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Article: Command and Conquer returns with a remastered edition

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    Thank you to Petrarch for sending this article to us, fantastic work.

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    #3
    Glad to be of service. I was only 15 years old when C&C first got released, I've many fond memories of plugging away at it for hours at a time.
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    #4
    This must have been one of the first grown up computer games I ever played (By grown up I mean not Disney's Lion King).

    I can remember my Dad and older brother playing it and 7/8 year old me wanting to give it a go. I don't think I ever got past the first few missions as I always wanted to play as Nod but couldn't win those levels where you had no base, a limited number of units and actually HAD to get through using strategy instead of just going for a war of attrition. It still cemented my love of RTS games and I think our family have owned every C&C game made since.

    Would be nice to have a go now and see if I struggled just because of the limitations of my childhood thinking, or because I suck at the game...

    Great article, Petrarch.
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    #5
    Shocked Oooh man, I spent countless hours playing C&C Tiberium Sun! Would love to get back in for some more with this updated version. Thanks Petrarch!
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    #6
    So many memories for me, so happy they're remastering the originals, the newer ones were meh for me.
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    #7
    While I'm all for playing the good old classics again and showing it to a new generation of gamer, all this "remastering", "reimagining", "rebooting" and "sequel-ising" shows one thing very clear:

    We've run out of original ideas.

    Not only in the games industry but also movies, music ect.
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     –  Last edited by Brask; Tue 16 Jun, 2020 12:27 PM.
    We've run out of original ideas.
    That, or the companies putting in the funding aren't willing to risk going for new IP but would rather go for a safe bet on almost guaranteed levels of return.

    In this case I'm happy that they went for a remaster.
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    #9
    Thanks a lot for this article, Petrarch!

    *listens to the Hell March*

    I am still thinking... should I get it? Should I not? In the end I think that I'm going to do it.

    I remember the originals... it was 1995, I was 15 years old and all the game-magazines wrote astonishing articles about a new game called "Command & Conquer". I showed the artiles to my dad and 20 minutes later we drove to the game store where I usually got me games from and bought it. Wow, what a great game! I've never been able to beat it, though. Shame on me...! So this would be the perfect opportunity to change that, wouldn't it?

    One year later there was "Red Alert". Oh. My. Gosh! This was even better! Wasn't it cool to play the Soviets and colour the world in a deep red? Or, as an Allied commander, the secret missions with Tanya who was able to blow up buildings in no time - if she wasn't discovered by a dog.

    Memories... okay, I think I have to take our my wallet and...

    "Welcome back, Commander!"

    Okay, bring 'em on! Cool
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    This was one of my favorite series for many years. Love seeing it again.
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    #11
    I forgot to include this link - if you go to Frank Klepacki's personal website, he has a soundtrack listing of all the stuff he's worked with - the entire original C&C soundtrack is there to listen to, as is every other game he worked on.

    Frank Klepacki - Soundtracks

    My personal favourites are Act On Instinct, Full Stop and Target, which is more commonly known as Mechanical Man.
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    Great article. I really enjoy reading it Wink
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    #13
    C&C was the very first Game I had for my PS1 at Christmas I was 10! and I remember playing it and the motion of the camera scrolling caused some vomiting but I still played it! haha I will be getting the remaster probably after pokemon's DLC Smile
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    #14
    I still have the original disks... In any case I bought the remastered version and it is really well done, event though it is now an EA game, this was a true Westwood Studios masterpiece. The remastered graphics makes it really good to play again and there is map editing and multiplayer support. It surely brought new life to the games... I can only imagine that they'll do Tiberium Sun and Firestorm next which would be epic because that was my favorite. It had an awesome storyline and great cutscenes. Too bad C&C Renegade is considered a flop for its first FPS, but I actually played that a lot online and the game was "moddable" too.

    Anyway, I recommend the remastered version of C&C/RA, it was really well done. Time to relive my youth and see Kane's rise to power!
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     –  Last edited by Taku; Wed 17 Jun, 2020 7:04 AM.
    As I said waaaaaaay back then:
    From: Thu 12 Mar, 2020 12:19 PM

    "…what they really need to do is remaster Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge, Tiberian Sun and Firestorm, and Generals and Zero Hour. Those were my absolute favorites. I just wish I could run them on my Windows 10 machine."
    But for $20 USD? I might have to give this a look after all. You know, once the addiction to my free copy of CIV6 wears off.