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  • Summary: SunAge is a real-time strategy game where the player can experience immersive gameplay with 3 different races, each with their own arsenal of units, buildings and upgrades. The game takes place in a futuristic setting across 2 different worlds, ranging from a lush alien planet to desolateSunAge is a real-time strategy game where the player can experience immersive gameplay with 3 different races, each with their own arsenal of units, buildings and upgrades. The game takes place in a futuristic setting across 2 different worlds, ranging from a lush alien planet to desolate wastelands and through industrial cities...SunAge is upon us - the solar system is dying. With Earth teetering on the brink of extinction, human Federals and mutant-gene Raak-Zun are battling for control of its dwindling resources. Then, into this savage conflict step the mysterious Sentinel, exploiting superior technology that opens gateways to an alien and resource-rich planet. An epic clash is set to unfold, and along with it the mystery of a sinister creature that lurks at the very heart of their troubles. [Lighthouse Interactive] Expand
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  2. Negative: 8 out of 14
  1. A mildly recommended title for the singleplayer crowd. I’m not sure if competitive gamers will find anything new or exciting in the game’s multiplayer maps, but I really enjoyed the scripted pacing of the singleplayer campaign.
  2. The main problem of SunAge is that without the patches released, the game is a disaster.
  3. All in all this is a game that I still feel has potential. All the right aspects are there, but the spit and polish is missing the spit.
  4. It's no fun beating up on the little guy, but whoever green-lighted the release of SunAge surely must have known that the release code was beta at best.
  5. When I first started playing Sun Age, I felt a pang of nostalgia for the way games used to be, but it was quickly replaced by the feeling that this would have been a broken title even back then.
  6. PC Gamer UK
    38
    Well and truly eclipsed by the passage of RTS history. [Feb 2008, p.79]
  7. Incredibly buggy, packed with design flaws, seemingly a decade old... SunAge is a real-time strategy disaster.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. PatrickS
    Feb 14, 2008
    9
    Saw a lot of very good reviews and I have to say its great what this team with so low budget brought up.this title is so special and deserves Saw a lot of very good reviews and I have to say its great what this team with so low budget brought up.this title is so special and deserves a lot of respect!! I'm talking about sunage .this team has the power to shake the game industry to its core!!!! Expand
  2. MartinH
    Feb 4, 2008
    9
    IMHO those reviews completely missed the point! SunAge is great fun, even after weeks! The graphics are slick, the huge battles are IMHO those reviews completely missed the point! SunAge is great fun, even after weeks! The graphics are slick, the huge battles are breath-taking! This game will go places! Collapse
  3. Jan 16, 2016
    5
    I gave this game a fair chance, and it started off good: the isometric graphics are obviously glorious, the story is simple but engagingI gave this game a fair chance, and it started off good: the isometric graphics are obviously glorious, the story is simple but engaging enough, voice acting is okay, I even liked the the half-baked comic cutscenes where the main character looks like a different person in every panel.

    But the game itself is almost unplayable: the first thing I noticed is the strange unit selection scheme. Drawing a rectangle across the screen should select all units inside the rectangle, right? No, that is for putting units into squads, but only units of the same type, except for commander units. It doesn't add anything to the gameplay, it just makes things more complicated.
    Then I noticed the units horrible pathfinding. If there is any obstacle between them and their destination, or a tight corridor, they'll go somewhere completely different, or take a step back, or refuse to move at all. This is especially awful if you take into account that in this game, bases are tightly built clusters of buildings, literally touching each other, or they don't have power. My units also ignored attack commands regularly and didn't pursue enemies. Sometimes they stop just ahead of their target and take fire until they are dispatched.

    I had reasonably high hopes for this game, but it's a complete disappointment. The most amazing thing is that even though it came out in 2008, there are still patches coming out for it. The devs apparently care about their game, so why haven't they fixed these glaring issues yet, or given up entirely?

    TLDR: Don't buy this!
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  4. Jun 29, 2014
    0
    Terrible game. It's buggy, unintuitive, has unfriendly AI, and overall a complete waste of time. It insulted my intelligence to play thisTerrible game. It's buggy, unintuitive, has unfriendly AI, and overall a complete waste of time. It insulted my intelligence to play this game. This is a pure CASH GRAB, do not buy. Expand