Reviews and Problems with Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath
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Command and Conquer 3: Kane`s Wrath
Game Over Online
7 April 2015
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.
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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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: First Impressions My reaction is Creating an expansion pack for one of the most successful PC games last year is not exactly a simple task to take on and complete. Add that up to the deep and rich history of the command and conquer series and you have yourself a nearly impossible task on hand.
Conclusion: On a more positive note, Kane's Wrath is still an engaging RTS that relies heavily on the gameplay principle of the original. There's a wide range of new maps and the Global Conquest mode does add a refreshing feel to the game.
Pros: Fun multiplayer and skirmish, new units, a vast choice of new maps, still looks good;
Cons: Incoherent story-telling, the main campaign brings another cliff-hanger ending, same old AI glitches and path-finding bugs.