Thursday, October 14, 2010

Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War

Genre: RTS
Release: 2004
Platform: PC
Graphics: Nice. Quite detailed and the effects were also cool to look at. Of course it isn't on par with todays graphics, since there is already a successor, nevertheless they are good.
Story: If I remember correctly some Orcs tried to conquer some planet and "you" are send to get rid of them. "You" being the commander of the Blood Ravens. So much for the campaign. There are also two other factions, the Chaos Space Marines and the Eldar, which are also in some kind involved in the story, but mh, I can't remember how. I guess I just played the multiplayer part of the game.
Which is really awesome. During that time I wasn't really into any kind of RTS-game, apart from Warcraft III that is, so I was really surprised how fun it could be. I really can't say anything about balance and stuff, but I still like the idea behind this game. Instead of the usual resources like GOLD or MINERALS or MONEY you have to collect some kind of RESOURCE-POINTS (RP from now on :F) by capturing certain special points which are spread out over the map. The more you control, the more RP you get, the more you can build. You capture these points-producing-points by moving a squad of marines or whatever next to them and if you are the only player around for a certain time the location will be yours.
Match-End-Conditions are interesting, since you can choose what the goal of a match should be. It could be the usual DESTROY THE ENEMY PLAYER, what we know from nearly every RTS like Warcraft, Starcraft, AoE and whatnot. It could also be CAPTURE XXX RP or HOLD MORE THAN HALF OF THE POINTS-GENERATING-POINTS-OF-WHICH-I-FORGOT-THE-NAME FOR A CERTAIN TIME or CAPTURE ALL RELICS or or or. Really funny. And since you NEED to capture these points in order to advance your army the matches are really fast paced and action packed. Personally, I really liked it.
Awesome Fact: There are three addons, which add a total of five new factions, so the overall number of playable races is now nine. Which is pretty cool, because if I remember correctly every faction is played differently. The Necrons are slow and pretty hardhitting, the Eldar are swift hit-and-runners, the Imperial Army is a meat-shield, dealing damage using big tanks, and so on. As stated, awesome.

RATING: 8/10

50 comments:

  1. Nice!:)

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  2. good review ,ive never played the game before so this was cool to read

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  3. im all for the imperial army lol, good review

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  4. 40K always looked like a rip off of starcraft, right down to the big shoulder-pads on the space marines.

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  5. Yea... I think I'm not gonna play that game .. not my tipe of game :/

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  6. In my opinion, one of the best RTS games.

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  7. i really loved this game. it was so awesome to play it on multiplayer with friends

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  8. I was once playing warhamer online but fights were getting bigger and bigger and my computer was just too slow :) so I stoped playing:)

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  9. Awesome review! I will have to check it out!

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  10. warhammer. just nostalgiad all over the place

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  11. The Lazy Geographer - Actually, Blizzard ripped off 40K. They originally wanted to be part of Games Workshop but were denied. So they made their own company and based much of WoW and SC off Warhammer 40k/Fantasy.

    Related to the article - A friend and I used to play this so much! Had good times. <3

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  12. I loved the shit out of the game

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  13. I'm curious as to how it holds up to the Dawn of War games that succeeded it. Graphics aside, how does the multi-player stack up?

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  14. I'v Played a long time ago, ti was beautiful.

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  15. 8/10??!! Whoa this is a game I gotta check out. It's probably cheap now too.

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  16. been craving some RTS action & I'm bored with my usual C&C/-craft selections

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  17. this is something I'll try to play

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  18. Never heard of it, but it sounds pretty decent.

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  19. Thanks for the quick reply, this looks like an interesting game, ill check it out =P

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  20. this game is awesome Warhammer is amazing

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  21. I play this game from time to time, it can be pretty fun.

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  22. 40k has been around for about 4 times as long as starcraft. This game and all the expansions kick ass, if you like RPGS youll love it. Excellent review!

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  23. it is a good game, but it has its own fan base, the survival mode in this game is awesome. Sadly starcraft overshadows this game badly. Which is a shame.

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  24. Don't really like that gameee :z still look forward to new blogs though

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  25. Ah Warhammer. There's a store nearby me that sells their little figurines and stuff. And by that I mean the whole store is dedicated to it.

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  26. Can't wait for more. I never really got into Warhammer, but I did play it for a while.

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  27. always loved the series... the mmo will be interesting o.O

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  28. ive never played. looks like im gonna have to check it out

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