Joint Task Force has some great things going for it. First is the amazing attention to detail. The graphics are quite beautiful and the environment is entirely destructible. It is also very real. Just get used to the fact that you are going to lose units. A tank can whipe out four infantry with a well placed shot, but three infantry can kill a tank before it fires once if there is the element of surprise. The hero units are very fun to play with and upgrading them adds an extra element to the game. Overall anyone who likes strategy games won't be dissapointed. Now the lacking parts. The missions seem too linear at times, only one objective that can only be beaten one way, fortunately this is not all missions. The realism os losing units so easily can get very frustrating if your hero is killed causing you to lose the mission. The media attention doen't play that much of a role in the game, something that seemed to be very new and groundbreaking just wasn't there. In conclusion, this is a fun game that will keep you playing for hours, but the few glitches will just make you wonder how wonderful this game could have been if the developers had delayed it another three months and worked out some issues.