Rated 0 out of 10 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.
Rated 9 out of 10 by TheGamerGalore 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
Rated 7 out of 10 by TheGamerGalore 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.
Rated 0 out of 10 by RedTigerOH 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.
Rated 1 out of 10 by Kyoungblood This is the WORST SC game peroid!
I own both Supreme Commander and Forged Alliance and find both games superb. When i head there was a Supreme Commander 2 coming out of course I ran right out and got it. I can honestly say this is one of the worst war games period. My reasons include the fact you must unlock a LOT of stuff to even consider playing the quick battles. There's only 6 maps, yes i said 6. The fact you cant even choose what side you want to be on until you unlock the ability, and the WORST part is you cant even see a simple overview of the maps when you are selecting them your basically better off throwing darts at your comp screen to decide what your gonna do rather than actually getting to decide anything at all about the battle ahead. The point I'm making here is don't Waste your money... This game isn't even worth getting if it cost 2.50.
Rated 10 out of 10 by nonxaznxboi Tons of fun
If you like multiplayer or lan-parties add this on to the list because you get a lot of fun in that little box! There are many nay-sayers but i really don't know what the heck they are talking about. Graphics are great, simple neat menu, intense tug-of-war games because its hard to dominate players that are sneaky!... It runs great on both my desktops and even my laptop! So if you have a decent machine you can easily run this game because its not demanding at all. Very fun to play against you friends and the online is pretty intense. Single player story is good and easy to get into because you dont need to have played the originals to understand whats going on or anything. As of right now you can save $** if you buy it which makes it even more worth the money. 10/10! pick one up maybe ill play against ya!
Rated 3 out of 10 by Joey3245 Not as good as it looks
there is no infantry, which annoys me a lot because i like the classic infantry, cavalry(armor), artillary idea. The Steam engine is annoying, its really laggy and slow, there are like 5 real units per race and then everything else is an experimental which i really dont like since they are impossible to kill and one experimental unit can kil 10 regular without even trying. The AI is ok but they are just annoying, the game is really confusing and not very fun. I have to get updates everytime i want to play, even when i dont play it online at all, I hate patches. The upgrade trees are wierd and require research to get, which takes forever. Overall this game isnt good, Starcraft 2 is much better if your looking for an RTS and Shogun Total War is also really good. Just dont get this.
Rated 2 out of 10 by SumoSpike 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...
Rated 7 out of 10 A fun RTS
So far I've enjoyed playing SC2. there are a handful of differences between it and its predecessors both good and bad, The battles aren't as big as the ones from Supreme commander, but they are still brilliant, the new research is fun, as well as expanding buildings with tactical add on pieces even if they are minor one's, and the fact you can replace your ACU without permanently losing it now, and the new upgrades for the ACU, and units. Most of the cons I've found so far are, requiring steam, the smaller battlefields, and other minor problems which may be fixed eventually in updates. It lacks the feeling of the original game but its still fun to play I'd recommend to everyone that they try the demo on steam first before deciding. Overall I rate this 7 out of 10.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Mole Rat almost here
I think this game has the best multiplayer I've ever played for an RTS. My friends and I have been playing Forged Alliance for the past several months and it never gets old. The AI is challengin most of the time, and the game is so deep. Played the Supreme Commander 2 free demo off of steam last night and I like what I see so far. The few negative changed I've seen are: You can't have multiple enigees help build structures, the tech tree has a steep learning curve to it and the interface with it is kinda funky, you have to build research buidings to gain research faster which takes up a lot of room, and I can't seem to understand why you never go negative with mass or energy now...overall I'm excited about the gae though. I recommed you check out the free demo on Steam.