Reviews and Problems with Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising
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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising
The Gamers Temple
11 August 2010
Excerpt: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising is a standalone expansion for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, meaning that you do not need to own the original game to install and play it. If you do have the original, then you can import your squads from that game and hit the new campaign with some old friends. If you don't, then you'll be given beefed-up versions of those squads and will be able to jump into Chaos Rising's campaign without any trouble.
Excerpt: One of the unavoidable flaws of any Warhammer 40,000 PC game is that it cannot possibly please every fan. There are 14 different factions in the boardgame universe, each with its own roster of units. Each army has to be rebalanced in the transition to a videogame, which means that realistically, you can only add two or three races in any release.
Excerpt: Chaos has, indeed, risen. Dawn of War II's wonderful singleplayer campaign and interesting take on RTS multiplayer made it Gamervision's Strategy Game of the Year for 2009, and the new standalone expansion, Chaos Rising , looks to continue the excellence Relic brought to PCs last year. In order to do this, they've reached into the collectibles bin and pulled out the Chaos Space Marines, a fan favorite for Warhammer enthusiasts.
The ideas first presented in Dawn of War II have been tended and nurtured to
Good Gear Guide.au
31 August 2010
Summary: Chaos Rising is a stellar continuation of Relic's Dawn of War series of real-time strategy titles, offering up an incredible amount of mission variety as well as some worthwhile new abilities and units that are sure to please Warhammer 40k diehards.
Pros: Seamless integration between base game and expansion results in un-fractured community; more mission variety; loot and morality system enhance the campaign.
Cons: No new maps or feature updates to Last Stand; the campaign is somewhat skimpy if played through only once