sounds like Star Trek!
Armada has had its own sound track recorded and mastered the
voices from the original actors into the game as a plus. The
good news is that these changes are well crafted and maintain
the feel and depth of the Star Trek universe, from the heart
pounding battle music to the soft notoriety of Captain Picards
voice. It's all high quality and put to excellent use, although
don't expect A3D and EAX to be supported as they aren't.
believe the lack of 3D/Surround Sound formats is because the
scale of the game is such that no more than two speaks is required
and would only serve to confuse issues. In the end it sounds
like Star Trek to us and looks it at the same time, must be
star Trek then - a job well done.
Trek: Armada is the first game to brave the C&C era with any
great accuracy and it's done well. Even if you don't like Star
Trek then this is a top class game, it's almost a tribute to
Total Annihilation with its similar game mould. Those disappointed
with C&C: Tiberian Sun
may well find this to be what they've been looking for.
bugs do get in the way and it might have been nice to control
some of the ships from the inside (graphics and physics were
good enough), however if we assume most of these issues are
being fixed (been told as much) then the game is exceptional.
Perhaps a few extra ships on the various sides could have helped
though. Worth every cent, however those AMD/GeForce combo users
should be cautious - wait and see if things get fixed first.
Mark 'KILLZAT' Jackson
- 8.5 Sound - 8 Gameplay
- 8.5 Originality - 8.5
Overall - 8.5 (85%)