posted by ikeredwolf (BLOOMINGTON, IN) Oct 11, 2012
Member since May 2004
gamers (85%) found this review helpful
This game is hard there's no two way around that fact. Don't let the settings options fool you this game is Difficult even when set on Easy. Its also slow and methodical. Its a thinking game and it punishes errors more harshly then modern games generally do. You will fail, you have to fail because you can only coast on luck so long. The upside is that you can truly learn from failure, and when you do there is a sense of accomplishment.
This is not a game for everyone, it probably not for most players but to those who have the patience there is a lot to learn and enjoy about this game.
Maybe Im giving the game too much credit because there hasn't been a good tactical RTS style game in years.
Maybe the difficulty setting will scare players away, maybe the fact that the game is "boring" will cause the ratings to drop. But in the era of Borderlands and Modern Warfare I think a game which rewards thoughtful consideration and tactics is a breath of fresh air.
posted by spowell44 (JERSEY CITY, NJ) Oct 13, 2012
Member since Apr 2008
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
If you're a fan of strategy games, than this is a great pick up. If you're not a fan of strategy games why are you even renting the game and reviewing it? Despite the fact you can play this on the PC, I view this as a console styled turn based strategy game. As that goes it's still gets pretty deep and hectic. The game wont hold your hand and you will fail- alot. However the Game is rewarding fun and challenging.