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Good potential, completely unfinished and buggy
on 14 August 2012
I have mixed filling about this one.
I like the game in general, the problem is that ... nothing working actually.
First the game would not load at majority of players (including myself) just started with black screen and connection errors (even in single player), then after some voodoo magic discovered by some players on forums, including Alt-Tab-ing etc. I managed to actually run it and started to play.
The result is game crashing almost constantly, sluggish and poor designed controls, rather minimal and useless tooltips (especially given the absence of manual), not working game buildings and technologies, impossible to finish (due to scenario bugs) campaign, save games that not loading ...
After 3 patches released one after another even on weekend most of the crashes (except the crashes in mufti-player, where the game still constantly crashes, in case you manage to start MP at all) were fixed, not all of them but most annoying.
The other problems still remain.
What hurts me that as a "fun-ability wide" the game has a really great potential, I believe that after a month or two of fixing it will be a great game, however the launch is total disaster, they released completely unfinished and untested game , something like Alpha version. After a latest patches it looks like a early Beta now.
I am really disappointed with this, but if they do not drop it and continue to fix it will be a great game.
Just not yet.
So I am not recommending buying it just yet for any money, surely not for $40, quality wise the game does not worth $15.
Also the graphics is "stunning" only by there low level.
Actually they are ok more or less, for strategy game, but nothing special and surely nothing "stunning".