Not only was the first one a masterpiece by my standards, but the 94/100 metacritic rating makes it the best reviewed rts ever. I've put over 1000 hours into the first with my friends and still play it to this day. If there was ever one single game I'd spend my life waiting for, it's this one. Don't believe me? Pick up the first one for 10 bucks and you can thank me later.