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Offline Fineus

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I gotta agree. I really enjoyed DoW2, it's a very well constructed game. I didn't like the removal of base building but if you don't compare it to the original and treat it as a game in its own right, it's fantastic fun.

SupCom2 does seem very dumbed down. Graphically it seems smoother but the scale has completely reduced. I'm in two minds about it to be honest.

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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I never really saw the appeal of the scale of SupCom anyways, to be honest. If I wanted to be playing something where I stared at tiny radar blips moving around, I'd be playing Harpoon. It does that level of command in a much more interesting fashion.
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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That was one of the main draws for me. The idea of testing my management limits fighting a war one battle at a time but over several fronts. Having a main production base and keeping a steady supply of units to forward outposts, via troop dropship to hold the line.   Zooming out from a units eye view to an orbital view to see where my attention is lacking. All the while trying to press the advantage as my spy plane identifies a pair of hostile nuke silos. Alas I only have one anti nuke silo. . . .   
But that's because I upgraded my commander with a teleport and improved antimatter gun.
 
A surgical bomber strike removes the point defenses in place but the AAA shreds them in the process. I gate my commander commando in to detestate the nukes and a few power buildings in the process. 
 
As I charge my gate out back to friendly lines, an enemy counter-attack appears on my tier2 radar. I don't have time to cancel the jump and leg it. So I send in a flight of transports loaded with cheap expendable fodder.
 
 
They try in earnest to hold back the superior enemy force but it's obvious that it won't buy my the commander the jump time he needs. So I cancel the jump and load him onto a transport.
 
 
Fly fly fly! I yell as the remainder of my meagre army is wiped clean from the area of engagement.
 
An enemy engineer is already rebuilding the nuke I took out.
 
That doesn't matter though as the Atlantis surfaces behind the enemy commanders lines and an unbeatable onslaught, this far behind his defenses at least completely blanket his base in spread munitions. 
 
The enemy commander is now the one on the run.
 
 
 
Just one of many reasons to love it. SC2 is gonna be a bit reigned back. But i'll still enjoy it I know :D

 

Offline mxlm

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I gotta agree. I really enjoyed DoW2, it's a very well constructed game. I didn't like the removal of base building but if you don't compare it to the original and treat it as a game in its own right, it's fantastic fun.

So when does the automatch stop pitting you against people with hundreds more games than you? Because after the first five rounds put me against guys who were level 20s, I stopped playing online except for the last stand.
I will ask that you explain yourself. Please do so with the clear understanding that I may decide I am angry enough to destroy all of you and raze this sickening mausoleum of fraud down to the naked rock it stands on.

 
It looks like the maps will be all flat like Demigod. Dang, one of my favorite parts was early gave, having a squad of lobos on either side of an important canyon, and having them shell anyone passing through, while the terrain kept them invulnerable.
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Offline mxlm

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FWIW, one of the guys at PC Gamer UK is flogging the notion that the full game is much superior to the demo pretty hard. He's gone some ways to restoring my 'omgday1' purchase desire.

Now, my laptop still won't be fixed by the release date, (**** you some more, Toshiba!) but if it were, there's a pretty good chance I'd go get SC2.

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It's a slick, fast sport rather than a deep, slow simulation. The downside of this is a loss of scale, but the upside is that almost every match escalates to huge clashes of mega units and ridiculous strategies. Without full access to the tech trees, skirmish games or multiplayer, you can't really see this. But it is there, and I encourage waiting for the full thing - or at least our review - before you write it off.
I will ask that you explain yourself. Please do so with the clear understanding that I may decide I am angry enough to destroy all of you and raze this sickening mausoleum of fraud down to the naked rock it stands on.

 
The game is currently unplayable with Steam pre-loads (I speak from experience  :( ) because the main application won't decrypt. Your laptop might make it in time after all.
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Offline Colonol Dekker

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Is every bloody game on the planet steam dependant now? :wtf:
 
 
I just want to buy a game from the shop, install it, then play the thing.
 
 
I'm seriously considering becoming primarily console focused again.

 
Yeah. really.
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Offline Ransom

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I just want to buy a game from the shop, install it, then play the thing.
Steam lets you do this. You only need to decrypt if you preload, which can only be done if you order the game through Steam to begin with.

It's a great service. I buy most of my games through Steam these days and have no complaints.

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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I just want to buy a game from the shop, install it, then play the thing.
Steam lets you do this. You only need to decrypt if you preload, which can only be done if you order the game through Steam to begin with.

It's a great service. I buy most of my games through Steam these days and have no complaints.

 
I like to purchase the physical media. It's just easier. The boxes are nice too :D   

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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So, who's wife is illuminate gotten it?
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Offline Thaeris

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Getting the "real product" when you've paid for it is always a draw for me. It's one of the reasons I like to get physical copies of albums.
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Getting the "real product" when you've paid for it is always a draw for me. It's one of the reasons I like to get physical copies of albums.

That and there's no DRM...
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Offline General Battuta

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Getting the "real product" when you've paid for it is always a draw for me. It's one of the reasons I like to get physical copies of albums.

That and there's no DRM...

False.

 

Offline Colonol Dekker

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Very false.
 
It started with spore. . . Bloody spore.
 
 
Anyone got the full game yet? I'm a looking forward to getting add-ons via mission disk or gpg.net.

 

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Wait is it out yet? i thought it was out on the 5th of march?
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Offline NGTM-1R

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Wait is it out yet? i thought it was out on the 5th of march?

Out on steam.
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Getting the "real product" when you've paid for it is always a draw for me. It's one of the reasons I like to get physical copies of albums.

That and there's no DRM...

False.

Bu... but... the salesclerk... said cds...
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Offline General Battuta

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Many games that you purchase on CD or DVD-ROM will contain DRM.