previews\ May 14, 2003 at 8:00 pm

Empires: Dawn of the Modern World - PC - Preview

E3 2003 - First Look

Face it ... we;ve all played RTS titles before, all of which usually provide the same overall thing. Build an army, invade your enemy, rule the world to win. Well, Empires will still have you building armies and dominating the playing field, but also adds in some unique elements as well.

Empires has five major epics, starting during the medieval times then moving to WW1 and on up through more modern times. Each civilization has it's own unique access to technology and strengths, and all have various additions which are for them and them only to help win. For example, Germans will have a general that will boost troop morale and be able to fire off a large weapon. In addition, each epic may change at certain points and allow you to branch from your current group and move to another one. Lastly, each group also has the abilities to utilize and set traps, which is going to play a unique and key role to strategy as you play on.

Overall, Empires is looking fantastic, and you RTS folks can keep your eyes open for a Fall 2003 release.


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