Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Nether Earth'

Rating:5 User: Alessandro Grussu

Five years before Dune II, there was Nether Earth - 4X real-time strategy in an odd non-isometric 3D perspective which worked very well.

Trying to claim Earth back from the mysterious Insignan race, the human resistance forces have seized a base. From there robots must be assembled to grab more resources, protect key points on the map and ultimately capture or destroy the other three bases.

The initial sensation of being overwhelmed by an almighty enemy, the joy as the game progresses with every factory you gain, the tense battles between robots - which you can control yourself as well as leave with assigned orders - make Nether Earth an attractive and satisfying experience. Is it true that from the moment you capture your second base the tide starts to swing noticeably on your side, but before you manage to do that, you will have to sweat a lot!