I like the Dawn of War series by relic, but is this game as good or better than that? I looked at it and it seems more like what DoW2 is going to be. It has small tactical teams right? I just want to know what the gameplay is like and if you think it is worth the money.
Company of Heroes RULE!!!!!!!
http://www.gamefire.com/component/seyret/?task=videodirectlink&id=365 is a video of 2 people online with low tech units( 1v1 victory point [start with set points and if you control 1 point, and your enemy does not they slowly lose 1 point if they have 1 and you have 1 its even and i think there is always 3 points on the map to capture.]) also it is CoH with OF so you can play amaricans in OF you have to have the origonal- and to play brits (who suck) and panzer elite you have to play OF.
Thanks for the video. It looks good, the gameplay seems similar to DoW but with smarter characters. But I just want some more reasoning to buy the game. I'm on the verge of buying it.
its a great game, much more tactical and interactive than DOW1 though there's no melee combat though. o well human wave tactics still work lol. if you liked the imperial guard of DOW you will like CoH, lots of nice tanks and great infantry units. can't really explain much else without going into describing the Axis,Allys fractions lol. o ya terrain is fully destructible, and squads have built in AI so they use basic squad tactics such as suppressive fire and taking cover, great animations 2 relay cinematic if you zoom down and just watch your men fight.
ya, it is not as much just hack and slash with mass amounts of people like DoW which actually my DoW if fun... i can use steellegion and necrons and another race in winter assault. but this is more tactical and if you with one battle it could last through the entire war, while in Dow your just building up defences the whole time your attacking because you have mass resorces... basicly, CoH takes skill while dow does not...
It all really depends on what you like, what kind of RTS, that sort of stuff.
If you are a starting in RTS, its not the easiest game to start, its got a learning curve, thats hard to climb the first time. But once you get past the curve, its quite nice, the Game is wonderful, and the graphics are good, not much to complain about for the game.
learning curve... what are you talking about? if you play any military or fighting games you know what you need... defences while building up strike forces to attack the enemy and then capture 7 out of 12 people and cut their limbs off 1 by 1 every 3min and laugh at them as they squirt blood, then you launch them at the enemy fortress... ok that's just a dream but still, build up defenses and you have to be agressive to win in the game, the more agressive you are with striking hits, not just battles that dont get you anything, you have to capture the resorces and hold them or you will get wasted like the dude in the video... he won most of the battles but none of them that ment anything realy... he never reinforced the right side which is where 2 of the victory points were, and he lost for it you have to pay attention to the battle feild and that is it, but other then the constant attention you need to the game and your surrounding area of your base an resorce points its a great game! wow this is a long post...
I'm way cooler than n0e (who isn't though?)
27th May 2004
Actually, if you don't understand the fundamental mechanics and nature of the game, you will consistently find yourself getting raped from behind with a piece of barbwire.
I'll go online and have some noob join the game where they barely branch out at all, they'll capture a couple of zones and focus on upgrading right away rather than steadily push out. They get flattened in a matter of minutes with low level troops.
The battlefield constantly shifts, and you need to be able to coordinate and react to every event that goes on, otherwise you will be very sorry indeed.
Hey thanks for your input guys, I think I'm pretty much sold. I've played axis and allies before, so I know the factions. I get most of the tactics, like flanking and pincer attacks, so I think I should do ok.