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Never played. I want to know if it's a good purchase. If you can post a small review with the pros and cons, I would be grateful.
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I have friends who still have LAN parties in which it is played. From this, I take it that it is a good game.
It's probably still the best base building RTS out there. Only its spiritual successor, Supreme Commander can match the depth and competency of the tactical possibilities it provides. Hundreds of unit types, each with a purpose. The possibility of hundreds of units in your army. No end of different approaches to try out.

The soundtrack alone is worth the asking price.
Post edited November 11, 2010 by Navagon
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Drelmanes: Never played. I want to know if it's a good purchase. If you can post a small review with the pros and cons, I would be grateful.
I'm not much of a reviewer. It was good enough that I bought it twice. It's definitely a good purchase, that and Starcraft are two of my favorite RTS games. It's only $6 on GOG, and was on sale not too long ago (though, I bought it the day before it was on sale X_X).

If you like RTS games at all, you'll probably like it. There are plenty of reviews on the internet, plenty of gameplay videos on YouTube, and even reviews here on GOG. It's a pretty simple game to get into, the gameplay is great, the game can be played at high resolutions, you can easily customize maps, the units you can build, change game speed at any time during matches, control all your units or specific types\groups all at once, trading resources and performing other special options with console-style commands, they pretty much did everything right.

If it was a bad purchase, it wouldn't have almost 1,000 ratings and five stars, now would it? There ya go.
If you're going to buy an RTS, you should buy this one.

Total Annihilation is probably the only game of its type that I might ever play again.
Thanks for the opinions! I think it's the first RTS I purchase here (in GOG) : )
Post edited November 11, 2010 by Drelmanes
Out of curiosity, d'you think it'll run on a netbook?

This made me want to get it! :D

*scurries off to check*
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Runehamster: Out of curiosity, d'you think it'll run on a netbook?

This made me want to get it! :D

*scurries off to check*
I think yes, probably.
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Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard
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Runehamster: Out of curiosity, d'you think it'll run on a netbook?

This made me want to get it! :D

*scurries off to check*
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Drelmanes: I think yes, probably.
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Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard
Oh yes, it should - apparently it supports widescreen :D

Thanks!
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Runehamster: Out of curiosity, d'you think it'll run on a netbook?

This made me want to get it! :D

*scurries off to check*
Yes, I can confirm this.
I know this is solved, but you can mod the hell out of TA, making its replayability very high.
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Drelmanes: I think yes, probably.
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Minimum system requirements: Windows XP or Windows Vista, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard
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Runehamster: Oh yes, it should - apparently it supports widescreen :D

Thanks!
You're welcome! I'm glad that you also got interested in the game. : )
I want to try the fantasy version of TA that Cavedog made, even though many of the old reviews generally sounded disappointed with it.
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robobrien: I want to try the fantasy version of TA that Cavedog made, even though many of the old reviews generally sounded disappointed with it.
Total Annihilation: Kingdoms? I played it. In fact I was the only person from my friends who finished all scenarios in single player campaign - and there was much more of them than in any other game. I've just found by googling there was 48 scenarios, pretty big number, and only a few starting ones were short and simple. I must say I liked it much more than original TA but that maybe was because of fact that I prefer fantasy settings over sci-fi settings. From what I remember, I enjoyed it but, unfortunately, I've never played it online.
Post edited November 11, 2010 by Lexor
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robobrien: I want to try the fantasy version of TA that Cavedog made, even though many of the old reviews generally sounded disappointed with it.
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Lexor: Total Annihilation: Kingdoms? I played it. In fact I was the only person from my friends who finished all scenarios in single player campaign - and there was much more of them than in any other game. I've just found by googling there was 48 scenarios, pretty big number, and only a few starting ones were short and simple. I must say I liked it much more than original TA but that maybe was because of fact that I prefer fantasy settings over sci-fi settings. From what I remember, I enjoyed it but, unfortunately, I've never played it online.
You certainly got more bang for yer buck back in them olden days, nearly 50 missions is just crazy. But in a good way.