Summary: Downloaded this last night, I was going to buy Starcraft for nostalgia and tripped over this game while looking around. I got to say I am hooked, it may not be Starcraft exactly but it gives me a similar feel. Although a the animation isn't as good as Starcraft it gave me what I was looking for at a far better price tag and I could download it and play instantly. I recomend it.
Summary: Although I felt it wasn't extremely compelling, each mission had a voiced briefing that indicated the changing situation even if it wasn't necessarily clear that this was a shifting galactic-scale conflict. The fact that the only battlefield not held firmly by the enemy is where you are coming from is part of the issue, but it was enough to make sense of the two-sided galactic war with generous suspense of disbelief.
Summary: I used to play this game when it came out and it was one of those "best game ever made!" titles. Going back and playing it now it still has features that make it one of a kind today. The graphics are old, but when the units your commanding in the game perish they can be used as cover and concealment. The resource system and construction system in the game are also one of a kind. If you have a PC and like strategy games this is a good one to get.
Summary: I have played this game for several years. I bought it again when I accidentally scratched my main disk. A perfect game for younger people to start with. A perfect game for older players who want to kill some time. A strategy based game that has predictable moments but you can still get surprised by the other side if you don't watch what you are doing.
Summary: Total Annihilation was to me the best RTS game I came across originally back in 1998, the fact remanins that it still provides a challenging game play no matter how many times you play through it or which side you choose. I am saddened that cavedog would take the age of warcraft route and call their second game the same title but add the word kingdoms to it. a total 180 from where they were going with the first game.
Summary: Ok I remember playing this game a long time ago and LOVING it. But after installing the latest patches and giving it another go I have to wonder...WHO decided to make the enemies be able to shoot you from so far away? Whoever did that and made that decision...ruined the game. I am going to uninstall the patch and play again and see if it changes things because I swear it wasnt like that when I played it the first time around. I will update after trying it sans patch.