I'm considering whether or not E@W is worth getting. Read some reviews and the screenies look tempting, but then the "Is E@W losing it's thrill?" thread doesn't sound too promising. But what I wanted to know in particular is: is it actually strategic? I know it's labelled as an RTS but in playing it did you find yourself coming up with strategies and tactics, or was it more about mindlessly spreading your units across the map. Was it more like C&C or Civilization or buttering your toast in the morning?
"Take this guy... armed robbery, double homicide... has a taste for theatrics, like you... he leaves a calling card..."