Reviews and Problems with Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
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Not as good as the first one
Steve Shook, Amazon
23 October 2012
Summary: The original game had a lot of choices that the player could make, regarding which squads you would take to battle, how to outfit them, and even which missions you would undertake and which you would ignore. To me, that made the game fun and added a lot of replay value, as one could try different approaches to the missions.
Summary: I was thoroughly underwhelmed with this game. From invasive dual layer DRM (Steam and Windows live) to uninspiring game play it fails to impress. You get the game and you have to suffer through STEAM. This is bad enough, but then you have to suffer through another level of misery with the Microsoft overlord poking its nose into your life. I don't want a Microsoft live account, nor do I need one.
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.
Summary: Single player is a fun game, but they could have given more missions and allowed time for more side missions. If the price is inexpensive, buy it for single and you could play multiplayer if you finish quickly and are bored to get more out of the game. However, multiplayer is where they really let the game down. 30 sec time to start is to long. Windows live causes lag, they should have used dedicated servers for PC games.
Relic: Please put effort into allowing fans to update maps and Mods
N. Snook "turn off the TV and think for yourself", Amazon
17 April 2010
Summary: Relic, I'll buy the game when you find a way to encourage fans to create & share maps and mods. The online presence is pretty boring and broken. Barely anyone is online now when I look for games. None of the metrics and cool achievements are tracked when I comp stomp or play locally with friends. How hard would it be to add that? The original Dawn of War was such a success in ways that cost the company no money, why cant you setup the same situation again?
Summary: I pre-ordered this product a week before release hoping I would receive it on the release date. WRONG! i discovered the FC it was shipping from is an hour away from my home. How long did it take? 9 DAYS! the game itself is a must for fans, but be prepared for the annoyance that is Steam. the product is riddled with bugs and glitches. it took over two weeks for the product to become playable without crashing.
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.