Summary: If you enjoy finicky controls, difficult map navigation, and continuous cut aways to movie clips always interrupting your game play, then this is the game for you. Add to that the extreme joy of having to log into the Steam network for activation and game play and this game is a sadists dream. Seriously folks, the controls are finicky, the map navigation is difficult, and the game is continuously cutting away to movie clips right in the middle of the action.
Got COH already - you may want to pass - but check out the demo first.
Captain Kevin Carney "MovieDemocom", Amazon
23 September 2009
Summary: There is a demo available for this game on the internet and I suggest you try it before you buy it. First a thank you to the publisher for creating a demo. Some companies lack the courage and would rather the gamer jump in head first with their cash in hand. So props to Square Enix. When it comes to this style of game there are two titles that I use for a base line.
Conclusion: Visually the game is right up there (although there are glitches - not being able to see any graphic when a unit is shooting for instance). But the gameplay is a couple of steps back from the Company of Heroes series. Line of sight, cover, timing, all of these things seem fairly redundant, in the missions that I've played so far all I've had to do is move my troops to the location of the enemy troops and then wait to see what happens. It's all just too simplistic.