Weekly Poll Results - Has Soulstorm Lived Up To Its Expectations?

Please wait...

This article was written on an older version of FileFront / GameFront

Formatting may be lacking as a result. If this article is un-readable please report it so that we may fix it.

Published by sergent_killa 14 years ago , last updated 4 years ago

Has Soulstorm Lived Up To Its Expectations?

Yes, but barely 35.5% (1036)

Yes, and more! 33.4% (976)

No, its Dark Crusade in disguise 20.7% (606)

No, waste of money! 10.2% (299)

Total: 2917
Start: 03-10-2008 09:19
Last: 03-17-2008 16:07

 #1 - Posted by: 1000thSon (Member) on 03-10-2008 at 09:28
Dow in disguise. They've added some useless air units that break the gameplay and they've added a few more territories. Of course the two new factions, but they're not that different from the others IMO, and they've removed the banter between commanders when attacking enemy strongholds in campign, which is a real letdown. Also, some ridiculously obvious glitches like Lord Metal Boxes having eliphas's voice when not in cutscenes, having the word bearers banner instead of alpha legion at the territory victory screen, and just generally being the complete oposite of what the alpha legion stand for. Iron Lore fail more than anyone or anything I've ever known.

 #2 - Posted by: conti (Member) on 03-10-2008 at 09:47
I hate the campaign. But multiplayer kicks a$$. Had to much fun with the multiplayer. In that way it lived up to my expectations, but barely. Definently worth the expence.

 #3 - Posted by: captain_thule (Member) on 03-10-2008 at 09:50
persoanlly i quite enjoy having my arse handed to me on silver plate with a side of dressing by the imperal guard but to be honset i quite miss the banter between the commanders

 #4 - Posted by: DarkWraith666 (Member) on 03-10-2008 at 10:19
Multiplayer is so bugged that playing against SOB is pretty much pointless as they essentially have infinite power and req from the very start.Not to mention that all of their buildings use spacemarine sounds,their relic unit doesnt even have a sync kill animation and textures are poorly done on some of their vehicles.The Dark Eldar are a little better but it is slightly messed up that in multiplayer an observer in the game can use their soul powers.Oh and air units are completely pointless Imo.

 #5 - Posted by: Lanf (Member) on 03-10-2008 at 10:28
It is kinda like dark crusade in disguise, but worse, they've taken away good parts, like the commander banter, and the saved bases after the battle in campaign, and the multi planet meta-map isn't really much different to having just one, merely having moons as a location to make landscapes a bit different. And theres all those bugs they need patching ASAP. In terms of changes, rather than what already exsists, its barely even worth it. Oh, and don't get me started on what pieces of junk air units are...

 #6 - Posted by: shasostick (Member) on 03-10-2008 at 10:35
i think dark crusade is the best. soulstorm was rushed a lot. skins with gaps, SOB with flat faces, air units that are just speeders, but higher. HURRY DOW2!!!!:(

 #7 - Posted by: conti (Member) on 03-10-2008 at 10:50
I agree SoB models suck in almost every way. They are gods in almost every way, but thats why I don't play with them. The game was rushed and the graphics heavily distorted, but the game play is fun, and thats what counts to me.

 #8 - Posted by: Captain_Limko (Member) on 03-10-2008 at 10:56
My problem with Soulstorm is that it takes to long to load. Dark Crusade had almost no loading time on my computer, but SS takes minutes at a time for me. Don't know how it is for the rest of you. I miss the commander banter and the individual movies at the start. Territory bonuses like the Ar'ka cannon and the ork thing don't even do anything and I miss permanant bases. I fortify my base then I have to come back and re-capture half the map. The two new races are full of many diffrent kinds of crap and air units aren't even worth it. I beat the game as Space Marines, and I don't think i'm going to the campaign again. All in all I was dissapointed, but it was still slightly worth it. It's something to do when I'm bored with WoW, even if I have to wait several minutes for a map to load. I'm ready for DoW2 but if it's another Meta-map I don't care how good it looks, I'm not buying it. Don't know how the rest of you feel, but I'm ready for linear campaigns again, even if it is like Winter Assault's. Also, note that this is IronLore's last game. They're going out of buisness due to "lack of funds" Sure, I can belive that. Anyway, that's my $1.50 on the matter.

