By turbomonkey138 51 Comments
Now i consider myself a die hard RTS player . The first game i played were Dune 2 on the Amiga . I have played every command and conquer game made . From there humble beggings with Westwood studios to EA . Games like Empire earth , Rise of nations , Warcraft (starcraft not so much) , Age of empires etc i have played and loved them all .
The William Wallace campaign on age of empires 2 was fucking awesome)
Now when Dawn of war came out in 2004 i immediately got it . It was what i craved as at that point i was into the table top game as well . It combined a cool but simple combat and resource system which was easy to get into and meant less time thinking about resources and more time killing . It was a fairly traditional RTS with base building etc . I continually played that game for about 3-4 years since . Then i discovered company of heroes . Made by the same people i knew i was going to like it and i did .
It was much harder than Dow but it was much more rewarding . The whole cover system was something that was kind of built into DOW but now properly like in this game . units would move to cover themselves to get out of the line of fire etc.
Anyway back on track . When i heard about DOW 2 being developed i immediately bought a new computer . I eagerly awaited the game . When the demo came out i was so excited i remember i couldn't wait for it to downlaod . But when i finally got on the game ....no....base...building .....
I not going to lie i was massively disappointed . I didn't even finish playing the rest of the game and deleted it from steam and never touched the game again ...until the steam Xmas sale .. For a XMas present for my friend i got him the THQ pack . (He had got a new gaming laptop so i thought I'd get him some games to play ) In the pack was DOW 2 . Now my other mate who i always play with online got DOW 2 also . SO they persuaded me to give it a shot . SO i did . And OMG ....its so much better than i expected . I mean as a traditional RTS fan i was put of by the lack of base building but i really think the series took a turn for the better . I take back every bad thing i said about the game in my previous posts on these forums . Its a great game which i have not really been able to put down since i got it .
Sorry for the wall of text just thought i would share this with you .
And orks are possibly the best thing ever created in a video game . WAAAAAGH!!!!!