I would vote it both Strategy & all around Game Of The Year right now.
If they would have released in North America Q4 of 2003 they would have had a few award without a doubt. No telling this early in the year if people will remember this one come December. But I know I will. I have been playing it as much as possible. And it is amazing.http://www.s2hq.com/articles.php?lng=en&pg=201
(Camera Config Page)
Get the info to reconfig the camera and play with the settings to suit your machine. Being able to zoom in to just above ground level is awesome and helps with LOS decisions.
Some of my new favorite moments are using the sniper panzerklien to take out enemies. When hit they usually going flying through the air and hit the wall or ceiling behind them bouncing off before dropping dead. Wait until you see it I would bet fifty bucks that you will catch yourself saying something like... "WOW, that was cool!"
I know a lot of people don't like the sci-fi blend but so far I found it the most exciting. I can't tell you anymore without spoiling some of the surprise. So I won't. But I got to say this game is simple amazing as is... this baby will be a classic TBS for years to come.
Can't wait for the European release of Sentinels, the add-on. I will pre-order mine from the UK if the NA release is not the same or close....
EDIT: Play by e-mail would be awesome but multiplayer would be even better. Hell why can't we have both in the sequel?This comment was edited on Jan 20, 22:56.