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Command and Conquer; March Game of the Month
Topic Started: Mar 2 2014, 09:15 PM (572 Views)
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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.
Edited by Z890, Mar 3 2014, 04:49 PM.
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