Eurogamer: Wrath of Kane Review

By Kieron Gillen on April 3rd, 2008 at 4:22 pm.

Ooh, that Kane is a bad 'un.
I’ve just reviewed C&C3′s add-on for Eurogamer. It’s here. It it I start by saying things like this:

By now, the wives of the assorted Command and Conquer head honchos have got to be getting a little suspicious. “So, who have you hired for that new job in the office?” they’ll ask. “Oh, no-one special. Just the best candidate,” says the commander. “Her references were impeccable.” An eyebow twitches. He glances out the window. “Oooh, isn’t the Tiberium lovely at this time of year.” “Is she attractive?” “Well… if you like that kind of thing. Could do with a few square meals, of course.” “She better not be another sex symbol, Mr Commander!” “Is that the time? I need to get to bed.” “I’m going to Tank Rush all over your Tesla Coils, mister.”

And eventually get around to talking about the add-on. No, really. Oh – warning. There’s some Gillenisms which will be fixed when Tom gets back from his adventures. Until then – er -use your imagination.

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8 Comments »

  1. Phil says:

    Nice review Mr. G – good to see the mecha-catapillar getting more love.

    I thought they explained the player role particularly well in this one – reminded me a bit of the Starcraft Zerg plot line strangely – though infinitely better than just being Mr faceless ‘Commander’ for the duration.

  2. Chris R says:

    I’m getting this, just because I’ve always been a fan of the C&C series…. campy, silly FMV’s and all. :)

    Besides, I thought C&C3 was great, good fun to be had there. Lots of hours spent in skirmishes with 3 buds against 4 brutal AI’s… they didn’t call em Brutal for nothing, sheesh.

  3. Rook says:

    “there’s an instant-death stealth mission that hits a particular nadir.”

    Nadir? Is that commonly used or are you just taking liberties with peoples vocabulary?

  4. Jim Rossignol says:

    I think I had to kill ten Nadirs in WoW.

  5. Kieron Gillen says:

    Rook: It’s fairly common. Well, not exactly front page of newspaper, but common enough.
    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/nadir

    It’s about a level three word for me, on a scale of one to wanker.

    KG

  6. Optimaximal says:

    FAO Gillen: Henstridge ain’t interested ;)

  7. Kieron Gillen says:

    YOU NEVER KNOW.

    KG