View Full Version : Anyone tried "Emperor: The Battle for Dune"?
07-09-2001, 11:12 AM
I was really looking forward to this game, but with Diablo 2x, the filming for Bluetorch, my classes, and work...I just don't have any time. I really want to try this game because it looks so great: 3D worlds and units, produced by Westwood Studios (hopefully it isn't a repeat of C&C:TS), a great story to build upon...
So...does anyone have anything to say about this game yet? Thanks.
07-09-2001, 12:39 PM
Well I read several reviews on it. Go to gamerankings.com for more details.
From what I've read and from what my brother told me (he's on a Dune binge and been reading all of it), it looks like a good game, but nothing you should be excited about. The graphics are good, but the units are pretty useless except for a choice few on each side. It's also not very accurate because there's no such house as the Orthos. This game takes place like 4000 years before the first dune book, but it's a bit off the story line.
I'd suggest you keep playing diablo 2, hope for the 1.09 patch (like me) and wait until the price goes down.
07-09-2001, 12:42 PM
oh and remember westwood has been in the dumps for a bit. Granted Red Alert 2 was good and Tiberian Sun ok, most of the rest of Westwood's releases have been subpar. Look at Dune 2000 which was based on the old C&C engine. Also look at what they did to the Land's of Lore series. Westwood is having problems.
07-09-2001, 01:54 PM
Tiberian was far from "OK". That game sucked, but you were right that C&C:RA2 was good. Dune 2000 was released prior to the original C&D:RA, if I'm not mistaken. I know that I've owned that game for at least 3-5 years, so it isn't very new. I can't believe they messed up the name of the house Ordos; are you serious? That's just sad...obviously everyone who worked on any of the first 3 Dune games has long since been fired or retired. Oh well...I'll still probably grab it eventually...when it hits the 20 dollar shelf. Maybe sooner if I ever get over my insanely busy schedule.
07-09-2001, 04:53 PM
I got ahold a copy of it. I haven't played it much since i just reformated my computer. the graphics are excellent for this type of game. i don't know much about the rest.
i also think they have ordos in there because their origional dune game had it.
07-09-2001, 05:14 PM
ProMinx what do you do for bluetorch? Thats a great show.
07-09-2001, 08:57 PM
It's crap. It is virtually the same as every C&C game before it. It is pointlessly 3D and actually sort of ugly. Every mission is the same, harvest, build a base, build a load of one, maybe two types of tank and go.
Max Payne is out in a couple of weeks anyway.
07-10-2001, 06:41 AM
I think Dune 2000 was released after Red Alert.
Dune 2000 was reviewed by ign on September 16, 1998
Red Alert was released sometime in 1996.
Max Payne in a couple weeks....hehehehe...only if hell freezes over. I swear, I don't know why that thing has been in production so long. The ideas of bullet time in a video game is something I really have to see, but man, it's been a while...
http://www.gamesdomain.com/gdreview/zones/reviews/pc/dec96/ra.html Command & Conquer: Red Alert released in Nov. 1996
http://www.gamesdomain.com/gdreview/zones/reviews/pc/oct98/dune.html Dune 2000 released in Sep. 1998
Tiberian Sun-decent game not great. I never played C&C:RA2.
07-13-2001, 09:14 AM
i think pretty much every game from westwood after red alert 1 was bad... red alert 2 was okay
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