Geplaatst: 1 maart
I played the DOS version back in the day and immensely enjoyed that version. This one is a mixed bag. Similar to others, there are pros, but overall more cons than the game is worth. Given that, I still enjoyed replaying it as I bought it on sale and was worth the cost but I can't really recommend the game as a worthwile purchase for most people.
1.) Nostalgia. For those that enjoyed the original game, this is a welcome homage (if somewhat mediocre).
2.) Graphics. It's pretty. All I can really say about it.
1.) Crap controls. Flying the Manta (the game's version of a VTOL fighter) is a crap-shoot. Not very intuitive and a pain to work properly.
2.) Instanced islands. The original game could "render" all islands and their inhabitants all at once. This version only simulates each island until you get into radar range. One of my favorite tactics from before was flying a Manta with a long range communications pod to an island before actually approaching it with my carrier. This game can't do that
3.) Clunky FPS mode. It looks like the FPS mode was added as a narrative tool than a gameplay item. It comes off as odd, unwieldy, and ultimately a useless feature.
4.) Odd AI. 'nuff said. It behaves oddly at best and crap at worst.