Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Digital 40K - DoW2

Well, after failing to get in a real game of anything in over a month, I've started to get the gaming itch. I have played Mass Effect 2, but it's a lot more like watching a movie with bits of action here and there... I don't consider it a "real" game. And I prefer face to face games anyway. No D&D, no cards, no 40K... something's gotta give. So I succumbed to temptation and went for the next best thing to a game of 40K: Dawn of War II. I played the first one and wasn't all that impressed, but that may have had more to do with my late discovery of the game than with the game itself. By the time I played the original Dawn of War, it was already dated.

Hopefully #2 won't fail to impress me, considering it was just released last year. I'm eager to see how it plays... anxiously waiting for it to install as I'm writing this...

UPDATE: I managed to get a few hours of playing time in last night before the UNC-Dook game, and I'm somewhat impressed. The campaign mode feels more like a tactical RPG than real-time strategy. Of course, this doesn't bother me at all because I'm more of an RPG fan than an RTS fan (despite my statement about Mass Effect 2 above). This isn't a game that will suck hours and hours of my life away... but it is amusing enough to continue playing when there isn't anything else to do.
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