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  • Summary: Genesis Rising: The Universal Crusade takes place in the very distant future, three thousand years after what humans believe was the arrival of "the savior". The human race has conquered most of the Universe. They consider themselves a divine race, and think of all aliens as inferior; thoseGenesis Rising: The Universal Crusade takes place in the very distant future, three thousand years after what humans believe was the arrival of "the savior". The human race has conquered most of the Universe. They consider themselves a divine race, and think of all aliens as inferior; those that do not obey are punished or destroyed. The dominion of the human race was insured by organids - genetically designed organic machines, easily adaptable to any enemy strategy. Only one part of the Universe remains unconquered. It is the galaxy where the Universal Heart, an enigmatic entity that spawned all life and matter into the universe, is hidden. At least, that's what the humans believe... The player will take on a role of captain Iconah, a battle-hardened fleet commander and a brilliant genetic designer, sent on a quest to explore and conquer the Universal Heart. [DreamCatcher Interactive] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 34
  2. Negative: 8 out of 34
  1. Genesis Rising, with its intriguing twist on the RTS genre, dares you to choose a side, and be counted.
  2. Genesis Rising is a game with impressive graphics and some innovative ideas. Unfortunately, the stability problems and the questionable implementation of some ideas as well as the unexplained lack of some de-facto features in an RTS drag this title down.
  3. PC Gamer UK
    70
    So many good ideas, but there're the cheese in a mousetrap of punishing difficulty. Proceed, but with great caution. [June 2007, p.82]
  4. Genesis Rising may be fun for some but I think most people will find a little boring, especially harvesting ships. It seems like eons can pass you by while you're fuelling up.
  5. Genesis Rising in no way reaches the potential it has bubbling beneath the surface, released all too soon and unnecessarily plastered with imperceptive, charmless patina.
  6. AceGamez
    50
    What I cannot forgive is that the combat is horribly balanced - it is the worst of both worlds, a game that demands overwhelming levels amounts of micromanagement yet provides entirely too few tools and opportunities to make it happen.
  7. With a generic plot and terrible ship building scheme, Genesis Rising is lost in space. Hopefully, it stays that way.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 7 out of 16
  1. BockoL.
    Mar 20, 2007
    10
    Great RTS I say! And I really liked the multiplayer mode.
  2. NikolaT.
    Apr 1, 2007
    10
    Great game! Something new in a world of RTS!
  3. JovanC.
    Mar 20, 2007
    10
    Finally a cool space RTS....gameplay is awesome,but the ships are a real piece of art...great design. But the real challenge is the Finally a cool space RTS....gameplay is awesome,but the ships are a real piece of art...great design. But the real challenge is the multiplayer mode, AI is one thing but adjusting your strategy for real, live opponents....well that is quite challenging! Expand
  4. LarryN.
    Apr 4, 2007
    8
    I playing this game and its awesome, nothing can compare with it. The design of the ships, art, space... missions, story, and incredible I playing this game and its awesome, nothing can compare with it. The design of the ships, art, space... missions, story, and incredible multiplayer where game shows it true face. If you like something new nothing seen until now you should try this game. 8 because it has some glitches, and missions are hard, very hard! Expand
  5. [Anonymous]
    Aug 12, 2007
    5
    Not being able to save your game sucks because you could lose your mothership right at the end of a mission and you have to replay the entire Not being able to save your game sucks because you could lose your mothership right at the end of a mission and you have to replay the entire mission over again. Expand
  6. MichaelA.
    Sep 16, 2007
    4
    Well, it sucks. The gameplay is slow and tedious, it lacks any real depth, and the multiplayer is a complete joke.
  7. Misa
    Dec 30, 2009
    0
    Highly frustrating experience... Why do I give it a zero? Because of the good graphics.

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