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Gaming Dawn of War 2 Beta Preview

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 27 Jan 2009.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    can't wait for the Beta. will be unlocked in Steam within 14hours
     
  3. pistol_pete

    pistol_pete Air Cooled Fool

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    Looks interesting, this could keep me ticking over until SC2 arrives. I look forward to the full review!
     
  4. Artanix

    Artanix puts the king in Lurking.

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    Sounds very much like a game i used to play called Ground Control... but much better :)
     
  5. Jipa

    Jipa Avoiding the "I guess.." since 2004

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    Not my genre of games at all.

    I just wish they would have fixed the f*cking CoH and the F'CKING Relic Online before moving on... Or atleast get that done as well.
     
  6. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    CoH will recieve a HUGE patch in the next few months with the release of the 2nd add-on pack Tales of Valour, so fear now.

    Personally, I still prefer CoH to DoW2, but that's probably because i've just been playing CoH for longer!
     
  7. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    I was always more of a Warhammer Fantasy geek than 40k, but had a couple of 40k armies too as most of my friends played 40k... so any Warhammer game is usually destined for my CD/DVD shelves. Really enjoyed Dawn of War.

    But every time I experience Games for Windows (Live) I get the distinct impression that Microsoft is deliberately trying to sabotage the PC gaming experience. :(
     
  8. skpstr

    skpstr New Member

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    I don't mean to nit pick, Ok maybe I do. :D

    This isn't the Tyranids debut in a computer game as they were in both Space Crusade and Space Hulk if I remember rightly.

    I played them on the Amiga many years ago. :)
     
  9. clx

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    I have the same feeling regarding Games for Windows, i think steam could do a much better job.

    I posted a thread regarding this on the beta forums just moments before my Google reader updated the bit tech RSS with this story :)
    *cough* http://community.dawnofwar2.com/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=5824 *cough* some backup would be appreciated :)
     
  10. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    Got it on pre order (colelctors edition) and downloading the BETA on STEAM now. Cos I already have SoulStorm on disk I jsut activated it on steam and the BETA started downloading itself. Enjoy the now 11 hour wait lol.
     
  11. kosch

    kosch Trango in the Mango

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    Thanks for the preview cant wait to get my hands on this :)
     
  12. Almightyrastus

    Almightyrastus Rule #9

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    From what I can tell so far is that it has almost been turned into a multiplayer game first with a single player version of that rather than the other way around as before. It seems that it has been designed to be really fast to get into and get into the fighting without having to concentrate on choices made as to when you are able to take a break from managing the fighting and set your base building to the next stage.

    I have still yet to play this as I don't have soulstorm as yet and I am more than willing to give it a chance and a decent look though, it is just that from what I have seen and heard so far it has been designed for players who are more along the lines of 'can't be bothered with having to build a base, just want to kill things' which is not really me.
     
  13. Veles

    Veles DUR HUR

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    You can host your own games and play against easy AI BTW.
     
  14. bowman

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    No base building?!

    GFWL?!

    Please stop using GFWL for your games, guys.. You're just appeasing Hitler.
     
  15. AngelOfRage

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    Can't wait until the Beta is open to everyone tomorrow. I preordered the game as soon as i'd seen the Dev Multiplayer Battle video. Just can't wait...
     
  16. Skiddywinks

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    I will say it now to get it out of the way; it is a damn awesome game, judging from the Beta.

    However, GFWL is damn awful. Matchmaking is awful. For a game so well implemented in Steam, I was hoping for a system much better, but alas. High pings, disconnects, the effort involved with finding a non-laggy match with people using settings their computer can actually handle; it's a nightmare.

    But damn, the game is good. I mean really good.
     
  17. UrbanMarine

    UrbanMarine Government Prostitute

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    No base building is Warhammer and that also goes for many games converted from board game to video game. As for cost per unit, the first DOW used the same point system as the board game. If anything the points should stay the same but the attack power of the unit be adjusted. So far I've cleaned house with the Orks. I've noticed people like to whore the Eldar assault tank but my AT crews just clean them up.

    Hate GFWL and Steam requirement. I also hate going back to 4 armies blehh.
     
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  18. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    Those were genestealers, and iirc pre-date the Tyranids in Warhammer 40k - they were originally just Geiger Alien rip-offs for the Space Marines to fight, but proved so popular that Games Workshop adapted them into their own full race. Please correct me if I'm wrong though.

    And both those games were pap anyways :p
     
  19. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    The Genesteelers were first introduced in the "Space Hulk", board game kit and yes, they were made so the Space Marines had something to crush lol.
     
  20. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    contrary to the review, getting pounded mercilessly by experienced player in BETA would make me want to buy the game even more... so i can learn the ropes and return the favour.
     
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