Playing through Endwar was like an ego trip with the voice command system. Only problem was that it got old quick and once you take that away, there’s really not a lot to the strategy game. It feels really stripped down and simplified with its rock-paper-scissors scheme and doesn’t have a lot of personality after the prelude is over. Not quite the Clancy strategy game that I was expecting and definitely not a lot of mental meat to chew on aside from figuring out how to win each battle.
Ubisoft and Massive Entertainment are working on a version of World in Conflict to come out on consoles next year which is great as that’s still my benchmark for WW3 craziness, but Endwar isn’t entirely bad. It’s a decent enough RTS, just not anything special outside of the voice thing.
Anyway, if you’re interested in my review, here it is.