Great Expansion, lots of cool features!

User Rating: 9.6 | Star Wars: Empire at War: Forces of Corruption PC
I have to say, FOC kicks butt. The selling point for was the third faction in multiplayer and skirmish. I did play through the campaign on Hard, which I found to be very fun and more in-depth than the original game. All the new enhancements like base customization, fleet pathfinder slot really make a difference. It’s good to see the developer listen to the fans. Corruption has to be one of the more fun game play additions I have played with in recent. Bering able to choose the type of corruption I want to enact on a world is awesome. You can literally customize your criminal empire. wOOt!

Multiplayer is a blast, it’s great to have replays now and be able to select your starting location and do mirrored matching. I would have to say the ZC is a bit overpowered, but I’m expecting a few balance patches, like most RTS games, to even things out. My buddy and I also edited the XML so that the Empire can have the Executor Super Star destroyer in multiplayer skirmish. Man that fricken kicked ASS! It is even more intense if you do Empire vs Empire.

All in all I would say this is a great expansion pack for 30 bucks. On my comp with all settings set to high, the game runs flawlessly. There were a couple bugs here and there, but none that detracted the game-play for me. For only 30 bucks, this is a great game to get for any fan of Star Wars and strategy games

I do have one general gripe not pointed specifically to EAW. Almost all LucasArts games as of recent seem to be more buggy than usual. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that their GAME is really. Either their testers don’t know how to test or they just don’t test. Either way, Lucas should remedy the situation by either firing all their testers and getting some new ones or bringing in some experienced guys. If they don’t, it’s only going to continue to hurt them.