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5.0 out of 5 stars NEW BATTLE PLANS - THINK FAST COMMANDER!, 23 Mar 2008
This review is from: Command & Conquer: Kane's Wrath (Expansion Pack) (PC DVD) (Video Game)
I generally do not like expansions. They used to be additions only very successful games got to have. Nowadays they are mostly the...other half of the game the publisher withheld when selling us half the original for 30! C&C:KANE's WRATH is a rare exception that brings new dimensions to an already great game!

Story-wise, although an expansion, this is somewhat of a prequel to C&C3-TIBERIUM WARS, as it is set on the history of NOD, starting off just after the 2nd Tiberium War and continuing well past the 3rd.
There is a big campaign comprising of 13 single player missions, new units and upgrades and a new (a la RISE OF NATIONS) Global Conquest mode, that can turn C&C3 into a Turn-Based game! What make this REALLY interesting are the six subfactions, each with its special units, strengths and weaknesses. Not to worry, all GDI, NOD and Scrin get their own off-shooting factions.
On the opposite ends of the spectrum, there is Reaper-17 (a Scrin sub-faction): with hard-hitting and powerful offensive options; and then there is Traveler-59 (also a Scrin offshoot): a much more devious faction that relies on mind control of humans (remember how much fun Yuri's Revenge? was). In between, GDI's (retro) Steel Talons and (futuristic) ZoCom and NOD's (mind-benders) Black Hand and (cyborgs galore) Mark of Kane.

Production of the new epic-units can tip the battlefield scales dramatically. Most are not only devastating but are pretty hard to take down too. GDI gets the MARV [Mammoth Armed Reclamation Vehicle], a souped-up triple-barreled tank; NOD gets the Redeemer, an augmented killer avatar; whereas, Scrin get the Eradicator Hexapod, a impressive six-legged mech.
Revamped units, such as the Shard Walker or the Reaper Tripod, or back-to-the-drawing-board units, such as the Prodigy or the Ravager all add to a renewed experience. Moreover, as a long-time C&C fan, I particularly enjoyed the reappearance of good-ol' units such as Titans and Wolverines on the side of GDI!

The graphics are beautiful, the physics detailed and the explosions and beam-weapons spectacular! Don't forget to turn on the volume on those speakers, because this is a total immersion experience.

As with the original: it misses the 5th star for fun because one cannot hold a battle formation while moving. As most units move at different paces (and although the AI has improved they keep bumping on each other), this results in the more agile, yet vulnerable, units having to face the enemy first - a short-lived sight... May be the next C&C (say, RED ALERT 3) could have some TOTAL WAR infused into it, with battle formations options.

Finally, be advised that this is an expansion and, yes, you do need the original C&C3: TIBERIUM WARS to play it. If you do not have it, take note that there is a pack available, including both original game and expansion (the prices fluctuate so make sure to get the best deal).

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
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Initial post: 7 Nov 2008 08:02:14 GMT
Last edited by the author on 7 Nov 2008 09:11:19 GMT
Re: about the publisher aka "NeueroSplicer" - of this Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (PC DVD) - *NeueroSplicer* - Have you been Conned, or sucked in by what you just read in this review???

*UPDATE* NOTICE - ITS FAR MORE SERIOUS THAN I THOUGHT - *NEUROSPLICER* (Reviewer "HAS BEEN THROWING HIS WEIGHT AROUND IN-SULTING MATURE GAMERS IN THE Larger amazon.com notice boards and discussion forums, he has character assasinating several long time highly respected genuine reviewers (one called "AROSTOTLE") WHO I CONTACTED TODAY, SHE HAS SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT BLEW HIS COVER WIDE OPEN and showed me actual posts where aka: "NeuroSplicer completely lost his temper" - verbally lashing out unjustified hatred & abusive language & firing out trash talk even directly insulting others for them suspecting him of Plagerizing copyrighted material, I copied and saved many examples from his amazon.com posts.! anyone who wishing to learn more, please send me a message, I will reply asap. - thanks! - David...

NeuroSplicer - Ive seen what your capable off now you bully.! - you're just an evil bully.! many in amazon.com - have told me lots more... they have you sussed out.!

"AROSTOTLE" emmm' your foe - will be giving me regular reports, together with 2 others foes from the otherside of the pond... we all know the truth as to why you continue to live a "Walter Mitty" excistance telling fibs and posting obsessive rants that doesn't even belong to you because you removed the content from other sources on the internet - trying to fool folks by posting it on amazon as your on personal work. (when itz clear it is text created by others)... you just copy & paste, add twist & recycle...

Im not happy by the way you fly off your trolley, losing your temper is one thing over such trivial issues as DRM; - especially when you do not buy any DRM games, nor do you even buy PC games period, no - you just review DRM never the actual game.!

Why do you agressively insult others in amazon websites like www.amazon.com, http://www.amazon.co.uk ((Please google: "neurosplicer")) anyone reading this you will see how he operates.! - "Why do you agressively insult others" - "by telling them" - "they are nothing but smelly Trolls, needing locked up in a mental ward and sedated with anti-psychotic drugs?"' that is the lowest this I've ever seen or heard on amazon, thats simply the lowest thing Ive ever heard in any friendly discussion forum, PC Gaming is all about fun, you have forgotten about all that Mr. Splicer... (YOU NEVER HAVE BEEN A PC Gamer - your a Bogus Hoaks, who cheats lies and attacks anyone suspecting your true identity. your a sad lonely old man projecting your own insecurities onto others, ((right)).!

if you have been through and played the entire games you say you play why do your reviews miss, very important non scripted events which are important goals to unlock certain achiements? because you simply never played the game and a professional gaming site would not usually be able to mention these bits either...

Your reviews are boring, they are made up like a hurried jiggzaw puzzle, with many bits missing, its far too clinical, none of your reviews sound right, just like a professional artist can tell a fake painting immediately, many of us PC gamer's have so easily found your reviews to be fake too.. they're actuallly screaming FAKE - that's why most of your review is usually based on DRM, SecureROM, StarFORCE, or anything else, however not about how fun the gameplay is.? - Why? cuz you anit played it.! Mr.neurosplicer your just a "Mitty" who cringes at the very medicine you dish out to others, how does it feel to get it back? ..lol

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Nov 2008 20:51:24 GMT
Last edited by the author on 20 Dec 2008 16:23:52 GMT
NeuroSplicer says:
I am afraid that unless you can keep your posts civil and decent you are not welcome here.

Posted on 22 Nov 2008 16:42:20 GMT
Last edited by the author on 22 Nov 2008 16:42:58 GMT
L. Johnson says:
D. Glasgow - Why on every NS review are you there spouting the same crap, I mean you are litterally following this guy around copying and pasting the same tosh. At this moment in time (with regards this review) 52 out of 58 (seeing as you probably voted against this review) people disagree with you. But atleast you have changed your profile that more or less acuses him of being a paedophile. Your posts are highly hypocritical at best, not to mention boring, so start focusing on your own reviews.
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