The cake is a lie.There is no cake.
13th November 2004
Alright, so here's the prob. My money is going towards a Nintendo Wii, so anything I buy upto when that comes out has to be scrutinized as to make sure it's worth it. Now I just bought Dawn of War: Dark Crusade (and it's pretty kick ass), so what does this game have that should force me to buy it on pain of death? I do know it has quite a few special features, like literal global conflict and submarine aircraft carriers (cool or what) but I just want to know from other people exactly what it has going for it, especially over other games. Also, other people fighting for the game should be an interesting read. I would also download the demo, but I don't know if I have the patience to download 1gb AND install it on my PC, which is already a few gb out, especially with other games on there that drain a lot of HD (like Medieval Total War 2, which takes up nothing far short of 9gb). So...'wow' me.
(ps. I do love my strategy games, so I was already considering buying this, but I'm not 100% sure)
Resynchronizing with RealitySorry, You're Not a Winner
18th April 2006
I don't yet know what the game's wow factors are, but it is definately worth downloading the demo to find out. From the screenshots i have seen, the game definately has a great look to it, especially if you have a good system to run it on, but it may require alot of people to upgrade if they would like to play it.
According to the in-game fiction, the Cybran Nation consists of a race of cybernetically enhanced humans known as "symbionts" that seek their freedom from the oppressive human regime of future Earth, which is controlled by the aggressive United Earth Federation, a faction that has enslaved the symbionts for fear of rebellion. Meanwhile, the UEF and Cybran Nation will need to contend with the game's third faction, the Aeon Illuminate, a mysterious group heavily influenced by alien philosophy and technology that claims pacifism, but backs its claims with military might.
Here are some screenies that may "wow" you. WARNING: May contain spoilers.
It looks bloody awesome, I can't wait until tomorrow when it is released in the UK...
I will be able to post the "wow" factors once I have bought it.
I'd say the primary wow factor is the sheer scale of things. Fighting a war on such enourmous maps is awesome. The nukes and exp. units are really cool too.
Plus, the game is insanely moddable; expect to see dozens of new units within weeks of release.
If you aren't sure, download the demo. 1gb is pretty much standard for demos these days, and you can always delete it if you decide you don't like it (not gonna happen though :P)
the explosions! god how i love seeing an enemy commander blow up and destroy his own base... and as said above the sheer scale of things is amazing.
The explosions, the numbers (of units on the map at once) and the sheer scale! Maps can be HUUUGE, up to 81x81km, and on such a map it would take a fighter a few minutes to get from one side to the other!!! Experimental units are way cool, and can own half of the battlefield before getting destroyed. Nukes are also probably the biggest explosions I've ever seen on any game, they can wipe out a base with ease (of course if your opponent doesn't have anti-nukes^^):naughty:
Didja ever play TA? My Room-mate and I bought SC the first day, and I'm waiting for my computer upgrades to come in the mail (I got a cruddy three year old video card). But from the incessant explosions and such coming from The Room-mates computer, and the glimpses I've got of his screen, I'd say it's a real (really real) sucessor. Only harder. And you have to play the game to appreciate the scale. It's William Shatner Big. I played it for a little, with his permission, but I quit after a bit because he has his computer set up wierd and it was driving me crazy. It looks like the interface is the same as TA only smoother and more well featured. As for how it compares to other games, I dunno. I think it has it where it counts, but I'm not a big gaming guy.