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Empire Earth II Member Review for the PC

By:
Gaia
08/11/06
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Strategy 
PLAYERS 1- 10 
PUBLISHER Vivendi 
DEVELOPER Mad Doc 
RELEASE DATE  
T Contains Blood, Violence

What do these ratings mean?

So I played Heroes of Might and Magic II and III at my friends, and I liked it, so I figured I'd get number V, now that it's out. Empire Earth? I'll get to that. So I pick up the game and notice it needs a DVD-Rom Drive. Of course, my DVD-Rom drive (the one that was supposed to have been installed 4 months ago) isn't up and running, so instead I get Empire Earth II.

This game is, in a word, screwed. It is an excellent game, but it's also crap. I feel like they wanted to be original, and screwed up in the process. The guys who made it didn't really know much about making a strat. game, I think. However, it's still a good game, just not quite worth the 31 euro price tag. (that's 39 USD or 20 pounds)

I'l cover the bad. The tutorial. Probably the worst tutorial I've ever come across. The main problem was that it thought the player was an 8 year old retard who'd never played a video game in his/her life. It litterally walked you through every aspect of the game, step by step, down to: 'now that you've created your temple, select it and create a priest by clicking the 'create priest' button'. No sh*t? I thought I'd created a temple because it looked nice. The messages appeared as annoying popups that blocked out the middle of the screen every 10 seconds,
and half the time the 'teacher' didn't realize he was full of crap, for example telling you to press
5 to activate sycronized combat. Only problem is, the correct button is in fact the apostrophe button. This whole confusing experience comes with a complimentary condescending voice.
I guess what I'm saying is, don't play the tutorials.

There was something about the rest of the game that I couldn't put my finger on, but that made it annoying. Perhaps it's my computer that's not powerful enough (despite it having 1 GHz over the reccomended hertzage). I'm also not too sure about the tech system. Every era you have 12 techs to develop, which you research on their own, as opposed to researching them in universities.

The game is however, a good game. You control your troops with l33t amounts of  micro and customizability. This game is like AoE meets Total War.

In a nutshell.. get this game if you like a challenge. Also get it if you like combat simulators. Don't get it if your computer sucks.



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