I like the idea of having 4 or 5 squads of troops that are highly versatile and having to manage them properly. It's a refreshing idea in a very stale RTS genre.
It's more semantics than anything else, but 4 or 5 squads isn't really STRATEGY, is it? It's tactics.
Anyways, I don't agree with the notion that RTS has gotten stale. Supreme Commander and COMPANY of Heroes both did some excellent new things, the original Dawn of War did some really cool new things. Granted, that's been over the past couple of years, but it's not like we just keep getting new versions of Dune 2.
Now, SC2 isn't going to do anything new, most likely. It will just be SC with a slightly prettier 3D engine, but mostly that's because that's what SC fans want (apparently.)
We shouldn't say an entire genre is stale because a few devs make old school games in that genre. (C&C is obviously another one which refuses to go with the times.)
Personally I hope there will be another Supreme Commander game, because THAT was awesome strategy.
This comment was edited on Apr 6, 2009, 14:59.