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.
I got this game thinking it would be a good example of a RTS (Real Time Strategy). Instead it was a good example of why I have never heard of Rising Star Games. The FMV’s in the game are poorly produced. The tutorials are small and not very descriptive and if I wanted to play a FPS, I would have rented Halo.
It took me 45 minutes to get to the carrier and then when I did, another hour to try and beat the island and figure out what I could and couldn’t do. That is where is stopped, I couldn’t take anymore. Please, don’t waste your time on this poor excuse for a RTS, just rent a Command & Conquer game and have fun with it.