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A lot of fun, but worthy of the title "Carrier Command",
This review is from: Carrier Command: Gaea Mission English (PC CD) (CD-ROM)
I was a massive fan of the original carrier command game in the 80's and played for many hours on my trusty Atari ST. I was very excited to hear about this new release and purchased the "play & contribute" beta several months ago.
I've played only the campaign mode so far so please don't take this as a "complete" review of the game. What I enjoy the most is the reviving of the vehicle control and co-op needed to succeed in a campaign. Using multiple Walrus (Ground tanks) and Manta's (Aircraft) to beat each scenario the game throws at you.
The good parts of this game are the graphics, there are some great weather effects, the story wraps with the campaign mode well. The walrus and manta controls get some getting used too, but they are great fun once mastered.
The not so good part, are as others point out, its 2012 - they could & should of put in multi-player, this was something I hoped the original could of done (Remember null modem cables?) but a big disappointment here especially tied in with the fact that the enemy carrier AI is never all that hot.
The 1'st person FPS part at the start of the campaign I though was very clunky and poor compared to games like Quake 4, although once you complete this the game gets going nicely and goes back to its roots. For some reason the movie cut scenes don't work correctly on my PC but no big loss.
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Initial post: 18 Oct 2012, 20:27:33 BST
Is this game installed by Steam? Or can it be installed without?
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Jan 2013, 19:52:42 GMT
No, its a stand alone game on DVD, unless you download it through Steam, as it is also sold on the Steam store.
In reply to an earlier post on 19 Jan 2013, 07:44:54 GMT
Really? that`s really good news. i played the original Carrier Command on the Amiga and really liked it. I refuse to buy a game if it forces you on Steam, so this is welcome news, and a guaranteed purchase, if true.
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