I had read/seen bad reviews of this game,saying it was buggy and very flawed and complicated.This completely put me off from buying it,until i saw it on here for under a tenner,so i bought it.Being a RTS fan anyway,receiving it today i start to play it and followed through the training program and learnt what "whipping" was,while waiting to be disappointed i was totally surprised at how good the game is.Given time and thought the game works very well and the "quick whipping" system was for me superb,i which this had been thought of before saves trying to find all your forces on a map with a mouse.Its like having "quick keys" really but with one swift button/right stick i really thought this was a brilliant design idea.
Seeing as the game was from "creative assembly" the lads have approached RTS from a new perspective and i think it works really well.The game is designed to be a tactical approach to RTS rather than rushing in to destory the enemy base!!,please give the game a chance and work with it rather than against it,C&C while brilliant in its own way,never moved the genre on or experimented with anything new,stormrise does this for me.While the RTS is there the game makes you think about attack and defence which in my book rates very high.
The graphics are certainly not superb,but i can see where all the work went ie pathfinding,i found myself really not putting these under to much strain,for me they conjure up the atmosphere needed and i am happy with that.Sound is also fine and again it works,story is nuclear war/survivors/waring races,enviromental plague but all in all great fun.
As i play more of this game,it for me gets better and i shall where it leads me,up to now though its "once more into the breach".Also when i loaded the game up on my 360 there was an update which seemed to help and i had heard of a major update beening released.
So please at the price thats its beening offered at its a complete bargain!! for myself i have found a little gem,while not all is gold,i will take silvver as second.So to sum up its like "marmite" some will some wont.