Command and Conquer

stinger9142
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March 3rd, 2014, 3:15 am #1

C & C narrowly won the vote off. Never tried it personally, but it always looked intriguing :)
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Martin64
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March 3rd, 2014, 4:21 am #2

I actually got this when it released! I was really excited about it, as I was when any really cool 'PlayStation game' made it to the N64. In retrospect, they were often pretty pants compared to the PlayStation versions, and if memory serves this was no different. I mean, you had the standard stills in place of FMVs, apparent fear of how to approach sound design on N64, etc.

Then there was the fact that even on PlayStation it was kind of stunted. Not sure if it used that PlayStation Mouse accessory that nobody had, but C&C is always best on PC simply because of the controls. I know you can say that about a lot of games, but in C&C the mouse is necessary of how the game works. I know FPSs are more precise with mouse and keyboard etc, but they found decent ways of mitigating these problems on control pads (mainly through auto-aim and simply the way the games are designed).

There's no equivalent to auto-aim for something like C&C, and there's simply no getting around the fact that in a messy swarm of units (player and/or enemy), there's no decent way of selecting the units/targets you want efficiently. Mouse does this perfectly, and is ultimately essential to the game in my opinion. If I were to recommend you a fifth-generation console version of C&C, it would be the PlayStation one. But I would not recommend any console version for this game.
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March 3rd, 2014, 5:18 am #3

This is a great game, and doesn't nearly get the love it deserves. You should def put it on your to play list Stinger. Grew up playing a lot of this game on the :n64: These days I am absolutely terrible at it but used to play it for days when I was a teenager. :yeah:
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The Red Shadow
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March 3rd, 2014, 6:46 am #4

Not my cup of tea.
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March 3rd, 2014, 1:41 pm #5

I loved C&C back in the day, it is better on the PC but works ok on consoles with the Analogue stick. Red alert was always my favorite of the bunch but the first one was the first RTS game I ever played.
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March 3rd, 2014, 9:44 pm #6

RTS games really aren't my thing. Still, congratulations to Command & Conquer for winning being voted March's Game of the Month.
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Z890
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March 3rd, 2014, 9:55 pm #7

In defence of the N64 version :)

Using the N64 mouse that was designed for the 64DD you should be able to play using a style similar to PCs, but would need modding as need to adapt for use with another controller for the other buttons. Have not got round to testing this though. But its programmed well to control cursor with the analogue.

It does have something unique that sets it apart from the PC and PlayStation versions...that is it has 3-D landscapes (only version of this first command and conquer game to change the graphics i think). which looks more realistic and determines where you can lay bases, and you can see tanks etc negotiate the rolling hills...No FMV, but that doesn't affect the gameplay and the speech is still there during the game and before each mission. In place of the FMV they did add some unique menu animations that fit well.


No two player aspect but it wouldn't have worked properly anyway as you would be able to see the other players actions.


StarCraft is the only other game of that genre on N64 and that's quite expensive and wasn't even available in most pal regions. Its set in a more realistic war setting than StarCraft too so is more appealing to me IMO.

The 1995 PC game that this was a port of was the first well established game of it's type , adding to the concepts from the game dune 2. When games were innovative with simple and fun gameplay mechanics that worked well. :)


Edit- dont run in high resolution if you have expansion pack. Medium looks just as detailed (some edge pixelation)... Looking on reviews it says about frame rate in high resolution mode. Just tested it and yes it seems jumpy in high resolution but worse than that it seems to run about one third slower. The animation, the unit building, the mouse movement etc etc so definitely need in medium mode for it to run at a normal rate. Im guessing that the expansion pack (if left in medium resolution) helps it to run at a normal rate. If so it would be a good use of the pack.
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March 4th, 2014, 12:52 am #8

I'd really like to try this game. I think I'll see if I have an allowance this week. X_D
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March 4th, 2014, 7:57 am #9

I really love this game. Jumped in right around RA/RA2 for the PC, and played it all the way up the last Generals Expansion.

Gameplay wise, all ganes (except Renegate) are about the same, and if you're into RTS this is something to try for sure.


As for the N64 version. The controllers take a little time to master if you are used to the PC gamrplay, but it isn't bad at all. I just love the fact this game is there for the N64.
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March 4th, 2014, 9:16 am #10

right off to ebay to pick up a copy :yeah:
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