I've been playing Dawn of War 1 recently

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It's very fun. I have all the expansions, as well as Dawn of War II and it's expansions (although my computer cannot run them).

I only recently started playing it, and I am on mission six of the campaign. So far it hasn't been too challenging, as the ability to quickly create new squads and assets makes everything a bit easy. From what I understand, Dawn of War II exchanges these massive battles for more squad-based comabt, and you can't create new units; I imagine that it is more challenging as a result of this.

I am excited for Dawn of War III, by the time that comes out I will probably have a decent PC. It sounds like III will be a fun mix of I and II in regards to gameplay. In regards to visuals, however, based on what has been seen so far III has a MOBA-esque visual style that I am not too keen on.

I may or may not have a copy of Dawn of War I that I could gift to someone via Steam; depends on whether the person I originally gifted it to wants it.


 
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DOW 1 and it's expansions aer the only good ones.


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DOW 1 and it's expansions aer the only good ones.

Well that's a shame. What is bad about the second one?


 
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DOW 1 and it's expansions aer the only good ones.

Well that's a shame. What is bad about the second one?

They removed the base building and controlling large armies. It's a much smaller and more hero focused game than its predecessor.


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The story of Dawn of War 2 is pretty good I think, it's over the top but I found it nice enough, the voice acting being near perfect with how fitting it is. Combat leaves much to be desired though.
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My favorite moments are all from the original Dawn of War. Not sure if Chaos were made for comedic relief or not.

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But they added this nice piece in the soundtrack instead

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DOW 1 and it's expansions aer the only good ones.

Well that's a shame. What is bad about the second one?

They removed the base building and controlling large armies. It's a much smaller and more hero focused game than its predecessor.


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DOW 1 and it's expansions aer the only good ones.

Well that's a shame. What is bad about the second one?

They removed the base building and controlling large armies. It's a much smaller and more hero focused game than its predecessor.
I was aware of that, I didn't think it would make the game bad though, just different.


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The story of Dawn of War 2 is pretty good I think, it's over the top but I found it nice enough, the voice acting being near perfect with how fitting it is. Combat leaves much to be desired though.
Yeah the voice acting in the first DoW is reaaaallly hammy in the cutscenes, which is perfectly fine. I have listened to the voice acting in 2, and what I was immediately struck by is just how many lines there are for each unit. In the first game you've heard them all in the first twenty minutes, but in the second one there are forty minutes of dialogue for the Space Marine unit alone.

Regardless of DoW 2's gameplay deficiencies in comparison to the first one, it definitely tops the original in regards to voice acting, simply because there's just so much of it.


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My favorite moments are all from the original Dawn of War. Not sure if Chaos were made for comedic relief or not.

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Lol I love the hammy voice acting in the first game, it's amazing. Reminds me of Jeremy Irons in the Dungeons and Dragons movie.


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After finishing the main game I moved on to Winter Assault. I progressed to a point where I am given the impossible task of holding off an enormous Ork horde. I gave up and moved on to Dark Crusade.

I played much less of Dark Crusade, but I found that going against AI Imperial Guard as the Space Marines can be rather difficult. It is difficult to create and mobilize one's forces and simultaneously bolster their combat capabilities, not to mention research and produce new tech and armaments.


 
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Fuck Winter Assault lol. That bit with having to move your people across the countless waves of enemies pissed me off.


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Fuck Winter Assault lol. That bit with having to move your people across the countless waves of enemies pissed me off.
I managed to pull through that after a few tries, it's the subsequent section that has been giving me trouble. It is impossible to mass enough forces to successfully hold off the Ork advance within the time span allotted.

To properly hold off the Orks and their looted Leman Russ tanks, you yourself need to build Lehman Russ tanks. To build those you need to develop the Leman Russ manufacturing tech for the vehicle building unit. To develop that, you need to research another perk. To research that perk, you have to upgrade the Stronghold/HQ. Then, in addition to all of that, you have to build power generators, defense turrets, listening posts (and then upgrade them), and finally build more infantry units (and then research and develop better armaments, protection, and perks for them).

With the additional factor of flawed human reaction time, the task becomes impossible.


 
 
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Fuck Winter Assault lol. That bit with having to move your people across the countless waves of enemies pissed me off.
I managed to pull through that after a few tries, it's the subsequent section that has been giving me trouble. It is impossible to mass enough forces to successfully hold off the Ork advance within the time span allotted.

