there is a serious lack of any originality in TS, I know itís
harsh for a game so many of you wanted, however enjoyed playing
Red Alert again more than playing through TS. It just looks
like the original C&C, with new unit models, new terrain and
sounds, no new gameplay. The tradeoffs between NOD and GDI are
that NOD has fighters and long-range artillery and GDI has more
control over water and powerful disruptor tanks. Great as this
is, considering the previous games TS does a poor job of matching
up to them. This means that the whole gameplay in TS is unoriginal
(Red Alert was original over C&C because of the new units and
the way they worked), thus it can get boring. However no matter
what you do, C&C this is and itís a of a lot of fun because
of it, it just doesnít have the look and feel of anything new.
wise, just like the original games it is based on pitting you
against other players and even AI players if you so require.
I personally quite enjoyed playing two of my friends on a LAN
with 3 extra AI opponents; it made the whole game a real blast.
Yet the disappointments of single player (above) do obviously
rain into multiplayer as well. I had hoped Westwood would add
some more game modes to Multiplayer like they did with ĎSole
Survivorí etc., yet they havenít. It up up being a plain build
a bigger base with more units race and then attack. Still fun,
but I rather play Red Alert or TA again.
a quick addition, I found that just under half the missions
were not based around building a base and more using a small
team of units to do covert work. Good but annoying when it happens
quickly round this bit up, TS is a lot of fun no matter what
I can say, itís just not up to anything new in the gameplay
department that we havenít seen already. Those who loved C&C
and its various spin offs will love TS, but donít expect it
to be as good as TA or even C&C: Red Alert, as gameplay wise,
it isnít. I do suggest you play it through on HARD level, EASY
is too easy to give a realistic view of the game or keep you
entertained. Oh and as for environments, it lacked there as
well, all you get are snow and the same old grey-brown landscapes,
gone are the greens of Red Alert and Watery missions.