Xbox Under Fire
Last night I acquired a copy of Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders for the Xbox. Whereas the original KUF was a mediocre and unbalanced fantasy RTS and Warhammer clone, the xbox game looks pretty special. Instead of the usual god's eye view, you're much closer to your units, and you control heroes and major fighters surrounded by their troops as they march into battle. The graphics are pretty amazing, with detailed character models despite having to show literally dozens of warriors onscreen, making for some spectacular battles between dark elves, knights and orcs. It's sort of like the Dynasty Warriors games, but with a fantasy twist and an RTS sensibility. So far, I haven't been able to wage any campaigns yet, but I'll post comments once I conquer a few kingdoms.