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    dkirschner's Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising (PC)

    [November 7, 2012 07:37:23 AM]
    Done done done. Another one bites the dust!

    This first expansion improved on the original. The missions have more varied objectives and are better designed. It isn't just 'run through this tiny map in a pretty straight line and kill that thing,' but you get to use tanks in the final mission, run with AI squads, complete multiple objectives in a map, more secondary optional objectives. The maps are bigger and a little more complex. Good things. You also get one new unit, who is the most fun, the Librarian. He's like a spellcaster and I micromanaged him like crazy, shooting fireballs and healing. The story is also more interesting, and the corruption system was more fun to deal with than the Tyranid invasion system. The idea for this expansion was that there is corruption in the ranks of the space marines. You yourself and your squad can become corrupted too through doing evil-ish actions or wearing corrupted armor. When you start going down the corruption path, you lose, or transform, a major ability, but then start gaining a ton more. Many benefits to be had by becoming more corrupted. I started off trying to stay pure, which was pretty easy in theory - just don't equip corrupt stuff. However, the major downside to this expansion, or perhaps the whole game and I just haven't noticed yet, is the random loot drops. For whatever ungodly reason, when I started this expansion, the game destroyed like half my items, and pretty much all the good ones. So I was crippled in the beginning, and very frustrated from having to retry the first and second missions more than a few times just to get gear to replace the crap I started with. Then it was smooth sailing, except all the good stuff I found seemed to be corrupted equipment. So I finally just started wearing it. By the end I had most everyone back down to 0 corruption because I felt better about myself not being evil. Last boss was a pain. Watched YouTube videos to see all the various endings. Waiting a spell to play Retribution, which I hope changes up the gameplay some. Again, fun but not terribly exciting with Chaos Rising.
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    dkirschner's Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising (PC)

    Current Status: Finished playing

    GameLog started on: Sunday 4 November, 2012

    GameLog closed on: Wednesday 7 November, 2012

    dkirschner's opinion and rating for this game

    Original was a bit dull. Let's see if they make a better story and more exciting missions. ---------- Yeah, better, still not terribly exciting. Librarian is much fun.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstar

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