Average User Score: 8.3Jan 6, 2013A grand scale RTS, and a solid 8. Supreme Commander lives up to its title, you do in fact feel like a Supreme Commander. There are manyA grand scale RTS, and a solid 8. Supreme Commander lives up to its title, you do in fact feel like a Supreme Commander. There are many strategic outlets in this game that you can employ to stay ahead of your enemy. Like the real world, information is a key element to your plan of attack. The large scale maps can leave opponents weak and sprawled, and your attacking forces can be seen coming a mile away giving time for your enemy to prepare.
Base building plays a large role in survival in this game, expect to lose a lot of units to a barrage of artillery, nuclear attacks, or experimental units. Battles can be fought simultaneously at different parts of the map, managing your armies of land, sea, and air alone could distract long enough to have fallen behind on base building.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.2Jan 6, 2013A disappointing 5. This game strips away complex strategies of base building and army structuring in favor of simple engagements of math.A disappointing 5. This game strips away complex strategies of base building and army structuring in favor of simple engagements of math. You generate energy, and harvest mass, in order to build your base and construct units. A third resource, research, generates slowly over time (or quicker with research facilities) and can be used to upgrade the effectiveness of your structures, units, or even unlock new ones. In short, Supreme Commander 2 has taken away all of the elements that made Supreme Commander unique, and replaced them with... nothing.
It would be unfair to review a title that considers itself the continuation of a prior game, without comparing it to it's predecessor. Supreme Commander 2 is a weaker strategy game in almost every aspect compared to the original Supreme Commander. There are fewer units, it demands less strategy and brain power, the maps are incredibly small, and all units feel expendable. The game quickly becomes throwing as much crap at your enemy as you can, as quickly as you can, however you can. Supreme Commander required you to measure your attacking plans and balance your units against theirs.
Supreme Commander 2 is Supreme Commander Lite. The battles are intense, but short, and lack any feeling of worth. The maps are beautiful, but incredibly tiny. And your arsenal is extremely limited and one dimensional.
This game is not worth purchasing if you enjoyed the original, what a disappointment.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Jan 6, 2013Very solid 8 pushing into a 9. The world is amazing... nay, incredible... no scratch that, phenomenal! Such a beautifully polished lookingVery solid 8 pushing into a 9. The world is amazing... nay, incredible... no scratch that, phenomenal! Such a beautifully polished looking game will drop your jaw the moment you step foot on the island. The story is engaging, and interesting, which is rare for an RPG nontheless a shooter! You immediately feel in danger when you explore the wilderness, as death is always close. The emotions the game evokes goes a long way to create a lasting experience.
From a shooter perspective, the gun play has its strengths and weaknesses. The weapons look beautiful, and sound equally so, but to those accustomed to more realistic games, be prepared to take an arcade style back seat. There is an added element of stealth, surprise, and AI hunting dynamic that make gunfights fresh and infinitely creative.
From an RPG perspective, the leveling system does afford some very useful extra skills that give very distinct advantages on the battlefield. The crafting system is really only a matter of collecting items and clicking a button, so don't expect much there.
Far Cry 3 set their bar incredibly high, and it feels as if they hit almost all the marks. What you will quickly find after a few hours of game play is that once the surface polish wears off, you see a fairly repetitive game play. It is a large open world, and might give the impression that it wants you to treat it as a sandbox exploring as you see fit, but this is where it falls a little short. Progression in the game is much of the same old, same old, with a couple twists and turns: go to pirate area, clear radio tower, clear the related outpost, do a bounty or hunter quest, collect items, and rinse and repeat just a little more east of here.
The first 10 hours of gameplay lends a truly eye-opening, grand experience. And when the grind sets in shortly after, you can break the monotony by choosing different weapon load outs of variety and challenge. The beauty of this game alone would be enough to get me back to play it every once in awhile, a great buy.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.6Jan 6, 2013A solid 7. Imagine listening to your favorite music while driving big rigs across thousands of kilometers of western and central Europe, allA solid 7. Imagine listening to your favorite music while driving big rigs across thousands of kilometers of western and central Europe, all the while managing your own trucking network of more than one hundred other drivers! All of which is possible in Euro Truck Simulator 2 by SCS Software. This simulator starts you off as what I guess would be called a "driver for hire". You own the clothes on your back and a passport willing to drive quick hauls for anyone that would have you. You drive more routes to gain cash and experience.
The cash can be saved for your first truck, truck upgrades, and later used to upgrade your garage to house more trucks and employees. There are several truck manufacturers offering one truck model each, but with deep customization options. There is very little different between the performance of these trucks, however, there are multiple mods that address this issue.
Experience is your basic leveling system, at certain thresholds you "level up" and can put that one experience point into several different areas of expertise. For instance, you can specialize in long hauling covering massive distances, fragile cargo, high value cargo, or get certified to transport dangerous materials.
Driving the trucks can be a chore without a game pad or steering wheel. But when everything is clicking, who knew that driving steadily across varied landscapes could be so much fun. It's not a game that will keep you at the edge of your seat, rather, you'll be relaxed taking in the scenes and slowly but surely building a very profitable trucking business.
Very happy to have picked up this game, although the full retail price feels steep. I'd recommend shopping for a deal for this title to get the most bang for the buck. All in all, you can feel good about getting 30 hours of gameplay from this title.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.6Jan 6, 2013A very solid 6. The game plunks you down in front of a cozy looking home overlooking your farm: a compliment of empty sheds, barns, and aA very solid 6. The game plunks you down in front of a cozy looking home overlooking your farm: a compliment of empty sheds, barns, and a field ready for harvesting. I strongly recommend playing through at least several of the tutorials before you jump right in, because like games of yesteryear, there is no "hold-your-hand" and "everybody-wins" introduction.
The tutorials show you how to prepare fields, seed them, and harvest them. All essential if you want to be a farmer in Farming Simulator 2013, and I assume that you do! Once you get the basics down, and you've harvested your first field, you start the wonder how things might have gone with better equipment. The sandbox world of farming is what you make of it. The game wants you to use the funds gained from selling your crop to expand your farming enterprise. You can purchase new and more efficient gear, more fields to cultivate and farm, or even self-producing income generators like solar power collection, greenhouses, or bee farms. The self-producing income generators leave much to be desired however, as once you place them there is very little to no interaction afterwards (and the return is not even that great).
More funds affords better equipment, better equipment affords more productivity, so and and so forth. It quickly snowballs into an inordinate amount of cash flow from your series of a dozen or more plots around town. The end game becomes a matter of organization and timing doing the same old thing: farming.
Livestock is an interesting twist to break up the monotony of farming. You learn about harvesting grass, preparing it for different uses, recycling crop byproduct into food or silage, all of which contributes to the efficiency of your livestock production.
The one saving grace of this game is the incredible modding community. Without mods, this game quickly loses its lasting appeal to a gamer whose not necessarily in love with farming to begin with. You will surely want to spend time looking for interesting mods to give your save game a kick in the butt.
The game is monotonous, grinding, yet incredibly rewarding (surely an accurate simulation of farming?). I'm very happy to have played this game, and look forward to the new updates and mod creations from the community to keep it fresh. I think in the end, more than the depth of the game itself, the exposure to farming and it's basic processes was the most enjoyable aspect of the game for me: a casual, non-farming, video gamer. I would certainly purchase this game again, and would recommend it to friends to get about 30 hours of solid, fun, rewarding game play.… Expand