More Reviews
REVIEWS Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Rebor Review
Just a small update to the existing review for the PS4 version of the game. What are the benefits to upgrading? Check here to see. ~Ed. Nick Tan

Cut the Rope: Triple Treat Review
Cutting the ropes has never before made gravity so… pricey.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Sniper Elite 3 Preview
Sending bullets through the hate.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Release date: Out Now

Trials Fusion
Release date: Out Now

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Release date: 04/29/14

Bound by Flame
Release date: 05/09/14


LATEST FEATURES 4 PAX Indie Titles to Look Out For
We've given attention to all the higher profile games at PAX EAST, but now it's time for the indies.

Ouya's Best Games Coming to the Platform
The Kickstarter console is slowly establishing itself with a couple of creative gems on the way.
 
Coming Soon

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP shandog137
So much more than war...
By shandog137
Posted on 04/18/14
The recent blog, Peace in the Era of Call of Duty  really made me think about war games that dig deeper than simply a kill streak reward. The first game that came to mind was Spec-Ops: The Line and although I haven’t played it, I began to wonder if it did the war genre as...

Earthsiege2 Review

By:

06/05/04
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE  
PLAYERS 1- 1 
PUBLISHER Sierra 
DEVELOPER  
RELEASE DATE  
E Contains Animated Violence

What do these ratings mean?

Explosions Rule!!!!!

Especially the explosions in this action packed game from Sierra. Gamers will no longer be bored with the bangs of old where the enemy starts to smoke and the just goes bang, the same way every time. Earthsiege2 brings a new element of reality to dynamic graphics. Now if you shoot an enemy in its arm, its arm will blow off, and won't just disappear when it hits the ground but rather stay there for you to trip over later. Parts flying everywhere, amazing fireballs and smoldering remnants of what used to be an enemy HERC all add to this game's realism. The sound is good, but the butt-kicking graphics outshine it so much that you barely notice the impressive audio.

Game play is excellent, especially with a joystick, but even with only a keyboard and mouse you can still get the hang of it pretty quickly. Basically you walk around in a big robot killing enemy robots and destroying their bases. This can get pretty tiring after a while so the good people of sierra decided to make the landscape some of the best ever, with inclines, hills, valleys, snow, lava and ruins of buildings to add to realism and allow those enemies to hide from your mighty wrath of destruction for as long as they can. Other than walking around in robots called HERCs, you can also fly around in the Razor. This aircraft makes the game much more interesting, however it does have it's limitations such as a very limited altitude and somewhat unrealistic control compared to a real airplane. The razor does however keep you in front of the screen for a lot longer than the game would otherwise.

Don't however buy this game with the expectation that it's going to be something new or revolutionary. It is just the latest in a long line of games where you control a two legged robot and go around annihilating other robots. For those of you who can't get enough of the idea that the future will be full of giant robot wars, this game is highly recommended due to it's superior graphics, sound and playability over the previous games in the same category. The only type of game that would make this field more popular and exciting would be one where you could control the Imperial Walkers and Mini-Walkers from Star Wars. How bout it all you game designers out there?

The game does have a plot which is hardly original. A race of intelligent robots, created by humans have turned against us and are trying to kill of the human race and rule the world. (Hmmm, let's see the Terminator movie maybe?) Come on, could there be a more generic plot? The video clips and dynamic graphics between missions do lend themselves to the plot. The opening scene is very impressive, however it does bear an eerie resemblance to the opening scene of the new movie Independence Day. A spaceship heading to earth from the moon deploying smaller ship's to attack the earth. That sentence could describe the movie or the game.

The real problem with this game is its erratic reliability. It will only run on Win95 which sucks since many people have not yet converted to the newer system. It also freezes up more often than games normally do. It is full of bugs which slow or completely stop the game. Even with the recommended system, not just the minimum requirements, you should still expect to be sitting in front of a screen that says Loading for as much as 5 minutes. Sierra's automated tech support is no help when the game freezes for no reason after being played for one hour. The only solution sometimes is to completely uninstall and reinstall the game which is very annoying.

Overall the game is good, but not amazing. It is not the type of game that you will talk about with your friends, stay up late playing, or even keep on your hard drive for more than a couple of weeks. If you can wait, wait and the price will go down.

B- Revolution report card
  • Great graphics, sound and playability
  • Marred with problems and glitches
  • Far from revolutionary and won't hold your attention very long
    Reviews by other members
    No member reviews for the game.

More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus

 


More information about Earthsiege2


More On GameRevolution