Red Alert 1
Command and Conquer: Red Alert is one of the best RTS, which has become a legend of the genre. The second game of the Command & Conquer series. Judge for the glory of her: for today two official sequels have been released and a considerable number of additions. And everyone is warmly received by the gaming public! Why? Let's try to answer this question together.
"What if?" It seems that this issue is strongly stuck in the minds of screenwriters at Westwood Studios. Fantasy is a dangerous thing in "skilled hands." For example, what would happen to the world if there was no Hitler? Or what would Einstein do if he invented a time machine? The answer is simple: world war!
1949 As a result of moving in time, Einstein succeeds in "neutralizing" Hitler, having deleted him from the subsequent history long before the war. But, as they say, “from fire to fire” - in the future, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, led by the Father of the Peoples IV Stalin, took the place of the aggressor. As a result, all the power of the domestic military industrial complex fell on "defenseless Europe." So, to what extent it is “defenseless,” we are invited to find out by standing on either of the two sides of the conflict. The complication is simple, but the plot and its presentation in the brand chic video sequences will not let anyone get bored.
Revolutionary innovation in comparison with its predecessor, the game is no different. The developers went on the "evolutionary" path of development. Which, in principle, is understandable, because Red Alert was originally planned to complement the original C & C. As a result, the park "units" has grown significantly. Radically expanded our tactical capabilities. Now aviation is available to us in all its glory, the fleet (almost completely absent earlier) and several new "super-weapons". The size of maps and the presence of water on them has more than doubled.
World War is a terrible thing, not two or three tanks converge on the battlefields (as in the last part), but dozens, and the outcome of such battles is not always predictable. By the way, the tanks themselves have further strengthened their primacy in the lists of the ground forces, the infantry can no longer stand with them "on an equal footing." But only they can not win. Artillery preparation, landing of naval and airborne assault forces, sabotage raids to the rear of the enemy, deadly airstrikes, espionage - all this is abundantly present in the game! The main thing is to be able to use all this wealth wisely.
Of course, this is all the same "good old" Westwood. Chic commercials, unforgettable soundtrack - this is their calling card. The plot is at a height, he will present a lot of surprises to fans of the series. Retelling it is blasphemy, it must be seen with my own eyes! The graphics of the gameplay may not have changed dramatically - the screen resolution has just been increased and the icons of units / buildings have been redrawn - but this is a completely different game! Given the fact that the Command & Conquer graphics / animation were very decent, the final result at least does not hurt the eyes.
And finally, the most delicious - multiplayer! Here he is, his many, and he is incredibly fascinating! It is in it that all the tactical charms of the game flourish. Also, for the first time in the series, we are presented with the "Skirmish" mode, so do not rush to erase the game after the end of the campaigns, it does not end with them, it only begins!