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Title: Warcraft II (2nd Review)
Rom Player: CD
Reviewer: Rampage29

Synopsis: Following the aftermath of the war that destroyed the land of Azeroth, the savage orc horde have followed the fleeing survivors to the neigboring country of Lorderon. Now the human alliance and orc hordes are pitted in the final battle to determine the ultimate victor.
This is basicly the backround, minus a few details. For those of you who are unfortunate enough to ahve to live in a cave and have never heard of this mind-bending series, It is a real-time strategy game in which you play as the general of a divison in ither the aliance or the horde. Both sides have unique units and buildings, and as said general you conrtol every aspect of your army in each campaign, including base constuction, resource gathering, unit production, and of course the fighting. Game play is not for the weak-minded, it being real-time, things can get pretty hectic. The average scenario is usually about destroying all of your opponents buildings, but can somtimes be specialized. The AI is good about hitting you where it hurts, and wont hesitate to hit you when your down. It can be tricked though, if you cut off its gold supply it does nothing to retake it, for instance. But overall for the amount of things going on at once, gameplay is INCREDIBLEY smooth. Graphics are absolutely amazing for the system it was made for, and perfectly sutied for this games genre. No detail was skipped, form the unit movements to thier portrait in the selection side screen. Even the play screen frame is a pleasure to look at. Music is also top-notch, with a complete original soundtrack also perfectly suted for this genre. Adreneline boosing war-drums while playing the orcs, and Royal war anthems for the humans drive you to victory through every scenario (though it can get slightly repetitive). This tittle was very original, being almost totally diffrent from the orignial warcraft. The gaming engine was the first of its kind and is the base program for Warcraft III today, not to mention the entire line of starcraft games. I recomend this game to anyone who wants a fun time with a classic, pioneering game.

Best Cheats: Cheats for just about everything. Hit "enter" during the active game and type in the cheat and hit "enter" again. Instant win, map reveal, fast unit production, the works. Blizzard is famous for it being some famous quote or saying. for instance, i belive map reveal is, "On screen." (star trek) jsut google "warcraft II cheats" for all of them. Also, if you click on a unit multipe time in sucsession, they begin to spout humorus lines about you touching them. Do this to the in-game sheep and watch them explode in a mushroom cloud!

Game Play: 10
Graphics: 10
Music/Sound: 9
Originality: 10
Overall Rating: 10


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