5 Worth its weight in gold! (clever eh?! lol)scotgamer20 | 02/03/2008 | See all scotgamer20's reviews (1)Having read many mixed reviews about these 2 games, I can understand both sides of the argument. Yes you do need a powerful pc to enjoy it at its best (but can easily run on low settings with no AA) I'm aware it takes a good hour or so to build up a decent army and base.Normally i'm not the patient type with strategy games but the sheer scale of this game is so huge, it'll make your efforts worthwhile. It does a great job of keeping you on your toes by bombarding your base with units every so often (not so that it gets annoying though) - one tip, build loads of AA!Yes it may seem dull at first but trust me, things liven up when you're fending off enemy experimentals from your own base. It can seem demanding at times as its not just your own base you're defending, i often find myself fighting on 3 or 4 fronts at once but that's just my personal strategy. The main thing is SupCom gives you plenty of space to try your own strategy not to mention the awesome "strategic zoom" - this function will become 2nd nature to you.I don't feel its fair to compare this game to C&C 3 because they're both very different. C&C3 is for those who want quicker battles with less focus on base development. Personally i find this approach somewhat limited as i prefer to build big, open bases. Having enjoyed Total Annihilation for so long, i would be happy to call SupCom it's true sequel :) all in all, well worth the money - top stuff!