Universe at War is just an awesome game. I do own quite a few RTS-styled titles for the 360. While they are solid in their own ways, I feel that Universe at War is just better overall. It is easy to pick up and play thanks to its no-nonsense tutorials, which I recommend completing as with any game that features a tutorial. Now please take note that the tutorials featured in the Tutorial menu of this game are merely just videos. They do however offer a significant amount of insight regarding how effectively well this game can be played. The "bread and butter" tutorial in regards to how the controls work and the what not is in the Campaign menus. It is the Prelude section. It is there one will get a great idea on how to play this game in regards to the controller. With that being said, the controls are not complicated and should be at least moderately easy for anyone to pick-up on. Same goes for the in-match menus. It doesn't really feature anything really complicated.The story is solid. It is not great, but it is keeping my attention nonetheless so far. Universe at War does have depth and diversity, more so than the majority of other RTS titles I own or even played. There are three factions, each of which have their unique feel in regards to how they are played, what they can produce and the like. The Skirmish and Online modes are solid and even somewhat flexible regarding options. My only gripe is the sound. Although I feel it is not a game-changing gripe, I do feel they could have done a better job with the voice-overs and the such. Like I said in the previous sentence, it is not game-changing and only minor. Overall, Universe at War is a great RTS that lacks nothing of significance and is easy to pick up and play. I would definitely recommend it to anybody that is a fan of the genre or even new to the genre. If you have Xbox Live, there is a free demo you can download. At least give it a shot and be the judge for yourself.
yes: I recommend this product