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IGN Hands on with Command & Conquer 3


IGN recently posted some fresh hands-on impressions of the Xbox 360 version of Command & Conquer 3. We dissected the demo ourselves not long ago, but IGN gives out fresh details concerning the campaign mode. In particular, IGN notes that the computer AI becomes very difficult in later levels. Part of the reason for this is that computers don't have to contend with C&C3's complex control scheme. In other words, AI can manage, build, and direct units much more efficiently than a human. Adding insult to injury, the game lacks a simple restart option for campaign missions. So, if you find yourself without hope of victory, the only way to restart is to exit the game entirely and reload your most recent save. As IGN notes, it's not a deal breaker, but it can become tedious after multiple losses.

Thankfully, multiplayer removes many of these issues, as human opponents must overcome the same control scheme. In the end, IGN walked away impressed with Command & Conquer 3. So far, they've enjoyed the campaign -- difficult though it may be -- and the numerous online options (including more game types than the PC version). Hit the "read" link for IGN's full impressions.

Command & Conquer 3 finally arrives next week. Will it live up to its promise? We'll have to wait and see.

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Joe1

5-03-2007 @ 9:29PM

Joe said...

can't wait for C&C... im gonna be the best since im already the best at LOTR BFME... thats right, THE best

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Adam2

5-03-2007 @ 9:30PM

Adam said...

Oh no! The campaign is too difficult? I love playing RTS games, but that is one thing that bothers me...I'm just not that good at them, LOL. I hope they're talking about on the normal or hard difficulties, and that the easy difficulty will be able to better accommodate less skilled players, otherwise that will indeed be a deal breaker for me!

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dieter3

5-03-2007 @ 9:53PM

dieter said...

I'm glad it isnt too easy, since I tend to lose interest in a game if there isnt much of a challenge. Naturally multiplayer takes care of that in most games, but coming from an oldschool PC background I'm really looking forward to this. I remember spending a ton of time with friends trying to work out how to finish StarCraft and WarCraft3 missions on hard.

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harveypekar4

5-04-2007 @ 12:00PM

harveypekar said...

Can anyone tell me if there is a skirmish mode in the 360 version?

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John5

7-29-2007 @ 12:29PM

John said...

I am finding this game too difficult. I am playing the easy level, and I've been stuck in Act II, for about a week. Apparently there are no cheat codes to save me either. As IGN points out, the reason the AI beats you, is because of the controls. I know what to do...but I just can't do it fast enough. Hardcore gamers will love the challenge, but if you are a casual gamer looking to pass time and 'play through' the entire game...good luck, cause you will need it.

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