 #9 - Posted by: Vendre (Member) on 03-10-2008 at 10:58
Soustorm practicaly suck in every way, Look at the classic Dawn of War! That game was awesome when it came out, great campaign, great gameplay, e.t.c after that everything went from good to "kill me plz" kind of game. Its like dark crusade, I think relic is realy going down, and I hope they wont make such crap again, ever. Thanks for my word.

 #10 - Yes, but barely - Posted by: In__Hoc__Signo (Member) on 03-10-2008 at 11:04
Just because I wasn't expecting nothing special. DoW is and remains DoW after all: a magnificent game, and the most longeve in my entire experience of gaming (next to Starcraft), but at the third expansion the whole complex beguins to look quite "stretched up". 4 races is ok. 5 is better. 7 is "Wow!". But 9 is maybe a little too much.. I suppose it's difficult to not step into some kind of repetition, at this point. The "soul system" for the new races is good to me, but the air units are a real fraud: they attach to the concept of DoW like a spoon of salt in a cup of chocolate. Even if not memorable, in my own opinion the original DoW single-player campaign was much bettere than the following.. And Soulstorm is no exception to this. "De gustibus non disputandum", but I just can't apreciate this kind of campaign (DC and the likes): too impersonal, poor mood, non-existent storyline. All in all: I need DoW2, and a new PC to run it. :)

 #11 - Posted by: compadict12 (Member) on 03-10-2008 at 11:30
iv noticed the following: campain laggs loads, that sucks:( Hate how they removed the comander banter, the shere anoyance in trying to kill an air unit with anything but anti-vehicle troops (that, by the way, suck against anything else), the sheer improbability of suceeding against the eldar as the DE and anoying over abundance of DE builders, HUUUUUUUUGE load times and abundance of flame orientated weapons for the SofB. It is however a good game (despite the fact it laggs so much it ocaisionaly crashes), the SofB are fun to use (by the way, living saint does have a sync kill animation) and its got an all round aura of variety (144 stock maps). I give it a 6.5/10

 #12 - Posted by: Grand_Master_Bean (Member) on 03-10-2008 at 11:38
Captain_Limko - the campaign takes ages to load for me (haven't played skirmish or online yet :)) What you have to realize everyone is that the induction of aircraft results in huge modding potential. I bet someone out there is working on a thunderhawk by now....

 #13 - stop complaining - Posted by: chaos_lord_krull (Member) on 03-10-2008 at 11:46
if ya don't like soul storm go play stupid company of hereos or summat rubbish. soul storm is the most awesome dow game ever

 #14 - Posted by: xxandersxx (Member) on 03-10-2008 at 12:06
good game but there is one problem. i have tried to wait 10 minutes for one loading.

 #15 - Posted by: piebrother (Member) on 03-10-2008 at 12:23
I think as most of you have already said, that soulstorm was rushed, the SOB's are stupidlly overpowered, but dark eldar are now my Fav race in DOW. Relic put such effort into Company of heroes and it turned out to be a great game. The concept of destructible terrain and being able to garrison units in buildsings made the game much more interesting. I was hoping that they would try and do the same for Soulstorm. But the good things about the faults is that there's a HUGE modding pottential. All in all it lived up to my expectations, barely.

 #16 - Okay sum it up for me... - Posted by: Blk_Stormwolf (Member) on 03-10-2008 at 13:51
Ive read the above post but can you guys sum it up for me is it or is it not worth buying?

