Yes, folks, everybody's at it. Soon we'll have computer game shops devoted entirely to the sale of real-time strategy titles.
The one under inspection here takes place in the aftermath of a horrible war that's wiped out most of mankind (yawn). The survivors are forced for some incredible reason to live in a medieval reign of terror (snore), and it's up to you to take your clan to victory over your neighbours.
To be fair, Rising Lands isn't too bad. It's never going to trouble the likes of Total Annihilation or Starcraft, but it does have some neat touches. For example, the option to choose which area of research you wish to look into at the beginning of every mission dictates how quickly certain technologies become available to you in the game. The interface is pretty intuitive too, so anyone who's dabbled with the odd real-time strategy game or two will be up and running with TRising Lands in a matter of minutes.
Graphically it's nothing to write home about, but there's a ridiculous amount of stuff to research in the game, a huge variety of units, and all sorts of buildings can be built throughout the game that affect the gameplay and so ensure longevity to some extent. Unfortunately, if you have played StarCraft or Total Annilation, this game is going to be a massive, multi-storeyed disappointment. It doesn't have the style and panache of StarCraft, or the stupidly addictive playability of Total Annihilation, but it's so easy to get to grips with that newcomers to real-time strategy games will probably find Rising Landsan enjoyable introduction to the genre.
Download Rising Lands
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
Snapshots and Media
- Bladestorm: The Hundred Years
- Enemy Infestation
- Ground Control
- Perimeter 2: New Earth
- Police Quest: SWAT 2
- Populous: The Beginning
- Shadow Company: Left For Dead
- Star Trek: Armada
- Stronghold Crusader
- The History Channel: Great Battles of Rome
- The Star and the Crescent
- Total Annihilation: Battle Tactics