Oct 13, 2011One of the worst C&C games of all time. The story makes a cliffhanger with no ending, the gameplay is very unbalanced, some characters are wrong in the game, the campaigns are short, lack of multiplayer and co-op winds up nothing and lack of a Mod SDK makes this game uninteresting. Worst of all, zero support on this game and you can only buy this game through a digital download and you have to create your own double-layer (or dual-layer) DVD for the backup.… Expand
Nov 13, 2011This game was pretty okay. I like the new units, but I feel that some of them are way over powered, especially the new Empire units. With that said longer campaigns and less focus on Miltiplayer would have been good.
I really liked the new soundtrack for this game though. I'd have to say it's one of the best in the C&C Series so far.
Is it worth a full Â£30? .... no it isn't. Any Die hard C&C fan will get this.… Expand
Aug 7, 2013There are quite a few new units in this and a new story to each faction and as you can guess, it's under the assumption that the allies won, oh joy.
Anyway, there are 4 campaigns to choose, allies, soviets, empire and yuriko which is a personal story about the special unit the empire have, Yuriko Omega. You have to play the soviets first though a mission or two to unlock the others and the only two stories I like in this one is the soviets and Yuriko's because I could understand why they want to do stuff, but the other two is merely a grab for power and such.
Alll in all, nice new units, but the campaigns are a bit short so it's a okey buy and you don't need red alert 3 to run so maybe buy it when it's on sale like I did, I believe. Unless you are a HUGE fan of C&C.
Also having completed it I have discovered the challenge mode. This is where you get to play as any of the three groups, however you have limited tech and the only way to get it is by defeating your opponent. For instance, the first test match is against an Allied general who uses only dogs (attack dogs being for first unlock) so the best way to win is just to build up basic tanks and bulldoze the place to nothing. Easy right? Until you look at the other missions involving far more advanced technology and it gets worse later when the generals have ALL their tech and you only have what you've unlocked. Quite addictive though and requires more stratey as some maps even have unique units too like the bears map has giant bears that can actually destroy vehicles.
Certainly not the worst C&C game, but it really is just a expansion to Red Alert 3 even though it's seporate and the challenges are fun. It's pretty fun and okay with a interesting story surrounding Yuriko Omega, but atleast it isn't C&C 4.… Expand
Nov 3, 2013Tutorial to how to make RA3 Uprising. Step 1: finish developing RA3, one of the most ambitious RTSes of 2008. Step 2: take all your assets, ideas that couldn't fit in the original game or haven't made the deadline and put them together. Step 3: craft a really lame and superficial campaign for each fraction as a wrap-around. Step 4: add Yuriko to the mix. Thus, Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 Uprising has been born.
Uprising isn't a bad game. However, it wants to do so many thing at once that it can't achieve a single one of them (well, except one: Yuriko). All three factions got a new mini-campaign which takes place after the original game with the Allies winning the war over the Soviets and the Empire. None of the stories are overlapping this time like they were in the original game. There are 10 levels for the three factions combined and all of them are hard as hell. Even on medium difficulty you will be constantly attacked by the enemy on land, water and in the air. Sometimes the game gets so difficult that it will be annoyingly frustrating. Some levels may require over 1-2 hours to complete on medium and not because they are so long, but because you have to retry constantly.
The basic gameplay structure hasn't changed, but some new units were introduced on all 3 sides. Some of them are really unconventional and they can upset your good ol' strategies. The building system remained the same, but less than half of the stages start with base building. On most of them you start off with a smaller group and you have to complete some tasks before HQ can send you an MCV. These commando missions are fresh at first but they very quickly became annoying...for all the players crying out loud: just give us a base and let us build an army! We don't want to play commando with conscripts and attack dogs against tanks and robots! This and the annoying difficulty will make you believe that the creators used these cheap tricks to make the game last longer. Even though it will last longer, they will remain cheap tricks.
On the visual side the game looks great. Water movement is excellent, explosions are beautiful and devastating. You just can't get enough of a dozen Apocalypse Tank annihilating the enemy base. Splendid! Anyone who has seen a Red Alert game knows that its' cutscenes are performed by flesh and blood human actors and actresses. Also anyone can tell that these cutscenes are missing one thing only and that is good acting. The actors are still unconvincing and disbelieving, not that the words that were put into their mouths are any better. Sometimes you just wish the next cut-scene will be a lot shorter and without any speech at all. The debrief ladies look hot though and the short skirt of that Gemma Atkinson's won't disappoint you.
When you finish the campaigns you can try the most innovative and fun part of the game. Yuriko's mini-campaign. She is a psyche with mental powers capable of devastating armies. You have access to 4 powers at one time. After using a power you have to wait for the cooldown time. You can brainwash enemies to fight on your side, create black holes that suck everything inside or simply heal yourself with her powers. This game mode is really interesting, intriguing and its the greatest fun you can find in this game.
When you are done with the mini-campaigns you can play Skirmish, where nothing has changed from the original or play Challenge missions which are actually a lot like Skirmish maps only with cutscenes and a limited arsenal. When you beat a challenge new ones will appear and by beating them you can unlock new units to fight with. Before starting a map you can always select your fraction. It's nothing groundbreaking but thanks to the limited arsenal and gameplay tweaks this game mode can engage lots of players. And finally, there is the multiplayer...oh...wait...there aren't any MP or Co-op modes in this game! No MP in an RTS game. Well played EA, just well played!
Rating: 57/100; Replay Value: 3/5; To Beat: 10-12 hours; Played on: medium/easy.… Expand
The first expansion for Red Alert 3 comes without a multiplayer mode. Producer Amer Ajani said there was need to care about game balance in single player missions. But in Uprising, some missions are highly frustrating and unfair, mainly because of the starting conditions and scripted encounters, others are almost boring. EA has gone too far disregarding game balance.
When it's all added up, Uprising is a generous package. Not as extensive as Kane's Wrath, but released at half the price, it offers you about a third of the original game. It's not remarkable, by any means, and though it's never dull it also never escapes the feeling of being an expansion by numbers.