Reviews for Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance
Hands-down the best RTS evereL_Jay | Oct. 24, 2013 | See all eL_Jay's reviews »
The base-game SupCom is the spiritual follow-up of the game that defined the RTS genre; Total Annihilation.
This game by Chris Taylor sets new benchmarks for skill, micromanagement, scale and complexity in a RTS game (still today no game can rivals this game, maybe Planetary Annihilation can, but we have to wait for it)
Since the downfall of GPG the community has taken hosting and development on itself and the game has evolved to even higher quality in the form of Forged Alliance Forever.
There still is a lively community around this game and every night there are many online games.
Major down-side is the skill of your opponents ;)
For everybody who hasn't played this game and likes the RTS genre. Shame on you. Forget games like C&C and Starcraft, THIS IS THE REAL DEAL!
Best of the SeriesSchizo31 | Oct. 2, 2013 | See all Schizo31's reviews »
Supreme Commander: Forged Alliance is a standalone expansion to the hugely successful Supreme Commander. It builds on the original in all the important areas and keeps the core mechanics intact, like the much loved economy system. Forged Alliance adds a new campaign, picking up a few years after the original, it also adds new units and a completely new faction, The Seraphim, with a completely new play style.
This game still enjoys a mod scene, and I can really recommend the Black Ops mod for new units and expanded play and the Sorian AI for harder AI that can use compatible mod units (like black ops). Worth every Penny.
Improves an excellent gametzarinakatarina | Sept. 12, 2013 | See all tzarinakatarina's reviews »
Despite the release of Supreme Commander 2, many players still claim the original game was much better. And Forged Alliance was an improvement to this already great game. It's a standalone expansion, which adds a new faction (Seraphim), and a new single player campaign involving this new alien race. There are over a hundred new units in the game, including fleet, orbital guns or counterintelligence systems. Also the gameplay was streamlined and improved - for example you can now create templates for building future bases which makes the task easier and faster. This allows to focus more on decisions and strategy than on tedious tasks, which makes the game even better and more enjoyable than the bare Supreme Commander, which still remains one of the best sci-fi strategy games available.