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Monday, August 22, 2005

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The Mac Commandos Battlepack Examined
9:02 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Macteens recently posted a review of the Commandos Battlepack. The Battlepack, ported to the Mac platform by Feral Interactive, includes both Commandos 2: Men of Courage and Commandos 3: Destination Berlin. Despite mention of a few bugs, Macteens declared the Battlepack a solid game.

On a different topic, the path-of-least-resistance movement by the commandos is a great joy. Being able to send your troops in different areas of action and not having to worry about them walking into a barrier and stopping themselves takes away some of the frustration that could have ruined this game. Complexity is fine until a certain point where it reaches insanity. Thankfully, not a single mission in Commandos 3 requires the full half-dozen team of specialists with their incredible order-taking skills, compared to Commandos 2, which sometimes incorporates six of the squad members. In Commandos 3, some are just one-man missions, while most include 2 or 3 men to manage. Now, being able to make multiple cameras on one screen really helps out with the multi-tasking game that Commandos 2/3 is. My personal favorite is to have the camera follow each active team member for the time when they are split up from each other. Please note that this isnít automatic, but a few simple taps of the F2, 3, and 4 keys puts those multiple cameras in action. This somehow reminds me of a reality show with dedicated cameras on each of the dramaís significant players.
For the full review check out the link below. Another review of the game can be found on IMG.

Macteens: Commandos Battlepack Review
IMG: Commandos Battlepack Review
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Commandos Battle Pack
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