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Topic Subject: Empire Earth III Demo Released
posted 11-05-07 03:49 PM EDT (US)   
Is anyone still interested in the game? Seeing this is the only topic currently in the board.

But anyway, I've just realised they have finally released the demo. I'm still in the proccess of downloading so I can't post any comments yet. You can download it in the official site:

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posted 11-05-07 05:15 PM EDT (US)     1 / 15  
My advice to you Grip?
Cancel the download.

It seems that mad doc has bluffed it's way through every interview it's had. The game is a big let down, and me and im sure many others will be bitterly dissapointed. Heres why:

- Voice overs, honestly who hired the actors for them? The voices are horrible, especially for the engineers.

- The graphics arn't even that good they lack any type of punch, the graphics are i'd say just a bit worse than the AOE3 ones that came out in 2005, the units don't look as good as I expected and the historical realism that Empire Earth is well known for has just gone with this. It didn't run smootly on my 2 year old comp at all until I turned a lot of settings off.

- The units seemed all mudled up. Modern age you get- A single shot rifleman, WW1 style tank, A very modern rocketer and a napoleonic type artillery? WTF!!

- The units just seem to slide across the terrain when they walk.

- The sizes are all wrong, the infantry are bigger than the tanks, yet the trade trucks you get are huge.

- AI is much to stupid, I played on normal and they send 2 measly riflemen to attack me, and then just spammed towers!


On a brighter note the world domination mode looks promising and the music seems pretty good.

But this game doesn't deserve to have Empire Earth in it's title. A big shame I know, seems that Mad doc just ignored everyones shouts of make it more like EE1.

They've just really screwed up here, and as theres so little time between now and when they relaese it, theres no way they can do anything about this now. If you've preodered it, unpreorder it!
Just a big pile of shit to be frank, Nothing more that can be said... just a big pile of shit.

"Banned is a beautiful, beautiful man. Visit BfME2H, EEH, or DoFH if you want to see more of this wonder." - Blatant
"I'VE ABANDONED MY CHILD" - Ashrzr defending himself from paedophile charges.

Scenario designer for Empire Earth and Empire Creations
1st July 1916, The Somme (4.6), The Long Road to France (4.8) and A Place Called Waterloo (4.8)
President of EEH, alongside Ashrzr (FILM DUDE!)

[This message has been edited by A Banned User (edited 11-05-2007 @ 05:16 PM).]

posted 11-05-07 05:34 PM EDT (US)     2 / 15  
Grip, look at the main page and you will see the demo has been linked a couple days ago.

Sadly, I have to partly agree with Banned User. There are some flaws in it, but most of problems are merely graphical and can be ignored. The one thing that is annoying, though, is that they did keep the territory system in, despite them saying over and over that they weren't. Its not as bad as EE2, though, and I think that you can still have competitive play in it.

"It seems to me the humour of Sails is so dry you could strike a match on it and it would be the humour that caught fire." - Friend of Old
posted 11-05-07 05:37 PM EDT (US)     3 / 15  
Sadly, I have to partly agree with Banned User
He's sad because people don't like agreeing with me

"Banned is a beautiful, beautiful man. Visit BfME2H, EEH, or DoFH if you want to see more of this wonder." - Blatant
"I'VE ABANDONED MY CHILD" - Ashrzr defending himself from paedophile charges.

Scenario designer for Empire Earth and Empire Creations
1st July 1916, The Somme (4.6), The Long Road to France (4.8) and A Place Called Waterloo (4.8)
President of EEH, alongside Ashrzr (FILM DUDE!)
posted 11-05-07 05:44 PM EDT (US)     4 / 15  
No, but because the game is disappointing. I think it can still take some time to master and might be worth getting, but it doesn't have a chance at being as successful as EE. The most worrying thing is the huge limit you have on gold. Being able to only have one market per territory will be very bad as far as strategy goes because you can be as great as you want at managing other resources but there will be that bottleneck on gold that will really hold back pros.

"It seems to me the humour of Sails is so dry you could strike a match on it and it would be the humour that caught fire." - Friend of Old
posted 11-05-07 07:00 PM EDT (US)     5 / 15  
How about the units balance? In EEII it all got messed up. But I guess it's hard to tell just by playing the demo.

