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  Friday, Aug 24, 2001 Report News | Archive | Top  
Empire Earth Preview
- Posted 7:43 AM By Kagato
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Well, you've still got a good two or three months until the expected release of Empire Earth, so what do you do in the meantime? Head on over to PC.IGN to read up on their preview of the game. Here's a snip:
Graphically, Empire Earth is coming along swimmingly. Despite its 3D engine, the final camera will be fixed with the option to zoom (but not rotate). This was done for the sake of preserving gameplay and simplicity. The maps on which the action takes place range from itty bitty teeny-weeny all the way to "ah crap that's big." Designer over at Stainless Steal Jon Alenson told us, "Our gigantic map takes a standard unit twenty minutes or half an hour to walk across," twenty minutes, yikes. Thankfully the entire environment is made to be lively, featuring swaying trees, vibrant colors, and an assortment of fauna. Alenson: "One of our programmers is a real animal guy, so he designed it so that all of the animals in the game migrate to their favorite spots, whether it be on the hills, or near water. And, they all have babies that grow up into adults. There's about fifteen or twenty different kinds of animals."
For those who love a great RTS based game, this one looks to be one to put on your must have list.
Source: PC.IGN
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