Command & Conquer 3 : Tiberium Wars
The story and gameplay of the new Command & Conquer 3 : Tiberium Wars are good, really good. It not only build upon its predecessors' winning formula, it is unique enough to carve its own niche in the world of strategy games. This is the third installment of a truly venerable series and EA did a great job by retaining the good old C&C formula and enhancing it enough that it doesn't feel stale. I love it.
The storyline stays loyal to the C&C creed but EA kicked it up a notch by using well-known TV personalities to add a touch of realism. The acting could have been a bit better in my view, but the final quality is still something that a lot of games should aspire to. The story is well-written and solid and that's what appeals most to me at the end of the day. No matter what, Kane should always be killed with the GDI Ion Cannon. Now, that's just poetic justice.
From a technical aspect, the game's graphics are pretty, but relatively lackluster when compared to recent titles like Company Of Heroes. I think EA can take a cue from Relic and release better shader support and open it up to modders. That would allow a whole range of talented modders to seriously enhance the game for long-term playability.
If that's possible, then I would recommend the modders look at improving the game's sound effects and music. They were a serious disappointment in most aspects. A real shame. Poor EA. They didn't even follow up on Frank Klepacki's mesmerizing and hallucinogenic soundtrack.
All in all though, the game is seriously fun. While it does have its weakpoints, I would still recommend it to RTS gamers. It's solid and best of all, it brings back a willing formula that's fun and accessible to all.
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Electronic Arts Inc.
EA Los Angeles
|Category|| Real Time Strategy (RTS)|
|Minimum Requirements|| 2GHz Processor
512 MB RAM
6 GB of hard drive space
NVIDIA GeForce 6100 or ATI Radeon 9500 or greater
Any onboard sound card
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