EA Games has done Westwood justice. The legacy lives on.
Firestorm250 wrote this review on .
I immediately followed its progress, hoping that the new C&C instalment would do Westwood justice, and now that I finally have it, I can't properly express how overjoyed I was to find out that it had. Although I must say that after the fall of Westwood, many new strategy genres and themes have definitely challenged the relatively old Real-Time Strategy genre.
And as for the Real-Time Strategy itself, I must say many other companies have come up with so many innovations that I have to admit (no matter how much of a C&C fan I am) makes C&C3 Tiberium Wars look slightly Old-School and even bordering the possibility of being slightly "out-of-date". No matter, it is still a highly addictive game that requires intense amounts of concentration and gives us the old but fun Real-Time Strategy feel to it. The one thing special about many C&C games that the Westwood legacy left behind was clearly very present in C&C3, and that is the quality and the feel of the Cut-scenes that not only added intensity into the game, but also made the game come alive, as do most story lines. It is one of the most defining aspects of C&C3 Tiberium Wars.
The graphic of the game are good but after playing other strategy games such as Company of Heroes and Supreme Commander, I must say that the graphics have a great deal of room to improve. Personally I think that this need for improvement of graphics is not just limited to C&C 3 but most other EA strategy Games as well. I hope that EA Pacific will take this as positive feedback and I hope to see the graphic of EA Strategy Games to be comparable to that of their First-Person Shooter Games in the future.
Sound is relatively similar to past C&C games with the exception of better quality due to present day higher technology.
Last but not least the gameplay may be Old-School but is refreshing after all the recent innovations in the Real-Time Strategy Genre. Also the ability for a game to last less than forty-five minutes, has also allowed for people with busy schedules to be able to play short rounds as relaxation and then continue with whatever they were initially doing.
All in all it is a great development to the C&C series and remember EA, I am hoping to see better graphics in the future. Good job and well done.