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Dissapointment after Hype
Supreme Commander (PC)
Member Name: S3Matt
Supreme Commander (PC)
Advantages: New inovations, Graphics, large no. of units
Disadvantages: Need high end pc to cope, missions last to long
The Long awaited and much publicized Supreme Commander, Was in my eyes a slight disappointment.
After the first previews of this game i was interested in its progress to release date i read previews watched movies of in game play and with comments like the next generation of RTS game, sets a new benchmark in the Genre i was eager to play for myself.
While i was disappointed in what i had expected of the game it was in no way a bad game in fact it was a very good game with some unique and new features to the genre.
Pro's: Now as i said as a game this is very good and one of the best in its genre but i think the main reason i was disappointed was that the game could not live up to the hype of the pre release reviews. Features like the scroll zoom from 1 unit view and in depth detail to a command style overview to preform mass and complicated attacks was groundbreaking, the graphics was top and the units and structure's were indeed unique. as well as the expanding maps made for a very involving game.
Con's: with all these new innovations and groundbreaking aspects in the game it was set to be a classic but it had a few flaws that just knock it down a bit, first of yes the graphics were brilliant but then added to the amount of units available to field at any one time made all but the most powerful computers struggle and slow up unless you lowered the settings which then removed the quality of the graphics. secondly It became awfully repetitive and i soon became bored with basically playing the same thing just on a different map. then there was the length that most of the games took, for me it took one or to sittings to complete 1 mission now this could have totaled up to 3-4 hours now this may be fine for a dedicated gamer but for people who like to have a quick blast on a game every evening or weekend its just not practical.
all in all a good game, but if i were to chose 1 RTS game it would have to be C&C 3 at this time it has everything that an RTS should have and it has the Classic status behind it.
Summary: Great for the dedicated gamer less so for the weekend warrior