Friday, April 19, 2013

Mahines at War 3

There is a great gap! Great gap of time without a single real-time strategy game being released. People like me who crave for the games like Command & Conquers, Rise of Nations etc. while at their wits end to find out the issue about why the releases dried down, Isotope 244 brought us a nice new visually compelling RTS game to brag about. Machines at War 3 using retro strategy and heart-pounding action lets you battle and outsmart enemy forces as a military commander. You're joined by a spunky officer named Samantha Vice, who helps you maneuver through 21 campaign missions.

Machines at War 3 at .NeXT

Publisher: Isotope 244
Developer: Isotope 244
Genre: Strategy, Real Time Strategy (RTS)
Release Date(PC MAC): Apr 17, 2013 (US)
Official Site: isotope244.com/machines-at-war-3.html

Storyline:



You investigate a secluded military lab and find something horribly wrong! All of the scientists are missing and the facility is ransacked. Years of research and top secret classified experiments are no where to be found.

The missing scientists, known as the Omicron Initiative, are responsible for developing new technologies. The only clue to their disappearance is a mysterious text message reading "we were forced to do it". The team's disappearance threatens the secrecy of it's research, which could potentially put your country into a chaotic panic. Now there's only one person who can rescue the Omicron Initiative and protect its secret technology from falling into the wrong hands.

In 21 missions you'll race across the world to find out who, or what, is responsible for the team's disappearance. You'll command over 130 different types of units ranging from infantry and ships to giant mega units.

After honing your skills in the campaign, fire up a random map and experience insane 5,000 unit battles! Test your meddle in online multiplayer or play offline against AI opponents. Many adjustable options ensure every game is unique. Want to play with only ground units? Make the victory condition the death of a specific unit? The options are limitless!

It's time to arm up and get in the war!

History:

Machines at War 3 is the sequel of Land Air Sea Warfare and Machines at War. It adds upon Land Air Sea Warfare with online multiplayer, a campaign mode, and infantry units. It also features more units and technologies, a redesigned GUI, new music and all new terrain graphics. Machines at War 3 has been in development for 18 months and in beta for 3 months.

Features:
  • Build over 130 types of units and technologies
  • Rescue the Omicron Initiative in 21 missions
  • Command massive 5,000 unit battles
  • Play unlimited random map skirmishes
  • Conquer four friends in online multiplayer combat
  • Dominate with seven awesome mega units
  • Deploy a full arsenal of infantry, aircraft, naval, and ground forces
  • Enjoy rich environments with ambient objects and weather

Fully translated to German, Chinese, Japanese, French, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Italian, and English.

130 Supreme Units -

Basic units make up the first tier, though they're still fully capable of attacking, defending and building. As they start slaughtering foes the second tier unlocks with new upgrades to research. Imagine having the power of knowing what units your opponent is building and giving you the chance to build powerful defenses to swat them away like flies. Unlocking the third tier grants you all units in the game, including ICBMs, satellite systems, and mega units. But beware, you'll need control of a special resource node to build those monstrous mega units. If control is lost, production stops, adding yet another element of strategy to Machines at War 3.

An in-depth tutorial helps the game remain accessible no matter your skill level as it walks new players through the basics in boot camp. Once you've graduated you'll have no problem schooling some veterans on the battlefield.

Press Realease of Gameplay:

War has returned! Featuring fast-paced real time strategy excitement in both single player and online multiplayer game modes, Machines at War 3 makes for hours of action-packed fun.

The single-player campaign has you commanding an army, aided by spunky, wisecracking officer Samantha Vice. With her assistance, you must uncover your country’s secret research team, the Omicron Initiative. 21 diverse missions will have you targeting and destroying long-range artillery guns, navigating stealthy subs, utilizing turrets to defend bases, launching ICBMs, and constructing giant mega units capable of obliterating dozens of enemies. Return to any previously played mission to increase your rating and discover hidden side missions!

After honing your skills in the campaign, test your meddle in online multiplayer against up to three other recruits, or play multiplayer offline against AI opponents. Randomly generated maps and adjustable options ensure every game is unique. Want to play with only ground units? Make the victory condition the death of a specific unit? The multiplayer options are limitless!

As you play, you will unlock over 130 units to build and research. Starting with simple, first-tier units, you will begin completing objectives, unlocking more diverse, stronger units with a multitude of roles. Constructing labs will allow you to upgrade your units and unlock special skills. Reaching the third-tier of units will allow a full complement of infantry, tanks, artillery, and aircraft to become available. By discovering special nodes, you can gain access to destructive machines called mega units.

Machines at War 3′s diverse missions and modes of play offer enjoyment for any fan of action and strategy games. Casual players can get in the game through a step by step tutorial designed to equip them with all the basic training needed for combat.

It’s time to arm up and get in the war!

Screenshots Gallery:
  • Machines at War 3 screenshot #1 at .NeXT
  • Machines at War 3 screenshot #2 at .NeXT
  • Machines at War 3 screenshot #3 at .NeXT
  • Machines at War 3 screenshot #4 at .NeXT
  • Machines at War 3 screenshot #5 at .NeXT

System Requirements:

Mac
  • OS X 10.2 or later
  • 240 MB storage space
  • 1 GB memory

Windows
  • Windows XP or later
  • 225 MB storage space
  • 1 GB memory

Trailer:



Review:

This game is a sequel to the popular iOS title "Land Air Sea Warfare". It has elements which resemble the elder version even though it was for a different platform.

Pros: Every corner of the game is accessible pretty easily. There are no multithreading to complicate the things. The graphics quality for terrain and environment are really good. The permanent changes caused by the battle throughout your surroundings are something really helps and not seen before like here. The gameplay is really easy and smooth. Even a new RTS player can't do much wrong in the game. The units you fight with are of different types to play with. Each of the 130 units advertised in the game site has their own strengths and weaknesses.

Cons: Sadly too easy gameplay is not suited for everyone. There is not much of a variety when you just select the place where your units will go and automatically attack and sit back to watch everything happening. The main campaign is not any exception of this folly. The accessibility of one hit kill with a single missile doesn't sound too good as a Strategy game either. It removes the "Strategy" part mostly if you can complete your mission by making a single cheap bomb too early on your mission in a RTS.

As for us, the game actually seems to have some nice things along with the shadow of a iPad game which is hard not to notice. But you are the in the end who should decide if you are gonna try a new game or not! No game till date has been perfect. So nothing wrong in trying.

"Let the war begin"


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