Only a buck? Why not. I thought maybe it would be better if I went from 2150 to the older game. After all I've seen plenty of examples where sequals really weren't better. But this game suffers from the same problems I had with its sequal. There are no tutorials telling you what the game expects you to just know.
That would be fine if it followed the age old procedures of RTS games. But no. On mission two I couldn't even figure out where to build my mine in order to start base building. You know even in Warcraft 1 for DOS your peasants knew to start work as soon as they were spawned near enough to a mine. But in the Earth series, I have to micro manage my own ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ trucks. Oh well not the worest thing I've played but makes me all the more miffed because of the wasted potential here.
P.S. the soundtrack is pretty good. About the only fun I had.