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Dawn of war:Dark Crusade

Post#1 » Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:27 pm

I loved playing dawn of war when it first came out, but it got kinda old after i beat the campaign...i tried to play online but gave up that idea really fast :shock: ...the shame, the humility, the horror...anyway, i never got the winter assult exp. because i didnt think it was worth the $30 and like i said i was tired of the game anyway..
...but now...now comes the second expansion :P and it looks worth it by far...though i havnt read about a new campaign along with the exp. but im sure they added one...
here is a gamespy review and some pics(which look awsome)...
http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/warhammer-4000 ... 864p1.html

anyone else fans of this rts series??
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Post#2 » Fri Nov 10, 2006 1:00 pm

Thats the problem with these stroy-telling RTS games - once campaign is done, you had better be really good or have good group of regular friends to play online, otherwise youre done. Fortunately for me I have at least a couple of diehard rts friends to beat up on and the game proves its value and gets to keep a precious spot on the o HD.
The WinterAssault exp added the usual couple races and mini-campaign but twist you played all the races of particular side (Light or Dark) not just one race all the way through. Neat but not enough to make u buy - what does make it worth it is the mod support and most req WA.
Very cool mods add a lot of life: FullScale, Halfscale come to mind and the most polished is Steel Legion which takes the Imperium from WA and makes them into a viable race.
The same needs to be done for the Tau in DarkCrusade.
Dark Crusade adds 2 races but its a conquor the world territory by territory with resource points and rewards adding to your persistent army - ala TotalWar Rome, Warlords, etc. Very cool and nice change of pace but not balanced: the Necrons are very tough (but cool) and Tau receive short end of stick. You can play with full ver of WA so 7 races but again its not balanced so online is tough playing but amonst friends who enjoy that universe - its fun. We're all waiting for the mods to be updated for DarkCrusade and them it all should really rock.
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Post#3 » Fri Nov 10, 2006 4:37 pm

Praetor Spectre wrote:Thats the problem with these stroy-telling RTS games - once campaign is done, you had better be really good or have good group of regular friends to play online, otherwise youre done. Fortunately for me I have at least a couple of diehard rts friends to beat up on and the game proves its value and gets to keep a precious spot on the o HD.
The WinterAssault exp added the usual couple races and mini-campaign but twist you played all the races of particular side (Light or Dark) not just one race all the way through. Neat but not enough to make u buy - what does make it worth it is the mod support and most req WA.
Very cool mods add a lot of life: FullScale, Halfscale come to mind and the most polished is Steel Legion which takes the Imperium from WA and makes them into a viable race.
The same needs to be done for the Tau in DarkCrusade.
Dark Crusade adds 2 races but its a conquor the world territory by territory with resource points and rewards adding to your persistent army - ala TotalWar Rome, Warlords, etc. Very cool and nice change of pace but not balanced: the Necrons are very tough (but cool) and Tau receive short end of stick. You can play with full ver of WA so 7 races but again its not balanced so online is tough playing but amonst friends who enjoy that universe - its fun. We're all waiting for the mods to be updated for DarkCrusade and them it all should really rock.
I don't know about Dark Crusade, but a good example of a game you can play after the campaign is NeverWinter Nights. It has a world builder and a whole set of scenarios you can play by the mod community.

After a 4 year wait, NW2 came out last week, but I haven't been able to find a copy on the shelves yet... Who say's PC games are dead....
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