More Reviews
REVIEWS Boo Bunny Plague Review
If you think you can enjoy the definition of budget game design, this one might make you laugh.

Minimum Review
With so many shooters crowding the marketplace, it’s refreshing to see Minimum take the low-fi route through Steam Early Access.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Sunset Overdrive Preview
Microsoft and Insomniac Games have created a new open-world shooter with clear influences from Jet Grind Radio. We went hands-on with the first hour of the game.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Release date: 09/30/14

Alien: Isolation
Release date: 10/07/14

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Release date: 10/14/14

The Evil Within
Release date: 10/14/14


LATEST FEATURES Interview: Sunset Overdrive's Drew Murray and Ted Price Talk Traversal and Game Design
Insomniac's open-world shooter will land exclusively on Xbox One later this year and we got to go hands-on and speak with the devs on the this stylish Xbox One exclusive.

Sunset Overdrive Co-op Is a Thrill Ride and a Half: TGS Multiplayer Hands-On
I play a co-op round of Sunset Overdrive with seven other people at the Tokyo Game Show.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES The Updating List of PAX Indies
We're heading to PAX Prime! Are you looking to check out a few unique indie games while you're there? UPDATED: Dragon Fin Soup, Dungeon of the Endless,

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP shandog137 Background: I own and have completed every entry in the Ninja Storm series, so there is inherent bias but luckily this isn’t a review. These are just my thoughts on a fun series I chose to pick up after my Dragon Ball Z Budokai days. I am also only about 3 episodes behind in the...

Supreme Commander Member Review for the PC

Lakerol By:
Lakerol
03/06/07
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Strategy 
PLAYERS 1- 8 
PUBLISHER THQ 
DEVELOPER Gas Powered Games 
RELEASE DATE Out Now
E10+ Contains Comic Mischief, Fantasy Violence, Mild Language

What do these ratings mean?

Got Roids for your PC?

I'm usually all for Robot vs. Robot games, with huge armies and lovely graphics that melt most processors and Mother Boards...  Yet, Supreme Commander makes the demands for performance hit home and blows away most PC systems with its staggering requirements and graphic demands. Basically, this game is the graphical equivalent of Doom3 for the RTS universe. Most PCs will have a difficult time handling this game.

This game adds a bunch of new features to the RTS world, such as smart "builder" class units, that will automatically fix structures, harvest resources, and flee from battles. This allows the player to focus on the battle at hand, and lets the daily chores of building a base fall to the wayside. Sweet.

Another great addition is the sheer number of forces that each side can build. My poor little computer lagged so much though this game, each massive battle brought my machine to screeching halt.  While the graphics are impressive, and the AI is smart, and will adapt to the players methods as the battle progresses. Sadly, the game play is mostly centered on building the biggest, beadiest units availed and fragging the crap out of your adversary until the conflict is over.

Thankfully, the Multiplayer is what this game is designed for.  Most players will have a great time on their super PCs playing this game long into the night. But, for the 80% in the world, who do not have a PC on roids, we will have to settle for lagging battles, and some crashes as our machines try to handle the sheer requirements of the game itself.

Also, with the release of C&C3 in March, another RTS/RP title that has focus on graphics and performance, Supreme Commander may lose some of the gaming community with a combination of PC Hardware requirements, and some competition.

Time will tell on how these games will interact being released so close to each other.  Until that time arrives, take out a small loan and buy one of the best PCs you can buy. So whatever choice you decide to make, you can have a PC that can handle it all.

Pros: This game is beautiful, Big, and has LOTS of pretty graphics.

Cons: It will drain your PC and your wallet... This game has steep requirements.

Pros: Best RTS/RP game out to date.

Cons: Competition with C&C3 not to far away. May lose some fans with its Uber Hardware needs.

Final Note: Graphically, this game has no equal. It is ahead of its time, in both game play and development. Sadly, most people will have to sell a kid or an organ to get a PC that can handle this games sheer Hardware needs.  But, if technology has taught us anything, it’s that trends follow big sellers. Sell those kids on Ebay, people! RTS games from now on will have to be at Supreme Commanders level to stay on the gaming market.

 

 


More information about Supreme Commander
 
A- Revolution report card
Views: 2764 Review rating:
comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution