Excerpt: If there’s one genre that never managed to get justice on console it’s strategy. The last couple of years countless developers have tried to release a succesful RTS on console but each time they failed in either the controls or delivering enough depth.
Conclusion: I feel sorry for the youngsters (and their parents) who go out and purchase games based on their latest favorite movie. Though generally made just to cash in on the popularity of the movie, most are playable by younger gamers who don’t care about the nuances that make a great game.
Excerpt: I had never heard about Stormrise prior to when I was asked to write a review for it, not once having come across a preview, press release or even a batch of screenshots, so I knew next to nothing about the title when I first popped the disc in the drive.
Conclusion: Takes about 8-10 hours to boost all the online achievements. Then the campaign achievements are extremely boring and you got to beat the game twice. - 1/6 Good game? One of the worst game I have ever played in my entire life and right now the worst xbox game I have ever played - 0/6 Total points for...
Excerpt: Real-time strategy games have never really gotten along with home game consoles. Despite several valiant attempts at bringing RTSs to consoles, the task of directing dozens, if not hundreds, of on-screen units has always been more manageable with a mouse and keyboard than with a game controller.
Excerpt: The question of how to successfully port the RTS genre to home consoles is one that is – arguably – still unanswered. Creative Assembly are the latest team to step up to the plate and have a crack at it, with Stormrise’s success hinging on their new “Whip Select” system.
Conclusion: It would have been better if The Creative Assembly had included some more casual “affirmative”s and “orders received”s in there, but it still wouldn’t be much better. In the future, let’s spend less money on voice actors saying unnecessary bullshit and more money on developing awesome pointing...
Conclusion: In light of the game's ambitiously advertised, but ultimately disastrous technology, one has to wonder just how many hours were actually spent on testing this shambles of a game. Whoever worked on this project should've been sent to do something more useful.
Pros: There is potential here... if you're persistent enough to look;
Cons: Extremely flawed controls, lousy pathfinding and AI, a game that never should've been let out the door, Creative Assembly's greatest flop.
Summary: Stormrise is a real-time strategy console title offering fans of the classic RTS genre an immersive and dramatic twist whilst challenging the conscience. Experience the heat of the battlefield by leading your troops from the front line, instead of the traditional way of controlling the units from a...