Reviews and Problems with Act of War: Direct Action
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Wonderful game for its time
Darius Smith, Amazon
25 October 2013
Summary: I love this game. I salivated so much when I was younger to getting this, but I didn't have the money until some time ago and decided to buy it. I had played on it on my old Compaq Presario with Windows Vista on it and it ran nicely, though the computer ran hot with it on. I loved the premise and the immensely detailed graphics of the game, along with the interface. Overall, I would argue it is one of the top 3 best RTS games I've ever played.
Summary: With an arsenal based in actual modern inventory and well told plausible story line, this game is by far my favorite RTS ever. In game revenue is based off of oil derrick production as you play out the campaign in response to an international terrorist event. There is no limit to the your base building capabilities as a lot of current RTS have adopted. So building your resources, your weapons, and army to totally annihilate your enemy is still encouraged.
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.
Summary: In short the graphics and sound are outstanding. But what makes this game remarkable is a great campaign that intermingles the game engine with FMV the like of which have not been seen since the first C&C except this has a much higher production value. Also the unit balance is incredible I love how the infanry and tanks and planes all have a place in the game. I throughly enjoyed this game more then any other and I have played almost every RTS out there.
Summary: I loved this game. The graphics are absolutley mind-blowing. You thought the detail in Warhammer 40K: Dawn of war was awesome, zoom in on one of the SHIELD units or any other unit for that matter. When you get some of the really big weapons, they will leave craters, ignite buildings, cause mass distruction. You have to see the effect of the wolverine cruise missle on surrounding buildings from the blast area.
Summary: This game is very good. Its bascially a continuation for all intent purposes of the Generals (zero hour) game. Of course Atari is a totally different producer of video games than EA and they manage to make this game somewhat better than generals zero hour.... If you like war games you'll love this one. The only problems seem to be techinical in nature (i.e.
Summary: This game is familiar, and when did that become a bad thing? Everything is where is is meant to be and you already know how to play it, so play it. You won't be sorry. RTS fans will mostly get their kicks from the online play, but the single-player is tons of fun too. All in all a great entry into the strategy ranks and finally some real competition for C&C. Hopefully it will challenge everyone to step it up for the next round.