I played a lot of total anihhilation as a child back in the day and this was a must. I know its not a direct successor but to me it is. A lot of the game mechanics feel like they are straight from the 90's. The way you harvest metal and energ. The way you build buildings its all just great.
-You can slam planets into other planets
-You can build up some crazy armies in ludicrously short periods of time
-Smart graphics. Its definatley a different style to your normal rts but I really like them
-The games with 5 or 6 players are just bonkers! I'm not very good but its just utter brilliance watching the havoc unfold!
-If you loved TA you will love this
-I have only found one bug
-Sometimes, there is just so much carnage, its a joy just sitting back and watching everything explode, mushroom clouds and all....and then someone puts a planet on top of the whole thing. Everybody wins.
-Compared to TA it feels like there is a lack of units
-Sometimes the AI goes into "fail" mode and just sucks ♥♥♥
-The camera is somewhat fiddely but bareable
-THIS IS MY BIGGEST NEGATIVE- Planets and moons share the same orbit
Overall its a great game and I dont know what all the complaints and negatives are doing here. No, there isnt a tutorial but has this generation of gamers really had their brains melted out of their noses due to radiation and cod smack talk so much that they either cant work it out for themselves or use google?. It doesnt take a genius to work anything out the only thing i had to check online was some of the camera work.
YOur commander builds your basic stuff, your basic stuff builds advanced stuff and your advanced stuff does advanced stuff...stuff. Like throw nukes around the planet, or just throw planets at other planets, or teleport all your guys onto another planet, they all die but you throw a planet at the enemy anyway.