Average User Score: 7.3Oct 26, 2010Do not build an idea about WoW from a review : the game is simply too vast and it's unlikely any review will perfectly align with the way youDo not build an idea about WoW from a review : the game is simply too vast and it's unlikely any review will perfectly align with the way you play an MMORPG. How you play the game greatly affects how you enjoy the game. Most every facet of this game is double sided based purely on your personal desired intent with a MMORPG. The graphics are somewhat dated, but very reasonable on slow computers. The game is vast, offering nearly countless hours of things to do, but can be an enormous timesink. Over time, much of the content becomes accessible, but devalues the achievements of the hardcore gaming crowd. One thing that they certainly did get right is that the game itself is incredibly intuitive, not requiring you to read the manual; It's easy to pick up and play for any skill level of gamer. One downside to WoW is that it is now the established standard of MMORPGs causing the Walmart effect on the market but it's gained its place for a reason.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.8Oct 26, 2010What stands out about this game is the attention to detail. The audio and visuals are excellent. Unit speech is believable. The use of aWhat stands out about this game is the attention to detail. The audio and visuals are excellent. Unit speech is believable. The use of a physics engine is put to excellent use; gunners hunch over and fall out of vehicles when killed and tanks plow though most of the destroyable landscape in their way. The campaign play has been fun and challenging, though it's not uncommon for missions to punish you for not being prepared. It de-emphasizes buildings and resources somewhat and focuses more on unit combat and strategy which can lead to more intense combat, but can also mean more micromanaging.
My biggest complaint about this game is the occasional AI malfunctions; Units not fighting back, tanks fighting in melee-range, or units taking cover next to explosives they just threw. The combat balance can be frustrating, it can take minutes for a tank to dispatch 3 foot-soldiers. The main menu shows you many campaigns but says you need to purchase expansions to play them, giving the impression you need to purchase a lot to enjoy this game. However the main campaign included has a sufficient number of gameplay hours. Luckily these flaws don't overshadow what a great RTS this is; It's worth picking up if you enjoy RTS games.… Expand