Reviews and Problems with Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath
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Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath
8 June 2012
Excerpt: EA keeps piling up its Command&Conquer titles with Red Alert 3 coming up, but until then we have to suffice with Kane’s Wrath, the expansion of Command & Conquer 3 which shows you how NOD managed to rise from its ashes and managed to start the third Tiberium War.
Excerpt: Filling the gaps… The first thing that strikes the player is that there’s merely a central plot in Kane’s Wrath, rather than a series of individual scenarios that tend to fill in story gaps in the eternal strife between GDI and NOD.
Pros: Global Conquest breathes fresh air in the gameplay, six sub-factions and more multiplayer maps.
Cons: Lack of polish, the overall 'feel' is more an assortment of concept ideas. Epic units seem out of place both graphically and tactically, easy AI and engine glitches.
Excerpt: What is it with real time strategy game expansions and Risk? First we saw Dawn of War's Dark Crusade and Soulstorm add a conquest mode, and now Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium War's first expansion, Kane's Wrath, has followed suit, adding the Global Conquest mode to supplement a 13 mission NOD...
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Summary: Parents need to know that while this game has some violence and animated blood, it's less graphic than many other PC and console war games because it's played primarily from a top-down battlefield point-of-view and the action takes place more between units, such as vehicles, than people.
Excerpt: The Good : Some cool, new units. Some of them are very cool. Many new skirmish maps. The Bad : Shortish uninspired campaign. Awkward turn-based Risk game implementation. The Ugly : There’s nothing ugly here, just very little that is really beautiful either.
Conclusion: One disappointing feature of the game was the multiplayer aspect. Firstly, to access this part of the game, a monthly subscription must be made. This in itself isn’t that bad, but the main problem I found was the lack of other ‘live’ players.
Excerpt: Kane Lives! The Command and Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars expansion pack Kane’s Wrath is magnificent to say the least. This epic real time strategy game continues the full waged war between GDI (Global Defense Initiative) and the Brotherhood of NOD.