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Supreme Commander 2 Demo

Steam News announces the playable demo for Supreme Commander 2 is now available on Valve's digital distribution network, offering a sample of the real-time strategy sequel from Gas Powered Games. The demo includes two levels of the tutorial along with two missions for the United Earth Federation (UEF), one of the three Colonial Defense Coalition factions. Valve also announces that the demo and the upcoming full retail and electronic versions of the game will both include full Steamworks support for auto-updates, Steam achievements, Steam support for in-game DLC, and more. Supreme Commander 2 is due in North America on March 2, and in PAL territories on March 5. Steam has also begun accepting preorders for the game.

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39. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Demo Feb 27, 2010, 14:11 Prez
 
I think I'm going to stay away from this one until the verdict on an SDK/mod tool set is out. Until mods can be made to make the experimentals feel more like metallic behemoths of destruction and less like they are made of cray paper, or ones that put some of the wonderful complexity from the first back in, I think I'll stay away.  
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38. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Demo Feb 26, 2010, 09:46 Ventura
 
So I'm guessing I'm the only one around here who has already bought SC2 and is just waiting for it's release, because there's an awful lot of hate in here.

I must admit though, having played the demo, wow the experimentals drop fast now. Bloody fast, really.

That said, the game was running smooth as a baby's bottom. Ok, so it's just the demo, but if I don't run into any "games with AI's in them slow to a crawl" bugs, I'll be a happy chappy.

One note though, I've added a serious 12" subwoofer to my computer's sound setup now, and this game is great for bass. When it comes out and the missus ain't home, I'll be cranking it.
 
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37. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Demo Feb 26, 2010, 05:34 eRe4s3r
 
;p I am not even a casual rts player (and i equally hated Army Men ,p).. I have at best a passing interest in the genre and supcom's SP is just boring and more grinding than rts.

To be honest the only rts i liked is World in Conflict.. So yeah, didn't like supcom 1, won't like supcom 2 much either. Give me story driven rts or Homeworld 3 ;p Not the grind fest that is Supcom
 
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36. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Demo Feb 25, 2010, 23:23 everyone
 
I haven't played the demo yet, so maybe I shouldn't even be commenting. But, it sounds like they stripped out all of the features that made SC unique among the myriad of RTS games on the market.
Now, a run of the mill style RTS can still be good, I enjoyed C&C 3 for example despite the lack of innovation, but it won't be something I'll be running out and buying come launch day.
 
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35. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Demo Feb 25, 2010, 20:45 TE5LA
 
eunichron wrote on Feb 25, 2010, 00:19:
Rigs wrote on Feb 24, 2010, 19:36:
It looks like ass and doesn't appeal to me in the slightest.

Are you sure you're playing the same thing I am? Looks like ass was not the first thing that came to mind when I fired it up... Confused

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I wouldn't say it looks like ass, the graphics are nice from a technical standpoint, but it doesn't compare to StarCraft 2 while in motion, IMO.

The game is rather bland, impersonal, and boring. I'll spend some more time to see if it grows on me, but I'm not impressed so far (and I did play the first SC).
It doesn't look terrible, but SupCom1 was definitely far better. Starcraft 2? It doesn't look as good as Tiberium Wars which is 4 years older. It almost looks like a clone of TW.
 
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34. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Demo Feb 25, 2010, 20:40 TE5LA
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 25, 2010, 00:44:
No more retarded stuff, no more multi-engineer per-building bullshit, no more refueling and no more connectivity which is actually a huge improvement (who'd have thought) - Research seems interesting too. Overall this demo convinced me that the new influence on supcom's makers is good.
Sounds like all the stuff that made SupCom1 so much better.

I say, for the people who like it better, instead of paying $50, just buy "Army Men RTS". It has the game play you want and is only like $10 now. SupCom1 is for real RTS players.
 
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33. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Demo Feb 25, 2010, 20:38 TE5LA
 
Wowbagger_TIP wrote on Feb 25, 2010, 00:59:
but it just feels to much of the challenges that made FA great are removed
WTF is FA?
Forged Alliance was the first mistake they made that ruined the original. SupCom2 is their final mistake.
 
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32. Re: Game Reviews Feb 25, 2010, 20:31 TE5LA
 
Flo wrote on Feb 25, 2010, 16:33:
I played the shit out of the first game and I really like this demo. Looks like they really optimized the engine since it runs far better that the first.
It's actually the same engine used in SupCom1 which was modified for Demigod. It probably runs better because the graphics are far worse now. Even with the graphics cranked, it still looks bad. C&C3 looks better and is 3-1/2 years old. SupCom1 graphics were far better. This game is disappointing. The shields and missile launchers are add-ons to factories, not standalone constructions. The whole game has been watered down to be compatible to the X-Box.
 
