Average User Score: 5.6Jan 11, 2014The place where this game shines is in it's graphics, voice acting and gameplay. The controls are pretty tough, and some of the levels aren'tThe place where this game shines is in it's graphics, voice acting and gameplay. The controls are pretty tough, and some of the levels aren't great, but the huge amount of paths is what makes this game interesting. I think that this game deserves at least a 6, it is a bit more than most people want to play, or see from a SEGA game.
I would suggest trying it out before you buy it.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.8Jan 11, 2014Man, this game is a pain to play. But I sure love it to bits. I have found hours of enjoyment from the gameplay, even though at points it is aMan, this game is a pain to play. But I sure love it to bits. I have found hours of enjoyment from the gameplay, even though at points it is a bit tough due to the camera. The graphics are almost perfect, but the voice acting is bad. The music is better than average, which is where I pull most of my enjoyment from a game.
This and Shadow the Hedgehog are definitely work the purchase.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.7Jan 11, 2014A wonderful predecessor to the amazing PSO 2. Totally worth playing on one of the fan-made servers.
The game features many large maps,A wonderful predecessor to the amazing PSO 2. Totally worth playing on one of the fan-made servers.
The game features many large maps, which are pseudo-randomly generated. The music is beyond fantastic. The graphics - for their time - are beautiful. It takes many hours to be able to get to even level 100, and that is only half-way through the levels. You really need to grind to get the rare items, which is disappointing, but it sure gives you an objective!
The boss battles are pretty neat, featuring dragons, worms, computers, mutants and massive demons. I would put this game above Sonic Heroes, Shining Force, Ecco the dolphin, Shinobi 3 and Vectorman, this has got to be my favorite game made by SEGA.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0Jan 11, 2014The original learning curve was a pain in the ass. But, now, because SOE has listened to the people who have the potential to give them money,The original learning curve was a pain in the ass. But, now, because SOE has listened to the people who have the potential to give them money, they added links to tutorials right in the launcher. Honestly, the alerts are not all that fun. They turn the game from strategy to just masses of people in a tiny spot and COD.
Each update provides... problems with balance. If you want to have an easy time before getting in to the whole "shoot before getting shot" idea, go for a medic position, or an engineer driving a sunder/medium battle tank. You get certs like crazy from healing or repairing, and sunderer spawns get you a massive amount of experience, for parking a bus.
Also, an important fact is that each faction is suited to a certain type of play style. The NC is for people who like doing lots of damage, without using a lot of ammo. They require you to be fairly accurate, and account for bullet drop on the spot, or go CQC.
TR is mostly for COD players, where they move quickly, and spam bullets. After all, they have the fastest firing weapons in the game. Their real strength seems to lie within their airforce, as they are incredibly fast compared to any others, and dodge most small arms fire.
The Vanu have the best accuracy and very little bullet drop, if any. However, their weapons just don't do enough damage if you don't aim. Their weapons are best suited to medium range combat, where you don't need to worry so much about getting hit by the NC, and the TR are even less accurate.
I have problems with running this game on older computers, as I seem to get ~30 FPS on an ATI Radeon HD 5570, but it is still more than playable.
I honestly think there are so many scenarios, you should try the game out. The download time is worth it, I promise :)… Expand
Average User Score: 5.8Jan 11, 2014This is the rating the original deserved. Not great, but not terrible. People were expecting to get everything from the computer edition inThis is the rating the original deserved. Not great, but not terrible. People were expecting to get everything from the computer edition in this? No. Of course not. I am not sure it is worth the price, but the PC version is not worth the price, that's for sure. Anyway, I enjoy it about as much as the original. They both have similar problems, but I can give this a bit of leeway because it is a mobile port.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.1Jan 11, 2014Minecraft got a 93 while this got a 44? Bah. Hypocrisy at it's finest.
This game has been playable on any machine for me. Sure, consideringMinecraft got a 93 while this got a 44? Bah. Hypocrisy at it's finest.
This game has been playable on any machine for me. Sure, considering it is designed for single core machines, it is a lot slower than it should be, but multi-core processors were a big thing in the early 2000s or late 1990's, and weren't available commercially. When you design an engine, it is really hard to go back and fix it. In fact, to be able to support a multi-core processor, you need to completely redesign the engine. They are a pain to have a program utilize.
As for gameplay, the metagame gets old really fast, but I find lots of the senario battles are fun, as you can find different ways to solve a problem. The game truly depends on user generated content, but, then again, so do a huge amount of the crap indie games out there.
I can accept bad graphics in this case, as each pixel can be physics object, therefore, HD gameplay would make the lag worse than it already is.
As for multiplayer, there was a mod adding multiplayer, but it was not the easiest thing to make, or update. I would
As for the developer insulting and leaving the community, there are reasons. Justifiable reasons. You treated him as if he was a corporate entity. You expected everything to be fixed on the spot. He made the game to make the game, not to listen to your **** It's his game after all, your choice if you wanted to buy it. Also, he has a job, and a life.
The learning curve is a bit like, I dunno, a challenge? The amount of games who are actually hard is incredibly small. Don't expect to be able to pickup and play like COD, this is a RTS, not some silly run around shooting people and swearing over the internet. (Ok, maybe it is silly.)
I would say play it before you buy it. If you like it, you can then buy it, and fool around. If you can't figure it out, you didn't waste any money.… Expand