Reviews and Problems with Act of War: Direct Action
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Graphics great implementation sucks
AAO "developer13", Amazon
3 October 2005
Summary: Game eats resources (memory; video;hd), freezes. Multiplayer does not work on any port by 5000, change settings or not. Even there it is impossible to start if you have any kind of network security. I have dual CPU, 1G memory, 256 M video. It does not help performance at all. In fact it display exactly same symptoms as "Battle of isles" from UBsoft. I suspect same as BOI they will never make it work - they just do not know how.
Good video clips but game length was much too short
D. Williams, Amazon
9 May 2005
Summary: This video game looks good for its type. The video sequences were well acted, and fit with the game. However, I wish that they skipped some of the long video sequences for more levels to the game!!!!!!!!!! I am not a serious gamer and I finished it in about 15 hours of play on the hard level on my first play through! 2 or 3 tries on a level and I was done. There was also a sense that the game was rushed. I didn't get a feel that the "enemy" was a thinking one.
WARNING: Nvidia geforce4 cards do not work for this game.
Craig Lavalle, Amazon
5 April 2005
Summary: I've got a late model GeForce4 graphics card and I picked up this game after glancing at the requirements (64MB, 128MB Recommended, GeForce3 and above). Well I failed to see the little astrisk after that that pointed to some small type at the bottom that read "except for GEForce4" which I think is important enough to warrant a big yellow warning on the front of the box listing all of the higher end graphics cards that it is incompatible with.
Summary: The graphics are very nice, but the gameplay is not worthy of anything more than one star. This game is obviously just a beta test version. There is no useful tutorial to learn how to play this game, so don't bother purchasing this game. If you bother to spend more than a few minutes playing this game, you will quickly realize that the designers of this game did not bother to teach you how to play it. There is no tutorial at all.
Summary: Yes, careful buying this product. As cool and awesome as it may be, the game
seems to have some serious performance issues. Just look at all the complaints
in the Atari UK forums and you'll see what I mean. My PC – Athlon 2400XP 512RAM 24XDVD-RW GeForceFX5700 WINXPPRO can't even
load a single mission, but keeps rebooting. Even with updated Nvidia Drivers,
and the No.2 Patch, still no go.
Summary: Vorweg: Ich spiele sehr gerne STrategiespiele und habe u.a. so ziemlich alles aus dem C%C Universum gespielt. Selbst Dune2 ist mir nicht fremd. Zum Spiel Act of War. Erstmal vorweg: beeindruckende Grafik, wenn man wie ich die Screenshots gut findet, sieht man sich in der VErsuchung, mehr darüber erfahren zu wollen. Da ich finde, es gibt zu wenig gute Strategiespiele, war ich auf der Suche nach etwas neuem. ALso holte ich mir AOW.
Summary: Als Act of War auf den Markt kam, spaltete sich die Spielercommunity sofort in zwei Gruppen: Die einen fanden, dass Act of war das genialste Strategie-Spiel seit langem ist, die anderen sagten, es sei nur schlecht von Command & Conquer nachgemacht... In Act of War erinnert tatsächlich vieles an Command and Conquer, zum Beispiel die Ölquellen als Ressourcenlager.