 #17 - Posted by: LostInEden (Member) on 03-10-2008 at 14:13
All in all it is a good game, new maps, new races... but im disappointed about the air units. there is alot potential in this game, and with some good mods or patches this game can be better than Dark crusade and the problem with this damn long loading time should be improved, of course, but it gives you time for a cigarette :p

 #18 - Posted by: Grand_Master_Bean (Member) on 03-10-2008 at 14:47
NOTE: Witch Hunters squad cap will only go up to 19 :( i hop that get's patched out

 #19 - Posted by: lg8110 (Member) on 03-10-2008 at 15:03
@ #16 no, ridiculous load times air units that seem to get stuck on terrain and a crap campaign. If you realy want though wait another week and you should be able to find it in the bargain bins

 #20 - lol - Posted by: Nod71 (Member) on 03-10-2008 at 16:34
gave it a yes and better lol thought i havent played it yet:cool:

 #21 - Posted by: DarkWraith666 (Member) on 03-10-2008 at 16:42
I wouldnt recommend buying it,not until some patches are released and the many problems fixed.

 #22 - Posted by: chrisgold (Member) on 03-10-2008 at 16:49
im looking forward to LOTW for soulstorm and possibly the inquisition daemonhunt , steel legion and tyranid mod to be added with flying units

 #23 - Posted by: Captain_Limko (Member) on 03-10-2008 at 17:40
Well, now that I see it's just not my computer, I feel slightly better. The thing about Soulstorm is that it feels like it was just crapped out to give us something to do. It's sorta what Bungie did with Halo 2, they had a whole lot of crap to put in the game and Microsoft said "SELL IT NOW!". So they did, and over all H2 was me least favorite. But back on track, the fact that SS seems to reek of failure brings a glimmer of hope to me. Relic and, hopfuly, the original DoW development team are quite possily working on DoW2 right now. I'm just speculating, so don't go running around yelling about it. SS might just be there to distract us from the real prize. Might, I can't emphisize that enough. Anyway, as I said earlyer, SS is good the first time through, you won't see me jumping up and down to play the campaign again. Apologies for posting twice and all that jazz.

 #24 - DC in dsiuise - Posted by: sage62 (Member) on 03-10-2008 at 18:00
I voted DC in disguise, because that is what all these games have been if you will. One could argue that WA was simply DoW in disguise, which it technically is as it only adds one race and a few new units, but you people still loved that, as did I, because it added more to a game I love, as did DC and soon SS will. "Air units are to weak", that would be because they are mainly scouts and logic would dictate that a melee unit on the ground cannot damage something that is flying a good distance over their head, so that means they can only take ranged damage, which is a given with being able to fly, so they must be weaker than the ground vehicles because they can avoid roughly half the damage of the ground vehicle. Also, stop blaming Relic for everything, they were rushed and what we see now is a result of that, Halo 2 was rushed, and aside from the cliffhanger at the end of the campaign it turned out ok, however Relic was also rushed and we now see the result of that, but now with the product out, they can work on patching it, something i am sure they are doing as we speak. "SOB are overpowered", it's the first version of the game, they will no doubt be balanced in the patch. It's the newest version of the best RTS I have played, you should all be rejoicing, however, it seems that nobody EVER talks about the good, only the bad because that is what sticks out more, relic has always fixed things like model mistakes in the past, so gaps in the skin will no doubt be fixed, along with the overall balance of the game and the apparently underpowered air units:rock: Also, it is nice to be back, got banned for a week when I went berserk on the potd with the venerable dread, boy was I ever having a bad day, anyway, i hope to control outbursts like that in the future :p:p

 #25 - Posted by: Hubbydubby (Member) on 03-11-2008 at 04:00
As many have said, a lot of bugs and unbalance should be fixed in the first patch. The campaign takes ages to load which is why I don't play the campaign as much as I would be. Air units are huge modding potential as previously mentioned and multiplayer is better than ever. Overall soulstorm is good but not nearly as good as it could be. Also one more thing, in the campaign when attacking the tau stronghold after taking over the orbital defence thing the enemy still uses it, that completly defeats the purpose of taking it over! Dammit why did soulstorm have to suck so much before patches...:'(

