Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Commander's Challenge [Xbox Live Arcade]
14 January 2010
Excerpt: While some might argue, most would agree that the Command & Conquer series gave birth to the modern real-time strategy title. One of the spin-offs from the core series, Red Alert, has become so popular over the years that it is as, if not more popular than the franchise it came from, with a tongue in cheek approach to the Cold War and alternate history.
Summary: Red Alert is back, and its over-the-top style delivers a great RTS experience.
Pros: Three interesting, well balanced factions, each with their own campaign; can play through the entire story co-operatively; sharp visuals and a surprisingly good soundtrack; delightfully cheesy full motion videos featuring big Hollywood stars; engaging multiplayer.
Cons: Some minor pathfinding issues; cheesy style might not be appreciated by all.
Excerpt: Ever since my trip to EA’s Los Angeles headquarters, I’ve been patiently waiting for the title they went through so much trouble to show us: Red Alert 3. We got a first look at how the game was made, who was making it, and playtest the multiplayer while it was still in alpha (pre-beta). It was an experience I won’t soon forget, but the full game is perhaps just as memorable.
Conclusion: It's an RTS, so some people may dislike it. But, as an RTS, it's the best console game around today. It's almost perfect in every way. If you like RTS. buy it. Period. If you're new to the genre, this game is the best introduction you can get. And if you don't like RTS', buy this anyway and you might find yourself changing your mind. 10/10.
Excerpt: Now that Command & Conquer has found a home on the Xbox 360, it was only a matter of time before its offshoot series Red Alert arrived. If you're unfamiliar with the Red Alert games, imagine taking the over-the-top cheek and cheese of Command & Conquer and kicking it up a notch or two. Or maybe even three.
Excerpt: Over the top movie sequences, ridiculous weapons, terrible rock music and an insane, time bending story; Red Alert is back and this time it’s turning Japanese. The story picks up with the Soviets facing defeat at the hands of the commie-bashing allies, only to use time travel to erase the man most responsible for the West’s victories.