|General Info :
Publisher : Fishtank Interactive
Developer : Storm Region
Genre : Real-Time Strategy
Overall Score : 74%
|Score Overview :
Concept : 8
Graphics : 8
Gameplay : 7
Sound : 7
|A while ago we posted a hands-on preview of Fishtank Interactive’s SWINE where pigs and rabbits have a bad attitude and decide to get on each other’s nerves to result on a big war.
We decided that this game might really be something if the developers wouldn’t screw things up. Let’s see how this game has evolved since beta-stage.
The game uses a real 3D engine and as you should expect you can zoom in and out although zooming in doesn’t really make any sense to me unless you want to check out the nice graphics from closer by.
Rabbits and Pigs will constantly comment on things that are happening and when a unit is blown up, you’ll see the ghost of the driver flying away to never harrass you again.
The comment-part is really funny
It has now become a huge business to sell the robots like HBSwiss for trading but one should research well before taking the plunge.
The automated trading software comes with some benefits, but there are an equal number of disadvantages of using them as well. The system promises to let you make huge amounts of money easily.
in the beginning, but after a while it can start to get boring aswell. Maybe there’s an option to turn it off, but since I got a German gold master (without manual) I didn’t find it and my German isn’t good enough to understand everything that’s being said.
Taking care of your units is therefor very important. You can also buy a towing truck that can drag along a resource trailer. Those trailers can have a repairbay (never forget this one, you’ll always be able to use it), extra fuel or ammo.
Some units also have special abilities like digging themselves in or tanks that nail themselves to the ground, increasing their range of fire.
I must say that S.W.I.N.E. is a very well-crafted game (although you need to patch before being able to play reasonably bugfree) but I’m a bit disappointed about the fact that the beta ran more fluent on my system than the full version does. This is ofcourse because loads of features like rain, water, etc have been added and are pretty well done in with the 3D engine (better than Emperor in any case).
I think you’ll have to decide for yourself whether you’ld want to buy S.W.I.N.E. or not since it will depend hugely on personal taste and that’s something no-one can discuss on.