Make no mistake: Supreme Commander 2 is not the "spiritual successor" to Total Annihilation. It is a humbler game with no illusions about transforming the genre or selling to hundreds of thousands of TA superfans. This humility serves it well since it can focus on the combat and the research and drawing clearer lines between factions and strategies. The AI could use a little boost, but the design itself is rock solid. Giant robots are cool again.