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  • Summary: Stormrise offers fans of the classic RTS genre an immersive and dramatic twist while challenging the conscience of the gamer. Experience the heat of the battlefield by leading your troops from the front line, instead of the traditional way of controlling the units from a detached view point. Stormrise also allows units to be commanded in the air, across rooftops, on the earth's surface and even underground, this unique idea of "verticality" introduces multiple layers of gameplay that must be mastered for strategic advantage. The experience is heightened by a simple yet effective control system tailored specifically for consoles, which allows easy unit selection, rapid navigation and precise deployment. Set on a bleak and barren earth, devastated by a catastrophic event centuries ago, Stormrise sees the Echelon and the Sai battling to survive in a hostile and uninhabitable wasteland. Remnants of a superior technological people the Echelon survived the event through self-educed hibernation, while the Sai, a more tribal faction, still exist having learned to adapt to their surroundings and the new environment. Having evolved in vastly different ways, the differences between the two factions have spurred much animosity and hatred between the two races and the future of the planet is now hanging by a thread. [Sega] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 36
  2. Negative: 20 out of 36
  1. Stormrise delivers a unique experience that will be remembered. It may be too frustrating (and occasionally too repetitive) to convert those that don't play strategy games. But it moves the genre ahead and is no doubt a step in the right direction.
  2. We don’t know if the concepts of Stormrise will be followed in the future of the RTS genre in consoles, but now it is a game pumped with great ideas though these are not well executed. Strategy hardcores can find in it an interesting entertainment, but as precursory of a new IP this first effort is disappointing.
  3. Some truly neat ideas made ugly and fiddly.
  4. It looks good – the game world and the models fighting in it, despite some lacklustre opening cutscenes – but the means to get anything done is too painful to recommend. This has been, without a doubt, one of the times I found it hard to face going back again for another go. Which is a shame, because how this game design went through Creative Assembly’s processes and came out the other end mystifies me, and on that basis, this is almost impossible to recommend.
  5. Stormrise doesn’t suffer simply because it’s on a console. In trying to introduce a new, supposedly user-friendly unit selection system, developer The Creative Assembly instead destroys almost all of the game’s playability.
  6. Creative Assembly deserve a fair amount of praise for at least attempting something new (the whip select system could have worked well with a smaller Full Spectrum Warrior-type army) and for some of the neat ideas lurking beneath its derivative post-apocalyptic trappings – most notably the ability to command units on different levels, as opposed to a flat playing area. But unfortunately, Stormrise quickly degenerates into a war of attrition.
  7. Pitifully inept real-time strategy that makes almost every design and technology mistake possible.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. MarshallUrban
    Apr 2, 2009
    This game is a whole new exspierence in RTS on consles. once u get around its few little down sides it has amazing up sides nothing is better then commanding a group of enforcers supported by snipers up high. In all then only couple of downsides are units feel to weak and there are somethings that could be in there like dropships or buildable cover, aside from that this game is new and extremely fun i recamend it. Expand
  2. AaronB
    Apr 21, 2009
    Best RTS on the 360..on any system for that matter including PC, and thats coming from an old Starcraft master lol..simple as that in my opinion. Great environments and effects, unique gameplay...turn-based combat/chess theory in some ways, if that makes sense; move,cover,let enemy attack, move etc; the 'whip select' works a treat once figured out. Its got a few issues here and there which ARE going to be patched (patch 2)VERY soon (patch 1 already out), check out for more info. Great unofficial fan site only too willing to help u through an admittedly tough, engrossing, totally unique experience. Just add Stormrisers to your friends list, will be accepted in a couple of days, great online community (small but dedicated). Skirmish games are a blast to. Just take your time. Learn the game in single player, play co-op against AI armies learn from players only too willing to help and play skirmish mode against AI. Mature gamers will enjoy this one more I think. Expand
  3. chrisb
    Mar 28, 2009
    True innovation coupled with amazing multiplayer maps. It is worth the price of admission just to fly the massive Eclipse around. Definitely a must play for any RTS fan or hardcore gamer. Expand
  4. LachlanB
    Mar 25, 2009
    Good game, great multiplayer, as long as you can get a handle on the controls. There is certainly a learning curve, but worth it once you get the hang of it. Expand
  5. Oct 6, 2010
    THis game is so boring it is unbelievable. I bought it for about £10 thinking it would be a laugh but immediately wanted my money back. THe way you change characters is absolutely ridiculous. THere is a total of 0 people who ever go online probably because theyre busy playing a decent game other than this shambolic mess that should be banned as it is so poor. Want my Advice - Dont Buy this game. Expand