Summary: In the end, your interest in Empire
Earth should depend entirely on what type of gamer you are. If you love,
and boy do I mean
, an epic cultural struggle on a huge scale
look no further. If you need something more casual, keep browsing the
Pros: Vast beyond vast with a great rock-paper-scissors trump system.
Cons: Vast beyond vast with a trump system that you'd better learn if you want to play.
Excerpt: Graphics & Sound:
To be honest, the graphics in Empire Earth aren't all that great. The game is 3D, which is nice, but the units are fairly undetailed, with weak texturing and not many polys. And many of the incidentals on the map--trees, for example--are actually sprites.
Excerpt: A couple weeks ago I reviewed Schizm, a game that owed more than a little to the classic adventure Myst. Now I have Empire Earth, a real-time strategy game that has a significant Age of Empires feel to it.
Excerpt: Empire Earth a real-time strategy game that lets you control the destiny of a fledgling civilization through 500,000 years of human history, developed by Stainless Steel Studios, a company founded (1998) 0by Rick Goodman, the creator/lead designer of Microsoft's award-winning and best-selling Age of...
Conclusion: Resource gathering has been upped to five different categories: stone, iron, gold, wood, and food. So, if you’re comfortable with Red Alert’s one resource, EE will hit you like a ton of bricks.
Conclusion: Empire Earth - Page 3 The graphics quality looks fine when zoomed out, and handles well over 1000 units on the map at once surprisingly well, but when zoomed in the characters start looking blocky, with unantialiased diamonds for limbs, and faces that look like they were stuck on from a painting.