This game is the peak of what began with Star Control and Archon. You will have to plan, think, and fight better then your opponent if are to stand a chance.
Since you can change the map, type and number of units, each and every game will be different. You can try different strategies to see which one work better, or just build a strong army and try to hack your enemy to small bloody bits. But this game is not chess, nor is it Doom. Sometimes the best thought strategy was defeated because the other side's pesky little Thief got your Seer, And the strongest army was useless because the enemy's orb holder is a Phantom you can't see. So you had to plan carefully and fight with all might, or you'll simply lose.
The graphics in the game are some of the most amazing I have ever seen, when compared to others at that time. The music and sound also complement the game, each character threatening before attacking, saying things like "You shall know pain" or "Taste the bite of cold steel!". Varied sound effects complement the game, adding atmosphere in the form of thunders on the game map, or realism in the form of explosions, crashes and bone crunching blows.