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31. Re: Game Reviews Feb 25, 2010, 19:20 TE5LA
 
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30. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Demo Feb 25, 2010, 17:21 Creston
 
Just played it. It's not bad, but it's not SupCom either. It looks very plastic'y and underwhelming, and much of the awesome UI commands from the first game are completely gone.

Experimentals have become creampuff units that can be taken down by ten or so normal units, and they've also become absolute Rock/Paper/Scissor units, as they simply lack defenses against one of the three of Land, Sea or Air. In SupCom 1 an experimental had strengths and weaknesses, but if you thought you were taking one out with a group of bombers, you were gravely mistaken.

Just played the mission with the infinite fatboys attacking you. I just parked 10 gunships at each of their predetermined paths. They never got through.

10 gunships kill a fatboy?

The story is not too bad, though quite cliche. The voice acting is okay, Maddox is pretty good. The maps are terribly tiny, in no way, shape or form related to the huge maps of SupCom 1. The UEF has an experimental troop carrier, but why bother? It takes you tanks 40 seconds to drive from one side of the level to the other...

I'm glad they released a demo, because it saves me spending 50 bucks. How the fuck do they make SupCom, then this, and call THIS better??

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29. Re: Game Reviews Feb 25, 2010, 16:33 Flo
 
I played the shit out of the first game and I really like this demo. Looks like they really optimized the engine since it runs far better that the first.  
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28. Re: Game Reviews Feb 25, 2010, 14:43 swaaye
 
BobBob, are you trying to say that Total Annihilation and SupCom are derivative C&C clones? heh

C&C3 and SupCom are almost different genres. Both are fun games but they have dramatically different ideas on what an RTS is. The difference in the scale of the battles and environments is just incredible, for one.
 
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27. Re: Game Reviews Feb 25, 2010, 12:54 BobBob
 
MrBone wrote on Feb 25, 2010, 10:56:
@bobbob: dude, who do you think created Total Annihilation?? Do some research into who came up with what first, then sound off. Ignorance is not always bliss.

"The first installment of the series was released worldwide on August 31, 1995 and was simply named Command & Conquer."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Command_and_conquer

"Total Annihilation (abbreviated Totala or TA) is a real-time strategy video game created by Cavedog Entertainment and released on September 30, 1997 by GT Interactive for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Annihilation

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26. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Demo Feb 25, 2010, 12:48 Riker
 
Darks wrote on Feb 24, 2010, 23:52:
Wow, maybe your piece of shit video card needs an upgrade? The game looks great on my 28in at full rez, and plays great. plays ten times better like I told you all a few weeks ago.

There are just some haters that just cant get over hating on a good game.

You must be confused, because my video card is fine; I had the graphical settings set to "High" in the demo. The only games I'm a hater of are shitty games. The problem may have been that I only invested 10 minutes of my time into the demo, so take my impressions based on that, but if a game can't hold my attention for more than 10 minutes, it's a failure in my book.
 
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25. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Demo Feb 25, 2010, 12:27 NKD
 
MrBone wrote on Feb 25, 2010, 10:56:
@bobbob: dude, who do you think created Total Annihilation?? Do some research into who came up with what first, then sound off. Ignorance is not always bliss.

BobBob is a troll. You'll notice most people don't respond to his obvious bait

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24. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Demo Feb 25, 2010, 10:56 MrBone
 
@bobbob: dude, who do you think created Total Annihilation?? Do some research into who came up with what first, then sound off. Ignorance is not always bliss.  
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23. Re: Game Reviews Feb 25, 2010, 08:15 SpectralMeat
 
It seems like they try to appeal to a totally different crowd than the first SupCom players. I agree with the comments about dumbed down gameplay and stuff. My feelings are sorta mixed about this game, somethings I like better some I don't.

With that said I will probably buy the game.
 
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22. Re: Game Reviews Feb 25, 2010, 03:56 BobBob
 
A lot of the 'new features and units' seem like indirect rip-offs of Red Alert 3 and Red Alert 3 Uprising. Not very original.  
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21. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Demo Feb 25, 2010, 03:45 LittleMe
 
I can only hope that they will put out a map editor and strong modding tools to allow the community to make those bigger maps that are needed to bring the game play of FA back.

**THIS**

So a good question to ask is "is the engine more capable than FA/SC1 or is it a technical step backwards and unworthy of the community's attention?"
 
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20. Re: Supreme Commander 2 Demo Feb 25, 2010, 02:29 Grifter
 
I don't know about the demo. In my opinion compared to vanilla Supcom and FA, Supcom 2 feels kind of dumbed down.

Maybe because its just a demo I did not feel challenged in the slightest.

It feels as though I could not lose even if I wanted too
 
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