49 Comments
Posted by Talis12

yup.. already had it

Edited by mnzy

I'm excited about this game, but the graphics don't look better at all. And the first game came out in 2006.

Posted by Morningstar

I'll take the single player instead, thanks all the same.

Posted by Arx724

Well, this sure looks like Company of Heroes.

Posted by Giantstalker

While I'm nothing but stoked that this is coming out, I hope they release an HD texture pack somewhere down the road.

It's pretty obvious they're still using the same Essence engine as before, at least in terms of graphics.

That said, it looks like they're going for more historically accurate uniform/paint schemes this time, which is a big plus for me.

Posted by Hardtarget

me wanty

Posted by Breadfan

Yep. I'm totally reinstalling Company of Heroes.

Posted by Breadfan

Yep. I'm totally reinstalling Company of Heroes.

Posted by Jace

Too bad Men of War exists. Oh well Relic.

Posted by Elwoodan

I hope they have some sort of survival mode, my favorite missions in the original where always the defensive ones.

Posted by Ravelle

@mnzy said:

I'm excited about this game, but the graphics don't look better at all. And the first game came out in 2006.

I was hoping for a graphical update as well, not that the original looks bad but it won't feel like playing a sequel except with Russian units.

Posted by Spookie

@mnzy said:

I'm excited about this game, but the graphics don't look better at all. And the first game came out in 2006.

It looks significantly better in the Alpha when you're playing it. It doesn't hold up to close scrutiny like Total War but there is a great deal more fluidity in the animations and effects. Also things look real nice when you blow them in to itty bitty pieces.

I'm hoping people won't merely dismiss it because it feels like the first strategy game which is approachable (*glares at Men of War*) and has less of a focus on build orders and more about what you deploy. That and THQ are fucked if this doesn't sell.

Posted by SSully

They better still allow LAN. The first game was great for comp stomps!

Posted by Giantstalker

@Spookie: How'd you get into the Alpha/Beta? Are they taking people right now?

Posted by Spookie

@Giantstalker: Luck, managed to grab a key from beta.companyofheroes.com when they went up earlier in the week. They said they are giving more out. But you might be more lucky getting in to the beta in January.

Posted by Seedofpower

I was really sad that I didn't get into the alpha. Oh well, I'm pumped for this game.

Posted by Draxyle

Still need to play the original from the humble bundle. Only went through the tutorial and it seemed pretty cool.

This definitely looks like the same game, though I don't really have a problem with that if they're focusing on the stuff that matters. It's an RTS, it doesn't need overly detailed models.

Posted by flasaltine

The graphics look disappointingly similar to CoH, right down to the particle effects. Also, the Russian/German front isn't as interesting to me.

Posted by Inkerman

@Spookie: I love me some Men of War, best strategy game ever made, and it's fairly easy to get into.

Edited by mnzy
@Flacracker said:

Also, the Russian/German front isn't as interesting to me.

As a German, I think it's way more interesting than the western front. The scope, the weather, the extremes of two dictatorships. The "total war" in its starkest form. And a little underrepresented in video games.
Posted by flasaltine

@mnzy said:

@Flacracker said:

Also, the Russian/German front isn't as interesting to me.

As a German, I think it's way more interesting than the western front. The scope, the weather, the extremes of two dictatorships. The "total war" in its starkest form. And a little underrepresented in video games.

I just like the American/German front better because of Saving Private Ryan and because of video games I have played. I also like the American Guns more than the Russian ones. M1 Garand and Thompson are awesome.

Posted by forkboy

@mnzy said:

@Flacracker said:

Also, the Russian/German front isn't as interesting to me.

As a German, I think it's way more interesting than the western front. The scope, the weather, the extremes of two dictatorships. The "total war" in its starkest form. And a little underrepresented in video games.

Yeah, the eastern front is basically totally forgotten in British (& presumably American) schools. We spend more time talking about the conflict in North Africa than the Eastern Front, despite the former being of much lower scale & much lower importance to the outcome of the war. When you actually read up about it it makes the things that happened on the Western Front seem pedestrian in comparison. I mean the insane scale of things like like the Battle of Kursk, or the Siege of Stalingrad & Paulus's surrender. The initial seemingly unstoppable German push into Russia at the start of Barbarossa all the way to the outskirts of Moscow, & the astounding encirclements & surrenders of hundreds of thousands along the way. And as you say, the devastating effect of the weather. The foolish strategy & tactics of the German High Command. And so on.

