It should be forbidden to post a thread with so many posts when I'm asleep and can't read it. Damn muricans and silly hours.
HW2 SP Unplayable? hahahaahhahahHAHAHAHhhahhhahaahhahhd82gr80ryfhhf80hn *brzzzzzz*...
I never got to Bring Sajuuk to bear. All because of that ****ing Thaddis Sabbath mission.
Note that the campaign difficulty was massively nerfed between v1.0 and v1.1. The game is piss easy in 1.1 but there are a couple of major bugs that prevents me to enjoy it in 1.0 (the shield frigates bug if they die while the shield is active, for example).
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As for what I think about HW2 in general, long story short : HW1 and HWC are a better campaign experience (I still massively love me some replaying HWC), but HW2 is a better engine for modding. Too bad it never had any kind of mission editor... Which is why I have now completely moved over to FSO.