Welcome to the world of Tribal Rage, where your
survival depends on your fighting skills. The year is 2030 and
the world is stricken with famine and disease. The average
real time strategy game gives us only a few races or people to
chose from however, in Tribal Rage, you are given six different
sides. The various sides include; Death Cultists, Biker Babes,
Enforcers, Cyborgs, Amazons, and my personal favorite Trailer
Trash. The surroundings are given a Mad Max or post
apocalyptic feel to them and your main goals are to kill
everyone and collect those ohh so precious resourses. The
game world is viewed in an overhead view, much like that of
The graphics are very simple and unfortunately don't
take advantage of today's 3D card equipped PCs . Each
building is completely detailed and gives a realistic touch to
the game. For the most part, the scenery in the maps is alright.
Locations range from barren desert landscapes to a destroyed
city. Some of the unit graphics are very corny, but its good for
a laugh at least. Most of you pyrotechnics fans will be very
disappointed with the explosions in this game, they are very
poor. One feature I did enjoy was the ability to cause damage
to the environment to a certain extent, nice touch.
Sound is a real blast, when you tell one unit to do
something he makes a remark, just like Warcraft 2. My favorite
units, Trailer Trash, make those funny little redneck comments
when you select them. When playing multiplayer with
Radfaraf, he chose the death cultists and he swears they said
the word Jew a lot. There is no music included, which could
have been a really nice touch, but other than that the sound
effects are completely average. The control is just what you
would expect from a strategy game as well, no complaints in
Mutliplayer is rather poor because you can only play
against a human opponent. The lag was pretty bad with a 56k
host. For the most part, multiplayer was not fun at all.
One of my biggest complaints is the design flaws.
Radfaraf and I tried to figure out how to quit this game, but we
had to resort to using Alt-F4 to quit. For some reason even
when you click the quit button the game will NOT quit, so for a
while I had to reboot my computer which was very frustrating.
Another flaw is the menu system, it becomes very annoying
when each menu individually folds out. Tribal Rage is
somewhat original due to the six different races, but after that
it just goes downhill. This type of game has been done
hundreds of times and this game sure doesn't set any new
standards in the genre of real time strategy.