equivilents. Everything in the movies is here, from AT-AT's to Fambaa Shield Generators to Sith and Jedi Masters. The multi-player is very fun and not very laggy.(And best of all.... FREE!!) Finally, the voiceovers for generic units is very good and realistic.

The Bad

Some of the maps were degraded. For instance, in the original, the Tatooine map had sandcrawlers you could find and rush with. That feature has been dropped for appearently no reason. Alas, this next complaint is a problem I had with Jedi Knight 2. Luke Skywalker, Han, Leia, practically no one, did the voiceovers for their respective units. Lastly, for some odd reason, whenever guys get killed, they let out this scream very unbecoming to a RTS game.

The Bottom Line

This game is a Star Wars version of AOE. If you liked AOE, you should get this. Period. End of Discussion.