Posted: June 11, 2014
One of the best game revivals.
RoN became very fast my favorite strategy games once it got released at 2003 and later with its expasion at 2004. I love it as it consists of gameplay of all eras. Starting with your slignshots and swords, and improving until you get missiles and stealth bombers.
It's story is quite good and reminds you of the glory days with some great battle. Multiplayer is one of its best elements. Playing with your friends co-op versus with AI or just an all out battle! Customise the teams as you want and also the battle's options like map size, technologies and winning methods.
Now let's talk about Extended Edition. <---Skip here if you just want to learn the differences.
The game graphics look quite similar but definitelly smoother. You can feel the overall gameplay and animations of the charaters being so smooth while moving and fighting.
Multiplayer is here once again with leaderboards! As gamespy is dying the game now has multiplayer once again and better than ever! I am hoping to see an ever bigger map though and more units instead of just 200/300. I bet it wouldn't be much of a problem nowadays with the new updated and powerful computers.
Twitch! Do you like streaming and showing off your gameplay? This will be very handy for you. Log in, hit the record button and show your fans all your strategy tactics on how you beat your opponent!
The only downside for me is that the game looks quite similar, yet some small very handy improvements will make it quite better.
Bigger maps, yes bigger than Big Huge. People using the editor can remake their countries and some of their battles with a proper big terrain.
More units! Setting the unit price to lower and having more units in battle will totally increase the fun of the game.
More players? With bigger maps, more players can be added as well. 12 or something like that.
If you liked the original, you are gonna like this one as well.
If you haven't played the original, then if you like real time strategy games, you are gonna love it too!