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05-22-2003, 12:42 PM
Anyone know/seen anything on this one? Anyone played it yet?
05-22-2003, 01:00 PM
how silly of me to look in the Game Impression forum before the General Discussion forum to find game impressions...whoops :)
05-22-2003, 03:49 PM
i played the demo, enjoyed it and beat it, and then felt deflated in that it seemed as though i had seen everything in the game, apart from the fact that you could string several games together to form a campaign. fun for 60 minutes.
05-26-2003, 08:20 PM
Not my type personally . I hate the AOE type stuff in it .
I am playing it constantly. If you are into RTS games it is seriously the best RTS ever made because the S actually stands for strategy instead of speed unlike War3/CC games. Of course that only applies if you are into multiplayer. I simply can not get enough of this game.
06-26-2003, 11:19 PM
just like every other RTS to me.... i should have bought HOI instead. Thats more my type of game.
07-22-2003, 07:42 AM
Just got it. I am enjoying the game, but it is just an RTS. The only element that seems "strategic" is management on the risk-like campaign map.
Like all RTS games that I have played, it seems like you focus in on a weapon or two, mass them, and crush what you can.
07-22-2003, 03:01 PM
I've had it for a while, and I'm enjoying it... it's an RTS with a few nice improvements:
1.) National borders/attrition: You can't build outside your own borders. This is a good thing - no more building bombard towers next to "allied" town squares, declaring war, then watching them get crushed in a hailstorm of automated artillery. The attrition kicks in when your units cross enemy borders - basically, your guys slowly die when outside their own territory. Late game advancements can counter this, and the effects are reduced when you formally declare war, but this makes early game "rush" tactics less of an option, which I always hated.
2.) Auto-naval transportation of units. Just point wherever you want your infantry to go, and when the reach the water, they automagically "transform" into a transport ship and cruise across the ocean. This is a nice feature, as I've always loathed the micromanagement involved with moving an army from one continent to another.
07-27-2003, 01:25 PM
WOW! Saw the game at Best Buy almost bought it, then decided not to. Go to Jewel and there is a PC Gamer with RoN as a demo. Load it up, and I am amazed. Played through the tutorial sort of thing and I was impressed. The one thing that surprised me was the i never really had money troubles, my shortages were usually always with metal, timer, and oil.
My only gripe is that the ages seem to come and go a little too fast. One minute I was fighting with bows and arrows, the next I had tanks rumbling into enemy cities. Now I'll probably end up going to Best Buy and getting it.
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