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Prettier than COH1 but some backward steps make it too just too frantic,
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This review is from: Company of Heroes 2 (PC DVD) (Video Game)
I loved COH1 and so did my wife so we bought 2 copies for Christmas. I started with the campaign which is ok but a little too scripted and too many subtitles for the hard of understanding - "go here", "light this fire", "get into cover" etc.
I then tried the skirmish mode versus the AI and find myself having to micromanage everything as my troops kept getting wiped out. This was fine of course for the AI as it did not have the slow mouse+click interface I had to deal with. As before its just a race for resources, then vehicles, then tanks with little time to plan a strategy.
The graphics are a huge step up from the already impressive original and almost everything is interactive. You can knock down trees with tanks, or burn them with molatovs. You can blow away walls the enemy using for cover. All in all excellent on the graphics front.
The most difficult thing for me was the confusion of what building produced what unit. Even after a week I could not find what I needed. The soviet engineers cannot build tank traps either so the old tactic of funneling the enemy into a kill zone to overcome the inherent disadvantage of the user interface versus AI players was is not available and there is no way to build a contiguous sandbag wall either - this is a major step back IMHO.
All in all I would have liked THQ to have spent less time on pretty graphics and more time on making the game play more intuitive and enjoyable. So like many things of 2013 a bit of a triumph of style over content.
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Initial post: 2 Jan 2015 19:35:57 GMT
M. A. Smith says:
Except it isn't THQ. It's SEGA and that's the problem. Not really the same game.
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