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4 out of 5
A remake more or less
When it comes to Dune
, the first thing that pops in my mind is a far away planet covered entirely in vast deserts and sand worms
. The first Dune game was the very RTS game
that I have ever played. The plot was interesting and made you push on, knowing that the reward was total control of the planet. Dune 2000 is more or less a remake. The plot is the same and the houses you play ar the same as before. The only thing that was changed is the gameplay, which in my opinion is very similar to Red Alert 2
, but a bit inferior. Firstly, when it come to building structures
, you must build concrete in order to construct new buildings. You can however create buildings without placing concrete, but your buildings will be built with 1/2 HP. Another annoying aspect is that you cannot train more than one unit at a time and cannot even assign rally points for the military structures. Other than that, the game is fun to play if you get past these flaws. The plot is pretty much the same: you play as one of three houses, conquering territories
and battle with the other 2 houses to gain total dominance of the planet. During gameplay, you can build structures, train units
and move units just like in Red Alert 2. You gotta be careful though of the sand worms. These creatures can swallow up your units, mostly your harvesters, so you should keep an eye on these creatures. I don't know if you can kill these creatures or not, but I can tell you that I have tried very hard to kill them. The AI proves to be challenging
in the game which is a good thing. Don't let yourself be tricked by their weak attacking forces, because their defenses are much more strong.All in all, for those who love old school RTS I say give this game a try. It's worth your time.