posted by Ziclone8 (HENDERSONVILLE, TN) Sep 9, 2010
Member since Sep 2010
gamers (79%) found this review helpful
R.U.S.E. is a very unique game. It is a strategy game, so it still has the base building and unit deployment like you'd see in other RTS titles, but the thing about this game is that your goal is not to merely overpower the enemy, but to trick them and then go in for the knock out blow. You use ruses to make your opponent believe that there are no troops here, so they move there, not knowing your ambush is ready to take them out. Just when you believe your ruse has worked, and you will defeat him, you find out that your opponent also used a ruse to make fake tanks move through there, effectively exposing your units. He sends in his bombers to finish the job and now he feels that victory is within reach. When the bombers pass over the trees he discovers only to late that you had deployed anti-air batteries in the forrest, ready to destroy his planes. This will go on for a very long time until finally someone slips up and there base is destroyed. This leads to very exciting battles where you never truly know what the enemy is doing, and the winner is the one who constantly acts like he is losing, thus making sure to be on his toes and not relax. Now on to the bad...
The campaign for R.U.S.E. is, although somewhat enjoyable, plagued by many problems, the first being the voice acting. Ubisoft must have scraped the bottom of the barrel looking for someone to voice these characters, because their voices are incredibly awful. Although all of their voices are indeed bad, the only man who will make you cover your ears is General Wetherby. He must have been related to the president or something because his voice will truly make you cry. Also, the AI is incredibly overaggressive. I had to replay one level over six times to beat it, and I still barely won on easy. They are overstrengthened and will constantly have you on the defensive. The plot is original in some ways, but really could have been only good as a straight-to-video movie. Verdict: Good
gamers (73%) found this review helpful
I think for most people this will be one of those hit or miss type games. For me, it was a miss. But to be fair I only played about nine campaign missions before I sent it back. I didn't try the multiplayer or the ops, so I don't know if those are good or not.
There were two main reasons I sent this game back early. One, it just felt slow to me. Most of the time it felt like I was playing a chess game with some old guy. Two, the controls were not that great. Most of the time it felt like the controls were by biggest enemy. I don't mind a challenging game but not when the challenge comes from my controller. If they had just put in some way to form groups of mixed units that you could select with the press of a button (group 1, group 2, group 3...), I may have actually played through the entire game. It's annoying to have to scroll over to your airport, select your bombers then scroll back to the desired target to carry out a bombing run. There were some other control issues for me but I won't bore you with those.
Anyway, if you are interested I would still recommend trying it out because it's my belief that when it comes to video games you have to decide for yourself whether it's good or not. There have been many video games with terrible reviews that I loved and this game might be one of those games for you.
One last note, sorry to everyone who loves this game, because after I rated this game the overall rating went from 6.3 to 6.2.
why are people giving this bad reviews!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by centurion9 (NORTONVILLE, KS) Sep 8, 2010
Member since Sep 2010
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
this game is fun I am glad that they mixed stealth and strategy and I love the camera views if you zoom in you feel like your in the battle and if you zoom all the way out you see that your in a command building. sure there is no offensive ruses but that does NOT give anybody the right to give it a terrible score. and come on in a strategy game like this you have to expect frustrations and hard to get out of situations but come on somebody gave Kayne and lynch 2 dog days 7 out of 10 and its like 4 hours!!!!! of stupid Ai stupid plot line and stupid everything except for the effects but R.U.S.E has cites, awesome battles at land and sea, great graphics and great cut scenes even how could any one give this anything below a 7 when Kayne and lynch 2 got one. the only people that could give this a bad rating are people who cant appreciate good strategy games because they only play games like call of duty and counter strike. this game is meant for people who enjoy strategy games not people who are shooter fanboys so if you enjoy strategy get this.