Not worth the annoyance nor a single cent of your money...
26 December 2012
Summary: This game is a more expensive, more resource-heavy version of the fantastic game that came before it--Empire Earth (1). I opened this game, tried to install it on my fairly well-equipped Dell XPS Desktop machine and the installation failed. Years later I tried this on my better Vista laptop and has the same issue. I tried it yesterday on my FANTASTIC HP laptop with a mid-high end Radeon graphics card and a second generation i7 and the game played on standard settings.
Summary: i thought the the new empire earth II would be as thrilling and exciting as the first version. Wrong. Requieres too much ram resources, and the game it's just not fun anymore, even tough has some cool new features but the game isn't friendly enough.
Summary: To me, the authors of this game concentrated far too much on looking pretty instead of gameplay. The computer player knows every move you make even when no elements have come near your defenses. Walls tumble down without any problem and look horrible when you try to rebuild them. When defenses are too strong, entire units of priests will come and 'magically' take over.
Summary: What a dud. Love Empire Earth. Still play it. EE2... Doesn't even come close. More like rise of nations (which I hate too). They didn't even include their classic "all your base are belong to us" in it. If you want a great game, get EE1. If you want to try EE2, wait a few months and pick it up for a song. Trust me, you won't be sorry you waited.
Summary: I have been playing history related rts's for quite some time now, starting with Age of Empires 1. The first empire earth didn't really bring anything new to the standard success formula of these games, it just had 'more'. When Rise of Nations came out a while back, I was astounded, it streamlined the clunky interface of the RTS and allowed you to do so much all at once without freaking out about how fast/slow you did things.
Summary: The game itself is good, its got so much more depth than other similar games (AOE, etc) but this particular version probably isn't the one to go for. This one doesn't have any multiplayer play which isn't stated in the description. There are versions of this game that have online play, I don't know if its the 'sold out' version on the game that stops this but they do have an amazing ability to kill games.
Summary: I ll make this quick... If you like the first game because of the way you can control everything from the scenario option then stay away from this. I enjoyed so much creating worlds that I thought the second would be even better. What a mistake!!! The scenario builder although more advanced, does not let you do the bascis that you want to do i.e. state population max etc...
Summary: I waited ages for this game to be released. But once I paid the rather high price I was bitterly dissapointed. Unless you have a state of the art computer the game is jerky and the graphics are rather poor. Like the first game it is very hard to try and collect enough resources to build a good army and defence while the AI computer has no problem. Like in the first game the AI is so powerful that even on the easiest setting you cannot easily defeat it.
Summary: I am a big fan of Empire Earth, so I was looking forward to the new instalment - how wrong I was! The graphics are good, but as other reviewers have mentioned, unless your computer is top spec it'll struggle. The gameplay itself I found awkward. The way you advance through the ages, via the tech tree is dull and I hardly noticed the improvements given.