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Stuff the missions, Retaliation is worth it's weight in gold for the link-up mode alone. For those who are concerned about the slow down when including two CPU controlled teams into your own private war then I believe we have worked out the reason. Apparently if any of the CPU vehicle becomes jammed inside it's base then the game virtually grinds to a stop. It may be risky.. but if you can manage to get a few troops near the blocked vehicle and launch a few shots then the game should return to normal speed. The mission are more of the same, only far more difficult to complete. Thankfully those annoying password saves of the past have been replaced by the more gratifying Memory Card system. Should you finish the game in it's entirety then you are rewarded with four new missions where the enemies are Giant Ants. Brilliant!
The Missile Sub is a covert vessel with massive firepower that can hammer targets both at sea and onshore. The wide range of one-player missions, the four-way Skirmish campaigns and of course the excellent link-up facility makes this game an excellent addition to the C&C series. It can’t be denied that C&C: Retaliation is effectively more of the same, but then if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it! Now you too can appear in a naff PlayStation advert and announce ‘I may only be a misfit, but I have commanded armies and conquered worlds’.
Retaliation is een samenvoegsel van eerder PC add-ons, maar haalt het niet bij het origineel. Toch is het leuk dat ook PlayStation bezitters dit toch wel fantastische spel kunnen spelen. Jammer is natuurlijk dat je het in de Skirmish-mode niet tegen menselijke speler kan opnemen.
Har det så lykkedes for Westwood, at bringe os et skridt videre? Ja, men man skal lede med en meget stor lup efter det, for det er i detaljerne der er sket noget. Selve spillet er stadig Red Alert med lidt nyt hist og her.
Here's the problem I have with Retaliation, the developers expect you to have the gameplay knowledge from the original Red Alert. What happens is the first missions dump you into incredibly hard situations, assuming you know what to do and how to do it. Even I, who absolutely loves the C&C series, threw my controller at the television a half-dozen times...and that was during the first couple missions.
If you're a fan of the console ports of this series and are looking for another round of challenging missions (the likes of which might have taken you several days each to accomplish in the earlier versions), then you're definitely on target with this game. But newcomers and the more action-oriented of you out there beware: This one's not for you. Certainly the original PC add-on pack designers should be applauded for not just creating more of the same, but having such a high difficulty level without being able to provide a better save system seems to point out that this may have been an inappropriate port for the system. It's of course a great PC strategy game, but one that's either not very well suited or not very well adapted for console audiences. Or both.