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    dkirschner's Company of Heroes (PC)

    [November 28, 2012 07:23:55 AM]
    I cannot for the life of me get into Company of Heroes. I tried when it originally came out. Couldn't do it then, can't do it now. I always get irritated when some renowned game doesn't hold my interest. Like, do I not get it? Am I missing something? Am I disconnected somehow from other gamers? But this does follow the trend of me not caring much for real-war games, so I dunno. Maybe all of the above.

    Anyway, CoH is neat for sure. It's a gritty, realistic RTS about storming the beaches at Normandy and that whole Allied invasion of France. It's really similar to Relic's previous Dawn of War games in terms of squad and resource management. You collect 3 types of resources by capturing resource nodes on the map, which give you control of a chunk of territory. There's no resource gathering besides just capturing control points. Otherwise it just flows in and you spent it on troops and tanks and air strikes and things. You do build a few buildings, and you have a handful of defensive options like barbed wire, sandbags for cover, MG emplacements, etc. All that stuff is cool. The cover system is neat. Everything about CoH looks and sounds amazing, especially for being like 6+ years old now.

    I've been trying so hard to figure out then why I don't want to play it. It is relatively slow-paced. I play some slow-paced games though, so you'd think I can deal with that. It's hard, and I've had to turn the difficulty down to 'easy.' I can swallow my pride and live with that. The narrative is cool and presented via mission briefings on a map, what your overall objective for the map is and all the little mini-objectives you must or can complete along the way. Something about it all together is...not boring, but...tedious? I feel like I'm pushing, always pushing forward, and it's a difficult push. Not that I want to be a superman and blast my way through with a horde of tanks. I like the micromanagement because CoH plays a bit like a tactical game. But still I just lose interest halfway through every single mission. One of them took me a few days before I could even bring myself to play it. It was a defense mission and I had 10 minutes to prepare for a counterattack, and I was just like "Ugh, 10 minutes to prepare? This is going to be long." And I couldn't get the motivation to try. Then I died a couple times and that's the mission where I conceded that I needed easy difficulty.

    I dunno. Sort of fun, sort of tedious. Please don't let me convince myself I need to try CoH 2.
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    dkirschner's Company of Heroes (PC)

    Current Status: Stopped playing - Got Bored

    GameLog started on: Wednesday 14 November, 2012

    GameLog closed on: Wednesday 28 November, 2012

    dkirschner's opinion and rating for this game

    Good stuff so far. Looks great, enjoying it more than DoW 2. Like the realism and story. ---------- I just can't get into this game. It's a good game, obviously, but it's almost tedious, or dreadful in a way.

    Rating (out of 5):starstarstarstar

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