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Gaming Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by The_Pope, 5 Apr 2007.

  1. The_Pope

    The_Pope Geoff Richards Super Moderator

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  2. quack

    quack New Member

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    The Ion Cannon is one of the coolest things I've ever seen.
     
  3. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    I absolutly love this game, its almost the best thing since sliced bread :D
    Im surprised you were comparing it with an expansion pack? Red Alert is as you probably know it is a stand alone game, set in a different universe to this game, but it puzzled me as to why you did.

    I do agree with quack there, the Ion Cannon is good fun, but the Rift Generator is a novel idea i must say.
    Its a shame Frank Klepaki has not done the soundtrack to this, as the soundtrack was something people knew what made a C&C, but i agree, it does work with the game i find.

    All in all, a good review, cheers.

    Sam
     
  4. DriftCarl

    DriftCarl Member

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    for the record, this game works like a dream in vista, AMD 5600 , an 8800GTS and 2 gig of ram.

    I really enjoy the skirmish in these games. I find the single player game boring and multiplayer is full of "l33t rushers" that crush you within minutes while you try to have fun by building up an army. So playing the MP maps against several computer players is most enjoyable for me. I even prefer this over stalker at the moment.
     
  5. samkiller42

    samkiller42 For i AM Cheesecake!!

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    Is that because Stalker doesnt work in Vista? heh

    Yes, thankfully, it does work in Vista, otherwise EA would have a mutiny on there hands.

    Sam
     
  6. Cabe6403

    Cabe6403 Supreme Commander

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    I love this game. I've been a huge fan of the C&C series ever since the very first one.
    Bringing back Joe Kucan was a pretty good idea.

    For the Brotherhood!
     
  7. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    I mentioned this when it was said in the preview - it told you in the manual of the original boxed copy of Command and Conquer how to get it working from within Windows 95... :) it didn't improve the graphics, but it worked just fine.

    ...

    Overall, I've been really enjoying C&C3, but it has certainly reminded me why I hated missions where you can't build a base. And having the Mammoth tank back the way it was (but better!) rather than that horrible AT-AT rip-off is fantastic. :D
     
  8. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    Agreed. The game is bloody awesome.
    Just had a 12 hour LAN and we played this game for a lot of that time, good fun.

    But the performance is just awful.
     
  9. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Spamspamspamspamspamdispamspam :) Just like the other C&Cs. Some people love and the rest find them total waste of time. I got to agree the graphics are awesome, but in the same sentence I'd like to add that SO WHAT. I tried out the demo and most of the time the candy effects just made it harder to pick the units and build stuff.

    Maybe the game just isn't for me and I shouldn't even tried in the first place... /end of rant.
     
  10. wafflesomd

    wafflesomd New Member

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    All settings maxed:

    C2duo E6400
    7800gt
    2 gigs/ram

    Runs like a dream.

    And has anyone cuaght this yet, spawn a juggernaut unit, and select him till he says, "I'm the juggernuat!"

    I luaghed.
     
  11. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    The ion cannon is pretty cool admittedly, though the best thing about it isn't the actual effect but aiming that massive crosshair on a single rifle unit.

    "MWHAHAHAH! FEEL MY PWNAGE!" I yell before being promptly squished by the opposition because I wasted my superweapon.
     
  12. TomH

    TomH And like that... he was gone.

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    Excuse me for being inexplicably pedantic, but surely you'd expect such a rise from an x1950 Pro, against the 7600GS?

    Or did you mean, 7900GS, as per the Mid-range/Low-end graphical performance? :worried:
     
  13. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    I love the good old C&C. I remeber my younger bro getting it for xmas when it came out and we sepent ages trying to get it to work in good old dos on my dads 486DX.

    Good old sound Blaster 16 problems. If you didnt have a Creative Sound Blaster then your screwed as early pc games mainly supported them only. We had that many problems trying to get our sound card to work that we bought a Sound Blaster 16.

    I was good fun and from then on we got every C&C that came out. Have not got C&C 3 yet. Not sure how it will run on a AMD 3700, ATI 1600PRo and 1GB ram. I prefer to play these games on my laptop sat on the sofa in the living room than in the bedroom on my own on the desktop, but I think I got no chance it working on a 1.6 centrino 64MB ATI 9700 512mb DDR 333.

    Time to persuade my wife into buying me a new laptop :) Dint think I can though :(
     
  14. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Yes, you're right, we meant the 7900 GS and thanks for pointing it out.

    Thats the infuriating thing about this business: one digit wrong and suddenly everyones a critic ;)

    The mistake has now been corrected.
     
  15. Major

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    Great review, as always eh? :)

    One things that stopped me playing STALKER is blimin BF2142. :(
     
  16. Springs

    Springs Boing boing

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    i liked the game... missed some of the stuff from the original..
     
  17. dragontail

    dragontail 5bet Bluffer

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    This game is the result of EA trying to appease the old school "traditional" cnc fan. A lot of the old school stuff is there, like the FMVs (production values are pretty high). Unfortunately, the gameplay is a step backwards from generals. Ah well. Still a decent product though.
     
  18. kenco_uk

    kenco_uk I unsuccessfully then tried again

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    What a strange analogy, "who normally has the strategic prowess of a fart in a spacesuit". :D

    Page 2 - Para 5 "Playing it feels like playing an updated version of Red Alert, which is fitting given that it was developers are all admitted fans of the C&C classics and have tried hard to recreate them." - doesn't read correctly to me, perhaps just omit the highlighted 'was' and add an 's' to 'it'.

    Page 2 - Para 8 "I'm not going to give anything away about The Scrin" - missing 'give'

    "top-down-at-a-bit-of-an-angle perspective" - so, isometric, then :D lol

    Page 3 - para 2 "This begs the question: just now necessary is anti-aliasing for Command & Conquer 3?" - change to 'how'.

    Page 6 - para 5 "afterall" - space between after and all needed.

    Page 6 - para 5 "Windows that are actually recessed into the wall rather than just look like a white, square decal on a wall." - two ways this could go. Get rid of the first 'that' or change 'look' to 'looking'. Either way, this sentence feels unfinished/fragmented.

    Page 7 - para 10 "Dropping the graphics preset to a more lenient Medium setting bought Terrain Detail and Texture Detail much lower than we would have liked ..." - doesn't make sense. Perhaps change 'bought' to 'made'?

    Page 7 - para 12 "It puzzled us that the dropping the graphics settings didn’t seem to do much" - omit 'the'.

    Page 8 - para 5 "excellent game and it's impossible to deny that the same" - add 'to'.

    Page 8 - para 5 "to get a decent framerate at 1600 x 1200 or higher" - add 'at'. btw, missing full stop at the end of this paragraph.

    Genuinely, a brilliant review. Well done :thumb:
     
  19. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    Wow, thats a fair few mistakes. It goes to show that even with a Degree in English Language and Creative Writing and with an editor constantly checking your work you can still mess up! Still, thanks for point those typos out (they've all been corrected now)

    Hopefully when I get more used to writing in the editing engine we use there won't be as many typos!
     
  20. Major

    Major Guest

    It's not about what Degree you have, but it's how you can use it, and if you can use it. ;)
     
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