published by Focus Home Interactive in 2015-03-25, developed by Tindalos Interactive, running on Windows
type: strategy
genre: Science Fiction, Real-Time Strategy
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: single player, LAN, Internet
languages: eng fre ger ita pol rus spa
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Personal review

A solid build of units and buildings, some interesting weather effects, and a political card system that makes "Conquest Mode" way more strategic that it seems at first glance... Sadly some features lead up to a frustrating experience:

-Reinforcements zoning system: You must click the unit, then the base, and then the select one of eight drop zones in the base (this last step is a total waste of time, making very difficult to both defend from the enemy/conquer territory and create reinforcements)

-Enemy turns time (Conquest Mode): If you expect almost-automatic resolution of rival AI turns go play Civilization, because this game takes several seconds/minutes for that.

-Terrain interaction and routes: From time to time units get stuck in mountain corners, making chases, escapes and counterattacks kind of chimeraic. Also, you cannot pinpoint routes and AI sometimes takes a longer and stranger routes than it should.

-No save option in planetary battle (Conquest mode).

If you want a similar game but well made, try Star Wars: Empire at War (with Forces of Corruption expansion)
Or any Command & Conquer.

4 of 10

# 2015-07-15 09:09:39

Official description

Etherium is a real-time strategy game set in a science-fiction universe, where three factions battle it out for a mysterious and rare resource known as ‘Etherium’.

Manage your resources, develop your base, and take command of infantry, tanks, aircraft, and gigantic colossi of war to battle not only your foes, but weather anomalies and mysterious secondary factions in richly strategic and original RTS gameplay. In the single player Conquest mode, develop your technological capabilities and expand your colonies over the furthest sectors of space, assembling a formidable armada.

Each of the three factions have their own strengths and weaknesses, as well as different tactical command skills such as map exposure, climate control, or planetary bombardment. Define your own strategy, deciding to either fell your enemy by striking their mother-ship from the planet's surface, or rapidly crushing their colonies. In multiplayer, team up or wage battle in all-out deathmatches with up to 4 players!

*3 empires with distinct characteristics, units, and special skills
*A dynamic weather control system that directly impacts your strategy
*A challenging multiplayer mode where up to 4 players can compete in intense matches
*A dynamic campaign where each decision counts
Steam Store - # 2015-07-15 09:21:09 - official description - source

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display: textured polygons


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