Summary: Like many people who've been reviewing on this item about all the patches, I agree about them, but it took only an hour to download five of them and they wait was worth it. This is a great game to the additional CoH series, although the speed of the game was so slow at first, but after a few games I...
I agree the patching system is horrifying!!! but still, very good game.
7 May 2010
Summary: I hate reading long winded reviews. So I will try to hit only on the main points of my opinion on the game. Cons: - Patching System is a Nightmare! More than a gig and a half worth of patches needed to play online. They do not have 1 single cummulative patch.
Summary: This is not a fault of Amazon but you need to watch out when purchasing used software. The game I purchased was used and the CD arrived in great condition and worked properly - so what's my gripe?
Summary: I'm not often a big fan of strategy and RTS games because of the learning curve. I don't generally want to spend hours just learning how to play a game. This game has a interesting, but generally simple tech trees.
Summary: Overall it's a great game, and if you liked the original COH then go ahead and get this if you are getting tired of the same old two armies.
Pros: Fast shipping. The two new armies are quite different from the original two, so if you want something more than just the same old two armies then I suggest you get this. The graphical upgrade is very good as well since they added some dx10 features.
Cons: The new armies are kind of strange...they are a little too different from the original two. I am getting used to using them, but it's hard to not just go back to Wehrmacht and America because they are typical well-rounded rts armies. It's not so much a con, but they are still kind of strange how ...
Summary: An excellent 2nd chapter to the original. Playing as the German defender lets you really understand the inundating allied forces. With the amount of troops and material at allied disposal it is surprising the amount of time the invasion to victory actually took.
Summary: You really want both this and CoH. Then you can play 4 different teams, all different. This isn't an RTS where every side has the same basic tech. Each side play's fairly different. From the Panzer which have no defense, to the British that really like to turtle.
Summary: You will enjoy this one as well. Not going to go into incredible detail. But definitely worth getting if you like Company of Heroes. I love the new German Panzer Elite. They are really versatile with defense as well as offense. Definitely great if you like fast attacks.