Reviews and Problems with Act of War: Direct Action
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18 February 2013
Summary: This is the best CnC: Generals "clone". The 3 factions are balanced, the graphics are lovely, gameplay is perfect, wha else do you need I go a bit further: this game is slightly better than CnC Generals!
Summary: This game is awesome. It is one of my favourite games of all time up there with homeworld 2. Both of these games are so great i find it hard to decide which is the ultimate. These guys really stepped in and picked up where westwood dropped the ball, dropped the live action cutscenes and went "in game 3d"
Summary: I played this RTS religiously for about a year before I moved on and found out about Dawn of War. Anybody who likes RTSs at all should try this little-known gem from Atari. To put it simply, Act of War is in my opinion the perfect Command and Conquer game. It takes everything that made Command and Conquer great and dials it up to 11. This is strange because Act of War isn't actually an off icial Command and Conquer game.
Summary: I do not recommend the game. 1. I played for 15 minutes. The obscenity "GD" was used twice. Then during a cinema outtake a actor used the word Christ improperly. Religion does not belong in a game except for simply good versus evil constructs. Using obscene language unnecessarily and frequently detracts from the positive viewpoint games can be in.
Summary: this is the second time i have owned this game, had it previously on my old computer running windows xp. This time while trying to install it on my new laptop i ran into several problems, at first i couldnt get the game to launch after installing it and i couldnt figure out why, well after hours of research i found the answer this game WILL NOT run on any computer that has more than 3gb of ram on it.
Summary: I liked the game, I played it it a lot. I still play it sometimes. I like Warcraft/Starcraft type games, such as the C&C line,etc. This game got less than favorable reviews online for being short and not all that replayable. I disagree, I have replayed it many many times and certainly have gotten my monies worth out of it.
J. Loscheider "No one knows I'm a radical", Amazon
28 July 2008
Summary: Act of War: Direct Action comes out 2 years after C&C: Generals, so I'll make my comparisons to that excellent benchmark game. There are two major improvements that AoW has over C&C:G. First, the plot is far more immersive. Plenty of live action video (not quite "24" but it works) helps weave an intricate and interesting story line, far preferable to the so-so briefings at the start of C&C missions.
One of the great RTS games that you never hear about
Daniel D. Patrick, Amazon
20 February 2007
Summary: This is one of the best RTS games that I have played. I love the "what if" type of game that applies to current events, such as high gas prices and terrorist attacks. I think the actors were good in their rolls. The graphics of the are stunning. Launching an attack to retake the capital building and then the white white house, thats great. The different units are a good balance as well as the different types of forces you command.