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  • Summary: Domination features a renewed global conflict between the Free Nations Union and the Phantom League on distant planets, including sci-fi land, sea and air warfare at a grand-strategy level. From the award winning developers of "Massive Assault," Domination deepens the "Massive Assault"Domination features a renewed global conflict between the Free Nations Union and the Phantom League on distant planets, including sci-fi land, sea and air warfare at a grand-strategy level. From the award winning developers of "Massive Assault," Domination deepens the "Massive Assault" player experience through increased gameplay options and all new strategic challenges. [DreamCatcher Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. An absolute pleasure to play. It’s the most strategically fun game I’ve played since "Command & Conquer: Red Alert" and I found it to be as engaging as "Command & Conquer Generals."
  2. There are just hours and hours of game play modes and there were more than a few nights where what was supposed to be a one hour gaming session turned into a three and four hour session.
  3. A decent strategy game with solid gameplay and good graphics being held back by stunningly bad voice-overs and flawed music delivery.
  4. I’d say that it would make an excellent tool for training young strategic thinkers, but for some reason there’s an inordinate amount of cursing in the game’s campaign game and I can see some parents taking an issue with this when it comes to their own young gamers.
  5. Billed as a sequel, it's more of a expansion than anything. And not much of an expansion at that.
  6. 60
    A solid follow-up to "Massive Assault" and "Massive Assault Network," featuring a huge amount of new offline content and gameplay options that will keep fans busy for weeks.
  7. The half-decent and fairly challenging gameplay is offset by shoddy graphics, horrible sound, poor voice acting, and shallow character design.

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  1. Jan 19, 2014
    9
    A brilliantly fun game. It's got a lot of low reviews, which is fair, but there's a reason I'm giving it a 9: it got better with age.

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    A brilliantly fun game. It's got a lot of low reviews, which is fair, but there's a reason I'm giving it a 9: it got better with age.

    If you've ever played Mischief Makers post-N64 era, you'll know what I'm talking about here. What was, at the time, somewhat behind on graphics and sound now just comes off as "an ordinary old game". It just doesn't look poorly-made anymore!
    The other improvement was in bugs. Very nearly all of them have been fixed.
    The story and voice-acting still suck though. The story is a typical excuse plot, like Advance Wars with less interesting characters, and the voice-acting is hilariously bad! But this isn't the kind of game you play for the campaign anyway, so whatever.

    One thing that's gone completely now is the multiplayer. The one that used to be subscription-based, for some reason. The AI is good enough, better than normal strategy game AI, but if you want to play with friends you have to get Massive Assault Network 2 instead (which isn't as good at all for single-player).

    This is all without reviewing the good sides. In that regard, let me just say: it's basically the best turn-based strategy game system ever made! It's REALLY good! Imagine Advance Wars mixed with Hearthstone, with a lot more randomness than either. If you haven't played both those games... um... it's just really good!
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