Summary: The game is decent. However bugs and glitches really beat the game down. My friends and I all got this game to play on multiplayer LAN. It seemed like a good fun game at first. The factions are interesting, the RTS play is fun. Unfortunately we never got to finish a game because the game would give us all errors and the LAN game would freeze. In addition to this the game takes seemingly forever to load anything in the game.
Summary: I am a lover of space strategy games, and Maelstrom was the first to get it right, and be endlessly fun to play. Sins of a Solar Empire is the first to come close to this level of entertainment since, and is fun, but still misses some of the 'creative' elements that made Maelstrom so great. A truly under-represented game if ever there was one!
Summary: Maelstrom by all means is horrible. First the story is ok but a bit similar to that of Command and conquer 3. Two human factions battling for control over the earth when a alien species decides to but in. First the graphics they are ok but a bit predated. Second the sound. It is overally repetitive you may get a headache from the same 4 words said over and over again. Explosions sound fake and character voices are horrible.
Summary: Maelstrom is a real time strategy game that lets you play as one of three sides, the Remnants which are basically scavengers with modern day weapons, the Ascension which uses highly advanced vehicles which can transform into mechs, then theres the alien race - Hai-Genti which rely on organic living structures and assorted alien beasts...
Don Bluth and Syd Mead collaborate on this sci-fi adventure
16 April 2005
Summary: This game was prompted by the legendary Syd Mead (who is famous for his Blade Runner, Star Trek The Motion Picture, Wing Commander Prophecy credits). Don Bluth Multimedia handled a great deal of the animation in the game - a delight to behold. Game play itself is an interesting mix of advenuturing, space exploration, NPC interaction , espionage and even many storylines with deft branching to other stories!
Excerpt: I bought this game a few weeks ago and have played it only few times due to it being really jumpy on my laptop with windows vista. The back of the box says this… THE BATTLE FOR EARTH BEGINS ON A SAVAGE FURURE EARTHM TWO REMAINING HUMAN FACTIONS MUST WAGE WAR AGAINTS VICIOUS ALLIEN INVADERS AND EACH OTHER IN A DESPERATE STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL.
Pros: Great startagy game, Price
Cons: really jumpy on a high powered laptop running windws vista