A brutal, brutal conflict often fought to the bitter end because of fear of the brutality of the enemy, for soldiers on both sides. And that fear was often justified.

Posted by Chtasm

If it didn't say Company of Heroes 2 at the end I could have sworn that all this footage was just a really really late expansion to the original.

Posted by FMinus

Let's get this released for the fans and on with more Warhammer 40k goodies or maybe some Homeworld. Not to piss on Relic or their fans, but World War II is so played out in my book, I'd take anything over it. That said, a nice World War I RTS might be interesting and more WWI games in general.

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Posted by nnnope

I loved this when I was younger but I've always been terrible at it. Maybe it's time to get good...

Posted by Feikken

This looks rad

Posted by Capum15

Day One for me.

Posted by Spookie

@Inkerman said:

@Spookie: I love me some Men of War, best strategy game ever made, and it's fairly easy to get into.

The UI is awful and completely counter intuitive. I did more inventory management in that game than I did in Deus Ex! It hampers the gameplay when you're spending upwards of a minute having to load up troops with additional ammo.

Posted by Hawkerace

@mnzy:

Yeah, total war however from what I can see at a glance it looked like small squads and a few tanks here and there. Totally pulling me out of immersion. Who knows, maybe Men of War will release a new game the next year that blows everything out of the water. Condemned Heroes and Vietnam felt a bit backwards. Assault squad was just repetitive and predictable (multiplayer wasn't too much fun either)

Posted by Lazyaza

Not as much of a graphical leap over the original as I was expecting, guess they're probably still using DoW2's engine.

Posted by demontrace

Lol did those rocket trucks blow up that tank to such a degree that it completely vanished from the battlefield? Not even smoldering remains, just straight up removal from existence.

Posted by Kaungo

@demontrace: Watch it again. The tank was on a frozen lake and sank.

Posted by Sinusoidal

Tank!

Posted by probablytuna

I should go back and replay Company of Heroes. That's the first RTS game that I really liked.

Posted by dandead

@forkboy: I am from the UK and in my history classes we learned about boththe western and eastern fronts but not much about the africa campaign or the war in Japan other than "it happened". That said I am now 30.

Posted by Mumrik

@mnzy said:

I'm excited about this game, but the graphics don't look better at all. And the first game came out in 2006.

At a glance I'd agree with that. It's like a PC game following console logic in that regard.

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Posted by NarcolepticBat

@mnzy said:

I'm excited about this game, but the graphics don't look better at all. And the first game came out in 2006.

That's probably deliberate. I mean the first game looked AMAZING at the time and the explosions and effects still look great by today's standards. They probably want to hit a wider audience.

Edited by phrosnite

I will play exclusively as the germans.

I'd prefer another 40k RTS though :D

Posted by ZeForgotten
@Mumrik said:

@mnzy said:

I'm excited about this game, but the graphics don't look better at all. And the first game came out in 2006.

At a glance I'd agree with that. It's like a PC game following console logic in that regard.

I'm sure it will look perfectly fine when you actually play the game. 
Only insane people would play the game zoomed all the way in anyway and when you zoom back out it looks fine.  
 
 
I'm excited
Edited by Pinmonkey

@NarcolepticBat said:

@mnzy said:

I'm excited about this game, but the graphics don't look better at all. And the first game came out in 2006.

That's probably deliberate. I mean the first game looked AMAZING at the time and the explosions and effects still look great by today's standards. They probably want to hit a wider audience.

I went back to play it again recently because I thought the same way. It took me 2 minutes to see that the original looks super crummy now compared to what I remember back when it came out. This definitely looks much better.

Posted by TigerWOo

@demontrace said:

Lol did those rocket trucks blow up that tank to such a degree that it completely vanished from the battlefield? Not even smoldering remains, just straight up removal from existence.

It was driving on ice, it sank into the lake

Posted by MeatSim

I should go play those Company of Hero 1 expansions I got them during some sale and I enjoyed vanilla Company of Hero's.

Posted by YuriAndrogynopov

Yep that sure was multiplayer. Maybe. Possibly. In marketing land of magical fairys.

Posted by HarkinNecro

i'd like to know how is this different from the first one? (apart from russians) that trailer didn't say.

Posted by Kimozabi

"anticipatory titillation." You will only read this stuff on game sites :)

Posted by 2HeadedNinja

im really looking forward to this ... too bad THQ is in such a bad shape. I usually buy almost everything they put out blind, especially when its made by relic. Love those guys.

Posted by mosdef

Day 1 purchase. They had me at COH.