Summary: However, this is also the most system-intensive RTS we’ve ever seen. Don’t even think of playing it with all the bells and whistles on unless you have an 8800-class GPU and a multicore CPU. Even then, it will likely bog down at times. Nevertheless, this is one game that’s definitely worth the upgrade hassles.
Pros: Huge maps, tons of units, great control scheme; dual-monitor support is cool.
Cons: Extreme resource hog! AI gets a bit dumb in the largest battles; faction units are a bit too samey
Excerpt: People who know real-time strategy games have been licking their chops in anticipation of Supreme Commander, the latest project from one of the genre's supreme gurus, Chris Taylor, for a long time.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is The RTS genre, like many others nowadays, is one that is slowly burning out with a new game being released every other month. And since the mid 90’s when Command & Conquer came in and made the whole genre mainstream and accessible, there have been no significant innovations in the genre.
Summary: Supreme Commander features a riveting, action-packed storyline, ground-breaking gameplay and genre-defining online multiplayer battles. In the 37th Century, the galaxy is torn apart by three rival factions, each vying to eradicate its enemies from the universe, end the Infinite War and become the reigning power supreme.
Conclusion: In truth, the slow opening of the game might discourage most players. Although the game does a really good job of tying in each of the campaigns, the storyline doesn't amount up to much. Still, that's not the point here. Once the game gets going, even with the mentioned drawbacks, it rarely gets dull and is guaranteed to please even the most demanding RTS enthusiast. The game also sports an outstanding soundtrack and superb sound effects to keep to going all the way.
Pros: Unit variety, AI, engaging gameplay, battles get tantalizingly epic, multiplayer, wonderful soundtrack;
Cons: Takes a while to get going, a bit demanding for mid-range rigs, mundane storyline.
Excerpt: Supreme Commander has been referred to as the spiritual successor to 1997′s Total Annihilation; a game way ahead of its time and one of my favourites. TA was made by the Cavedog who are no longer with us, but after their demise lead designer Chris Taylor went on to found Gas Powered Games. I was overjoyed two years ago when I heard the news of Supreme Commander and have been looking forward to it ever since.
Summary: Supreme Commander is een geslaagde game, die zeker veel aandacht verdient. Met een redelijk verhaal en een goed uitgewerkte economie is deze titel een must have voor elke pc gamer. Ook de grafische pracht is weer aanwezig. Het kost wel even wat geld voor een goed systeem, maar dan krijg je er veel voor terug.
Pros: Economie, grootste veldslagen, grafisch prachtig
Excerpt: Sa traiti Tovarasul Comandant Suprem al Fortelor Armate! Intrebarea este: ce v-ati astepta de la urmasul lui Total Annihilation, daca ar fi sa apara? Din nefericire, eu am sarit peste el, asa ca nu as putea sa spun cu exactitate. Sunt...