Indsendt: 21. december
Is this game fantastic? No.
Is it well polished? No.
Would I recommend it? Hell yes.
This game promises a lot, and it delivers all of it. Problem is, it's not all delivered in equally good shape. The game has great graphics, lots of unit customization, and most important of all, the ability to choose if you want to control your units manually, or just tell them where to go and what to do. If you're like me, it gets incredibly annoying when one of your units in a strategy game is right next to an enemy, and misses the shot. You'll probably be going "HOW DID THAT BUFFOON MISS THAT SHOT! MY GRANDMA COULD'VE HIT THAT!". In this game though, you can get rid of that moment by instead being the one that misses that shot, and blaming yourself instead of the AI.
Other things that are great about this game, is the fact that the controls feel great. The walruses all handle rather well as long as you manage to not spin out in the mud. When flying in the mantas, you'll first have to get used to the controls, but when that's out of the way, you'll easily do amazing aerobatics, and destroy all that oppose you. Except for the missile turrets. ♥♥♥♥ the missile turrets...
Not to say that it doesn't have problems of course. The AI is frustrating to say the least. If you tell one of your units to go somewhere, the waypoint system that the game uses to set your units's destination will ♥♥♥♥ up, and send them 50 meters in the wrong direction before finally going on the right course. When they are on the right course though, they will sometimes get stuck going forwards and backwards, because the AI can't figure out how to escape a corner.
If you like RTS games, you'll probably love Carrier Command: Gaea Mission, and while lots of people here have been saying that the game isn't worth the money unless bought on sale, I couldn't disagree more. The campaign alone has taken me over 35 hours to complete, and considering the game is 24,99€ it's a pretty good bang for the buck. Even after you've finished the campaign, you can play strategy game, where everything is unlocked, and you just have to destroy the enemy carrier to win.
I would all in all give this game a 7/10. The game is great, and has tons of replay value. While the AI drags it down a bit, it's still something an RTS lover like me is glad to not have missed. Besides, with a cost of less than a euro per hour, it's cheaper than drugs, and that means it's worth it.