Posted: June 29
This game is FUN! When i picked it up I was not really sure what type of RTS it would be. I can say after some initial confusion it exceeded my expectation.
I am a fan of C&C, WarCraft, StarCraft and AoE type RTS games. Ones with resource gathering and elaborate tech trees. So when I started playing Deacon I was NOT in familiar territory. In fact my first play session I was so confused on the most basic controls that I lost 95m people without landing a single nuke on my enemy. I thought the game was broken…
… but then I cam back and tried again. I learned more each subsequent match until i FINALLY won!
Once you figure out the ins and outs of the game it is very rewarding. All sides start with the exact same resources and do not get anymore. It is all about unit placement (and starting territory) and then how you move and deploy them.
My only complaint is that there is not a more robust skirmish mode that allowed the user to make more unique scenarios.
If you like chess, the movie war-games or planning a nuclear winter, this is the game for you!