 #26 - Posted by: blammord (Member) on 03-11-2008 at 06:37
Just barely...worth it. Campaign lacks so much compared to Dark Crusade. Dawn of War 2 plx plox :) With updated gfx, balance and all that shite x]

 #27 - Posted by: SinisterFrank (Member) on 03-11-2008 at 08:56
It was disappointing, I like the new races although they arn't much different to the other seven. I don't like the aircraft, they feel like landspeeders. I've seen a few people also talk about the long load times in the campaign mode, and that is happening to me also, I can't even get past the first level without having to wait ten-twenty minutes. Iron Lore have let us down in my opinion, :(

 #28 - yes, but barely - Posted by: IETS567 (Member) on 03-11-2008 at 09:02
I kind of expected this kind of expansion and i personally even expected less then this quality. But the new 2 races (well SOB already had a mod and of bettter quality but lets see this from an "newb" point of view who doesnt know s h i t about mods for Dow) are of quality while the old races are left in the dark and their hero's didnt even get proper voice acting (Alpha legion chaos lord--> eliphas voice wtf?). They should have upgraded their models more + added way more ground units for the old raced to keep DOW interesting. But apart from the old races' failure this is average/good expansion with a large campaign (less story however), with average/much content because of 2 new races and when you look tot the total picture of the DOW serie (orginal + expansions) the quality is extremely good with 114 maps (madly insane much, but "Sanity is for the weak!") and 9 races with lots of background and with interesting stories to tell. Plus the old DOW campaigns are of proper quality so total picture score of dow: 9/10. Soulstorm because i was expecting less then this: 7.5/10 (quite low when compared to the 8.6/10 for DC)

 #29 - yes barely as well - Posted by: dowfan (Member) on 03-11-2008 at 10:17
Like alot of people have said some bugs and u get the feeling the game has been rushed with some of the stuff.I like the 2 new races there fun my fav out of the 2 are the sob their are both fradgile and strong at the same time the acts of faith r a must to keep ur sisters alive.Shame about the online bug though i hope they sort it out soon though been playing online since wa came out and im happy with the over all product even though they could have done better with the game.

 #30 - Posted by: CaptainArdias303 (Member) on 03-11-2008 at 13:11
It seems to me that Relic/THQ have almost got bored with the whole Dawn of War series. The game has so much potential (which the original proved) but is now a burned out husk of what it once was. The campaign in DoW was involving and enthralling - I actually wanted to complete it because it had such a good story. Three expansion packs later and we have removed a wonderful story with a faceless, repetitive meta map. I wouldnt mind if it was on par to Rome: Total War's map campaign but it isn't. Now I find myself completing the campaign not because I want to, but because I have to - iv'e wasted money if I don't. Graphical quality was also a big part of the originals lure (try finding an RTS with these graphics in 2004, you won't find many), but now they look sloppy and un refined. Three words sum up Soulstorm - Rushed, Sloppy, Soulless (pun intended). Why the developers didn't introduce and develop real innovations instead of changing what made DoW good in the first place (story, action and real tactics) and adding silly features (like meta maps and "non-flying air units") we will never know. Relic has let what is potentally a Flagship series slip through it's fingers which is a real shame - there IS a reason why vanilla DoW won RTS game of the year, the develpoers need to remember what it was. Games for a series of this size need to made as a labour of love, not to milk every penny just because people will buy the name.

 #31 - Posted by: sanjit (Member) on 03-11-2008 at 13:33
barely, the aircraft are very disappointing.

 #32 - Posted by: conti (Member) on 03-11-2008 at 15:13
As much as I hate saying this, its nice to have Sage62 back :) I agree, the game play is amazing, but what I like the most is that orks aren't underpowered anymore. They have the new codex rules.The main thing I don't like about it is that the sisters have so much more potential with the models. Other then that the game as all other DoW's is pretty good.

