Zdrasvetye Comrades, General Petras reporting in.
I've been watching vids and pics of Red Alert 3 for quite a while now. I've been reluctant to buy it, as I am usually very disappointed with EA's RTS games. The only reason I own Generals(ZH) is because I got it on First Decade. (It is a decent game alright, but it has none of the things that made the CNC games great and unique.)
Firstly, I want to know if this game is even remotely good fun and true to the Red Alert story, gameplay, etc. (Also, is it super encrypted or can I mod it as easily as Generals?)
More importantly, if it is worth the 20+ dollars to get it, will I be able to play it? All of the sources I've seen say that it will run on Windows XP and Windows Vista (32 bit)
I have a nice little XP computer, but it is getting rather old and is easilly overwhelmed. I use it for writing, graphics editing, game modding, etc. Just a nice little personal computer that worked very hard and deserves a quiet retirement and a peaceful death. (It runs Generals just fine, but not quite as fast as I want it to.)
My family has a much newer computer, which runs Windows Vista 64-bit. (I would have preferred something different, but we needed to buy an upgrade immediately, and it was the best around at the time.) AMD triple core 2.10, 3 gig of ram, ATI Radeon HD 3200, 64-bit OS.
This machine runs Generals, Zero Hour, and Shockwave like a dream. However, I am concerned that the (32-bit) tag on the RA3 specs might mean I will have no luck in installing, and with the "WARNING!!! VOID UPON OPENING!!! NO MONEY BACK!!! blah blah blah stuff that EA smears all over their games, I wonder if I should even bother.