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What is Red Alert and why was (and is) it so popular?
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Ore collecting is different this time around; minerals are no longer strewn across the battlefield, but are contained in ore mines that are sometimes few and far between, but they mostly contain thousands of units of ore, and can eventually run dry. There are still oil derricks present to generate small amounts of supplementary income.
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The first incarnation was called W3D, and it was used in Emperor: Battle for Dune and Command Conquer: Renegade.
The second and better known version was SAGE, used in Command Conquer: Generals, Command Conquer: Generals: Zero Hour, Command Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars and Command Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath.
That makes RNA the third, and Red Alert 3 is the first game to use it.
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The infantry unit detail isn’t particularly good, while the vehicles and structures aren’t bad. I especially like the effects, such as when the support powers are activated, or explosions take place. The water is also quite good, as it shimmers and you can tell the difference between shallow and deeper bodies of water. You can even see the wrecks of buildings and units once they’ve sunk to the bottom after being destroyed.
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