Supreme Commander 2
dont touch it? i think i will
played it today and i've never played a better RTS. im lovin it every step of the way and although its a little bit more 'cartoonish' than the last one, its still definatly a fun epic story lined game. it beats AoE, UaW, and matches EtW, and C&C. i really love playing it and my slightly old system can handle it perfectly. i was a little disappointed, i though the requirements would be a little higher and i definatly see a decrease in the quality. overall, 8 out of 10. AWESOME game. right now, im a little concerned with the new unit the cybranasourus rex (yeh, i probably spelled that wrong) it seemed a little like an out of place character to be put in the game. its still a pretty cool unit and theres so much more upgrade. the most important is the eco that they had. the last one sucked and was full of glitches. this one is MUCH more stable, its brings the good parts of halo wars and not the sucky parts (because seriously, halo wars sucked) buy NOW
Best RTS game made so far
This game is the absolute best RTS game you can play. And I have played alot of RTS games, so I know what I'm talking about. This game has very good graphics, and they will be even more enjoyable the more you paly the game, considering that you notice things like shadows cast by the terrain, and details such as distortion coming out of a walkers exhaust pipes. This game also has an amazing command system. There are more controls and options you can use to make your army do anything imaginable. This game also includes extra experimental weapons, which they balanced much better than on the first one, and actually have a general purpose rather than to walk into the enemies base and kill. And most people have heard that the nukes on the second ones are pitiful compared to the first. The difference is that on the first one, it was a bright light and smoke covering a large area of the map. On this one, it might be only a little bit smaller, but it is insanely detailed, in the fact that an extremely large portion of the map gets lit up in red, and things are actually moving with the explosion as they would in real life. When it touches water it makes steam and jets it into the air, so nukes on this one are much more enjoyable to watch, regardless of what you've heard. All in all, 10 stars.
Play the demo BEFORE buying!
This game is in no way a sequel of Supreme Commander. The economy is now a Cost Buy system rather then a Cost over Time system that was used in the previous game. The base defense structures are rather weak and can not take a single unit one on one. The Experimentals included in the demo (ie Fatboy II) can the taken down very fast by a group of 10 simple gunships. The artwork is cartoon-ish as is the dialog. Gas Powered Games apparently believes that for a game to be cross platform it has to be dumbed down to the point there is no strategy. Just build more then your opponent. No longer do you need to watch your economy. You can only build what you can pay the full cost of up front. No longer do you need to quickly balance constructing a base and upgrading your tech tier. It's all research now. Just build more research buildings. If you liked Warcraft/Starcraft then you will like this game. If you liked Supreme Commander, skip this. Wait for it to be in the bargain bin. It'll be there in about 90 days.
good, but a little disappointed
What Gas Powered Games have done here is amazing, this game is packed with more units, new features, less glitches, and a lot more excitment. what i was really taken with is that there is no +mass or -mass anymore, its all based on real numbers. the tech tree feature is amazing, allowing you to upgrade old units to make them more lethal later in the game. a lot of the good things are still their like the cybran ships being able to crawl onto land. however, the story is disappointing, character extremely lack any sort of personality and emotions. also, for high end computers, this game has surprising lower graphics, units like the UEF titan look a little bit more like legos, even though some units have good deatil, others are flat out bad, although you have to appreciate that they are trying to let computers with lower hardware able to run this game. online play and skirmish mode are fun.
I don't see how people can't like it
This game, in my opinion, is WAAY better than C&C and is very good in gameplay and everything else. Some people say that he storyline is horrible, but that doesn't really effect me since I just play on the skirmish and online. The story line isn't really a big concern. I just play it when I'm bored.
I'm very excited, after playing the Demo.
Do yourself a favor and download the demo. If you enjoyed Supreme Commander and Forged Alliance, you are most likely going to enjoy this game too. Things have been streamlined and some systems, like research, have been totally changed. From listening to Chris Taylor talk about the changes, in various interviews, it is apparent that they wanted to create another huge game, but at the same time lower the time requirement and the learning curve for new players. What this means is a slightly simplified interface and faster action in-game. I can tell from playing the demo that the game is going to offer a lot of action and fun for SupCom vets. I also recommend watching/reading the early reviews from sites like Gamespot. They gave the game an 8.0, but said several times during the review that the game was a lot of fun. RTS games are tremendously hard to balance, especially games as large and complex as SupCom 2, so I applaud the developers for trying to mask some of the complexities behind simpler interfaces. It's going to be a challenge to wait the final few hours before the release, as I am still very excited.
Great game. Nothing bad about it. It has many great features and story mode is cool. I think it is awesome.
Another Dissapointment of 2010 Gaming
The frist two games of this year that I was waiting for were Supreme Commander 2 and C&C4. Both are god awful. Supreme Commander 2 is missing the best elements and nuances of it's two predecessors. I actually think that TA was the best of them all. Sad that games just get worse and worse as they come out with new titles. What happened to the unit types??!! There is not nearly as many unit types as SC or TA. Plus, what happened to the recycling of plants and rocks... the environmental resources you could live off until you got your resource production up and running? And why are there so few multiplayer maps? I have an idea. Take the Total Annihilation engine, give it some new graphics,new sound, a new story line and new unit types... and don't change anything else...
look out gamerz, here comez awsome
alright here comes the best game eva, anyway herz a shout out to all of the peeps that think this game is the best eva u rock 4 ur good reviews. anyway the graphics might not be as good as the first but the graphics to me doesn't matter at all since the campaign is awsome and a good storyline. along with the campaign the units and multiplayer maps and experimentals and ect. but i honestly i think the unit count is very low there should be a higher unit count because people have things to do units to make and probably alot of them too and places 4 them to go like in others bases and stuff.
Some folks didn't like this game....thought it didn't measure up to the original or Forged Alliance. Boy, are they wrong! I thought this game was great! Maybe the tech tree is a tiny bit smaller, but the game more than makes up for it with new, cool units, great graphics and effects, and awesome explosions. In fairness, I was a little perturbed that that more than one engineer cannot build on the same structure, as in the previous games, but then again, the structures go up pretty quick. Happy hunting!