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How important is multiplayer to you in Red Alert

10-28-2009, 10:10 AM
#1
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How important is multiplayer to you in Red Alert

For me, it's make or break. I am the biggest Red Alert and RTS fan you'll ever find. I bought and played every single C&C and Red Alert game at launch. I bought RA 3 on both the PC and the Xbox 360 and lter on bought the superior PS3 version at launch as well for the free online.

But without multiplayer I don't see any point to getting this version. The AI is always garbage. The whole point of RTSs is to play against other people because they pose an actual challenge.
If I can't play this game against my friend who lives in New York, what would be the point in either of us buying the game?
10-28-2009, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by wikoogle View Post
For me, it's make or break. I am the biggest Red Alert and RTS fan you'll ever find. I bought and played every single C&C and Red Alert game at launch. I bought RA 3 on both the PC and the Xbox 360 and lter on bought the superior PS3 version at launch as well for the free online.

But without multiplayer I don't see any point to getting this version. The AI is always garbage. The whole point of RTSs is to play against other people because they pose an actual challenge.
If I can't play this game against my friend who lives in New York, what would be the point in either of us buying the game?
didnt someone mention in the other thread that multiplayer is gonna be DLC for this game?

But yea, its a big deal breaker too.

10-28-2009, 10:33 AM
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I think it adds a huge level of replay ability to the game. Given that my friends and I love the game so much, it would allow us to pit ourselves against one another. Playing versus is gold, until someone can create an A.I. that can have variable changes(offensive/defensive etc..) to it's strategy, so it will act more like a human player, which never gets old.

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10-28-2009, 11:29 AM
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It needs multiplayer for free!!!!! Or else their greedy monsters
the game itself will probably be a lot
10-28-2009, 11:30 AM
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it is very important, it makes the game endless. I wouldn't mind paying although free would be better

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10-28-2009, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by wikoogle View Post
For me, it's make or break. I am the biggest Red Alert and RTS fan you'll ever find. I bought and played every single C&C and Red Alert game at launch. I bought RA 3 on both the PC and the Xbox 360 and lter on bought the superior PS3 version at launch as well for the free online.

But without multiplayer I don't see any point to getting this version. The AI is always garbage. The whole point of RTSs is to play against other people because they pose an actual challenge.
If I can't play this game against my friend who lives in New York, what would be the point in either of us buying the game?
sigh. sounds like "i know what's best, how dare anyone else think different".
10-28-2009, 12:21 PM
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For me I don't really know anyone with iPhones/iPod touches to play against and don't care for playing against strangers so it's not a deal breaker if the game stands on it's own. However, I love multiplayer co-op enough to try that even online so that would be a bonus for me. But I'm probably an exception to the norm.

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10-28-2009, 12:24 PM
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It's all about playing with other people! We don't need to play by ourselves anymore, we all have Internet-connected devices, it's a no-brainer to have online multiplayer!

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10-28-2009, 02:20 PM
#9
Joined: Sep 2009
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IMHO it will still be an awesome game even without multiplayer.

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It's all about playing with other people! We don't need to play by ourselves anymore, we all have Internet-connected devices, it's a no-brainer to have online multiplayer!

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10-28-2009, 02:56 PM
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IMHO it will still be an awesome game even without multiplayer.
I agree.

My PC Red Alert games used to last for hours. Even if games in this trimmed-down mobile version only last 1/2 hour - it's still too long to consistently finish online games with strangers.

Online friends & local multiplayer is a different kettle of fish tho.

I'm most looking forward to the skirmish mode (which I can drop in & out of over the course of a day).