Average User Score: 8.0Sep 12, 2012Picture a fantasy-based Civ 5 turn based portion of the game. The big difference is this turn based portion is FUN to play even if you aren'tPicture a fantasy-based Civ 5 turn based portion of the game. The big difference is this turn based portion is FUN to play even if you aren't a history buff trying to re-enact Napolean's battles.
I have enjoyed playing this game more than I have enjoyed any of the Civ games. Maybe I am not high-brow enough? Anyway if you are looking for a fun experience that is easy to learn, but has more depth that you will learn as you play grab this game. But grab the demo first to make sure it is your cup of tea.
It says it is just Single Player on Steam, but in game there is a Muiltiplayer (beta) menu.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Feb 29, 2012It really comes into it's own for me at the third single player mission. Here you have all these toys of war to deploy, but on this missionIt really comes into it's own for me at the third single player mission. Here you have all these toys of war to deploy, but on this mission you realize that they eat lots of resources. So the art of feeding your war machine really comes into play. I think the developers have really hit the nail on the head. This is no walk in the park, even on the easiest settings. And at the same time it isn't a twitchy clickfest of a game either.
I do with you could pause the game AND look around the map. But that's only because I am not that good at the game yet. Had a couple bugs where unit labels and units were nowhere near each other, but I am sure they will fix that. All in all this is a game I would recommend to anyone who likes RTS games, but stays away from multiplayer because of all the spamming of units done to win the game.
The more I play it the more I enjoy it.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8May 20, 2011I bought this game because it was only like $10 and change. I have to say that I really enjoyed it! Even not on sale I would recommend thisI bought this game because it was only like $10 and change. I have to say that I really enjoyed it! Even not on sale I would recommend this game. The weapon mechanics and gameplay are perfect for my style of play. I enjoyed this every bit as much as I enjoyed Half-Life 2. Great graphics, great sound (as long as you remember to alt-tab out of the game and turn up the game sound in Windows 7). My only complaint is that I had problems when I installed the game, it would ot start. If you install via Steam you have to reboot your PC, then the game works great. All in all a great experience.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.9May 16, 2011Think of this game as ARMA for NOOBS and you will get along with it just fine!
This game is easier than any of the ARMA series, but harderThink of this game as ARMA for NOOBS and you will get along with it just fine!
This game is easier than any of the ARMA series, but harder than say Call of Duty. I think it is stuck somewhere in between. The biggest attraction I had to it was the Co-Op. That alone simply made the game worth buying. Played co-op with my kid and we had a great time figuring out how everything worked while covering each others back,and killing the enemy before they killed us (most of the time. As long as both of you don't die at the same time you can respawn. If you are looking for super simple blast em up carnage then I suggest you play Serious Sam HD Second Encounter. If you are looking for super realistic, go buy ARMA 2. Now that game is so realistic I think you have to get a crew cut and eat crappy MREs to play it! I WANT to like ARMA 2, but I can never actually locate the enemy like I can in say just about every FPS out there. I know that is probably realistic, but I'd rather have SOME fun! If you are looking for cool co-op along the vein of Ghost Recon (but a bit harder) then you will probably enjoy this game. To me it truly is a dumbed down ARMAish type of game and I for one appreciate it. And they really did a good job with the sound, you see the large distant explosion and the sound of it realistically takes a second or two to get to you. Vehicles are not realistic, but I wasn't buying a driving sim, so that seemed secondary to me. Funny how codemasters is known for their realistic driving sims and they managed to make such crappy vehicle physics.
I tried some multiplayer, but due to my god-given talent of sucking at multiplayer, I am sure I did not hurt anyone's feelings or even make them call a medic (except maybe to get something when their sides started hurting from laughing at me so hard).
So while the game is far from perfect and gives people from both sides of the aisle to gripe about, I am glad I bought it and played it. Heck friend me on steam (greghile) and we'll play some co-op!… Expand