Reviews and Problems with Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
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Not worth my money and am disappointed
22 August 2011
Summary: I am a huge fan of Warhammer 40,000 but this version is horrible and the only way to play the game is online which makes it hard if you do not have high speed internet. Whatever happen to just playing a game you buy instead of having to load the game then download some system from the internet then maybe get to finally play the game. Not pleased at all with this version.
Not the Dawn of War I've grown to know and love....
29 March 2010
Summary: The Dawn of War series has been movie closer and closer to an RPG game rather than a RTS - and this one almost made the full transition. The incredibly small squad cap of only having 4 units per mission did make it more challenging but with it, took out one of the main components that make an RTS so much fun - base construction and unit development. While the Campaign was challenging and mostly fun - it became extreme repetitive and somewhat boring.
Summary: for what i spent on this game i was disappointed. the graphics were nice but the units lacked creativity. as far as i can see the only thing that makes this game better than its predecessor is the tryanid race. the strategy was far removed from the field of battle. Short of overwhelming your foe with numbers its a toss up between which party has the upgrades and firepower. above all other flaws, this game requires the internet to install.
Summary: The people over at THQ think that RTS fans of DOW want small battles, half the unit variety and less then half of the playable races. They think that this is better because now during battles you can use "cover" as a factor. Why not just give us all the units, races and tech trees while still improving the battles. The developers of this game have short changed the loyal DOW fans here; most of which bought every expansion and enjoyed them thoroughly.
DO NOT BUY this game if you are not planning to register online.
Pitviper "Tone", Amazon
14 April 2009
Summary: I love the original version of DOW, that's is the reason why I bought this game. Then during installation, the game requires you to create online account..WTF? I'm not an online gamer, just wanted to play a simple offline game. NO BASE BUILDING? Then, don't call this a strategy game. By the way, I'm writing this review while waiting for Steam to finish loading the update which will takes about 15 minutes. This is really annoying for me to play offline game?
Summary: Contrary the developers' opinion, this game does not combine the best of Company of Heroes and Dawn of War; rather, it is CoH translated into a Warhammer 40k storyline -- and a lot gets lost in translation. First off, the experience of installing this game -- simply getting to PLAY it for the first time -- was something I would not wish upon my worst enemy.
Summary: I loved DoW I. It was awesome. I bought every expansion and played the crap out of them. Even replaying the single player campaign's over and over again in Iraq when I had nothing better to do. This sequel is a supreme disapointment. There is not one aspect of the gameplay that I truly enjoy. I hate not getting to build my own force, I hate not getting to build up a base. Extremely limited in terms of your makeup and doesnt even really have use of all the units I liked.
Summary: First of all, many players (myself included) were expecting a game that basically merged the original Dawn of War with Company of Heroes, so you had a more tactically advanced game but souped up graphics and fun things like cover, suppression, large maps, etc. What we got instead, was the tabletop in 3d form, and in it's own right I'd say it didn't turn out half bad, I still wish I could get Dawn of War 2 how I imagined it, but thems the breaks.
Summary: Definitely inferior to the first Dawn of War franchise. Even factoring out the removal of the "base building" aspect, which turns it into a different kind of game, it's still not very good. The user interface is somewhat bad, so using unit special abilities is too slow, so you just end up clicking your squads around the screen and letting them do their thing.