 #33 - thanks - Posted by: sage62 (Member) on 03-11-2008 at 19:17
thanks conti, I always considered you a worthy adversary:p, anyway, load times seem pretty easy to explain. If you are a member of this site you are no doubt a fan of the series and probably own all or most of the series (as I), now, the games are rather large and most would have all the current ones on their computer to maximize online capabilities, as each version allows you to play as certain races (original=Chaos, SM, Eldar and Orks, WA=IG, DC=Tau and necrons, SS=DE and SoB) and it pretty much goes without saying that more stuff on a computer will make it run slower, so if you are completely devoted, you may wish to remove one of the other versions or another game (I would go with WA as it only adds one race, unless you are a large fan of IG). Also, could you please stop complaining about the air units, if they annoy you so much, JUST DON'T USE THEM:rock:

 #34 - 2nd and Last - Posted by: In__Hoc__Signo (Member) on 03-12-2008 at 01:37
I already don't use them, and I'm certainly not the only one. :) But the reasons for my complaining are quite simple: 1) Now I have got Air Units (ah ah!) instead of a shiny new Techmarine for my SM Chapter, or a Snot-Launcher for my Ork foes, or a new unit of Aspect Warriors for the hated Eldar, and so on. 2) When fighting against the smart AI, it will regulary confront me using some sort of skimmer in disguise, calling it an Aircraft.. Sorry for second post.

 #35 - Posted by: Vendre (Member) on 03-12-2008 at 04:23
Oh, btw, can [b]all[/b] ranged units shot air units? If they can't then, well, there realy is more than 22 reasons for not buying the game.

 #36 - Posted by: conti (Member) on 03-12-2008 at 07:35
OK, honestly, the air units aren't terrible. They make great flanking units and most close combat enemies cannot get at it. Also if your in the early game, they make great scouting units. I really don't see the point in all of you getting so freaked about air units. Online all they do is p!ss your enemy off, which can be used to your advantage. My favorite tactic is when they send a large army across the map, you harass them until they get to you, that usually thins their ranks a bit.

 #37 - Posted by: Zforce349 (Member) on 03-12-2008 at 07:41
I actually enjoyed it. The only downside to me was the air units :'(. But otherwise, the Dark Eldar, I thought, were really sweet. SoB are... okay, so-so, they're just like playing SM i found, except with melta rifles. Otherwise, I quite enjoyed the expansion. :thumbsup:

 #38 - Posted by: Kouen (Staff) on 03-12-2008 at 08:13
I really find it odd that people are considering air units a downside. If anything, they improve the game's dynamic by leaps and bounds....

 #39 - Posted by: CaptainArdias303 (Member) on 03-12-2008 at 09:34
The only reason why I have a probelm with the air units is that they are way out of scale with infantry which doesn't do them justice (even worse than the regular land vehicles). Also, the flight animation could have been made a bit better - like the fixed wing aircraft out of command and conquer 3 perhaps? I mean has anyone heard of a hovering maruader bomber? The game isn't awful but expansion packs should improve the original game formula and not regress.

 #40 - Posted by: conti (Member) on 03-12-2008 at 10:08
Actually, I like the aircraft, the only problem is that there aren't that many of them. What about the thunderhawk? What about the big tau thing I can't remember? The barracuda I think.

 #41 - Posted by: Captain_Limko (Member) on 03-12-2008 at 11:30
You probably mean the Manta Missile Destroyer, the Barracuda is already ingame. Besides, the Manta would never be put in a game, it's the Tau's version of an Imperial Titan, but space worthy. The thing costs 2000 points in table top and can carry 70+ other models inside of it. If that thing were in Soulstorm, everybody would play Tau and the first person to get one would win without question. I would like to see a Thunderhawk though, or even a Thunderbolt heavy fighter or Vulture gunship.

 #42 - Love it (but) - Posted by: Killzi (Member) on 03-12-2008 at 12:04
the loading times are frikken ungodly!

