[Supreme Ruler 2020] As far as life goals go, I'd say that being a dictator who rules with an iron fist and crushes his neighbors underneath the heels of his goose-stepping armies is pretty high on most of our readers' lists. I mean, who doesn't want the opportunity to be absolutely corrupted by absolute power? Just thinking of the narcissistic excesses is enough to make me smile...Enter Battlegoat's Supreme Ruler 2020. This follow-up to their original game of world conquest, Supreme Ruler 2010, recreates the same near-future geopolitical turmoil that scored such a big success the first time around. Fortunately, the team has included a number of improvements, both in terms of functionality and AI, that make the game easier and more rewarding to play...The real disappointment is that Supreme Ruler 2020 does almost nothing to help players learn how to play. Yes, there are a number of tutorials but these are largely passive affairs that merely point out where certain features are on the interface without bothering to explain their relevance. It's like telling you how to activate something without ever telling you how (or why or when) to actually use it. There's a lengthy and helpful section on overall strategy in the game manual, but it speaks more to policy than actual practice...Supreme Ruler 2020 is designed for a very specific kind of gamer. We can fault the designers somewhat for not making the immense complexity of this game a bit more digestible but the fact is that the tremendous amount of detail and control here can't ever be presented in a format that will make it palatable to the average gamer. As it is, it will take hardcore fans a good couple of hours to finally start to feel like they're in control of what's happening to them in this game. In the meantime they can rely on the tremendously helpful minister system to keep their country on course.
[Global Crisis] 20 New Scenarios which more than doubles the number of scenarios that originally shipped with the game.
[Global Crisis] Additional Game Lobby Options.
[Global Crisis] Additional New Multiplayer Scenarios.
[Global Crisis] AI Enhancements.
[Global Crisis] Expanded Tech Tree.
[Global Crisis] Graphic Improvements.
[Global Crisis] Improved Unit Control and Grouping.
[Global Crisis] More Tutorials and In-Game Tips.
[Global Crisis] New Campaign/Sandbox Map along a new storyline leading players towards World War III.
[Global Crisis] New Scenario Features including scripted and random events.
[Global Crisis] New Units and Unit Meshes.
[Global Crisis] User Interface Improvements.
[Supreme Ruler 2020] Choose Conventional Warfare or Develop Your Nuclear Weapons Program.
[Supreme Ruler 2020] Control Any Department Within Your Government or delegate decisions to your Cabinet Ministers.
[Supreme Ruler 2020] Detailed Economic and Political Models.