Aliens and Liquid Tiberium ftw.Finished the GDI campaign last night. Taking a break before I start the Nod campaign so I thought of writing about the GDI campaign while the thoughts were still fresh in my mind (its so fresh that i dreamt about my firehawks pwning the scrin mothership and the juggernauts raping the scrin node...) ACT 1, 11 & 111The story in these 3 acts revolve around Nod. I found these stages to be very similar to RA2. In RA2 the soviets attack the US and they are caught completely by surprise. The same happens here. Just a switch of names. The missions are also pretty similar. Especially in ACT 1. Recapture the Pentagon and the White House. Didn't we do the same thing in RA2? The missions in Egypt are pretty cool. Especially the tactical mission with the commando and sniper team. I shall discuss the Kane issue later on. Other than that theres nothing much to speak of in these 3 acts. The real game starts in Act IV & V.Act IV & VRemember the hype of a new race? well it ends here. The landscape in Europe seems to be straight of the movie "War of the Worlds". The scrin even have a unit just like the strider from War of the Worlds ... lol. Headcrabs (remember HL?) seem to have found their way in CnC3 as well. Though they aren't literally headcrabs they certainly look like them. Oh and the shields ... lol ... straight out of Halo. (remember the shields used by the aliens which deflect blasters?). Overall its pretty decent. But in my opinion they should have been a bit more original. Didn't have time to review them yet. Will post again when I do. Well that's all for now. A lot more to write but I hear Kane calling my name ."You cant kill the Messiah" Cheers
GDI's nuking of the Temple of Nod was something Kane wanted done, since the Tiberium Weapon he had beneath the temple needed a big enough explosion to be set off. He predicted that the Scrin scouts would detect this explosion and commence invasion of Earth. The thing is, the Scrin were expecting the whole of Earth to be engulfed in Tiberium before any such blast occured, wiping out the entire human race and preparing Earth for proper harvesting. Since the explosion was premature, hardly any damage was done to the human race as a whole, and resistance against the Scrin was severe when they arrived on Earth. In the Scrin campaign you can see how the status goes from shock and awe tactics to scare the human populace to more offensive tactics when they meet resistance from the GDI etc, and finally escape from Earth via the huge structures they build.What's most interesting story-wise is Kane, his "inner circle" and then, Scrins interest in Kane once they find his video message about bringing the Scrin to Earth. And also the final comment from the Scrin dude where he talks about a full invasion of Earth - CnC 4 anyone ?
Did anyone try using the T bomb in the last mission? Did anyone manage to diver the alien mothership to the Nod base? Dying to know what its like