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Supreme Commander 2 -Skip this game
, March 3, 2010
This review is from: Supreme Commander 2 - PC (Video Game)
I give this game a 2 stars out 5. Its no longer a PC game it clearly sold its soul to the Console Devil. Boy, a real let down! Chris Taylor you missed the mark on this one! I was really excited about a sequel but saw the red flags as soon I read the interview with Chris Taylor by PC Gamer. I had a sinking feeling when I read in his interview that he jettisoned the economy management and the tech tree to make it more palatable for the masses. Bad move you were listening to the marketers and not your instincts. The marketers are destroying any real hope for good PC gaming anymore. Essentially, this is just another run of the mill game for hyperactive console gamers.
Bottom line they took a very innovative and interesting stratgetic game and watered it down so it looks like every other game on the market right now. Frenetic, fast-paced, smash and destroy game play. No thinking just visceral gut reacting to your mouse or game controller. Supposedly the research tree was to make it better but it just took the heart out of the original game. Unfortunately the game consoles are killing anything worthy for the PC anymore. This game is geared towards the 8-12 year old crowd who wants to play a game for about 10 minutes and then move on to something else. I personally loved Supreme Commander 1 and Forged Alliance.
Graphics --One word
I think I saw one review refer to it as "Lego Commander." That title describes it best. This game was really geared towards a much younger audience 8-12 years old. The bright colors just dont work. The orginal had more precise renderings and muted colors that seemed to me to be more believeable and grown up. I feel like I am watching a Sat morning cartoon.
Story Line --One word
The dialogue sounds like it was written by a 5th grader. I would rather have no story and a better game.
Boring and over before you can say Supreme Commander 2 sucks!!
I give it 2 stars because it does play without crashing, which I cant say for the first game. However, to achieve that they had to gut the essence of the original game. I will go back to playing Forged Alliance.
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