posted by william007 (OKLAHOMA CITY, OK) Apr 12, 2009
Member since Dec 2008
gamers (82%) found this review helpful
this is a great concept with horrible application. movements are slow, view angles are awkward and difficult to use story mode explains thing half way while skirmishes seem never ending. Moving units takes a great deal of time with the 3d terrain because if a unit can't see the spot they have to move to a vantage point from which they can all the while you have other units awaiting orders as you waste time trying to get one group of three to a spot. because the units move at such different speeds it's easy to have one unit get to a spot first only to be ambused as the rest get there too late. The game looks good and the music isn't bad when it's on but the game play just makes this game one that you force yourself to keep playing hoping it gets better for me it doesn't.
gamers (77%) found this review helpful
Ok i watched videos and read a lot of things about Stormrise and it seemed very promising. I was wrong, this game is terrible. I played the story and its very good but the game play sucked. You can only pick one unit at a time and at times you could not see anything due to the bad camera angles. You can only see what your team can see, so you cant get any birds eye overhead view. This is not what a strategy game should be like. They had a good idea going but they failed with the Whip Select System. If you thinking about getting it because it looks fun and unique......don't.
Although this game is very creative in the way it's played, I found it lacking the one thing games should be, fun. It doesn't matter if the graphics are next gen or even if it has a great story, all games should be fun or at the very least a challenge. This game was neither. I did give it a shot and played for a couple hours but found I didn't like it very much. That's just my opinion.