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Command & Conquer 3 Demo Impressions?

MBeeching Avatar
9y, 9m agoPosted 9 years, 9 months ago
So has anyone downloaded the recently posted demo for C&C3 on Fileplanet?
I popped home at lunchtime and was pleasantly surprised to see my download was complete.

As I have mentioned in the past I've not enjoyed a single itteration of C&C since the glory days which in my opinion ended back with Red Alert, so I had only low expectations.

I was a little worried at first as I set about poking the graphic settings, as the game was adamant I should have everything set on low. Instead I took the medium route and dived in...

Oh my god, brilliant! Everything's back to basics, I don't even need to think twice about how to play for once. It's Red Alert back in swanky new threads! I'm so happy right now :)

No doubt the soundtrack will never beat the C&C classics of years gone by, but i'll be straight down the shops to get this one on launch day.
Eat your heart out chicken supreme commander!
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9y, 9m agoPosted 9 years, 9 months ago
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#1
Sounds good!
Have you a direct link? When is it released? I may 'try before I buy', if ya get me! (That aint the demo either!)
#2
Really??!?

I love the 1st C+C, Red Alert, Red Alert 2, Tiberium SUn + expansion, Generals, and still on zero hour frequently!
#3
In case you didn't know the amazing Kane returns for C&C3 and a ton of recognisable actors. Demo's around a 1.2gb download but you get a 1 on 1 Skirmish mode, a GDI demo level and of course a play tutorial.

Released end of March, yey.
#4
#5
is the 360 version the same or is it slightly different?

i wonder how it will be like with a contoller instead of a mouse?
#6
I can't image a FPS without a mouse, every controller I have tried is just nowhere near as accurate luckyly new consoles are now compatable with mice by default thankfully.
#7
Affirmative!
#8
do you know if the soundtrack to the original games is available anywhere ? i LOVE the opening movie scene for red alert, an all time fav
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I'm a mechanical, i'm a mechanical, i'm a mechanical maaaan :)
Songs like Hell March never got boring either. True soundtrack classics.

You know what, I may well have to obtain them all and replace the C&C3 soundtrack. Didn't the expansion discs used to contain 'some/all' the tracks in regular CD format? - I might be wrong:?

Edit: Wow, the composer has an online streaming jukebox on his website where you can listen to all his C&C music - ace!
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#10
nice, been going through them, ahhhh the memories :D
#11
A demo! Ooh. I think I'll download it. Does anyone know the tech specs for this demo?
#13
Agreed about the lack of mouse on xbox 360 - will hopefully get this to work on my ageing PC as I couldn't play LOTR BFME2 with a controller on the 360 so just had to sell it. :)
#14
Those specs are for the full game. I'm after the specs for the demo.

I find it hard to believe that a full game can require 8GB these days let alone a demo.
#15
I can't image a FPS without a mouse, every controller I have tried is just nowhere near as accurate luckily new consoles are now compatable with mice by default thankfully.


Are they really?
What about keyboards?
#16
Andrewolu
Those specs are for the full game. I'm after the specs for the demo.

I find it hard to believe that a full game can require 8GB these days let alone a demo.


The demo is 1.2 GB

Other than that, they would be the minimum specs.
#17
freeDUMB
The demo is 1.2 GB

Other than that, they would be the minimum specs.


Are you talking about the download size or the required space??
Earlier on this thread someone said that the download siaze is 1.17 GB.
#18
download size is 1.17gig also why would system spec be diff from demo to full ?
#19
amino
download size is 1.17gig also why would system spec be diff from demo to full ?


Think about it.

In the demo you're only getting a couple of levels not to mention several other limitations.
#20
It's a 'demonstration' of the game. You may be only allowed to play a few levels, but these levels will probably be exactly the same as when the full game is released.

A demo shows what the game will look like; they don't dampen graphics, they use it as promotion. And it won't have a lower system requirement for the demo than for the actual game. Think about it.
#21
schizoboy
I can't image a FPS without a mouse, every controller I have tried is just nowhere near as accurate luckyly new consoles are now compatable with mice by default thankfully.
The Xbox 360 isn't - you have to get extra hardware to get a mouse to work. USB mice don't work. USB keyboards do, though.
#22
freeDUMB
It's a 'demonstration' of the game. You may be only allowed to play a few levels, but these levels will probably be exactly the same as when the full game is released.

A demo shows what the game will look like; they don't dampen graphics, they use it as promotion. And it won't have a lower system requirement for the demo than for the actual game. Think about it.


I know that they don't lessen the quality of the graphics. A demo with inferior graphics would defeat the object of creating a demo in the first place.
Think about it. Consider all the stuff that is missing. You only get GDI missions. So that all the GDI missions minus those 2 + all thr NOD missions, all the multiplayer modes etc, etc, etc.

