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Lowly Worm

PC Games


Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun is another game under the Command and Conquer series which has been a favorite among gamers for a long time now. It began as an excellent game which took a lot of risks in its presentation and succeeded. However, I don’t know what happened along the way, but the game developers wimped out on their risk taking activities and the following games, including this one, leaves the gamers waiting for more improvements.

But this does not mean that the Tiberian Sun is lacking. It is not. The topography is realistic, the terrain is very effective and real looking, thanks to the colors and lighting used, and the explosive do dig pits into the ground and will effectively knock down the structures they are meant to destroy. There are some additions to the battlefield as well like the Tiberian mutants which will just attack the forces when they see them.

The landscape in this game is different from the rest of the games in the Command and Conquer series. The gamer can customize the hot keys according to how they want to take control of the game, and there is also the allowing of queuing production of the units in one facility so there would be less demands on building more structures.

The infantry is tiny when viewed on the screen, but they do look like an infantry and that is what counts. However, the design of some of the vehicles are a little disappointing. The tanks look like a shoeboxes; I was really surprised about that low quality design.

This is a science fiction based game so there are a lot of expectations riding on it. Unfortunately, the expectations of the fans will only end in disappointment for the lack of originality in the weapons vehicles used. This is supposed to be a game of strategy and command; it would help if there were more war vehicles to work with. It is science fiction after all, so the lack is disappointing.

Tiberian Sun may visually look different from the other Command & Conquer games but it is not really that different in that it keeps to the feel of the original and the soundtrack can bring back the memories of the previous games.

Once the campaign is finished, the player can continue playing against the computer if they should choose which keeps the gameplay interesting. There will be a time when the players may want to try their skills against the other opponents online and no one would be disappointed to find that there are thousands of players online. So the challenge is really great and it makes the game more interesting.

In the end, it doesn’t really matter if the player enjoyed the original game; this Tiberian Sun stands alone well and does not need the others to back it up. The designers kept to the formula that was proven successful in the past and it is still successful in the new version. This may not be a superior game, but it sure is fun to play.

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Lowly Worm

PlayStation 3


When engaged in a single player match, you can either be Salem or Rios who will fight through the 6-story campaigns while the computer is responsible for the control of your teammate. Even if you think that the weapons will help you in your survival, the most essential tool in your weaponry is the Aggro which is a system that is dependent on how powerful the soldier is while in combat. If you fling grenades, shoot enemies continuously or make explosions, what you will do is swing the agro momentum towards you and as a result will make every soldier be aware of you. This may be disadvantageous on your part but there are actually benefits in the use of agro.

In addition, aggro will make you realize that everything can never be done on your own, hence, it is best to get used to the idea that you should do things together with your partner. Also, every player will be dependent on their partner for an assortment of moves just like the step lifts and turret-like formation named as Back to Back wherein you explode your way out from being surrounded with opponents. There is also a huge number of goals distributed all throughout the game one of which is eradicating particular targets of preference. You will also be given secondary goals just like looking for certain items within the surroundings.

The primary characters bring along with them three weapons and a set of grenades during combats. Their main weapon is usually a machine gun or a shotgun to get rid of big groups of rival troops similar to their range and potential. While all these weapons are terrible, you can upgrade these items to either increase or decrease every weapon stat. Perhaps the most important transformation is the pimp out selection in which your weapon will be turned into gold or platinum plated pistols. Despite the enjoyment, the single-player experience has glitches that will likely hamper the entire game.

Issues of the game can be avoided if you play with another player. There are also numerous ways in which you can have a great experience of the game with a friend. You can choose to play through split-screen when you are in a similar system or you can create an exclusive co-op game with your buddy or perhaps make it a public game for anybody to play with online. The voice acting is outstanding despite the occasional cursing and the big character models, specific environments and amazing explosions will add to the battlefield action. In terms of lasting appeal, co-op and multiplayer will certainly lengthen the fun factor.