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Supreme Commander 2 is a shallow shadow of its predecessor,
This review is from: Supreme Commander 2 - PC (DVD-ROM)
Is Supreme Commander 2 a good console RTS? Yes, I would say SupCom2 is the best Xbox 360 RTS ever made. However, for long time fans of the series and for most PC users, beware! Let me explain:
The Total Annihilation and Supreme Commander series always catered to a pro gamer audience that wanted the ultimate RTS game. No, the game was never easy for a neophyte to step into, however half the fun was learning how to master the game and slowly reach the upper echelons of pro tournaments and teamplay.
Unfortunately, after playing Supreme Commander 2 for over 20 hours, I can fairly say that it was a complete and supreme let down.
They took away the root aspects of the game such as the real time economy and resource management. No longer will your shields fail when the enemy blows up your power reactors. No longer will you waste mass if you aren't properly using your resources. The whole economy has been revamped to be just like any other plain old RTS out there.
There were very specific reasons why I never played C&C and Starcraft more than a few months. That is because they got bland and did not challenge me any further. Everything was based on the "Zerg Rush", and with the original TA and SC Forged Alliance games, you could only rush if you knew how to manage your eco and take out your opponent early in the game. Otherwise, you had a plethora of other tactical options to win. However, now with the revisions made to Supreme Commander 2, you no longer have that enjoyment or feeling of "I outsmarted you triumph" when you play. The game is just another clone of C&C and Warcraft and is uninspired, yet it's imaginative I will give it that. On the other hand, the artwork is too cartoonish compared to Forged Alliance. I honestly feel like the graphics in many ways are worse, but I do like the new 3D style maps.
Supreme Commander 2 has less of an epic scope when compared to it's predecessor Forged Alliance. For starters, the maps in Supreme Commander 2 are very small, and the amount of units you can control at once as been reduced from 1000 to 500. Also, the number of unit types has been halved. Now, the reasons for this are specifically because the xbox 360 does not have the memory or processing power of most gamer PC's. However, if this was the case, I would've appreciated that they makers of the game went with a different title, instead of the award winning franchise name of Supreme Commander. This game ultimately trashes the good name of a great series in my humble opinion.
Will I be playing this for years like I did with Forged Alliance? No, I doubt it unless they can return back to the roots that made the original series unique and fun to play for gamers looking for a little challenge and fun times with their friends.
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Initial post: Jun 7, 2010 6:17:17 AM PDT
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.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 12, 2013 7:05:52 AM PDT
everyone is entitled to their opinion. I"ll have to look over the 5 stars. Pretty consitent complaints though. DId you copy and paste these comments?
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