To properly hold off the Orks and their looted Leman Russ tanks, you yourself need to build Lehman Russ tanks. To build those you need to develop the Leman Russ manufacturing tech for the vehicle building unit. To develop that, you need to research another perk. To research that perk, you have to upgrade the Stronghold/HQ. Then, in addition to all of that, you have to build power generators, defense turrets, listening posts (and then upgrade them), and finally build more infantry units (and then research and develop better armaments, protection, and perks for them).

With the additional factor of flawed human reaction time, the task becomes impossible.
It's been a while since, so I might be thinking of dark crusade stuff but can't you just get a bunch of heavy weapons teams out?
They should be Tier 2 and Lascannons make mincemeat of any armour fielded against you.

If they were added in DC though, disregard^


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Fuck Winter Assault lol. That bit with having to move your people across the countless waves of enemies pissed me off.
I managed to pull through that after a few tries, it's the subsequent section that has been giving me trouble. It is impossible to mass enough forces to successfully hold off the Ork advance within the time span allotted.

To properly hold off the Orks and their looted Leman Russ tanks, you yourself need to build Lehman Russ tanks. To build those you need to develop the Leman Russ manufacturing tech for the vehicle building unit. To develop that, you need to research another perk. To research that perk, you have to upgrade the Stronghold/HQ. Then, in addition to all of that, you have to build power generators, defense turrets, listening posts (and then upgrade them), and finally build more infantry units (and then research and develop better armaments, protection, and perks for them).

With the additional factor of flawed human reaction time, the task becomes impossible.
It's been a while since, so I might be thinking of dark crusade stuff but can't you just get a bunch of heavy weapons teams out?
They should be Tier 2 and Lascannons make mincemeat of any armour fielded against you.

If they were added in DC though, disregard^
Yeah they are a DC addition


 
 
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Fuck Winter Assault lol. That bit with having to move your people across the countless waves of enemies pissed me off.
I managed to pull through that after a few tries, it's the subsequent section that has been giving me trouble. It is impossible to mass enough forces to successfully hold off the Ork advance within the time span allotted.

To properly hold off the Orks and their looted Leman Russ tanks, you yourself need to build Lehman Russ tanks. To build those you need to develop the Leman Russ manufacturing tech for the vehicle building unit. To develop that, you need to research another perk. To research that perk, you have to upgrade the Stronghold/HQ. Then, in addition to all of that, you have to build power generators, defense turrets, listening posts (and then upgrade them), and finally build more infantry units (and then research and develop better armaments, protection, and perks for them).

With the additional factor of flawed human reaction time, the task becomes impossible.
It's been a while since, so I might be thinking of dark crusade stuff but can't you just get a bunch of heavy weapons teams out?
They should be Tier 2 and Lascannons make mincemeat of any armour fielded against you.

If they were added in DC though, disregard^
Yeah they are a DC addition
Damn, they'd really save the day there.

Sentinels might help then if they are in it, they have a lascannon mount too so you can rush them out early to rinse armour.


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Fuck Winter Assault lol. That bit with having to move your people across the countless waves of enemies pissed me off.
I managed to pull through that after a few tries, it's the subsequent section that has been giving me trouble. It is impossible to mass enough forces to successfully hold off the Ork advance within the time span allotted.

To properly hold off the Orks and their looted Leman Russ tanks, you yourself need to build Lehman Russ tanks. To build those you need to develop the Leman Russ manufacturing tech for the vehicle building unit. To develop that, you need to research another perk. To research that perk, you have to upgrade the Stronghold/HQ. Then, in addition to all of that, you have to build power generators, defense turrets, listening posts (and then upgrade them), and finally build more infantry units (and then research and develop better armaments, protection, and perks for them).

With the additional factor of flawed human reaction time, the task becomes impossible.
It's been a while since, so I might be thinking of dark crusade stuff but can't you just get a bunch of heavy weapons teams out?
They should be Tier 2 and Lascannons make mincemeat of any armour fielded against you.

If they were added in DC though, disregard^
Yeah they are a DC addition
Damn, they'd really save the day there.

Sentinels might help then if they are in it, they have a lascannon mount too so you can rush them out early to rinse armour.
Yeah, I tried that but they get slaughtered by the looted Leman Russ tanks.