Thursday, November 18, 2010

World in Conflict: Soviet Assault

Published by: Ubisoft
Developed by: Massive Entertainment
Genre: Real-Time Strategy
Release Date:
US: March 12, 2009
T for Teen: Blood, Language, Violence
Hoster: Mediafire

Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows Xp, Windows Vista .
CPU: 2.0 GHz or faster (2.2 GHz for Windows Vista)
RAM: 512 MB (1 GB for Windows Vista)
Dics Drive: DVD-ROM
Hard Drive: 8 GB of uncompressed free space
Video: 128 MB video RAM
DirectX 9.0c-compatible
DX9 minimum card: Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT and above
DX10 minimum card: Nvidia GeForce 8500 GT and above
Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible
Input: Keyboard and Mouse
Internet play: Cable, DSL or better Note: GeForce 4 MX, Radeon 8500, 9200 not supported

Recommended System Requirements
CPU: 2.5 GHz or faster
RAM: 1024 MB (1.5 GB for Windows Vista)
Video: 256 MB video Ram, DirectX 9.0c-compatible
DX9 graphics card: Nvidia GeForce 7600 GT and above
DX10 graphics card: Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT and above

For anyone who missed Massive Entertainment's World in Conflict when it was shipped in late 2007, the newly released Complete Edition is an easy recommendation. The game offers some fantastic real-time tactical gameplay mixing control of tanks, troops, transports, artillery, and airborne units with the ability to call in a variety of bombs and explosive strikes on the battlefield. In addition, it features a campaign driven by a slickly presented storyline built around the idea of the Soviet Union invading the United States in 1989. The characters are strong, the cut-scenes well-directed and written, and the way the resource system, unit production, and special abilities are integrated and streamlined provides for some accessible, energetic gameplay that's even better online. Included in the Complete Edition are six campaign missions new to the game presented from the perspective of the Soviet forces, and those missions are what we're reviewing here.
Veteran players who've already blasted their way through the original campaign don't have to repurchase the entire game to get this new content. Picking up the $20 (US) Soviet Assault add-on takes care of that. Under the new structure, the campaign starts off with a Soviet mission, setting up story arcs and building in a new layer of sympathy for the forces that, in the next mission, launch an assault on Seattle, Washington. From there you'll plough through a few of the original missions from the US perspective until the next Soviet mission (number four in the campaign), where they push across farms of Washington State. In later missions, which are interspersed throughout the original campaign, the you follow the same Soviet cast of characters as they try to establish a position in Norway and grapple with the fallout of what eventually happens at Cascade Falls.

In addition to being based around some of the strong narrative elements that made the original's tale so memorable, the new missions feature some thrilling sequences. From protecting a convoy with assault choppers to raining destruction upon NATO forces with artillery units, there's plenty of opportunity for players to engage in more of the large-scale, fast-paced, and satisfying tactical gameplay for which World in Conflict is known. From high above battlefields you'll need to order down strike after strike of napalm to burn forests to wipe out enemy cover, tank buster bombing runs, artillery barrages, and incendiary bombs. All the while you'll also have to manage your troops and vehicles, ensuring they're in the appropriate positions if you're trying to bulk up defenses around control points, focus fire on incoming targets, and order airdropped repair units or reinforcements as necessary. Between missions you'll also get more in-engine cutscenes as the Soviet personalities bicker and fight over events built around the narrative spine of the original game.
Battles in the new missions are just as beautiful as ever, with shock waves and booming explosions peppering fields where you've called down your special attacks. The maps are sprawling, giving you a view far into the distance as you adjust the camera however you want. Pulled back, you can observe the tumult from the sky, a viewpoint given a distinct feel since the sound is muffled as the camera is moved further out until it's like listening to the sounds of a city from a high rooftop. Then you're free to flick the mouse wheel forward and descend back into the action, with the audio ever-sharpening until it sounds like mobs of grenade-tossing badgers heating Jiffy Pop over the fiery ruin of your enemies.
Some fans may have been expecting more content for this release considering the wait. Part of the time gap can likely be attributed to Massive being cut loose in the months following the 2007 merger announcement heralding the age of Activision Blizzard. After spending some time in limbo, Ubisoft snatched Massive up toward the end of 2008, eventually revealing updated plans for the release of Soviet Assault, as well as nixing a version of the game for consoles.
Since it's really more of an add-on than a full expansion, there isn't anything included here that dramatically affects the base gameplay. If you're a veteran player, the real question here is if you're willing to hand over $20 (US)for more of the story. Yes, it's well presented; the voice-overs are--with one particular exception--strong, and the missions themselves a blast to play and fairly lengthy. Yet that's pretty much all that's included here, so if you were hoping for something more, you won't find it in Soviet Assault. The enemy AI isn't particularly bright still; it's happy to simply charge at you or defend particular spots, so like was mentioned in the original review, you should crank the difficulty settings if you consider yourself a seasoned RTS gamer.

There are some things about actually acquiring the new content to keep in mind. The Steam version of Soviet Assault needs the Steam version of the original to get going, for instance. If you're thinking about making the purchase, make sure you're buying the correct version of the add-on depending on how you picked up the original. If you're new to the game and just want the Complete Edition, well then there's less to be concerned with.



DJ NELO TEAM on 1/17/2011 1:17 AM said...

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DJ NELO TEAM on 1/17/2011 7:08 AM said...

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DJ NELO TEAM on 1/17/2011 8:47 AM said...

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DJ NELO TEAM on 1/17/2011 2:17 PM said...

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DJ NELO TEAM on 1/17/2011 6:45 PM said...

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