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Thread: Stormrise | Game Review
09-08-2011, 02:48 AM #1
Stormrise | Game Review
Creative Assembly have been at the summit of real-time strategy gaming ever since Shogun: Total War burst forth nearly a decade ago. Synonymous with PC gaming, it seems the time has come for the company to devote some of its resources to breaking into new areas, namely action-oriented console games with the most hideous control method ever devised. Although Stormriseís control system was developed for consoles itís by no means accessible. CA has comprehensively failed to create a scheme that will work on control pads or mice.
The Saiís bestiary is fun to observe initially. The Matriarch spider is pretty funky, for example, but once you realise there are only two factions, and that there arenít actually that many units to choose from anyway, the novelty value of commanding mutants fades sooner than a knock-off band T-shirt. Thereís also the fact that there are a number of units youíll just never use, as CA havenít balanced them properly. So youíll be seeing a lot of the same type of units and, annoyingly, youíll also be seeing them on very similar battle landscapes. A lot of browns and greys are on display and, while some of the maps are plenty of fun (the urban one with a big hole in the middle is a particular favourite) just as many are pretty drab and difficult to navigate.
Once it has done this, itís a struggle to move it into a more manageable position. By then, youíve lagged up to 10 seconds behind the action. In a fast-paced game, this is unforgivable. Couple this with the fact that the maximum size of a squad is three (again, at least as far as we could determine), youíll have lots of small groups Ė which you canít assign quick-select numbers to Ė spread out all over the place. The worst thing about the interface is when you want to pick a unit thatís a reasonable distance away. Youíll, stupidly, have to guess which one it is from a mass of bunched icons. Virtually every time, unless you get lucky, youíll pick the wrong unit. It is just a total mess, using pad or mouse.
Other than that, the only things youíll get out of Stormrise are a headache and a stress-related heart attack from trying to select a unit. An RTS where the hardest thing is selecting your men Ė imagine that.
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09-27-2011, 08:39 AM #2
nice game thx
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