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GF Rating
5.8

2165 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
5

Fair

If I had wanted to play Starcraft...

posted by CheezPants (OAKLAND, CA) May 29, 2009

Member since Feb 2007

Okay, first off, this isn't a bad game. The graphics are well done, and it looks like a lot of work went into the cut-scenes. The problem is that it doesn't bring anything new to the table.

Gather resources, build structures, deploy units. Ho hum. Every RTS I've played recently seems to have the goal of emulating Blizzard's best work. I can understand that, but the problem is that we've seen it all before. I want to see something NEW in an RTS game. Something I haven't seen before.

To their credit, one of the tutorials even cops to how bizarre and implausible it is to have a military force gathering resources in the middle of a battle.

I also concur with another review that console RTS games need to start having keyboard/mouse support. The PS3 and the Xbox 360 both have USB ports, and most RTS games are released for PC too... it doesn't seem that hard.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Proceed with Caution

posted by evovled (NEWPORT NEWS, VA) May 7, 2009

Member since Dec 2008

I loved this series since the PC versions in the late 90's...but I warn you, if you try to just "bull your way through these missions, you will learn quickly why these arent called missions but rather called campaigns!!!...You wont be able to just "outbuild' your counterpart(s)men and machines to fight, rather you better know the vehicles along with the infantry types, what their weaknesses and strenghts are quick, because in some campagnis your enemies attack you in waves(like savage moon)... It was frustrating to train a bunch of infantry who couldnt swin!! or build vehicles that didnt shoot at airborne targets as they attacked your buildings...by all means use the tutorial more than once!...when i first learned that each faction only had 8 mission I thought the game was short, I was Dead Wrong!....This game is just like SID's Civilization game, you are totally responsible for what happens out there...the checkpoints and rally points are great for patrolling and the attention to detail is required to the ninth power!!!!!!!..I thought i would have this game back to GF in about 2 weeks, I am still stuck on missions 3(easy mode at that)...I can see that a platinum in this game is far off!....the online play is better, you just dont know what a human would send at ya, one wave might be subs, then the next would be choppers with spies in them...the movie scening and acting is superb...in other words, if you have a short attention span or consider yourself a trophy hunter, move on

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3: Not a Typical

posted by Chukbeef (COVINGTON, VA) May 1, 2009

Member since Dec 2008

Not your usual RTS (Real-Time Strategy), which can be a good or bad thing, depending on your opinion. But this is nothing like the Civilization or Starcraft series.

And you can't skip cut scenes, ner, when well developers learn?

Graphics are sort of boring but some may find what vestiges of a plot there are entertaining (world powers vying for power, time travel).

5/10

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