Excerpt: The Good : More Company of Heroes. The Bad : Multiplayer only. Kind of dumps you in the deep end of CoH. The Ugly : Relic continues its tradition of terrible tutorials. Note: I’ve written a lot of reviews of CoH, CoH2, and the various expansion packs.
Summary: Following last year's release of the single-player expansion Ardennes Assault , developer Relic Entertainment expands Company of Heroes 2 again with the standalone multiplayer expansion of The British Forces.
Conclusion: The Western Front Armies immensely improves on what made Company of Heroes 2 a great game by adding a couple of new, diverse factions to the game as well as brand new maps that are amazingly developed. For the price of the DLC, fans of the original game or genre will surely get their money worth.
Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies (PC) Review
2 July 2014
Excerpt: (NOTE: I had a very limited selection of photos for this review, because screencapping my experience would have grabbed other players' screen names. I didn't want to chance missing a tiny screen name in photoshop, thereby violating another player's privacy.)
Company of Heroes 2 – The Western Front Armies Review (PC)
25 June 2014
Conclusion: Company of Heroes 2 – The Western Front Armies is a solid expansion package for a very good strategy experience and offers enough new content to justify the purchase price. Both the US and the OKW have unique gameplay concepts associated with them and it will be interesting to see how the player...
Pros: + Interesting new factions, + Solid map design, + Community created content
Cons: - War Spoils system, - Limited gameplay innovation
Conclusion: Relic's approach here brings to mind a free-to-play game, with players able to buy a full multiplayer experience with their choice of faction, then pick up other armies at a later date should they wish.