Ironically I found Empires via Moddb. =] After I was a NS player. I for one hope ND isn't complete fail. Hopefully they've been looking around and noticing how to not fail in the RTS/FPS genre. That being said, it felt much closer to a NS game, just Marine vs Marine. Although the vehicles might be a nice touch. Haven't heard much about vehicles, but since it appears to be set in a tight urban area, I'm guessing the vehicles will play more of a support role instead of the main role they have in Empires.