This is not the strongest real time strategy game in terms of pure gameplay. I've also never been interested in playing a console RTS. However, this game brings a new dimension to the genre in the voice control. I enjoy this style so much that despite the simple gameplay, this game is definitely recommended as worth your time. As the gamespot review said, the production values are great, and watching a wmd take out a large group of troops is very satisfying. The AI is also effective as you have to carefully monitor your units preventing them from being exposed to units that will tear them up. Another aspect that I particularly enjoy is the fact that you retain troops from one battle to another. This gives the game staying power. I haven't tried the online theater of war, but I look forward to it. This is a strong game worth your time and money.