Although the game doesn't seem very promising, it's still worth taking the time trying out the demo. After all there's nothing to be lost for doing that.

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posted 11-05-07 08:04 PM EDT (US)     6 / 15  
Yea, its hard to tell especially because there are only two ages.

"It seems to me the humour of Sails is so dry you could strike a match on it and it would be the humour that caught fire." - Friend of Old
posted 11-06-07 07:02 PM EDT (US)     7 / 15  
Well what a disapointment. They could have just used the graphics of EE2 and the Epoch and resource system of EE1 yet they failed to do that. I am now adamant in my believe that Mad Doc is retarded.

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posted 11-06-07 08:38 PM EDT (US)     8 / 15  
The gameplay is probably not that bad.To be frank I wasn't exactly disappointed with EE2's gameplay.My only complain is the lack of scenario editing features in most of the future versions of EE starting with EE2.I don't get it, if AOE makers can include a decent scenario editor with triggers, why the hell can't Mad doc do the same instead of providing a lame scenario editor requiring the use of the much complicated scripting system.
posted 11-08-07 01:35 PM EDT (US)     9 / 15  
Ya i would have to agree this is more like EEII than EEI. I enjoyed EEI and I did not like EEII at all so I did not play it much.
posted 11-08-07 04:40 PM EDT (US)     10 / 15  
Only ever played EEII a few times, after borrowing it from a friend, didn't like it at all. Not sure if I dislike it as much as this game, can't really remember it that much.

Anyway I agree with what you said on the other thread Wicked, that were still really waiting for a proper sequal to EE1.
I suppose the only other game that comes close to a sequel in terms of gameplay, scenario editor is Empires Dawn of the Modern World. Also, made by SSSI.


Edit: Oh and welcome to the forums WickedShark, just noticed you registered today,

"Banned is a beautiful, beautiful man. Visit BfME2H, EEH, or DoFH if you want to see more of this wonder." - Blatant
"I'VE ABANDONED MY CHILD" - Ashrzr defending himself from paedophile charges.

Scenario designer for Empire Earth and Empire Creations
1st July 1916, The Somme (4.6), The Long Road to France (4.8) and A Place Called Waterloo (4.8)
President of EEH, alongside Ashrzr (FILM DUDE!)

[This message has been edited by A Banned User (edited 11-08-2007 @ 04:41 PM).]

posted 11-08-07 05:35 PM EDT (US)     11 / 15  
Yes, welcome, WickedSark.
I suppose the only other game that comes close to a sequel in terms of gameplay, scenario editor is Empires Dawn of the Modern World. Also, made by SSSI.
There is also Rise and Fall, but that has a non-existent multiplayer crowd (hence the archival of RaFH) and is only one age. There are a few balance problems as well, but its still fun and the editors are nearly identical.

"It seems to me the humour of Sails is so dry you could strike a match on it and it would be the humour that caught fire." - Friend of Old
posted 11-09-07 01:22 PM EDT (US)     12 / 15  
Thanks guys. I may have to check out Empires Dawn of the Modern World then to see what I think.
posted 11-09-07 02:03 PM EDT (US)     13 / 15  
No need for me to try it then. Meh. I'll move my attentions to updating my repertoire of FPS's, since the last one I got was the original Unreal Tournament.

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posted 11-09-07 05:15 PM EDT (US)     14 / 15  
Sargon, get Battlefield 2 or 2142
Thanks guys. I may have to check out Empires Dawn of the Modern World then to see what I think.
Good idea. If you want to download scenarios or the patches for it, go to http://empires.heavengames.comThere is a load of things to download from there but it is, sadly, archived and you won't be able to post there.

"It seems to me the humour of Sails is so dry you could strike a match on it and it would be the humour that caught fire." - Friend of Old
posted 11-13-07 06:27 PM EDT (US)     15 / 15  
Battlefield 2 is a good game and I think better than 2142.

Call of Duty 4 just came out to which is supposed to be really good.

You may want to give it a shot. I used to play alot of BF2 and I play alot of CS:S. Team Fortress 2 came out also which is good.
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