I downloaded a demo for Battlefield 2. The installed directory on my hard drive is 466 MB. Do you really think that the full game requires only 466MB???!! :roll:

This demo download is 1.17 GB big. According to the logic of some of you geniuses on here the full game will also be 1.17 GB in space pre download i.e on disc. You could fit easily that on 2 CDs. Why would they release the game on DVD if you could fit all on 2 CDs?? :roll:

The demo incluces a tutorial, prologue video, two GDI missions, and a limited skirmish mode


That is what the demo includes. Is it really conceiveable that the full game could be the same size when you consider what's been taken out??
For heaven's sake this isn't rocket science.


I've just downloaded the demo and the requirements are 2.7GB down from the full game's 8GB. What a surprise. :roll:

NEXT.
#23
Going back to the games...

As I have mentioned in the past I've not enjoyed a single itteration of C&C since the glory days which in my opinion ended back with Red Alert, so I had only low expectations.


Wow I find that hard to believe. When I was in school loads of my schoolmates raved about the C&C series. I was sceptical. I never had any time for the real time strategy genre.

One day a friend of mine came over to my house and he brought Red Alert with him. After seeing it in action I was hooked. When he left he let me borrow one of his game discs and the rest as the say is history.

I soon had copies of Red alert, counterstrike and aftermath of my own.
To this day I have never played the original Command and conquer. The only ones I have played and own are Red Alert + expansions, Tiberian Sun + Firestorm, Red Alert 2 + Yuri's Revenge and a demo of Renegade when it was released.

I love all the ones I own. Superb gaming in my opinion. I remember fondly the sound in Red Alert 'A-bomb prepping, A-bomb launch detected.' Followed by frantic efforts to sort your base out.

When I first got Tiberian Sun I was in for a surprise. I hadn't realised that it was a departure from the WWII scenario and much more akin to the original command and conquer. The approach to warfare was more futuristic. Grenadiers had been replaced by disc throwers, tanks were no more; replaced by mechs and no conventional WMDs.

One unit I remember fondly is the Mammoth tank mark II. It's a beast, a behemoth. It was incredibly slow but incredibly powerful. It could take and dish out unbelieveable amounts of punishment. When you used it you realised why the game would only let you own one at time. I hope it is back in C&C3 or maybe even a Mammoth tank mark III?

One unit I missed in Red alert 2 was the grenadier. I hope it is back in C&C 3 or at least a futuristic version.
#24
I loved all the voice over work in Red Alert. I agree that 'A-Bomb launch detected' was brilliant and caused total panic :)
Especially when playing 2 player with my younger brother via serial link.

You'll be pleased to hear the Mammoths are back, in fact the buildings and units seem to hark back to Red Alert. I don't think you can build sandbag walls everywhere anymore though.

Gameplay have dropped C&C: Decade down to £14.99 delivered, reckon it's worth a Hot Deal post?
http://shop.gameplay.co.uk/webstore/productpage.asp?productcode=RM02634


I fondly remember being the envy of my peers when I went into school and told everyone my dad had bought this amazing game called Command & Conquer. I even remember going to GAME with my friend so he could buy it and the staff warned him he would need 8 megs of RAM to run it:giggle:
They called him a flush ******* when he bragged he had 16!
#25
MBeeching
I loved all the voice over work in Red Alert. I agree that 'A-Bomb launch detected' was brilliant and caused total panic :)
Especially when playing 2 player with my younger brother via serial link.

You'll be pleased to hear the Mammoths are back, in fact the buildings and units seem to hark back to Red Alert. I don't think you can build sandbag walls everywhere anymore though.





Another one I loved as well was when you clicked on a British unit. 'Yes sir?' Then when you send him somewhere 'For King and country'. That always brought a smile to my face.

Gameplay have dropped C&C: Decade down to £14.99 delivered, reckon it's worth a Hot Deal post?
http://shop.gameplay.co.uk/webstore/...ctcode=RM02634


Absolutely. It's 19.99 everywhere else. I have been tracking this item myself with a view to buying it. Do it before another unscrupulous HotUKdeals forummer sees your post and takes the credit.
#26
Thats a top deal mate
#27
staff warned him he would need 8 megs of RAM to run it
They called him a flush ******* when he bragged he had 16!


8/16 MB wow those were the days eh?
Now you need 1/2GB to run today's operating systems optimally.:-(
#28
Andrewolu
Another one I loved as well was when you clicked on a British unit. 'Yes sir?' Then when you send him somewhere 'For King and country'. That always brought a smile to my face.






haha I loved that,

also

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What impressed me most about the original C & C was you learnt that without a mix of units you'd get wiped out.

A bunch of soldiers against a troop carrier would all get squished. One flamethrower would decimate a whole squad with one blast. Your attack would be wiped out and you'd be sat there thinking "what the flip"!

I think the later games diluted this a bit and when air power came in you could wipe everything out with air power....

Mechanical man is engraved onto my mind just like the tune from Manic Miner on the Spectrum 48
#30
Just pre-ordered this.. £7.06 :) love it. Just hope I don't end up wanting to buy a new graphics card lol. Wouldn't be such a good bargain then.
#31
preordered for £7.06?!! where?
#32
Amazon.. Student Discount and the £15 voucher from the Seagal misprice.
Bargain.

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