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Dawn of War

Posted: Thu Jun 28, 2012 10:03 pm
by ArchAngel
In light of the entire Dawn of War franchise being on sale for 75% off for this weekend on Steam, I wanted to ask the community what they thought of these games.

I'll be picking up at least Dawn of War 2, but am yet undecided on the 2 expansion packs. Being that Dawn of War 2: Retribution is a stand alone, I might just pick that up.
Thoughts?

Re: Dawn of War

Posted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:54 pm
by Wildebear
I'm a casual gamer when it comes to Dawn of War. Haven't spent a lot of time on it, but I can say that I was a bit disappointed with the original Dawn of War 2. DoW 1 wasn't exactly non-linear, but if offered a freely approachable campaign map - which DoW 2 doesn't offer.

I guess for someone new to DoW it would not be buzz-kill to play a linear title in the series. As long as the story intrigues you. Company of Heroes was a strictly linear story RTS(from the same developers) and it was perfect for me.

Unfortunately I haven't had time to take on Retribution, but I hear it's great.

Re: Dawn of War

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:13 am
by ArchAngel
Interesting, never looked into Company of Heroes. I think I written it off as another military FPS and never check it out.

I picked Retribution from Steam, so I'll be trying it one of these days. New campaigns for each race, so the issue for plain DoW2 might not be relevant. Might.

Re: Dawn of War

Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:30 pm
by ArcticFox
Been playing DoW off and on for a while now, slowly working on the campaign. I like it a lot, especially the way Assault Marines blast everything around them when they jump in.

I always picture my Black Templars doing that when I'm playing tabletop Warhammer 40,000 :mrgreen:

Re: Dawn of War

Posted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 2:15 am
by TDog9631
I realize this thread is pretty much dead and all, but I have DoW2: Retribution, and I found it quite fun. I'm curious as to what everyone else thinks about it.

Re: Dawn of War

Posted: Tue May 19, 2015 10:05 pm
by Whatshisface
I realize this thread is pretty much dead and all, but I have DoW2: Retribution, and I found it quite fun. I'm curious as to what everyone else thinks about it.

I really enjoyed DoW2 and its expansions. I know a lot of folks hated the fact that DoW2 wasn't 4x like DoW, but I thought it was cool to have a more tactical focus. I felt that this allowed for a more "40k feel" to the game. I also think the Last Stand game mode is pretty cool.