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2.0 out of 5 stars Supreme Commander 2 -Skip this game, March 3, 2010
= Fun:2.0 out of 5 stars 
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
Cartoonish!!!

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
Cartoonish!!!

The dialogue sounds like it was written by a 5th grader. I would rather have no story and a better game.

Game Play
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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Initial post: Mar 7, 2010 12:01:25 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 16, 2011 5:31:33 AM PST
NeuroSplicer says:
You make a very valid point. While the latest DirectX drivers are advertised as the next best thing to cinematic realism, the latest PC games (from BORDERLANDS to SUPREME COMMANDER 2 and the upcoming C&C4) seem to take the easy road of cartoonish oversimplification.

Just because the executives of the PC gaming industry are apparently idiots, they should not make the assumption that all PC gamers suffer the same impediment.

Posted on Jun 7, 2010 6:19:30 AM PDT
javajeff says:
The game is amazing, so do not listen to the negative reviews. People are just bitter that they did not make the same exact game as the previous title. They changed the economy to match Starcraft and other TOP RTS games. This game still has big explosions, basebuilding, and big battle fun with smoother graphics.

Posted on Dec 15, 2011 11:37:42 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 15, 2011 11:37:58 PM PST
J. Jones says:
DO listen to NeuroSplicer! The game sucks! I love Forged Alliance. And javajeff is right, they did make this mainstream and dumbed down. So, for those of you out there who love dynamic tactics and diverse gameplay, this is NOT the game for you. The economy is ruined, the game looks clunky and cartoonish, the number units is laughable. It appears that the creators geared this game toward, either, a younger or a much simpler-minded audience. Buy this for your eight year-old but don't buy it for you.
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