 #43 - Posted by: Grand_Master_Bean (Member) on 03-12-2008 at 12:16
#41 I'm curious as to how a manta is similar to an Imperial Titan. It is only similar in that it has big guns.... As for air units, i would have struggled to destroy the convoys against IG without my lightenings :)

 #44 - It's not just similar than a Titan, it's better. - Posted by: Captain_Limko (Member) on 03-12-2008 at 14:42
The following is a quote from Imperial Armour Apocalypse. "Carrying a fearsome amount of firepower, protected by a powerful energy field and 16 drone controlled burst cannons facing in all directions, the Manta is the Tau's closest equivalent to the Imperium's Titans" That comes from Forge World itself, a subsidiary company of Games Wrokshop, the creators of Warhammer 40,000. And in addition to that quote, the Manta also carries a twin-linked heavy railgun, three twin-linked long barreled ion cannons and a twin-linked missile pod. It also has 10 structure points, an energy shield and the ability to carry up to 188 models. In Dawn of War terms, you build one and you are unstoppable, entire infantry units would be killed in one shot and even a Baneblade would only last 10 seconds at best. This thing could eat Titans for beakfast, lunch, and dinner. AND IT FLIES! In my most humble opinoin, Relic would be stupid to put the Manta in any Dawn of War game. You would not be able to beat the Tau. At all. EVER! If you excuse my little out burst there, I belive I made my point. Note that this is not an attack, my point was not to inflame, but to inform. I apologise if I offend.

 #45 - Posted by: conti (Member) on 03-12-2008 at 16:55
Yeah, you keep on thinking that. Lets see it last against my warlord. Lets not even get started on an Imperator. I admire tau, but they don't have the raw power of the Imperium. IMO they hide behind their guns to much. Now please remember I'm not trying to upset anyone with my statement about the tau.

 #46 - didn't i explain this? - Posted by: sage62 (Member) on 03-12-2008 at 17:00
#39, i already explained why air vehicles would be weaker than land vehicles: it is much easier to hit something that is on the same ground as you then somethign flying a good distance above your head, not to mention that unless your made of rubber you can't really hit something flying above you with a sword or whatever else you happen to use, so they HAVE to make them weaker or else they would be unbalanced as they could avoid roughly half the damage a ground vehicle would take:rock:

 #47 - Posted by: Captain_Limko (Member) on 03-12-2008 at 17:58
Hey, I never said I liked Tau. I never said a Manta was better than a Titan. All I was saying was that it would be stupid to have it in DoW. That was, in fact, my general point. You are right, an Imperator Titan would beat a Manta, provided that somebody bothered to make models for them in DoW. That would be cool, but ultimately usless. If you were to keep things to scale, the Manta would take up most of the screen, as would the Imperator Titan's left foot. As a random thought, I could see a Bezerker throwing his chainaxe at an air unit. It wouldn't make much sense, but it is a Bezerker. Khorne does not care how, where, or why the blood flows, only that it does. And once again, I've gone slightly off topic. Apologies all around, no offence intended.

 #48 - Posted by: Hubbydubby (Member) on 03-12-2008 at 19:53
The commander banter and saved bases from capaign were great, why they take out :( Also air untis aren't that bad, i use them to defend multiple critical locations from infantry in a cap'n'hold match, seriosly, the fire power of a skimmer (or more) 10 times faster, what's not to like?

 #49 - Posted by: Majestic_XII (Member) on 03-13-2008 at 10:23
OK,about the loading times,when do they appear?In campaigns or skirmish loading maps? I do not care about multiplayer or single player but just for skirmish,so can anyone tell me if the game is "OK" in skirmish?

