Like many others I am a long-time C&C fan. I love the series, I love the stories, and the gameplay has always been great...so what has happened?
2 letters for you...EA
Ever since EA got their hands on the C&C Franchise it has taken a large series of steps to falling down the toilet...and to be honest with C&C3 I thought they had got the point and starting making things better...
Obviously not. How you go from a great game like C&C3 (the only good c&c game to come from EA if you ask me)...to this is beyond me.
I've got 2 main gripes with it.
1- Multiplayer...C&C is and always has been a Single player game. I find it extremely disheartening that C&C4 was basically built as a multiplayer game...which is what it is despite whatever it says on the box. The single player wreaks of laziness and is horrid. The game play is horrid, the classes system is horrid. I am all in favour of doing new things, but this was just terrible...terrible terrible implementation.
2- DRM! Oh god why EA seem intent on destroying whatever rep they've rebuilt i dont know. I'm not a criminal and I don't appreciate being treated like one, if I want to be online ill be online if I dont I wont, shouldn't effect my gameplay. not a big issue anymore as I actually played the game and once I had finished it realised what a pos it was.
Overall it is a lazy attempt to recreate a game which has had a core fanbase for the last 20 years, and as usual this means nothing to EA as this is just them spitting in our faces.
I am shocked that I can't find one good thing to say about it. it has no endearing features, nothing good about it, in general is a complete utter failure, and has topped my list as being probably the worst game I have ever played.
Thanks EA...good job.