Cataclysm is one of the most interesting games I've played in a looooooong time. I played the single player game from start to finish in 3 days and even took a day sick leave (something I don't often do.. well, at least not often enough) to finish it up.

I then moved into the realm of multiplay, and sadly I have to say that I felt a teensy bit annoyed for the following reasons:

  • The support unit limit is a royal pain in the butt cleft. The concept is sound enough and definately required after the massive swarms of frigates that would amass in the original Homeworld, but I think it needs some tweaking so that units like sentinels aren't such a sap on SU's.
  • The networking code is a bit crap. Multiplay over LAN still uses broadcast protocols only, which makes LAN over internet near to impossible, and from where I am doesn't fill the void well. From what I can tell it's exactly the same as the original, and still disappointing.

That's my whinge... and having said the above, I still enjoy this game heaps and recommend it to anyone who likes strategies and appreciates innovation.