Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
Awesome Graphics, tough game play in skirmish
I did not expect much from this game after reading the reviews here, I decided to buy the game anyway. I can honestly say I am glad I bought the game, its fun and very fast paced. The graphics are excellent, very intense colors and the graphics do look a little like comic book graphics (not a bad thing, just different), the animations and the special effects really add to the look, it all works, sort of an old and new look combined which really goes with the theme of the game. Game play in campaign is ok, the videos are corny but again it works with the comic book look of the game, the skirmish is my favorite game play, that and on line which is where the game shines in my opinion. Overall I was very impressed with the game, after downloading the patch the game looks and feels very polished, smooth and it runs great. I do recommend this game if this is the type of strategy based gaming you like, won't be disappointed.
Gonna be awsome despite some skeptics
the red alert series was never realistic to anyone who thinks it was and just because westwood was absorbed by the omnipitant blob that is known as EA does not mean that Red Alert 3 wont bring its own flare to the table. every red alert game brought its own unique twist or add on to the RTS scene and each in the series was a smash for red alert 3 it is the japanese. now i dont no why everyone seems to hate the thought of a third faction and bash the fact that they have transforming mechs samuria and phychic school girls but as everyone should know all the red alert games (subtle in the first but still present) are complete parodies and stereotypes of modern warfare and japan being the culturaly unique as it is why not spoof them as they did with the russians and Americans? although parodies red alert has always been a great series and im sure all the teams will be balanced thats why they have the bata and that the techs down at EA will produce a truely epic game.
Red Alert 3 is a well made, excellent command and conquer style game. It's Graphics are excellent for something that has come all this way. Just look back at Red Alert 2 and the original. This type of game is for people that do not look for perfection but a good game to keep you busy and keep you drawn in. first of all the bad-@$$ intro with the classic h3ll march along with the intro and invasion scene. Also whats up with all the hot chicks? is that how they make sure you stay over the top interested in the game? That truly is a smart tactic. Especially for people that strongly critisize what a game is based on. Also They should try to keep the gameplay graphics somewhere close to the trailer and intro graphic experience. three things i reall like about the graphics. 1: They did an excellent job on fire and large explosions. 2: Water is suprisingly very good with the waves and ripples. 3: even with a not so good computer, the graphics range is great for enthusiasts or just gamers that like the game soley because its command and conquer. Keep it going Red Alert, your next game should look even better
Command And Conquer: Red Alert 3 is my favorite C&C game yet. I will now describe the ratings i gave this game. AI: 8: the opponent used pretty good tactics to try and defeat me, such as bombarding me from just out of range and going around my defenses. Challenge:10 The campaign was difficult but not too hard and you had to use strategy to win, not just brute force which makes to easy. Graphics:10 The Graphics are amazing on high detail, Although if your computer isn't very good then you may need to turn the graphics to low in which they are pretty bad. Interface 7: The menus were easy to navigate and the in game controls are easy. But building a base is fairly complicated, although that just adds to the strategy. Sound 10: The music is pretty cool and catchy. The units say a lot of funny things, For example one unit calls in an artillery satellite to bombard the enemy sometimes says "Your call is very important to us" or "Please Hold" Storyline 8: The story line was good and cool. But it was still a bit odd. This concludes my review of Command And Conquer: Red Alert 3
I must say overall the game played very well, this being after I ordered the game from the digital download only to find that the download is broken and wont give me my money back. I drove 30 miles to the nearest store that had a copy just to try it out. The AI was good in the game only rarely did it ignore me and just go after the computer assistance. Graphics are top notch on this game and really flow well I don't think you will be disappointed. Storyline was good if that is what you like mixed into the game heavily, I could go without it but a lot of thought was put into it so it turned out well. To end I warn anyone strongly of the digital download of this game. The secondary company used is not helpful and still offered the product for download even though they knew it was broken and didn't even take the time to inform you before purchase that you would have to wait 3 days in order to play the game you bought. Not only that but I personally spent 9 hours downloading the game to find out its broken and not just in one way. The answer given to me was sorry you can download it on Tuesday have a good day. If that is customer support then I'm set back. I must say if this doesn't get resolved I most likely will not use gamestop again for ordering games.
Please save your money, I thought this would be a good title from EA, another good command and conquer release. They have come so far from where they were in this Genre. The first C&C was so good, Generals series was good. These last two have been terrible. What sucks is I cant take it back to gamestop. So it will just be reminder on my shelf on what not to do when buying games. This interface is not polished at all, I can see graphics just acting very weird, I can see their enemy dogs out in the water attacking my harbor. These dogs can swim.... I see that the navy units aren't useful at all. I remember when Red Alert meant something, especially the ones where you could take the navy along side the base and bombard the buildings and it would be a decisive victory. The aircraft carrier is way under powered, and just the whole game is clunky. I hope to find something good with it, since I do have to keep the game.
Its not westwood ]=
The westwood versions of red alert were simply amazing. It seems like they EA'd this version up too much. I didn't believe it had sub-factions like in the previous versions, and it seems like they lost the idea of what it was about (I played the beta). The tanks they have are very different which is cool, but I was kinda hoping for the old rhino tanks and telsa tanks that I can build in the refinery. The addition of the airfield to the soviets was a good one, but I've noticed that allies and soviets look alike. I loved the look of the soviets in the old game, but now they just look like another faction. The rising sun would be a great faction, but not for the red alert series. Seems more like a supreme commander collided with red alert. It still is a good game, and a game one should buy, but it is NOT red alert. If there are sub-factions, which I doubt there are, it will make the game actually good.
Red Alert 3: Nothing Like C&C 3
Red Alert: these two words make even the most matured men giggle like a girl. I have been playing the infamous Westwood (now EA) series for most of my life. The interface is easy to work with, and the interface in RA 3 promises to be the same. Easy to navigate and use. The only thing that may not peak my interest is the new Rising Sun side. EA, what are you smokin'? Rising Sun promises to be like the Scrin from C&C 3 ; easily the most powerful side, with completely unfair tactics and units. I really wish Westwood still existed, because this crap wouldn't happen if they were still around. Transforming Mechs? Flying Submarines? Tank Boats? It's like RA clashed with friggin' Gundam.... I recommend this for fanboys only, or anyone who thinks stupid Japanese robots are cool (which, they are NOT!) But I will buy it...only because its a Red Alert game.
Please Save Your Money
I have been a C&C fan since the beginning of the series and this is by far the worst in the whole series. I would play Renegade before I pick this title up again. Before I would pick up a C&C title with no worry and would not be disappointed. Now, I will make sure I demo every release from now on. Red Alert is cheesy and is void of any type of new gameplay or functions. I guess I'm going to have to wait for the next Tiberium to come out before I forgive EA for getting me to waste my money on Red Alert. If you are a big fan and considering Red Alert, I beg you to download the demo before going to any store and picking this up for full price. I wish EA took me out before laying me down and well you know... Just wait for the next game in the series or buy used or just get it from a friend who would more than likely give you their copy.
Red Alert 3!!!
After so long it is finnally here, RA 3. Even with EA on it, it should be an awesome game. I see it as a hit RTS to fans of C&C and to all others. Also more good news, Frank Klepacki is back on for music after after doing it for the original games, and he is making a Hell March 3 (intro song and theme music for RA seris). EA made a good call there. Also Tanya will be back in the game, cheezy cutscenes and all (u know u love them), however she will be played by a different actress because of age. Also, Boris will be replaced by Natashia for the Soviets, and i am not sure if the Empire will have a special unit such as this or not. I saw some game footage and things look good, what they have done with naval base construction looks sweet! To wrap it up, a great game in the making. A must buy, for sure.