I still have all five versions of the original series, and I can't think of any other wargame(s) that provided so much entertainment and so many memorable battles. My favorite version is IV:Battle of the Bulge, although more because of the improvements to the game engine and gameplay than because of the subject matter. I still get chills thinking about some of those winter battles, just the same. The CC series is by far one of the best wargames I've played on the computer, and I've been playing computer wargames since 1981.
However, I'm not so sure a "re-make" is going to part me from my hard earned cash. If the series is going to be revamped and sold as a package for a reasonable sum, I might take notice, but I won't buy each individual game all over again, face-lift or no face-lift. I already own them and I can play them on a Win98 machine anytime I'm ready, all the way back to the first version, which isn't even going to be redone. It's not as though there is a new game engine being used here, the improvements will be bug fixes for the most part, plus perhaps a more challenging AI. Is that worth owning two copies of each game? I guess that remains to be seen... I'll withhold final judgment for a demo release and pricing so I can see for myself.
I do appreciate what Matrix is trying to do here, don't get me wrong. I hope that they do such a good job that I have to eat my words and buy the new versions... we shall see, we shall see.
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