Grey Goo is the newest kid on the real-time strategy block. It was created by veteran RTS studio Petroglyph, and while this title may have the pedigree, does it mean that it will win our hearts and minds when going up against the crowd favorite MOBA? There’s only one way to find out.
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There is something that has been keeping me back from playing MOBAs. While I can’t quite say what it is that I dislike, I can tell you what I’ve felt has been missing. I have been yearning for a game that plays similar to Star Craft and other RTS games of yesteryear.
This craving is now being fulfilled by Petroglyph’s new game Grey Goo. This is an old-school RTS with some focus on unit advancement but nothing as deep as a hero or ranking system. There is an option to upgrade your units from 1 of 3 unique options in special buildings. This way they aren’t obsolete when you get to the end game. The resources are also very simple; you only collect catalyst to build anything.
These simple mechanics may not appeal to many players but it doesn’t bog the game down with worry and being wiped out quickly by a superior force. Players are always going to be on the same playing field when it comes to units and range. The AI, however, is greatly superior to human players in this regard. This makes them capable of causing havoc when they shouldn’t have the ability to do so.
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