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GF Rating
3.3

936 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
4

Weak

Not as bad as most poeple say

posted by gliscameri (MESA, AZ) Jan 28, 2010

Member since Nov 2009

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I actually thought the game was really fun. The control to warp from one unit to another was a little tricky, but you can get the hang of it.

The game is not like most RTS where you have an overhead map. You only have a view from your units, and you can jump views to different units, which is much easier when the unit is in your field of view.

You capture control points that work as turrets, credit generators and places to drop units. I liked this idea a lot. You have to push into a map and gain these points to survive. These never run out of resources though, which is the #1 problem in the game... stalemate.

If it wasn't for the population maximum this game would have been much better, but far too often you are stuck at a population max that just isn't enough units, and you can't spend money as fast as it comes in. I quit the game because it was just an endless back and forth battle trying to take over an enemy command point. The turrets are entirely too strong.

The map is useless and a having some means of filtering what units you want to get a POV from would be awesome.

The game is pretty fun for a day or so, but it gets really monotonous. Great idea and worth a play, but I quit after a few missions. AI is below average. I hope they make a second one and listen to the players. The idea of the controls and handling in the game are awesome, but the delivery lacked key components.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Combat saga with good graphics, but tough to play

posted by parakeet (PORT RICHEY, FL) Nov 30, 2009

Member since Jan 2009

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game starts off with a lot on its side. It takes place in a futuristic combat setting. I have to say that the graphics are beautiful. They did a good job with the artwork and the fluid look of things.

However, the one major step in which they erred was the workability of the main character. Good luck getting the attack suit to move in the correct way with respect to your attackers. It's hard to walk and run, and the camera moves for reasons unknown to anyone. There were many times when I lost a fight because I couldn't get the viewfinder to look at where the enemies were standing.

This game is not the first one to have these problems. Still, I can't recommend this title as more than a rental. It made me really miss "Slave Zero."

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Dull and Uninspired

posted by Lexian (Memphis, TN) Jul 17, 2009

Member since Sep 2008

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Do not rent this game. The storyline is only slightly more complex than that of Mario Bros. Given what the XBox 360 is capable of, the Stormrise game designers seem to have slapped together a simplistic, uninspired "strategy" game consisting of poor graphics, limited interaction with surroundings, dull enemies, and weapons that might have come from that oh-so ancient game, Contra. I understand that game production is a business and that businesses want to create products that are inexpensive to produce but sell well, but come on. The seams are showing on this one.

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