Conclusion: KDV and Codemasters has a lot to be proud of in their latest creation, Maelstrom is a beautiful game filled with a lot of strategic talent and plenty of room for big pretty explosions, and squirtings of blood. If you love a royal RTS experience then grab Maelstrom and plunge in. Top Game Moment:
Excerpt: In terms of structure Maelstrom is comfortably familiar. Build a base, build some troops and capture strategic points to gain more resources and thereby increase your dominance of the battlefield.
Excerpt: Graphics & Sound: With a name like Maelstrom , you should expect a story of near Biblical proportions. You should expect a deep and tumultuous story of constant and compounding issues. If you you look it up in the dictionary, you might even expect a dangerous whirlpool off the coast of Norway.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is In the days when my PC would actually play games, I would love playing games like Age of Mythology, Warcraft III, and Stronghold. However, with modern games being too technical for my crappy rig, I dedicated my life to console gaming.
Excerpt: Codemasters’ and KDV Games’ RTS game Maelstrom is what the name suggests. While it’s a very powerful whirlpool capable of displaying plenty of power and destroying land (pluses to the game’s visuals and terraforming system), it’s also a very big mess and manages to break several core RTS components.
Summary: Maelstrom is a groundbreaking strategy action epic which takes place on a devastated future Earth. In the wake of an apocalyptic ecological disaster, the planet is threatened by an alien invasion, thus becoming the battleground as a divided human race fights for survival.
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Conclusion: It's a great playground of war - one that would be done more justice by a better game for sure, but the exaggerated entertainment value of the Ascension and Hai-Genti factions go a long towards making up for Maelstrom's shortcomings.