Red Alert 3 first impressions.

It’s the reason why I’ve not been posting anything the past few days, except for Saimoe and CLANNAD.

It’s actually way better than I expected, and I’m thankful that my worst fears of EA LA screwing up the game didn’t come true. Japan is still rather hard to get used to for all their transformation units. I suck at micro’ing in RTS’es. Their naval units are pretty awesome though.

Just finished through the campaign, and let’s just say the story is a bit subpar compared to RA2, but there are a bunch of crazy missions to balance it out. The Mount Rushmore one was pretty damn whacked as well as the reverse Pearl Harbour one too. At the least the sense of craziness is still there in the team, hahaha. In terms of storyline, the Soviet one was rather lame, since the twists were almost similar to the RA2 campaign. The Allied one was quite spiced up a bit nearing the end and the most original one is the Japanese campaign. Even the acting was better in it.

Trust me though, the FMV’s in RA3 have really subpar acting, generally though. In both the Soviet and Allied ones, I really didn’t feel any connection to the story at all, since the acting was rather wooden all the way. I think I mentioned somewhere that I hated the new Tanya, and yeah, I still hate her. Thankfully no Yuriko actress in the game though, LOLOLOLOL.



  1. MooMooCow Said,

    November 2, 2008 @ 8:28 pm

    Man, the DRM really kills my will to buy this game. Cheers for EA blaming everything on piracy.

    How are the navel units in this game? And is the Mammoth Tank still floating around in some shape or form?

  2. tylon Said,

    November 2, 2008 @ 8:43 pm

    It’s good to hear someone enjoyed the game. Some of the forums (a small faction) I visited these few days were complaining about this game (graphic demanding, patch & bugs issues and acting?)…
    After you had completed the campaign mode, join in the online battle. It will be more challenging to compete against human players (team co-op very important).
    Which is your favorite faction?

  3. Cokematic Said,

    November 2, 2008 @ 8:47 pm

    “Man, the DRM really kills my will to buy this game.”

    Agreed. Although I still may end up buying it, depending on how fast I play through my 4 psp games I have lined up for me. If not, I’ll settle for the original red alert freeware :D

  4. The Hordesman Said,

    November 2, 2008 @ 10:47 pm

    DRM? Again? I’ll get it the buccaneer way, I don’t want to repeat the mistake I did with buying Spore.

  5. Heero Yuy Said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 1:40 am

    Man I love it… I’ve only finished two of the campaigns though, and I agree, the RA2 Tanya was a lot better. With how many of Japan’s units screamed ripped from anime pop-culture I was scared at first too, but actually I rather like the mix, especially the mecha Tengus.

    Did you get the special edition with the bonus DVD and soundtrack as well?

  6. Silent Minstrel Said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 2:32 am

    Haven’t played the game.The only thing i dislike is some of the unit in the game(base on what they show on the official website)…like the should-be Tesla Tank turned into some freaking amphibious CRAB, paratrooper-cannon APC, or LAND BATTLESHIP. something so out of place like these units shouldn’t be in any game, not even sci-fi one.

    But then again, this is Red Alert! somehow they fit in perfectly. LOL.

  7. shaoron Said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 8:25 am

    the Soviet one was rather lame, since the twists were almost similar to the RA2 campaign.

    you mean like one guy says the other is a traitor and ends up the person telling you who the traitor is is the real traitor?
    yeah.. that was annoying.. communisim (as far as RA is concerned) is the same…

  8. Shin Said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 2:39 pm

    Go play Fallout 3 instead.

  9. Kurogane Shiroikaze Said,

    November 3, 2008 @ 4:37 pm

    @MooMooCow: Well, the DRM is only a problem when the servers shut down/die/old age, but it’s always better to NOT have it. As for the naval units in the game, they are really good and they do play an integral part of the gameplay. RA3 really changes the outlook of naval strategy when playing it, since expanding to sea is a pretty damn important part of the missions and many maps. As for Mammoth Tanks, see “Apocalypse Tank”.

    >>Which is your favorite faction?

    Soviets currently. Allies and Japan are a bit less to my liking, since they need much micromanagement.

    >>Did you get the special edition with the bonus DVD and soundtrack as well?

    No. I got the DRM-free version, iykwim.

    @Silent Ministrel: Oh you’d be surprised at how useful and fun Stingrays, Bullfrogs and Assault Destroyers are.

    @Shin: Have fun with your bugged out Oblivion clone!

  10. play150 Said,

    November 5, 2008 @ 12:51 am

    I love Red Alert 3! I like going Allies and Japan :3

    Looks like we’re opposite heh.

    Vindicator attack!

    Tengu harrass!

  11. ryohei Said,

    November 5, 2008 @ 4:04 pm

    The game runs fine on my mac, if it doesnt work on ur pc get a new one its old. Finished it and it took forever lol, Eva was hot as. now i can sleep.

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