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[IGN] Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II First Look

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http://pc.ign.com/articles/879/879620p1.html

looks pretty good
Edited by fatmario - 6/5/08 at 8:49pm
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I still play DOW religiously... , Looks like Relic thinks its big enough to take on SC3, we'll see. Though both games are gonna be awesome
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Wow, great find, Fatmario!

Someone mentioned on the comments for that trailer that there's no base-building involved in this one, too.

All i can say about that is ABOUT FRIGGIN' TIME! I used to play the table top and i hated this introduction of base-building to the game. That's not what Warhammer 40,000 is all about. Can't wait to play this game, even if i have to use lower settings!
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Relic's Jonny Ebbert, lead designer on Dawn of War II, sees the option for co-operative play as an essential feature if the genre is to move forward. "That's one of the big failing of RTSes at this point. It's built, especially the multiplayer component is built, almost entirely around an antagonistic relationship. Pitting you mano-a-mano against another player and it's a whole loss of face if you lose; it's a very high-pressure situation. What we found just watching multiplayer statistics online is that a vast majority of players would rather co-operate with each other against an opponent that doesn't have a human face that doesn't tell you what a noob you are if you lose. The co-operative campaign is based entirely around that concept. Players want to co-operate in a story-based setting not just in comp-stomp."
So glad to see that. So many PC games now a days don't acknowledge that friends like to work together on occasion to accomplish something and not always just try to kick each other's arses.
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this game has the potential to be top notch RTS, lets hope they dont foul it up like soulstorm plus its based on the CoH engine which already looks uber
    
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man I can't wait for this to come out, the graphics look awesome!

the new system seems interesting too...I guess it's going more towards the tabletop and less towards base building and I like that a lot.
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post #7 of 10
this looks great
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I still play DOW religiously... , Looks like Relic thinks its big enough to take on SC3, we'll see. Though both games are gonna be awesome
SC3? you mean starcraft 2?

I've always been a DOW fan, not much people knows about the game and they really need to give it a try, it's one of the best RTS i've played.
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wow, the dreadnaught is awesome! For the Emperor!
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Yeah and whats wierd is the fact they don't have this listed on MMORPG.com yet. I saw a couple articles in PC Gamer already over the past few months..

Not my kind of game (both warhammers) but it does look sweet.
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