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    TStanesa's Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution (PC)

    [October 16, 2012 01:43:49 AM]
    Warhammer is not my usual choice of game, not only because I play far more action games than real time strategy, but also because of the setting and theme of the game. It can be described as a fantasy game, with similar styling to games such as World of Warcraft or Darksiders. The characteristic exaggerated armor and weapons was a turn off for me, but I was convinced by a sale to purchase the game. So far, my only experience of the game has been the Co-op campaign. My first exposure to RTS being Age of Empires II, I was not expecting to spend much time with the game's campaign mode, or even complete it for that matter. However I was pleasantly surprised that the campaign succeeded in being engaging and fun to play with a friend. When I say engaging, I mean that I was pulled into the strategy and teamplay elements of the game, not that there was an engaging story. As a matter of fact, I found the story to be an annoying interruption. I would have been satisfied with the flimsy set-up for level scenarios if only I didn't have to listen to and watch so much of the story. I thought that the story would have better fit the game if it had been simpler, shorter, and more action packed. If the cutscenes had been simply for the affect of "Whoa, that thing's big, and now I have to kill it," I would have been more satisfied. As far the actual levels go, the combat is closer to a classic MMORPG than a game like Age of Empires. This was a very good thing, because the combat style of Starcraft and Age of Empires are much better suited to multiplayer than fighting a premade level. I found that the game's "Normal" difficulty setting was too easy for me, even though I am not an expert in RTS games, as the game recommended I be for the "Hard" setting. I have yet to lose a level, and have even played some levels without buying any units apart from my starting units out of sheer laziness. Otherwise I have no complaints, and for the sale price I got the game at, a great buy. I wouldn't recommend the game as an instant buy, but for RTS fans it's certainly worth looking into.
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    TStanesa's Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution (PC)

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    GameLog started on: Tuesday 16 October, 2012

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