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  Monday, Dec 10, 2001 Report News | Archive | Top  
Empire Earth One Long-Ass Game-Fest
- Posted 4:25 PM By Krogue
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Okay, for all of you hesitant game buyers out there looking for the perfect RTS game to buy for Christmas, Empire Earth is it. I have been playing it for a few weeks, and the scope of gameplay is immense. From Stone Age to Nano Age; from Swordsmen to Ultra-Cybers; from Stone Circles, to massive Glass Cathedrals -- This game has it all. The units are varied and can span centuries. And, the Computer A.I. is smart as hell. Even on the easiest setting, a full epoch game can take quite a few hours.

But, the best part is not even listed in these reasons above. It is the Multiplayer. If you like games that are involving and massive, this is it. Rikus_Khan and I played a 2 player vs. 3 computer player game from 5:00 p.m. on Saturday night till 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning. And even up till near the end (the last couple of hours), the computer players were pushing through defenses to claim ground in our area. The computer is even smart enough to figure what defenses are weak and start pumping out units to take advantage of it. For example, I left a small gap in my air defenses, so instead of trying to push through my lines, two of the computer players started airlifting units behind my defenses and attacking my towns. Once, I squashed this approach and put up defenses, the computer players stopped producing airlift choppers.

I know a few of you already have this game (Fyre, Rikus_Khan), but the rest of you need to get it. This game alone could take up half of a LAN event's time. Let me know if you want to play on a Friday or Saturday night.
Source: Krogue's Opinion
 
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