Excerpt: The original Empire Earth contained some flaws that made it fail to become one of the classics amongst along the lines of Command&Conquer and Total Annihilation. With tons of options, lots of hours of gameplay and great graphics, Empire Earth 2 is supposed to close the gap with these titles named...
Conclusion: With Empire Earth II, it would appear things are going to be tweaked all over the place. Firstly, the number of empires available is being reduced from 21 to 14, while the game will now span 15 epochs instead of 14 (although these epochs will take place over 10,000 years, as opposed to the 500,000...
Excerpt: Developed by Mad Doc Software, Empire Earth 2 follows in the tradition of the original game by being the historical RTS with the greatest span of time, with the greatest amount of civilizations, units, and environments.
Excerpt: My book summarizing the depth of EE2 will be released in about a hundred years, but for now, I'll try to throw it all into a few pages. To say that EE2 is in depth could possibly be the largest understatement ever. This is the single most in depth RTS game that this gamer has ever played.
Summary: Empire Earth II has a lot of good points, but it's no friend to the casual real-time strategy gamer. While developer Mad Doc Software has improved on Stainless Steel's 2001 blockbuster, increased depth and additional options have turned a huge game into an absolutely colossal one.
Pros: Outstanding depth, including an incredible number of civilizations and units, Smart AI adds challenge to solo games, Virtually all rules and settings can be customized, Innovative new features, like picture-in-picture, the citizen manager, and the war planner
Cons: Serious complexity, even with the new interface features designed to make the game more user-friendly, Some pathfinding annoyances
Excerpt: Mad Doc’s Empire Earth II is another entry in the vast expanse of real-time strategy games that are out there. I never played the first game by Strategic Simulation, but I hear it was a pretty good game. If Empire Earth II is any indication of how the original one is, I’d have to agree.