Pros: Stylized graphics; turn-based strategy campaign has some interesting ideas.
Cons: Battles are boring and slow-paced; unit pathfinding and computer AI is terrible; everything has been over-simplified; awful voice acting; too many stereotypes to count; all three civilizations are too similar; campaign mode is too repetitive; buggy multiplayer.
Conclusion: Without a doubt, the biggest change in EE3 is in the gameplay. Whereas EE2 was a deep and occasionally confusing array of options, EE3 has gone to the other end of the spectrum and made things more simple. Too simple. Beyond "simple" and into the realm of simplistic.
Excerpt: Gamers have a love or hate relationship with strategy games since they tend to cater towards a different demographic than traditional titles. Sierra’s Empire Earth series has been met with decent acclaim, but its punishing difficulty led to a community division and a relative seclusion from...
While it may be a lot smoother and simpler than its predecessors, Empire Earth III has been dumbed down to the point of irrelevance.
16 November 2007
Summary: Be careful what you wish for. A lot of RTS gamers have been clamoring for a simplified Empire Earth over the past couple of years, finding the first two releases in the series to be a mess of units and eras as incomprehensible as a history textbook after it's been fished out of a blender.
Pros: Strips away a lot of the bloat from the first two games
Cons: Just three main civilization types, Overly simplistic world-domination campaign mode, Ineffective AI, Mixed-up units with some bizarre, unfunny specialties, Spectacularly annoying unit-acknowledgment dialogue
Summary: Das eindeutig schlimmste ist die unglaublich schlechte Grafische Umsetzung von Empire Earth III. Das nimmt einem schon zu Beginn den Großteil an Spielfreude. Wenn dann die Einheiten die ersten Male Ihre Kommentare von sich geben, wird man früher oder später dazu gezwungen den Sound auszuschalten.
Excerpt: I en tid hvor alting bliver mere og mere kompliceret, har udviklerne bag Empire Earth-serien valgt at gå i den stik modsatte retning og valgt at dele verden op i blot tre slags mennesker og verdenshistorien op i kun fem epoker.