Starship Troopers Terran Command Review (Steam)
For this Starship Troopers Terran Command Review, we take on this thrilling real-time strategy game set within the Starship Troopers movies universe. Take command of the Mobile Infantry and do your part in the war against the Arachnid threat. Ensure that human civilization, not insects, dominates the galaxy now and always!
Starship Troopers Terran Command Review Pros:
- Decent graphics.
- 8.61GB download size.
- RTS gameplay.
- Graphics settings – fullscreen, v-sync, resolution, and graphics quality preset.
- Uses its own initial launcher holding Slitherine news and the game’s manual.
- FEDnet TV is the channel from the film and does news-style broadcasts and the news asters will narrate games.
- Full camera control on the mouse from zooming in and out and rotating the view and free cam.
- Tutorial pop-ups as you play.
- Two ways to play – campaign and scenarios.
- Scenarios unlock as you finish the previous one with over 20 to play each with multiple challenges within them.
- Save and load when you want.
- Large Ui scale option.
- Can rebind controls.
- 5 difficulties and these change your damage modifier.
- You can name your division in the campaign.
- Uses the music styling from the film.
- The bugs/aliens from the film are all present including a few new ones.
- Simple familiar controls for the genre.
- Units can be grouped together and bound with a hotkey for fast selection.
- The mini-map shows and can be clicked on to help with navigation.
- As you play you will notice Ai-controlled friendly units that help or add to the story.
- Spectacular set pieces.
- The bugs sound like they do in the film.
- Seamless as it goes between cutscenes and the gameplay.
- Click icon pop-ups to learn more about it.
- When in the actual game the land will be dark and then brightens up as you move around.
- Capture caches like ammo and supplies.
- Can very quickly get overrun thanks to impressive body counts on screen.
- Auto saves regularly.
- As you research new units, they bring new abilities and options to the battlefields.
- Uses the environment a lot for bot fighting but also traversal.
- The combat uses a true line of sight style so if you or the enemy can see each other then they will shoot.
- One for the fans.
- Nails the genre’s key gameplay and innovates.
Starship Troopers Terran Command Review Cons:
- No Steam achievements.
- Long initial load time.
- An annoying beeping sound goes off continuously to show your mission marker.
- Doesn’t support controllers.
- The narrator doesn’t always nail the delivery of lines.
- After cutscenes, your selected troops are not selected anymore.
- Not the best loading times.
- You don’t get to play as the bugs.
- No online PVP modes.
- For new players of the genre, it has a slight learning curve.
- No speed settings.
- The campaign is very stop-start.
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Starship Troopers Terran Command:
Developer: The Artistocrats
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- Graphics - 7/107/10
- Sound - 8/108/10
- Accessibility - 8/108/10
- Length - 8/108/10
- Fun Factor - 8/108/10
RTS plus Starship Troopers is a match made in heaven, Slitherine (the devs) clearly holds the film in high regard as they manage to capture the look and feel of the film and then some. The gameplay is nothing new, it’s very run-of-the-mill for the genre but that doesn’t detract from it all, in fact having like this means it is a lot more accessible, especially to players of the genre. What I love is the narration and commands are all delivered in a slight cheese way that adds to how the film handled it all. The bugs look and sound the same and when you add in the really impressive on-screen body count, it makes the game not only riveting but also truly satisfying. Not having any online modes does seem odd and the fact you can’t play as the bugs is slightly annoying but honestly, this game is really good. Fans of the film will love it, RTS fans will love it and in fact, the only people who won’t like it are possibly bugs but they do die quite spectacularly so even that’s not a guarantee. Overall the game doesn’t push forward with tons of innovation or anything but it nails what the game is about and gets the atmosphere and mood so right that you are glad that it just works and plays well.