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What a Let Down
on October 31, 2003
I've had great expectations for this game. I have played the first two parts, and I call myself a big fan of Commandos series. Playing this game makes me feel as if the developers have created the third part before the second one. Graphics are pretty much the same, if not inferior to part two, and the environment is much less interactive. Now you can examine only other soldiers and boxes, whereas you could examine almost every object in part two. Range of weapons is too short now. I entered a room and I could not shoot the enemy standing at the other side, except with a rifle. The range of the hand gun and the machine gun simple couldn't reach him, which is totally silly. Help screen of the game says that all of the commandos can use gas grenade, but in fact only the Sapper can. Little things like that have greatly contributed to my disappointment. I miss the Driver too. AI is somewhat improved and the game is more difficult, which is good since the only objection I had to part two is that it was a bit too easy. Other changes have ruined the game for me. Can't help feeling that the developer was awfully sluggish and uninventive this time around. I wish they had released an expansion pack with few minor improvements for Commandos 2 Men of Courage in stead of this disaster.
If I hadn't played the first two parts, this game might have gotten more than two stars, but as it is maybe two stars is too generous.