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Hey guys its been awhile since i posted here, just wondering if any1 played this game and can give me sum inputs.. thanks

[edit] its for dark crusade and winter assault.
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last time i played was when the original was released, was hooked and played through entire single player campgain

havent played either expansion but id recommend it
    
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Ya its an awesome game, especially if you liked starcraft. I purchased the gold pack which has the winter assault expansion, and I'm going to pick up the latest expansion as well later this week. Just finishing up the winter assault campaign then I'm going to try some online action.
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I just got the Dawn of War Demo in my PC Gamer magazine, is this the same thing? I liked it, it had that gritty feeling I like in my RTS.
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Should be, is it published by THQ and designed by Relic? It reminds me so much of Starcraft except its in 3d and the gameplay is more innovative, up to 7 races if you have all the expansions and each race plays differently.
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Hey guys its been awhile since i posted here, just wondering if any1 played this game and can give me sum inputs.. thanks

[edit] its for dark crusade and winter assault.
Each expansion they release just makes the series better, the winter assault pack gives you access to the imperial guard as well as a new campaign which you can use all 5 races. The dark crusade has been getting good reviews as well.
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Pretty good game. Expansions seem very good. It's a bit like Starcraft I'd say... I just played the original though
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The Dark Crusade is very fun! I love the new races too. The necrons and an awakened monolith (full fledge upgrade mobile base) is unstoppable!

I played Warhammer 40k, and dark crusade is an excellent upgrade (which does not require the original game to play)

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Dawn of War and it's expansions are very, very good. Winter Assault adds the Imperial Guard, Dark Crusade adds the Tau and Necrons, bringing the total playable factions to a whopping seven. I've played almost nothing in the rts genre for the last two years, it's not that I haven't tried any other games. it's just none have hooked me like DOW. For future reference I refer to Dawn of war and all it's expansions collectively as DOW

If you like starcraft you should like DOW, very similar gameplay, of course DOW is a bit more polished by today's standards but its a newer game. Think Starcraft with more punching and robots. The reenforcement and weapon upgrades on infantry squads are probably the best idea in an RTS in very long time.

Online play however is a bit lacking right now, I'll admit. With the release of Dark Crusade there are quite a few imbalances, bugs, and tweaks that the game needs, but nothing that makes it unplayable per se. All this should be coming before the end of the year in a patch, God willing. Lamespy has major problems connecting to games however. Also last thing if you don't like rushing,then 1v1 and 2v2 matches in DOW are going to drive you mad, rushing is very important in online games, more so than any other RTS IMO, I'm talking in 1:30 a fight that detirmines the victor might very well be happening.

Anyway check it out, even though I'll admit to being a total relic fanboy, DOW is reeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaalllllllllly good
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Yeah same thing then, I had the Dark Crusade Demo. It was great being able to control the camera like that. I've been playing RTS's off and on since Dune 2. Played Command and Conquer for the PS, and Warcraft 3 just a few months ago.

This certainly outshines them all.
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