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Wolfenstein Enemy Territory Impressions

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The guys at Computer & Video Games have posted their impressions of Enemy Territory, the upcoming stand-alone expansion to last year's Return to Castle Wolfenstein. The article covers the new multiplayer features, new and updated classes, special abilities and more.

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    December 19, 2002 9:06 AM

    wow, that guy's review really makes me want to play this. I like the idea of escorting a tank across a level, stealing gold, loading it on...

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      December 19, 2002 11:16 AM

      Why escort a tank when you can drive one in BF1942 as well as drive all the other vehicles. This "on-foot" only game-play seems obsolete now. Going back to it for me is like going back to a game without the abilty to jump, crouch, or look up and down like DOOM. I just can't go back. They should at least allow someone to drive the tank.

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        December 19, 2002 11:43 AM

        you can drive the tank I believe

        In Gold Rush the Allies really have four set objectives. One, they have to break though Axis defences and steal a Nazi tank. Two, they have to escort the tank to the centre of town where it proceeds to shell secured bank doors to smithereens. Three, they have to steal gold from the bank and load it onto a truck. Finally, four, they have to escort the truck to a designated area in the level.

        The pure beauty of this map is the way it almost forces the combat to move around the level. As soon as the Allies capture the tank and begin to escort it through the map, the Axis team suddenly finds itself on an ever dwindling defensive as it attempts to thwart the progress of the Allied advance.

        It leads to blistering, frantic firefights as the Axis team tries desperately to knock the tank out and then savagely gun down the Allied Engineers who are whipping out the pliers in an attempt to repair the trundling vehicle.

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          December 19, 2002 11:54 AM

          I may be wrong, but that sounds like the tank is on the move by a set path.

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          December 19, 2002 12:03 PM

          Already read somewhere else that the tank and truck is controlled by the computer on a set path which is just seems silly after playing BF1942. I wish these developers would take chances instead of doing the same safe things all the time. After BF1942, I am unable to enjoy any of these old fasioned game-play games. DOOM 3 will allow me to enjoy the on-foot thing again because of the graphics but once that wears off, I will be wondering where the vehicles are and the huge outdoor turrain. I admire Carmack for his skill but building a better looking dungon just don't cut it anymore with me.

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            December 19, 2002 2:48 PM

            I fully agree with anon about the freeranging beauty of BF1942. Have found it very difficult to go back to RTCW or MOHAA even though I was a great fan of them. Not to keen on the latest BF1942 patch though. It seems too much like ActionBF by going too far towards the arcade(y) side.

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              December 19, 2002 11:00 PM

              i agree too, but this will be a different game, and sounds like fun.