It is the 41st Millennium in Sub-Sector Aurelia, a cluster of worlds on the edge of the Galaxy, and a battle of epic proportions is about to begin. Ancient races will clash across the planets that dot this section of space, battling for the greatest of stakes - not only the claim to the land and its bounty, but the fate of each race.
Where should i start, played it through 3 times so good it is. guiding my small squad through the levels, looking for cover, using special powers. The brutality in battle, when smashing through orks got me an adrenaline kick close to an FPS. The classes so well done.
with the sniper cyrus for example, scouting out the enemy and calling in artillery barrages and/or taking out key enemies with the sharpshooting ability. or setting up devastators with their huge *** MG or plasma gun, suppressing hordes.
selectable missions with rewards, unit customization in a variety close to rpg.
only downside (which isn't really one) is that you have to sign in too steam and LIVE to play, and that its often hard to choose your squad members for wanting them all.
the campaign savegames are coupled to your LIVE account so be careful not to mix/mess the accounts up.
(Hellishly boring and long fights. More squad-focused game-play, slightly RPG-ish instead of Dow1 RTS game-play).
5 for the models, and that's all. Some may like the slightly RPG, squad-focused game-play. But me being a RTS lover doesn't. At all!
I'll give it OPTIMAL value>6/10.
Dow 2/Retribution is a good game in terms of Graphics and engine.Aslo destroyable enviroment was cool. BUT there are several problems that truly ARE an eyesore for DOW fans.
1-DOW2 has ONLY 6 races > wtf RELIC where did Necrons/Tau/Sisters/Dark Eldar/IDH go????? Ah half of Mother F*cking game is MISSING here!!!
2-Really really limited unit choice for any fraction usually up to 10 units ONLY!! WTF again Relic??? DOW Apocalypse has 11 units FOR Space marines only in BARRACKS!!! And overall over 35!!!
3-Relic removed all buildings and left ONLY 1- HQ. Now that is stupid.
4-MOST annoying feature relic added in Dow 2 /retribution (i really want to kill all those motherf*uckers for this) it is TADAAAAAH the RETREAT BUTTON/Ability. Man that is simply idiocy.(Facepalm)If you want to retreat just move your forces back and forth. But with this 'Magick' button squad starts to run so fast no one can catch them LOL and long range fire form enemy units is decreased times 2.I know that melee also increases times 2 but man its the dumbest idea of them all. I cant imagine SM say : FOR DA EMPERROR!!! and next second retreat >_> total bullsh*t.SM could never ever retreat.
Dawn of War II features the best campaign for any Real Time Strategy (RTS) game ever. It has addictive RPG elements, semi-random loot, epic characters, engaging storyline, beautiful graphics, and solid gameplay. The campaign can be played co-op too, so you can even experience all this with a friend. No RTS has even compared to the campaigns quality, and it’s possible that no game ever will.
The campaign alone makes it worth a purchase. Which is good considering its lackluster PvP (player versus player multiplayer). If you want to experience the best RTS campaign ever, this is a game you need to have. If you want to play a multiplayer RTS, go pick up StarCraft II.