 #50 - WTF - Posted by: Minaithnir2005 (Member) on 03-13-2008 at 12:59
This sucks, air units are just speeders you cant assualt, DE have no turrets, tau still have no turrets, SOB are overpowered, Living Saint is a joke, almost instant regen?!!? The exorsist is a whirlwind on steroids (look at it firing and you'll agree), some planes cannot pathfind, campaign map overview is laggy as hell, air units are weak as paper and not very strong, with the exception of the razor. Save your money, buy kanes wrath instead, or at least wait till patch 1.3! (as 1.1 and 1.2 tend to do jack all), on the plus tho, SOB and DE are fun to play and look sweet

 #51 - Posted by: warnat_lord (Member) on 03-13-2008 at 16:48
from what im hearing it sound like i should what i did wht DC wait for a good patch anyone agee

 #52 - Posted by: conti (Member) on 03-13-2008 at 17:11
Yeah, I'd wait for the patches and then get it, because the patches should fix everything.

 #53 - Posted by: wez (Member) on 03-14-2008 at 13:03
how can u peopel say yes it is not do u see an online medal system? are air units good? No No i say its DC is disguise

 #54 - is that how you judge a game? - Posted by: sage62 (Member) on 03-14-2008 at 18:44
wez, your logic makes no sense, I may have had the same answer as you but you have illegitimate reasons for such a decision, the lack of an online medal system does not make it DC in disguise, and air units being SCOUT vehicles is not a reason either, all the DoW games since the first have been it in disguise, they simply add one or two new races and add more to the old ones, they don't change the mechanic, they don't make it revolutionary, they make it add more to a game we love, meaning that you people should stop complaining all the time, I have not played it but i don't eed too to know that it is better than DC, what are the downsides? None as far as I know, from what i've heard they are the msot trivial things and overall do not have a negative effect on the game: No more banter between commanders- dissapointing they removed that but it does not worsen the game, but frankly I don't care as I don't play the campaign Longer load times- Am I the only one who noticed that the games load times were taking longer? Probably has somethign to do with the fact that there is MORE TO LOAD and if you are a big online player you probably have the previous versions to maximize online capabilities which would slow your computer Air units are stupid- the people who complain about the air units are the people who do not have the brain power to accomidate new tactics in their battle strategy and thus require more ground units which if were made for scouting would be just as complained about as the air units stop complaining about the game and look at it this way: it adds more to a game you love, so stop bitching about the flaws and just await the patch that will (most likely) remove the problems you are having :rock:

 #55 - Posted by: lpdonald (Member) on 03-14-2008 at 19:26
I didn't realise that Soulstorm itself had any expectations. Maybe you should consider asking Soulstorm whether it has lived up to its own expectations, rather than asking us. I certainly am no mind reader, and have no idea what Soulstorm's expectations were.

 #56 - Posted by: conti (Member) on 03-15-2008 at 07:09
OK, once and for all, this poll needs to end. I think people are getting emotional over this (no offense). Soulstorm was just an addition to DoW. Its not a whole new game. If it were a whole new game, then it would have taken longer to make. I personally like this addition, my only problem is that you people are ruining it for me.

 #57 - Posted by: Kouen (Staff) on 03-15-2008 at 07:09
Actually, the load times are probably to do with the fact Soulstorm exploits the latest technologies, like PCI-E and motherboards capable of handling 4gb DDR2 RAM operating at an 800MHz clock. Not that you need a top-end computer to run it, but the majority of us here probably don't even have low-end computers; "obsolete" springs to mind, 'specially in referece to my rig. :(

 #58 - wooooooo - Posted by: warhound666 (Member) on 03-15-2008 at 11:52
soulstorm is awsome the first comment mis wrong the banter beetween commanders in campain is stilll there the only thing that im disapointed with is the armys well im not but id much rather two more decent armys like tyranids and deamon hunters altogether flyong units and everything campain :thumbsup its edable:donut

 #59 - Posted by: conti (Member) on 03-15-2008 at 12:31
In the next release their going to include deamons. If they don't then they would have to include the tyranids, because they are the only race they havn't included somehow. The deamonhunters are with the marines, kinda. if you say that just GK are the deamonhunters.

