Conclusion: For a game to pass in today’s age of gaming, it often must have high-end visuals, or at least something that will satisfy core gamers. In this case, the latter applies. Mega Man 9 tried to keep with the feeling of the first couple of Mega Man installments, even going as far to keep with the graphics and sound. Though the game is severely lacking compared to other downloadable games, Mega Man 9 is truly a masterpiece in gaming.
Excerpt: Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance is the stand-alone expansion to Gas Powered Game's Supreme Commander released early this year. The story picks up right after the events of Supreme Commander with an intro movie highlighting the events of the past couple of years; the Seraphim (the game's new faction) enter the universe through a quantum rift on Earth and launch an all out campaign against mankind.
Excerpt: When Supreme Commander was released last year, the massive scope and thoughtful user interface made the game a breath of fresh air amid the tired genre of real-time strategy. Now with the new standalone expansion pack, Forged Alliance, Gas Powered Games has added even more new things for players to tinker around with while simultaneously addressing some minor issues players had with the original.
Excerpt: In the opening movie of Supreme Commander, we are briefly introduced to the Seraphim, an alien race that adopts a group of humans as worshippers and then is wiped out in a genocidal campaign by the United Earth Force. (This war crime spawns the Aeon as a religious fanatic faction.) The original campaign ends with allusions to the return of this alien behemoth, ready for revenge on the universe.
Excerpt: Earlier last year, Gas Powered Games released Supreme Commander, the spiritual successor to the revolutionary RTS game Total Annihilation. SC's reception was kind of a mixed bag, due to its rather unforgiving, newbie slaughtering game-mechanics, monstrous system requirements and flood of issues.
Summary: Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance continues the story following the Infinite War, featuring an all-new single-player campaign, a new faction and a myriad of innovative multiplayer features. More than one hundred new units will give players access to cutting-edge strategic options, including fully realized navies, orbital weaponry and advanced counter intelligence technologies.
Excerpt: Former enemies turn to Allies In the original Supreme Commander, there were three distinct factions battling each other throughout the galaxy. Now, the situation has changed and forced by the advent of a new alien race, the Sentinels, former enemies decided to put aside their differences and unite, for they all faced certain defeat and extinction. A welcomed twist in SupCom’s plot that sets the tone for some interesting battles. If it’s working, why fix it?