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Old 05-03-2009, 22:42:56   #1
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dawn of war two

i just picked it up and spent the last few hours playing it. it's by far not shabby. i like it better than the previous one, as i generally dislike basebuilding sims unless i have some time to think about it.

anyone else have it? i'm on steam: self biased.
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:04:33   #2
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I didn't know it existed. Liked the last one. What's the major differences?
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Old 09-03-2009, 09:38:13   #3
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I heard it had no base building. Is that true?
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:44:18   #4
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Gave up and googled.

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Playable armies at the initial release of the game include the Space Marines, Orks, Eldar, and Tyranids.


Might get it...
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:45:19   #5
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No base building either.
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Old 09-03-2009, 11:49:46   #6
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http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/wa...-war-ii-review
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Old 09-03-2009, 18:31:46   #7
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yes, there's no base building. i've not had a chance to tackle the multiplayer yet.
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Old 10-03-2009, 13:21:40   #8
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Well I've ordered it.
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Old 10-03-2009, 14:14:48   #9
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Review it already and tell us if multiplayer is any good
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Old 10-03-2009, 14:47:45   #10
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This can be a very successful MP game like that space ship one... oh.
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Old 10-03-2009, 14:54:43   #11
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Sins of a solar empire you mean?

I only played the demo and never get a hang onto it
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Old 10-03-2009, 14:59:35   #12
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Yeah, that one. I really like the concept of this from what I've read so far. Hopefully will arrive weds or thurs so I can play it all weekend.
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Old 10-03-2009, 17:29:09   #13
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sweet. maybe we can tag-team and eiffel tower this one, funko.
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Old 11-03-2009, 09:04:15   #14
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That caused me a trip to Urban Dictionary.
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Old 11-03-2009, 17:11:49   #15
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my point still stands.
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Old 11-03-2009, 17:23:39   #16
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Is this a continuation of the euphemism? But yeah, can even play co-op.
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Old 11-03-2009, 17:24:02   #17
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Why no 2v2 mode?
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Old 11-03-2009, 17:43:31   #18
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Now this thread officially worries me.
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:14:25   #19
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It's here... hope my computer is fast enough to run it ok.
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Game runs... my brother had a gig last night so after installing and 30 mins of steam updates only played the first mission.

I like the grenades and wargear aspects already.
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Old 14-03-2009, 00:30:43   #21
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funko, what's your steam SN? mine is 'self.biased'

maybe we can get together at some point and try out some multiplayer.
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Old 14-03-2009, 16:17:49   #22
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funkodrom

and funkodrom-at-hotmail-dot-com for windows live. With the thingys replaced with @ and . obv.
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Old 14-03-2009, 16:22:15   #23
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Can't find self.biased on steam to add as a friend...
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Old 15-03-2009, 12:37:39   #24
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huh. i can't find you either on steam.
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Crazy. Wonder if there's some regional bias.

Do we need to play through windows live in game?
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Old 16-03-2009, 09:21:24   #26
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Anyway, played a lot more missions, got my first glimpse of the Tyranids. Quite enjoying it although I'm having to run it on just about the lowest settings possible.

With so few troops you really do have to do a lot of micro, but at least every ability has a decent effect so you feel like it's worth it.
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Old 16-03-2009, 11:57:37   #27
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Right, I think I am now friends with you on Steam. I went in via the website rather than the client and I had a friend invite pending from you.

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Old 30-03-2009, 13:27:24   #28
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So what's the final verdict?
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Old 30-03-2009, 13:50:43   #29
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I haven't played it again yet. Too busy with other stuff.
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Old 06-04-2009, 10:18:16   #30
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I played a bit more, had a bit of a skirmish. It's good. The "no base building" aspect is a little overegged.

You still have a base, you still have to upgrade it to unlock better units, you can still build defensive structures... er.. yeah, you just don't have to build 4 unit building structures.

Like DoW it's frantic with fighting starting from the first few seconds over resource points and objectives.

Oh and I totally suck at it. Just the right mix of familiarity and difference that you find yourself looking in the wrong place for every feature all the time.
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