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Thu 10/11/05 at 23:12
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Zero Hour.

Yes, I've had it ages, but it's not been in my CD drive for quite a while. Fancied a change of pace from BF2 (and a reduction in blood pressure), so booted up this bad boy.

Just finished the American campaign and am working my way through the Chinese. Great fun.

I visited the official website hoping for a sniff of a future release on the horizon. Unfortunately the only thing on the cards is a 10 year anniversary pack which includes all the C&C games ever made. I already have them all and to be honest, though I played Red Alert 1 to death, I don't think I'd enjoy it nearly as much now I've played Generals.

Oh well, think I'll give Art of War a whirl next, unless you can recommend something better in the RTS genre? (Warhammer perhaps?)
Sun 13/11/05 at 21:42
Posts: 1,031
Zero Hour is an utterly delightful game.
Oh where did all those hours go.

It's one of my fav games ever - it's just so much fun
who cares about little mistakes in the AI and stuff, it's just awesomely good fun
Sun 13/11/05 at 15:39
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Ok it ain't perfect. The AI is invariably poor at best - you can build a wall of tanks and defences and they'll happily waste seemingly endless resources driving their forces to their doom.

Also for some reason you can't switch off superweapons in skirmish mode which is irritating. I hate those cheesy weapons, in my view they ruin the game - they turn it from a strategy game into a 'build as many tanks/aircraft as you can and rush the base' game. I prefer to build up my base and forces steadily and have an all out war.

Sometimes the units get themselves killed by pure stupidity.

All things said though it's still a cracking game.
Fri 11/11/05 at 02:45
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Not the great Duke Nukem game?

You suck. :'(
Fri 11/11/05 at 02:35
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Posts: 18,825
That's the trouble with C&C - there's a set method to each game.

Then online people just build tanks and rush you in 3 minutes, boring.
Thu 10/11/05 at 23:57
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The generals engine makes me want to cry, it's terrible for performance on some machines, i get a stutter for almost the whole game.

Other than that zero hour and generals are pretty good but to win against the CPU it's just build defence, air-craft the crap out of them and then super weapon them.
Thu 10/11/05 at 23:12
Regular
Posts: 20,776
Zero Hour.

Yes, I've had it ages, but it's not been in my CD drive for quite a while. Fancied a change of pace from BF2 (and a reduction in blood pressure), so booted up this bad boy.

Just finished the American campaign and am working my way through the Chinese. Great fun.

I visited the official website hoping for a sniff of a future release on the horizon. Unfortunately the only thing on the cards is a 10 year anniversary pack which includes all the C&C games ever made. I already have them all and to be honest, though I played Red Alert 1 to death, I don't think I'd enjoy it nearly as much now I've played Generals.

Oh well, think I'll give Art of War a whirl next, unless you can recommend something better in the RTS genre? (Warhammer perhaps?)

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