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What would you like to see in a new Command and Conquer game?

With Rivals being announced, and the backslash against it, I'm curious, what would you like to see in a new C&C game?

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    ThirdSquid
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    What I want to see is the series getting back to basics. Many of the newer games tried crazy things with the story, the armies, the mechanics, and all sorts of other things. But what they need to...

    What I want to see is the series getting back to basics. Many of the newer games tried crazy things with the story, the armies, the mechanics, and all sorts of other things. But what they need to do is get back to what made them successful and make just a solid RTS, stick to the simple and clean mechanics, and make the two factions distinct. Nod is the cult filled with terrorists worshipping a quasi religions figure in Kane, and GDI is the government military force trying to keep the peace. No need for aliens or moving the setting away from the cold war style era.

    I think if they kept everything clean and easy and stuck to their roots it would be wildly successful.

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    1. hungariantoast
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      I can sympathize with that. I like the Scrin because they were a third faction that was fun to play with, but they didn't bring anything to the table that couldn't be replicated in some way for...

      No need for aliens

      I can sympathize with that. I like the Scrin because they were a third faction that was fun to play with, but they didn't bring anything to the table that couldn't be replicated in some way for the NOD of GDI unit/building wise.

      I really liked how Kane's Wrath included sub-factions of NOD, GDI, and Scrin, which were of course all very similar to the other sub-factions, but had enough variety to play different. That is definitely something I would want to see in a new C&C game, instead of just NOD or GDI, give me sub-factions with a great amount of diversity.

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    2. Kraetos
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      Played Grey Goo? It plays like you would expect a a modern C&C to play. I liked it, but basically nobody is playing multiplayer, so if you buy it you're buying it for the campaign.

      Played Grey Goo? It plays like you would expect a a modern C&C to play. I liked it, but basically nobody is playing multiplayer, so if you buy it you're buying it for the campaign.

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  2. hungariantoast
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    I only ever played Command and Conquer 3 and Kane's Wrath, with a little bit of Red Alert 2 on the Xbox 360, so I am far from a C&C veteran but I do love RTS games. Honestly, I just want to see an...

    I only ever played Command and Conquer 3 and Kane's Wrath, with a little bit of Red Alert 2 on the Xbox 360, so I am far from a C&C veteran but I do love RTS games.

    Honestly, I just want to see an updated C&C 3, with similar gameplay, NOD, GDI, and Scrin, with some new units, buildings, and maps added for more variety. Maybe a map editor for the sake of endlessly new gameplay? A way to setup scenarios so my two friends and I can go toe to toe with an already well developed Scrin base?

    Yeah, I really just want this hypothetical C&C 5 to be a modern successor to C&C 3 in the way that C&C 4 wasn't.

    Maybe make the tiberium deposits last way longer than they normally did in 3? We always found ourselves starved for tiberium very early on and managing harvesters against a hard AI while also trying to stay alive is annoying.

    Years ago two of my friends and myself started playing C&C 3, almost always against the AI, because it actually is difficult enough and smart enough to beat all three of us in a match, or maybe we're just bad at the game but still, we had a lot of fun every time we played because the AI always found a way to put up a good fight, whether it be sniper/juggernaut combo on my NOD turrets, or stealth bombers constantly pestering our bases and units.

    We even still play C&C 3 together every now and then, and have never managed to 1 v 3 a brutal AI, but we always have a ton of fun losing.

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  3. NOD
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    Nice, my username here is instantly relevant. I have a bit of a unique history with this game, I haven't played many of the EA iterations but I played many hours in everything before that so a lot...

    Nice, my username here is instantly relevant. I have a bit of a unique history with this game, I haven't played many of the EA iterations but I played many hours in everything before that so a lot of my opinions are formed up from the original up until Tiberian Sun Firestorm.

    A lot of RTS opinions will be mentioned here, but C&C did have some interesting non-RTS options. C&C Renegade for example had what I thought was a unique FPP/TPP perspective of the universe and it was super interesting. Right before splitting off into EA there were heavy rumors around an MMORTS. I'm not saying that either of those two ideas would revive C&C or even be better than a new RTS but the brand itself had so much firepower at one point that I hope it does come back one day.

    On a separate note, Forged Battalion was started up by some of the former Westwood folks and may be worth a look for some of you.

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  4. Kraetos
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    Oooh fun, time for me to drop my first unpopular opinion on Tildes: I'm excited for C&C rivals. Maybe it will prove to be too pay2win when it comes out, but if it can strike a balance, I think it...

    With Rivals being announced, and the backslash against it,

    Oooh fun, time for me to drop my first unpopular opinion on Tildes: I'm excited for C&C rivals. Maybe it will prove to be too pay2win when it comes out, but if it can strike a balance, I think it has potential.

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  5. CR0W
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    I can remember playing C&C back in the 90s, adding so many units that it would make my computer freeze up if I ever selected too many to move at one time. I have no interest in playing since it...

    I can remember playing C&C back in the 90s, adding so many units that it would make my computer freeze up if I ever selected too many to move at one time. I have no interest in playing since it will undoubtedly be P2W and I won't support those games.