Excerpt: Earth 2160 was announced as the game with a powerful game engine. Judging by the few movies I seen from in game footage, my expectations grew high. I wanted a lot. Introduction to my, soon to become, constant disappointments came early at game installation, where the game was presented with some...
Excerpt: Strategy titles have been guilty of following the same formulaic facets of the genre for years: static groups of under and overpowered units assaulting each other on a battlefield, mindless resource gathering and base building and the eventual bullrush of a group of units to overwhelm an opponent...
Summary: Earth 2160 is a decent enough RTS but the slow rate at which it moves in the campaign mode is likely to deter those gamers that like to be in the thick of the action at all times. This game will be perfect for fans of the previous Earth games and those that like to play through every RTS that comes...
Conclusion: potatoes in comparison to the play balancing when it comes to the alien species, which possess frightening power. It's a catch-22 because they're super easy to win with, but when forced against them... you've got to show up in numbers and exercise some real strategy.
Excerpt: Every year the RTS field becomes more and more crowded, and in a way, I feel sorry for anyone trying to make an RTS game these days. There are a ton of different titles out there, each with their own angle, from graphics to story to AI.
Conclusion: An RTS fan who is looking for a new game that takes place in the future could do worse than Earth 2160 , but one could do better as well ( Ground Control II comes to mind). I’d personally wait for this one to reach the bargain bin before venturing forth to the far reaches of our solar system.
Conclusion: Tired of console games that you can beat in 5 or 6 hours? You won't have that problem with this puppy. A single player can take a long time to explore all of the campaigns and after that the skirmish mode will give hours and hours of entertainment, and that's just playing against the computer.
Excerpt: Some of you may be surprised to know this but the game we are discussing today is Earth 2160, and what you may not know is that this actually comes from a series of “Earth” games that dates back to 1997 in Earth 2140 a game that unfortunately didn’t start the series off all that well.
Excerpt: It is a great year to be a strategy gamer, because there have been some very good games released this year. Not only will these games capture you into their highly addictive gameplay, but this time they will be oozing with plenty of eye candy.
Conclusion: Despite a gripping storyline that made up for some of the above problems, I simply had to force myself to keep playing in order to do this review. It's unfortunate that a game that tries so hard to do something new and different in a genre that could use a fresh take, fails so badly.