 #60 - Posted by: TDATL (Member) on 03-15-2008 at 13:50
wow! the state of judging games here has no logic. Slmost everyone has something they hate in this expansion, technical issues balance, fluff, the works. You all just described a what most people would consider BAD game. Or more precisely a BAD expansion for a good game. To the people waiting for a patch. don't hold your breath. did you sleep through DC? DC got a grant total of 1 "balance patch", 1 "fix a few mistakes and leave a ton code typos and obvious mistakes that have been pointed out to them unfixed" patch, and 1 "we forgot captions on the cutscenes" patch over a year. If you suddenly get the kind of support to fix all the mess that the game is in just punch a person you hate, and spend your last moments with people you care for because the hell has frozen over and the world is about to end.

 #61 - everybody? - Posted by: sage62 (Member) on 03-15-2008 at 14:48
#60, the main problem is that they were rushed and thus had to realease it premature before they could work all the bugs out, if i remember correctly, the only real problem there was were balance issues, which are almost always the main thing they focus on with the patches, so now that the game has been released, they can work on a patch to fix the bugs and make it more balanced. the main reason patches are made is because of multiple complaints about something, so odds are there will be more patches to fix the problems, as nobody really had many problems with DC, so they did not need to fix much:rock:

 #62 - sage62 - Posted by: In__Hoc__Signo (Member) on 03-16-2008 at 03:59
Sorry, but our brain power is not concerned in the matter of the Air Units. DoW has ever been a fantastic game to behold. Do you agree? So: 1) Watching a Force Commander smack his Power Hammer on a Blood Thirster is OK. 2) Watching some kind of futuristic B-52 Bomber HOVERING upon my troops is NOT OK. Aesthetic. Nothing else than aesthetic. Catch the point? :rolleyes:

 #63 - Posted by: conti (Member) on 03-16-2008 at 06:19
Hey, personally I like the air units. Its just that the fighta bomba has that unlimited range rokkit that annoys me. I'm just saying.

 #64 - they hover? - Posted by: sage62 (Member) on 03-16-2008 at 12:17
the bombers hover? Well, that's kind of dumb, keep in mind that the stuff I say on this is from the perspective of someone who has not actually played the game yet, so I am going with what I have heard, but if the bombers hover, that's kind of dumb, they should make them attack with strafing runs

 #65 - Posted by: compadict12 (Member) on 03-16-2008 at 17:02
hmmm. You should perhapse lecture people on how they complain about the varius glitches, bugs and skrew ups in a game when you actuly experiance them and know what we mean. Only then will you see how frustrating it is having to wait for about 5 minutes to actuly play one map, have a game lag so much it crashes and fight some badly scaled air units that dont even attack and move when they are suposed to be fighter craft!!

 #66 - Posted by: Majestic_XII (Member) on 03-16-2008 at 17:40
I got an idea.Why not disable the air units till they patch them?Does a mod exists which disables the air units?It would be appretiated by me if there was one.It would turn better if we would mod the game to its basis from DC.Really,the only reason for getting DoW:SS for me would be that it is a patched version of DC.Now is it a patched version of DC?It has more bugs than features. At least the a patch does not need to have more bugs then it predecessor. We need to keep the preasure on to Relic that what it has done to the DoW franchise.As for Ironlore,well they are going the way they deserve.

 #67 - Yes, but barely - Posted by: sparda217 (Member) on 03-17-2008 at 03:39
one word for this hole expansion .... horrible there a list but everyone's all ready said everything there is to say and is it just me or do the SOB suck i cant even seem to beat orks i must be doing some thing wrong. but in the games favor it is a good base for some awsome mods .. so HURRY UP DOW 2 please please

 #68 - Dark Crusade in disguise? - Posted by: fuggles (Member) on 03-17-2008 at 11:44
Dark Crusade in drag if you ask me!

Comments on this Article

There are no comments yet. Be the first!