Armchair Empire has reviewed HW2. The score, 8.7/10.
Despite the dry, familiar mission objectives, the actual game play of Homeworld 2 is smooth and joyous. Combat, especially, works well, and the number of different attack vessels at the player’s disposal allow for lots of interesting decisions from mission to mission. I’m on record as favoring turn-based strategy over real-time strategy because I think the pressure of real-time games takes the focus off the strategy, but from playing Homeworld 2 I can certainly see the appeal of real-time tactics.
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