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Old 02-04-2009
 
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Default Dawn of War 2 Not the Holy Grail REVIEW

PC Gamer gives DoW2 an 86, which to me is a score that doesn't warrant a buy. Usually these games aren't of the highest quality, the industry has seemed to lower the standards.

http://www.gametab.com/news/2875804/

DOW2 was supposed to be a fierce competitor/alternative to SC2, and interested many SC2 fans.
I'm hoping we get better with SC2
 
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which to me is a score that doesn't warrant a buy
There is nothing I hate more about the videogame reviewing industry that this stupid score crap. Every site does it differently, and they all mean entirely different things based on that. In short, basing your game buying decisions on a score rather than the actual review itself is magnificently silly.

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DOW2 was supposed to be a fierce competitor/alternative to SC2, and interested many SC2 fans.
Was it? I wasn't aware of that. I was under the impression that the two games were basically at opposite ends of the RTS spectrum.

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I wouldn't. SC2 is not the kind of game that's going to review well. Not on the strength of the multiplayer, at any rate.
 

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Really? Because on the gamefaqs boards a bunch of butthurt DoW2 fanboys (after seeing the reviews) targeted SC2, and kept saying, OMG SC2 is going to get liek a 10/10 because it has the name Starcraft liek even though Blizzard is doing nothing new!!!!!
 
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His biggest complaints about the game were a lack of mission variety and that certain game elements were not explained well. He had high praise for the RTS multiplayer mode, graphics, co-op mode and the "fast-paced tactical gameplay"
don't know about you, but I kinda don't really care about SP in RTS games, even WC3 and SC SP was boring for me, along with a preaty generic story, kinda only played it so I can watch the CGI, same with RA3 CnC3 etc, I played it to see the movies betwen the missions, if a game makes you have more fun during the movies instead of the actual gameplay it kinda failed in the SP department. The only RTS I actualy liked the SP was Battle Realms for some reason.

besides reviews are one guys opinion, a french magazine who is aperently very critical to everything gave DoW2 SP 9/10, so...

I am buying it for the MP, maybe I'll like the SP too, probably not. For others? Well there will be a demo iirc
 
 

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Look, DOW2 sure it has good multiplayer. I agree, so did Company of Heroes. But lets enter the realm of reality. CoH at launch MP was good, but there was nothing down for long term. You can't MP with the game anymore. I can't even imagine comparing any MP to battle.net's long term capability. SC still has multi.. that's not normal.
Empowering the user to create content is the solution for long term viability and endless creativity such as DoA.

I've played DOW2 multi, it's much weaker than CoH's.
Few units, no long term battles, the skirmishers are short and in essence are basically the same.

However you don't see meaningful micro, even micro itself to change the outcome of even the smallest battle. It's amazing how on such a small sclae you don't see that.
Only micro in this game is Eldar teleporting (only 1 unit 2 heroes)
and certain heroes, which they aren't really microers, (tanks and builders)
 
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In all my years of gaming, and reviewing in my spare time, Ive found the best game reviewer is yourself. If you are looking for a good opinions though, don't go with the popular sites. Its good to hear their imput sometimes, but these days alot of companies pay people to give good scores on their games, and reviewers decide to be biased and nitpick.

Also, read the review and see what their complaints are, they might not be complaints that will bother your purchase. Although I do occasionally use review sites as a guide, I rarely let them decide my purchase.

Also, 86/100 by todays standard is actually pretty good, although it might be lower than what DoW2 was aiming for.
 
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DoW2 beta is fucking fun, not sure about the final product, but I will purchase it. I'm not aware of the story in Dawn of War but I'm going for it.
I think from what I saw so far the game is worthy.
 
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not really that surprising, i mean, let's face it, the warhammer 40000 universe is pretty hugely lame. naturally the games are gonna suck too.



i mean, look at this guy. is he meant to be cool? he looks like a moron.
 
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It's your opinion but I disagree, the beta is great, I had alot of fun playing it online with friends.
Also if you look at Left4Dead has also something like 88-89/100 rating but it's slot better. If you don't buy game only because of it's low rating than you are making probably a mistake.
As someone said such rating for a game nowadays is quite well.
 
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given the scope of it, that's quite a big generalization
 
 

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It's your opinion but I disagree, the beta is great, I had alot of fun playing it online with friends.
Also if you Left4Dead has also something like 88-89/100 rating but it's slot better. If you don't buy game only because of it's low rating than you are making probably a mistake.
As someone said such rating for a game nowadays is quite well.
 
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l4d has 89 rating in metacritic because of a few fringe reviewers, check you'll see.

However PC Gamer the same reviewer (and not a site) reviewed l4d a 94

This is a very reliable source who reviews fairly.
 
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The game is good, but not good enough.
Gonna pass on it...
 
 

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Hold it fellas. Don't bash WH40K. Remember that if not for GW and WH40K we wouldn't have SC in it's current incarnation. SC was originally suppose to be a
WH40K game. DOW 2 may not be the top of the food chain of all RTS games.
 
 

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