Reviews and Problems with Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars
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11 March 2010
Conclusion: Multiplayer does what it can to raise the game back up, offering eight diverse gameplay types. Granted, some of the action takes place in the same areas and with the same gameplay style as the single-player game, so it’s far from being the game it wanted to be. That’s not to say that you won’t have fun, but my guess is online players will opt to turn toward older/established online-capable faves (such as the latest Call of Duty and Halo titles), instead of trying to come...
Conclusion: Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars is a great addition to the franchise and many fans will be breathing a sigh of relief as it returns to more traditional roots. C&C Generals and its expansion left a lot disillusioned to EA’s ability to deliver a worthy game in the series. While many may still argue they’ve taken a too glossy approach to Tiberium Wars, it cannot be denied that it offers at its heart a lot of the core elements that made Command & Conquer the great...
Excerpt: The Command & Conquer series holds a special place in the hearts of long-time real-time strategy gamers. It started with one of the first games to help elevate RTS gaming to its status as one of the most popular PC game genres and spawned countless clones through the years. With Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars the series returns to its roots; the graphics are modern, there’s a new faction to play, and new units are introduced, but when you get down to the gameplay...
Excerpt: Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars is a sequel to the 1999 RTS title Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun and its expansion pack Firestorm by Westwood Studios. The original story tells us of the battle between the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) and the Brotherhood of NOD, where you had to earn funds by harvesting Tiberium, which could then be spent on constructing new buildings and military units.
Excerpt: So familiar yet so different… As we mentioned before, Command and Conquer 3 is released by Electronic Arts, following the acquisition of Westwood Studios that have been renamed EALA. The game was in limbo state for quite a while, but it was finally released in mid-2007. Rumors were spreading like wildfire with respect to the game’s plot, interface and graphics. At some point, even the sidebar was thought to be absent, a ‘heresy’ for Command and Conquer fans.
Pros: Traditional C&C gameplay with a few twists, 3 factions each with its own campaign
Cons: Graphics could have been done better, Frank Klepacki soundtrack is sorely missing
Excerpt: If you're a real time strategy gamer, Life is Good. Just consider some of the great titles that have appeared in the past couple of years: The Battle for Middle Earth 2 and its expansion; Dawn of War and its sequel, Dark Crusade; Company of Heroes; Supreme Commander. Each of these games--and these are just some of the heavy hitters--are rich, engaging experiences that reward the player with hours of great entertainment.
Summary: Adds layers of strategy to your gaming experience by building mobile bases, wielding the power of terrifying Ion Storms on the battlefield, or customizing your armies by combining units. Battle it out online with native VOIP, integrated clan support, and new spectator modes that let you play RTS games like a sport.
Conclusion: Just to remind you, Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars is also making its way to the Xbox 360, as part of EA's continued effort to bring its strategy games to next-generation consoles. Expect the game to ship in May 2007. We'll have to wait another month to see how that one turns out.
Pros: It successfully embodies everything you need to experience in a modern-day RTS;
Cons: Nothing we haven't seen before, it simply lacks any tangible innovation.
Conclusion: Once again, the Tiberium conflict will change the face of real time strategy. I think more and more developers will be returning to the old ways and I think we'll be hearing from EA very soon with an add-on. They have struck gold and they aren't going to let this one go so easy. I, for one, am more than happy to play some other two of three games based on this concept and I'm quite sure I will.
Excerpt: This is the latest in the stellar C&C series and quite frankly it is shaping up to be the best in the series yet. This game brings back the popular character Kane and has really been improved over an already great format. There are so many cool things that have been brought back like the amazing movies that dominate the game with real life characters that make the in game action all the more riveting.