Conclusion: With all that said, Order of War does little to justify a purchase above the likes of CoH or Dawn of War II. The campaign modes are light on depth, and most seasoned players will breeze through before heading back to the heavy-hitters.
Excerpt: Quick – what pops into your head when you hear ‘Order of War’? Probably that it is a war game, and perhaps that it is a World War II game based on similarity to other game names. But beyond that? With Medal of Honor you got the image of individual heroics that was fitting to the scope of the game.
Pros: Huge scope; Tons of units at your control; Easy to access cinematic camera to watch the action unfold.
Cons: Utterly generic feel with braindead AI; Presentation focus on cinematic view vs. in-game might be off-putting for those expecting something similar to Company of Heroes; Lousy voice-acting; Muddle color palette makes tracking troops a challenge.
Excerpt: The Good : Outstanding graphics. Clean, simple interface The Bad : Minimal strategy involved. The Ugly : Nothing in particular. I completely understand that it’s becoming harder and harder for a game to distinguish itself in the RTS genre.
Excerpt: The World War II genre has been overdone like no other. There have been countless shooters and any number of strategy games. Well now Square Enix decided to publish their own WW2 game and feelings are mixed.
Excerpt: Order of war was released in November, and GiN normally reviews games as close to the date they come out as possible. That didn't happen with Order of War, because we couldn't get it to run on our gaming gear.
Excerpt: The real-time strategy genre takes a not-so-bold step into familiar territory with Order of War. Sure, it's World War II, and yes, we've been there and done that. But developer Wargaming.net is banking on an epic presentation and some innovative game mechanics to bring a fresh perspective to a...
Excerpt: Ever wondered what would happen if you combined Company of Heroes with World in Conflict ? You would get Order of War , Wargaming.net’s latest World War II based Real Time Strategy (RTS) game.
Summary: World War II games are as numerous as the bad decisions made in a college dorm. Gamers are constantly exposed to various aspects of the war even though they didn’t live through it. As such, it’s easy to start to disregard any game that is set in Europe in the early ’40s.