Summary: After Relic’s rather bizarre and mediocre strategy release Impossible Creatures, they are back on the RTS scene with the sequel to their smash hit Homeworld. The plight of Hiigara continues in the sequel after a long journey back to their homeworld.
Excerpt: Requirements: 1 Player vs CPU Battles / Campaigns Multi-player Capability Minimum System Requirements Windows XP/2000/98/ME Intel Pentium III 833MHz or AMD Athlon 833MHz 256 MB RAM 32 MB OpenGL supported hardware, GeForce or better (with Transform and Lighting), ATI Radeon 7500 or better (with...
Conclusion: In The End, This Game Hath Been Rated
92%. Homeworld 2 has established itself as the benchmark game in
real-time strategy space combat. Its intense difficulty will be a turn off
to many casual gamers, though.
Excerpt: In Homeworld, the inhabitants of a forsaken planet discovered an ancient tablet that revealed their true origins and launched them on a perilous voyage to their ancestral home, the far-distant world of Hiigara.
Pros: Beautiful deep space world, Nice special effects & units
Cons: Need more speedy combat, Can play with 2race only
Excerpt: Genre: RTS Publisher: Sierra Entertainment Developer: Relic Games Release Date: September 16, 2003 Buy 'HOMEWORLD 2': PC It’s been a long time coming but Relic is back, fresh off their cross-species RTS stint on Impossible Creatures, with the sequel to the most critically acclaimed space-bound...
Excerpt: Back in 1999, Sierra introduced Homeworld: the first completely 3D RTS set in space, telling a story of two factions fighting over space and dignity. In 2001, Homeworld Cataclysm brought a new faction, better graphic and sound additions.
Conclusion: Sure, the single-player mode was so challenging it even drew a few sarcastic grins of disbelief out of me, but in the end I ended up longing for more of that frustration. Aren't we gamers a strange bunch? (No, that's just you. - Six)
Pros: Highly evolved and matured concept, more intense battles, engrossing storyline, fantastic visuals and sound, a worthy challenge;
Cons: Challenge borders on frustrating at times, slight AI glitches (fighter class ships rush even when in defensive mode), sometimes vague objectives, single-player campaign is too short.