At last, we can have a Command & Conquer: Rivals published by EA. If you are at least old as me you will remember all the great strategy games that Command & Conquer franchise made. First, we had Tiberium Sun, then we had Red Alert and of course Dune. But something along the way this franchise died. I was looking for a reason to that but I couldn`t find one. But there is a light at the end of the road. This is what EA said: ” As huge fans of the strategy genre, we wanted to build a great RTS on mobile. Rivals embraces the spirit of the Command & Conquer franchise and reimagines gameplay to deliver our vision,” said Michael Martinez, General Manager of Redwood Studios. “Rivals is specifically designed for mobile, so we’re giving players quickly, head-to-head live battles with continuous unit control, where skill and strategy reign supreme. The Google Play Pre-Alpha test allows us to put the game in the hands of our players earlier. We can’t wait to hear what they think and will use our players’ feedback to make Rivals better. We, the development team, are committed to delivering a fun, fair, and competitive experience for all players.
Command & Conquer: Rivals Gameplay and Review
There is still time before the full version comes out, but there is an alpha right now only for Android. Command & Conquer: Rivals presents players with super-fast matches — great for a quick gameplay infusion without a big time commitment or learning curve. EA’s Redwood Studios has done a good job of translating the spirit of the Real-time strategy game, which is generally a very involved experience with complex controls, to a light mobile game experience that still evokes tension and makes you work for each victory. You need to direct units to stand on the control points around the map to take over the missile, but if both players have units on a control point, it stays neutral. That means that each match quickly becomes about contesting control points by outthinking your opponent as quickly as you can. If they send soldiers, you send flamethrowers that can overpower those soldiers. If they send tanks, you send aerial units the tans can’t hit. Most of the strategy is in picking the right unit for the job while placing your troops on the map to cut off pathways that would allow your opponent to reinforce their positions.
Control point focus makes for interesting battles
Short learning curve
Maintains the spirit of bigger RTS games
Competition can get suitably intense
It’s not really “Command & Conquer”
Fairly thin, casual experience
Not clear if it’s deep enough for a long-term engagement
How to Download and Install Command & Conquer: Rivals on PC
You need to download and install Android emulator on Windows or MAC.
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Enjoy playing your favorite Android game on your desktop PC.
Right now this is only an Alpha. So there is still time for EA to make a great game out fo this one. I have high hopes for this game because I am a fan of Command & Conquer games. I will definitely give a chance to this game. And my advice for all of you is to give it a shot.