Fans of the old PC game Total Annihilation will love this game. It has the same basic rules, resources, and most of the units. The Commander has been re-named the ACU, and the resource Metal has been changed to Mass. Beyond that, it's the same game with much better graphics. The campaigns are excellent tutorials for each race and the stories are engaging. Overall, if you like Total Annihilation, definitely buy this game. If you didn't like TA, try this one out anyway.
This game is a must buy for console RTS gamers. The first game in the series SUCKED!!! This one is like a totally different game! No lagging issues like the first. They did a great job with the commanding and building interface. Graphics are good, sound is good. What can I say only I bought it :P
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This game is underrated due to the sole facts that it was given very little advertising and didn't have a huge console fan base from the previous one. This game, while having to be cut down in scale to improve frame rate and lag issues, is a vast improvement for console RTS goers in the sense of size, simplicity, and balance.
There are 3 factions with varying units, abilities, and play styles. Fights can be on land, sea, and in the air with a variety of units and upgrades the way these games play out are almost limitless. The story is a little eh but I didn't really play it for the story but for the epic game play.
People may be turned off by one thing or another but should definitely not be deterred from trying this game out if they like RTS games and this is a must have for RTS console players.