Posted on Wednesday, February 22 2006 @ 00:03:48 CET by LSDsmurf
Looking for a RTS with a twist? This latest addition to the Star Wars galaxy sports some unique gameplay innovations and a kickass 3D engine with Bloom and heat haze. We give you our thoughts on the gameplay, then evaluate the graphics performance in real-world situations across a range of hardware.
"In Empire at War, Bloom is bonus eye candy enabled outside the regular Graphics Options. It is visible in two areas, shown below. The first is what you might call Ambient Environmental Bloom: the subtle glow of the sun on the horizon. The effect is certainly subtle and in fact is only really visible when zoomed in or in Cinematic Mode, but there's no doubting it adds that extra 5 percent of realism to the scene. Once disabled, things looks a little flat as a result."