Extremely disappointing. Graphics are marginal; strategic rehashing of old ideas.
Rambamatic wrote this review on .
The graphics and sound: Marginal. If you compare graphics in this game to those of any other RTS out there, it is in the bottom of the list. I am operating a top of the line rig with Gforce 7800 OC'd card, Xfi, AMD Fx-53 processor, 2 gigs of RAM, and have the settings CRANKED and am still not impressed. The look and feel is too cartoony. The voices and sound are silly and uninspiring.
The gameplay is slightly more interesting than other RTS games because the format is a little different, with the strategic map. However, if you look at ROL's "Strategic Map" option and BME II's "War of the RIng" option (which is like RISK meeks RTS), the BMEII format just crushes ROL's strategic map idea.
Basically, there is nothing new in this game...everything that has been done here has been done better by other games that are already out there. The fact that they have made certain changes is not even really a good thing, as a lot of the changes are counter-intuitive and slow down gameplay.
all in all, a big Yaaaawwwwnnnnn. There are other RTS games that are MUCH better in all areas.