Summary: i received the item in a timely manner, and is in great condition, however the item received was the expansion and not the full version of the Empire Earth II, so the item picture and description was very misleading.
Summary: Don't get me wrong, EEII is a good game. But it isn't as good as EEI. The thing that messed it up is it tried to combine the characteristics of Rise of Nations with the classical EEI. Rise of Nations is not as good as EEI, and when the two were mixed, you got a slower, much worse off game. The people who play the Empire Earth series are not looking for borders and what, seven different resources. They are looking for an RTS that you build and you conquer, quite simply.
Summary: I have been playing Strategy games since 1985. I remember a game originally written for Unix computers that was illegally translated to the PC called Empire. The first RTS games like Age of Empires blew me away and I followed that line until Age of Mythology. At that point, I switched to The Empire Earth series and played Empire Earth until Empire Earth II was released. I couldn't wait to buy it, but I have been very disappointed.
Summary: Stainless Steel Studios has good timing with games. The first *Empire Earth* crossed my laptop as I was settling into my mobilization for Operation Nobel Eagle. I'd come home from long patrols and unwind with a heaping of world domination. I seemed to have an easier time of it than our current Administration. Now Mad Doc takes over and returns the series as I am mobilizing against the Real Time Strategy genre.
Summary: EEI was probably one of my favorite games of all times. I really wanted EEII to blow me away like the first one did when it came out but the reality is that it just doesn't live up to the hype. Don't get me wrong, it's good but as one other reviewer mentioned, it desperately needs an expansion pack. I'm tired of games being rushed to market so they can get your $50, only to get another $30 from you when they decide to finish the game...
Summary: The game is fun when it works correctly. Multiplayer is extremely painful to play because of all the bugs. I'm hoping for another patch soon. It is on version 1.1 as I write this. I needs some real work. I have a pretty good gaming system (256MB graphics card, 1 GB of RAM, etc) and yet it still crawls at times. I had to shut down some of the graphical effects to make it run better (it really appears to be only certain units that kill it.
Summary: I've played RTS games for a long time. Most of them won't wow you with the graphics but make up for that in gameplay. I had been itching to purchase this game ever since it came out but really didnt want to dish out the full price. I remember the first EE to be a whole lot better (gameplay and graphics wise) than this pile of crap. The graphics arent good... at all. I dont think i've seen so little detail put into units since the original Age of Empires.
Summary: First I'll start by saying this is a pretty good game. It's taken several nice features from other games and put them into one release, which is cool. However, this game feels a lot like Rise Of Nations, the tech tree system is almost identical and the territory based maps are similar as well, making you wonder if this is EE2 or RON2.
Conclusion: not a great game with terrible graphics and is very slow good tech tree and many troop choices and civilisations do not get cheats for it no matter how much you want them because they will spoil the game on you