Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 is disappointing

I was a huge fan of the original Command & Conquer and Red Alert games. When they came out they were truly innovative. Westwood who had invented the genre with Dune 2 redefined it with C&C by introducing competitive multiplayer games and truly dominated the real time strategy game genre alongside Warcraft and Warcraft II during the 1990s until Age of Empires showed up.

Unfortunately, the last few games have been forgettable and Red Alert 3 is no exception. The over the top single player story is fun and the actors are great, but the game lacks the depth of the best real time strategy games of the past few years.

The units are too fragile, there is only one resource type, way too few unit types and the pace is too quick. As result, the game lacks the depth of a richer game like Rise of Nations and the fine tactical control of a game like Company of Heroes. A game combining the strengths of those two games would be truly innovative.

I guess I will have to wait. I hope Stracraft II does not disappoint!

Newsletter

Select list(s):
  • “the pace is too quick” … Well. How shall I put it nicely … 🙂 Maybe you’re getting .. old ? :-))

    Long gone are the times where you kicked everyone ass at Warcraft my friend !!

    Fred

  • No the game really does suck, EA are ruining all my favourites, why does everything have to be so over the top, Burnout 1 and 2 flawless EA buys them out and we get awful soundtracks and over the top presentation and a ruined experience…

  • I agree with Matty. The original C&C games were the best ever but when EA bought westwood they fucked everything right up. I wish they would have just fucked off and stuck with their goddamn sports games because that’s all they’re good for anyway.