one of the first to review TS,
Speedy3D was quickly shot down by countless hardcore fans. However
it was only later after seeing numerous other reviews that we
realised our verdict had been correct all along, TS was poor,
un finished and an un-viewable piece of rubbish - all this coming
from a long time C&C fan.
reviewing TS we drew a lot of comparisons to Westwood's last
major success, Red Alert and how it had a far greater scope
than TS, even after ageing so much. The good news is they took
some notice and without even an early word, Red Alert2 suddenly
appeared and came from almost nowhere. Within moments it was
on store shelves.
Russians are back
(RA2) is the second prequel to the original C&C and its sequel,
TS, we guess that makes it C&C minus 2. In RA2 those nasty Russians
(game wise, of course) have risen to power once again and lead
an all-out assault on an unsuspecting North America. Typically
and as is always your luck, all the other commanders have been
killed and yes you guessed it, you're the last one - yes again.
at this point that the game takes off and as usual you can either
defend and push the Russians out with the 'Allies', or opt for
the evil approach and take all of America with your 'Soviet'
comrades. Controls are nothing short of typical in TS, Westwood
have always maintained the 'simple' approach of point-click-move
and click-build, which is just about all you need to know.