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  1. Ahhzz

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    Yeah, it's pretty cool, I enjoyed the earlier renditions, and totally waiting on the Kickstarter Worlds of Magic. Those all fell in the same vein, honestly, but I like the look of the classes potentials in AoW III.

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    I actually find it a mix of, or halfway in between, the HOMM series, and the Warlords:Battlecry line. My view, anyway :)
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    Is Planetary Annihilation worth $17? I like SC2, will I like this game?
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    Watch some Youtube videos...it's an amazing game but is not like Starcraft 2 at all. IMHO.

    Planetary Annihilation is kind of a space-planet-based take on supcomp/TA, with Borderlands-style graphics and macro vs micro. There's a lot to do and a lot going on.

    I love this game, it's been a true blast in beta form. I would say watch a few Youtube videos for yourself (search ZaphodX, he's one of the top commentators for replays). Checkout the Uber Entertainment forums, they're very active with the community which this game has a great one imho. Very accepting, willing to help, teach, educate, play, etc. At that price, it's worth it for any strategy gaming fan imho. But it is a larger scale RTS overall..when you have bigger planets and several of them in one system, things can get hectic. It's very fun, fast paced, and great!

    I hope that helps or at least helps you to research to see if you'd like it or not. It's a little different from most every other strategy game I've ever played, even the ones it's sorta related to...but in that sense I feel it's going into a new realm that other RTS titles will surely follow because Uber has found a great mix for the future of RTS, competitive RTS and just plain fun RTS!

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    Thank you for the post. I think I'll wait for the final product many of the reviews indicate it is very good but needs polish still, and I am sure steam will have it on sale again.
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    Ya it's updated at least weekly, and sometimes bugs are removed, sometimes new ones are created. All I know is the AI is getting very good, the online community is badass and it's a very fun RTS that brings 3D strategy to a whole new level...flat maps become boring to go back to.

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    me and JC316 play every day, mostly BX monobattles in the arcade.
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    SC2: should I be using grid hotkeys? starting to get much better since I got more serious with practicing new builds etc and I am wondering if the default control scheme is holding me back, now would be the time to switch.
    I am still a noob but I get much better each week.

    I play protoss exclusively except for arcade sometimes.

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    Planetary Annihilation has been a BLAST lately! Between that, Distant Worlds hogging up my time on the more Simulation style-side and SupCom2 with the kids...RTS gaming has been great!

    I was playing SupCom2 and thinking that would be the PERFECT game engine for a Tiberian Sun reboot with added strategic elements. I think C&C could greatly benefit from an expanded zoom out view...maybe there will be PA mods...because planet battles would be cool too...but a little out of context. I think SupCom2 would be perfect though...well optimized, runs smooth, solid effects. Wish that game would be released to open source... Last time I tried the beta of the upcoming Command and Conquer I wasn't very impressed...it looked good I suppose...but the playstyle was meh.

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