You heard the lead designer’s take on the final chapter of the Tiberium saga this morning, and now here’s what I, a man who plays too many videogames, think of this RTS do-ever. Well, it’s over on Eurogamer rather than here, but it’s always a pleasure to see you splendid gamery types pop back to RPS to share your thoughts. Having seen what an evidently lovely and thoughtful chap Mr Bass is, I can’t help but feel a little bad about some of my observations about the game, but y’know, I say what I see (though some of that is in line with he and his team’s stated intentions). That said, EG have understandably chopped the piece back a little from the overlong version I sent over, which particularly means the full extent of my great disdain for the unlock system is perhaps not conveyed. There was originally a naughty swear and everything.
Anyway, token link and token quote:
On the one hand, it’s important to look at this as its own game rather than through change-fearing spectacles. On the other, it’s called Command & Conquer 4, and that bald bloke who keeps waving his arms and talking about ascension is all over it.