gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I loved the fluid nature of the game. As someone stated in another review, switching between aircraft and ground forces is so simple and quick. The game made me so mad in a good way, because you start to attack a defensive island held by the enemy, you'll know what I mean. This was the good 'angry' - then came the 'bad' angry. The game is literally broken. After I got half way through I was looking for the marshes upgrade for days on end retracing islands to no avail until I literally hit almost every single one.
Then after pressing through that I get near the end of the game (from what I can tell) and after a cut-scene I'm locked into this stupid view and there is no way to exit. Essentially, the game is amazing errr will be amazing once the bugs are fixed, until then steer clear.
+ Seamless unit transitions
+ Great length of game
+ Difficulty = just right
+ Nice blend of 1st person & 3rd person.
+ Lack of explanation of button controls (I learned that switching b/w FP and 3rd person was done by hitting select almost by the time I finished playing it)
gamers (82%) found this review helpful
This game is such a super awesome concept! You command a carrier (as the title suggests) which deploys both aircraft and amphibious tanks to take control of an archipelago of islands on an alien world. Even better then the fact that you can command your army, you can even assume direct control over one of the vehicles to get your hands dirty. Awesome! Right?
No, that's not right. The whole game screams of a lack of polish. The AI, especially that of your troops, is irredeemably stupid. Their path-finding is awful and they frequently get stuck, crash or wander into an enemy swarm. The graphics are weak and bland, making what could be stunning locales look like a 4th grader's papier-mâché diorama. The interface and controls are also extremely weak, lacking polish and simplicity that should have been borrowed from other console RTS games like Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2.
There was so much potential in the concept but it was entirely squandered. If you want to try a fun console RTS/Vehicular Combat game, instead check out Battlestations: Pacific. It's a similar concept in which you can both command and commandeer WWII subs, warships, and planes in the Asian Pacific Theater of war.
I some how forgot that I had added this game to my queue, and when it shipped I was pleasantly surprised. I had envisioned a game along the lines of Command & Conquer, which I love tremendously. But this game is nothing like that. It starts out with a heavy video intro that seemed to set the tone. It was about 20+ mins, and the graphics were very bland. I tried hard to get into the story and gameplay but it was hard and the controls were wonky.
I was dissappointed as I was had high hopes for this title. If they can make this to be more like C&C, this would probably be more of a purchase than a rent.
My recommendation is to pass on this title, and pick up/rent Command & Conquer.