Reviews and Problems with Star Wars: Empire at War - Forces of Corruption
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Star Wars: Empire at War
Game Over Online
22 February 2015
Excerpt: Star Wars: Empire at War feels like a game made by a committee of folks who had a hand in all the previous Star Wars titles. It has a ground-based RTS a lot like SW: Battlegrounds (and to some extent the less fortunate SW Force Commander). It utilizes reinforcement points like SW Battlefront.
PC Review - 'Star Wars Empire at War: Forces of Corruption'
12 March 2007
Summary: The Rebels have just destroyed the Death Star, and the galaxy is in turmoil. As an aspiring Underworld figure named Tyber Zann, spread corruption throughout the galaxy using new strategic gameplay elements to influence other factions, steal their funds, slow their production, spy on them and more,...
Excerpt: Developed by Petroglyph (ex-Westwood crew), Star Wars: Empire At War is a real-time strategy game which takes place in the period between the prequel and original trilogy of films which actually makes this an interesting blend of content from both sections of the Star Wars backstory.
Conclusion: The Forces of Corruption expansion pack adds new layers of complexity to the Star Wars strategy-game universe. Whether that's a good or bad thing will depend on your devotion to the original Empire at War.
Pros: Immersive gameplay with lots of options for seasoned players. Includes online multiplayer capabilities. Doesn't require top-notch hardware.
Cons: Gameplay may be too complex for the uninitiated...at first.
Conclusion: The graphics are nothing much to speak of, but then this isn't really a game about graphics, this is funny strategy game, and for all of it's early broderbund feel, it is stable and it works. The sound is surprisingly good,with random music transmissions cutting in along with voices.
Conclusion: Forces of Corruption is an absolute must-have for fans of Empire At War, it adds great new features and fantastic new units. The people who screamed blue for the Executor and command of the Death Star II will be pleasantly soothed.
Summary: Digital Eel’s Weird Worlds: Return to Infinite Space is the perfect lunch-hour game. Explore the galaxy, combat dangerous aliens, and discover strange and valuable artifacts all in 30 minutes or less. In fact, it’s often possible to get several games in that half-hour period.
Conclusion: The simple truth is that Star Wars: Empire at War has officially opened the PC gaming season of 2006. It's an enjoyable real-time strategy with all the nifty Star Wars ingredients for loyal fans of the popular space saga.
Pros: An engaging and complex real-time strategy, playing both as Empire and Rebellion, great audio;
Cons: Might be a tad overwhelming for beginners, interface issues, a few minor AI hitches, land battles could've looked prettier.