Excerpt: just got SC2 game today( i bought the disk) had to open a steam account to install then it needed an update which it tell will take 3 hours .why this was not on the disk ? hope it is worth the wait.
Conclusion: I've been a long time fan of Total Annihilation, and when Supreme Commander 1/FA came out they were awesome. Tons of units, so many game features and functions, awesome base building and a decent economy that required some learning and skill to use. Kinda like TA but with some new features and nice graphics.
Conclusion: Overall a great game, designed to run on low end computers so runs really smooth, but its nothing like the original Supreme commander game at all, The "Experimental" units that you can build have far too low HP, poor damage and really slow, for example a spiderwalker can now be destroyed by a simple 10 tank squad.
Conclusion: if you want a challenge, like supcom or value anything good about RTS games this is NOT for you!!! i loved supcom and FA but this took less than 24 playing hours to complete and as for the tech system well...Surfisive to say its completely different the other most important thing is the economy is horrible if your used to supcom1.
Conclusion: This is fantastic game even if you just want to play the campaign but i get the fun out of this when me and my friends play a multiplayer match against some bots, its great fun. I never played supreme commander 1 and alot of people say that supreme commander 1 was better but i havent played it so i cant share my view. If your looking for a new strategy game with a bit of fantasy violence then this is worth every penny!
Conclusion: I played this since release, and haven't managed to put it down since! people often compare this to Starcraft + C&C, And It is not like either, I prefer Supcom, Purely on the fact that base management is a lower priority, so you can focus more on your units. That being said, The game can feel a little rushy, but there are some counter defences against rushing that seem very effective early game, Turrets are non portable but 3 are easily enough to take down the enemy...
Conclusion: This game is an average rts, all the ellements of any other rts are there, except for its precurssor Supreme Commander. Supreme Commander 2 leaves all the things that made Supreme Commander stand out. Too add to this many people are finding a recuring crash wich shuts your computer down or CTD's. As of this time the updates still havent removed this bug.
Conclusion: This has got to be one of the worst Sequals i have ever played. Total Annialation and Supreme Commader 1 were in my eyes some of the best RTS games ever made. If Supreme commander 1 was a Farrari, this game at best, is a 3 wheeled, battery operated buggy.