posted by papaxyang (RANCHO CORDOVA, CA) Oct 13, 2012
Member since Oct 2012
gamers (50%) found this review helpful
Needless to say that the game got bad reviews simply because most people are used to the mindless FPS where you hit the deck raining bullets, and this is not. The game is a turn-based strategy game, its incredible addicting and difficult. The extended tutorial is extremely helpful to see how to properly excavate the game to its full potential. although you literally spend the first half of the game playing catchup for resources and troops, once you get through the fundamentals, the game really kicks off into high gear. Then again, that's just me, maybe for those you pro gamers found it a breeze and just blasted through those aliens, but I still enjoyed being able to command my troops, position them for attack, doing R&D, level up my solders (now 5 to Colonel rank within 6 hours of gameplay), and then ultimately conquering the enemies.
gamers (30%) found this review helpful
When I write this there are two reviews - one is a 9 and one is a 1...I will average them together and give it a 5...people half my age will not even understand why this game was made cause they never seen the original for the PC...the original game was one of the best games I can remember in that period...the original was better than this and I am sure they must have had more budget this time around...the PS3 is certainly more powerful than my PC was back then...unfortunately they did not come close to using the resources in the current hardware...I wanted to like it because it was different but after an hour I am mailing it back