@Jmaster211 The games are different, I'll give you that. But I'd ask to get your facts straight, sir. True, Starcraft was made before Dawn of War II and even before the original Dawn of War. However, the 40K universe has been around since 1987, a full 11 years before the release of Starcraft...
I don't know why everyone is saying this game is so similar to starcraft. It isn't similar. And also, starcraft didn't copy it, starcraft came first! Get you're facts straight-
This isen't the first time blizz had a project being worked on and had copyright right issues for instance WoW was supposed to be a warhammer online but they had issues with copyright too.So blizz's warhammmer online became a WoW. Don't get me wrong i love blizz and thier games but i think i'm glad they diden't get a hold of this 40k.
@BurningClouds The reason they are so similar is because Starcraft was originally going to be based on Warhammer 40K. The Terrains were originally going to be the Space Marines and the Zerg were going to be theTyranid, but this didn't happen because of a copyright dispute.
hahahaha SC 2 beat it!! jk jk, i love this game too, and u gotta love the resemblences between the 2, however i do admire the cover function, when i use it, i automatically feel like there is actual strategy involved in what im doing, and u gotta love throwing nades into a building and blasting enemy troops out hahahaha Chaos rising was coool also
He makes the single-player being more of an RPG sound like a bad thing, but it sounds pretty sweet to me. Well, guess I'll find out tommorrow. :D
I wish it wasn't STEAM DRM'ed. I purchased a used copy and I couldn't install and play. I just went ahead a purchased a new copy instead which I think Relic deserves anyways. I've purchased all the DOW1 games and expansions in the past brand new and I loved every one of them. I should have picked this one up sooner. Such a huge improvement over the first.
I'm seriously considering getting this. But it seems very similar to C&C4, Battleforge and World in Conflict, all of which I have. Is still worth getting?
Relic should just stick to CoH. The multiplayer in this game is awful. They implemented features that do not work well with how quickly paced this game is.
@Jack_Kal No not exactly, it does still follow the Blood Ravens and stuff, but just mentions what happens during the other DoW's, but nothing really to do with it.
Looks like a great game, all around. Do you need to play the first Dawn of War to follow what's going on (story-wise), or can you just jump into it? @pitosga: The single-player campaign *does* sound much more like an action RPG than an RTS. And the reviewer says that the multiplayer aspects of the game are pure RTS gold, from what it sounds like. I don't think the reviewer is saying that as a necesarily bad thing, just to inform people who may expect a "pure" RTS-style campaign. For me, I actually think this campaign style sounds like it could be more fun that a typical RTS. Sounds like a nice change of pace, then you rock out with pure RTS goodness in multiplayer. Might have to get this game... hmm..
I didn't enjoy the single player too much, it wasnt because you don't build bases but the gameplay is just a bit boring in my opinion
Sometimes I wonder if they have forgotten the fact you play a game for fun. I mean you buy this if you are a fan of the series and I am sure once you start playing you will be happy about it none the less
it's depressing trying to watch this review... why watch this review if it's going to make you not want to play a game that's really good? It's overly critical. Two thumbs down
Funny who the Dawn of War series was RTS whereas Dawn of War II is more of an Real-Time Tactics game (RTT) when observed from a holistic standpoint (to see the big picture). The game looks great, but the idea of using LIVE... That can be a real turn-off. DoW2 looks great all round, but RTT can be an acquired taste. Personally I prefer the RTS version (DoW Series) as opposed to this RTT Sequel.
What a whine - "it's an action RPG; certainly not an RTS". Call it whatever the Hell you want, it's a great sequel and a great game. And the story is very good. It just isn't presented in in-game cutscenes. Difference. They say how the campaign becomes repetitive, but, damn, it's no more repetitive than any RTS. At least here you get to level up your soldiers as you see fit and equip them with increasingly superior looted and rewarded arms and armor. THAT's variety (!= repetitiveness). You choose how to level them up, who to take on each mission and what to equip them with. That is strategy, NOT role playing. Role playing is making story-changing decisions - choosing what to say and which (i)moral deeds to commit. Difference. In Dawn of War 2, you don't get to choose how the story unfolds. Ergo: not a RPG.
This game = Super awesomeness. Very accurate review except that the story in the single p-layer was GREAT. Don't miss it.
hey i have a question do you have to connected to the internet while your playing campign or skirmish mode ? cause if not i do and buy this game after christmas
its official folks!!! There will be a movie based on the warhammer 40k universe!!! Its called UltraMarines!!! Im not joking google it and find out for yourellf!!!!!!
pretty sweet!! Think i should get a copy...like the mp side of it and the fact that you can mp any campaign..pretty awsome!!!!
The campaign is f*cking awesome. The cutscenes are also maybe the best I've ever seen in my entire life. They are short and sweet. So are the voices of all the characters, but the story is a bit dull. The multiplayer is extremely awesome too.
the game had crappy AI, terrible single player and ongoing repetitivity. only backed up by multiplayer; and MP in RTS games isn't something i enjoy.
The great thing about this game is, tons of mission but with a little boring goal. However we can get the reward if you win the mission, maybe that s reason enough. If you have limited money and you want to play it for a year, this games is the one. The levels of difficult are depended of the strategy you make, You cannot use the same strategy to get thought every mission or all the tribes. Such as Frame gun can get rid of the groups of tiny Tyrent but It is quit poor to fight berserk Orks in close combat. That s why i fight against all Tyrent mission first so I do not have to rebuilt the strategy many time. You will surprise the reaction of environment in this game,i can give you that. The great feature of this game is, the scene that a single giant unit kill 3 or 4 squads One by one. I am not finish playing it yet but as i m playing I give it 8.2