After participating for months in the beta program, I picked up Supreme Commander the day it came out. Since then, I’ve played the game both casually and competitively for hundreds of hours. I can confidently say from personal experience that the game is truly revolutionary in the real time strategy genre.
By stepping up the scale of the game, Supreme Commander gives you more of everything, action included. The larger scale also allows new things, especially strategies, to be feasible. For first-time players, it will be like transitioning from rock-paper-scissors to chess. The game’s user interface has evolved and grown to accommodate this expanded style of play. Many low-level actions can now be automated by the game’s artificial intelligence. Also, one of the most hyped features is the ability to zoom all the way out to a large map view using your scroll wheel.