Summary: When I played the first Supreme Commander game on the Xbox 360 I was very disappointed with what I played due to the staggering number of flaws and lack of excitement. When I was asked to review " Supreme Commander 2 " it was inevitable that I would approach the game with a fair amount of scepticism. What I actually got was a game that has seen a staggering amount of improvements and proves a pretty enjoyable title.
Summary: As far as real-time strategy games on consoles are concerned, Supreme Commander 2 is a relatively fun affair. The simplified resource and upgrade management creates a more accessible experience for those typically intimidated by games of this genre. Even with that said, the depth of the strategy involved can be massive once the mechanics are mastered.
Excerpt: While real-time strategy games and console systems have a reputation of mixing as well together as oil and water, Supreme Commander 2 proves that the combination can work if done right. Featuring an intuitive control scheme, simplified base building, and an emphasis on combat instead of resource gathering, the game improves on its Xbox 360 predecessor in every way.
Summary: Supreme Commander 2 is set 25 years further into the future than the original, featuring numerous game enhancements, an in-depth campaign mode, online multiplayer and a unique storyline, the game represents a new dimension in RTS gaming.
Conclusion: A good game for beginners in the strategy genre, but for a title from someone of Chris Taylor's background, you can't help but feel a little underwhelmed. Supreme Commander 2 should have been the game that really offered us a challenge, however, we never found it.
One of the deepest real-time strategy games on consoles, now with a decent framerate.
22 March 2010
Conclusion: If the learning curve of the original Supreme Commander proved a little too steep for you, then you'll find a lot to like about the sequel. Gas Powered Games streamlined its resource and upgrade systems to make a game that's easier to play, and thanks to a revamped interface much easier to control.
Conclusion: While nowhere near as user-friendly as the PC version of the game, and certainly the sort of title to appease impatient or easily frustrated gamers, Supreme Commander 2 is, without doubt, a decent slice of RTS action for consoles, which should keep fans of the genre entertained. In addition, newcomers with the patience to learn and adapt, as well as the sense to save regularly, may even find themselves converting to a whole new area of gaming that they’d never previously...
Excerpt: In the late 1990′s two real-time strategy games came out around the same time, Total Annihilation and Dark Reign. Dark Reign became an obscure title that most people have forgotten about, while Total Annihilation became wildly popular. Part of the popularity came from the ability to customize units in Total Annihilation. First-person shooters were gently giving end users the ability to create their own custom levels in titles like Duke Nukem 3D, Quake, and Unreal.