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Comments Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War

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Tom
1 January 2005, 04:19 PM

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I like the sound of having more than four players. I tried playing this game a few weeks ago. I’m building up my base and army, a la Heroes III, when the computer goes and attacks me. So I fend him off, and think, heh, that was easy, I’ll finish making my army now. And then he attacks again, continuously, for the rest of the (short) game.

Armies are for lining up in pretty rows, not for killing people. Fortune favours the nicely groomed.

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Andy
3 January 2005, 01:37 PM

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You want Rome: Total War then. In that game you line up your armies first so you can have a proper battle.

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Tom
3 January 2005, 08:29 PM

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I liked it in Halo when you got to wander through other armies having battles. Except I felt they were too inclined to stop fighting each other at the merest flash of green armour. I swear, I walked onto the edge of a huge battlefield and a tank that should’ve been focussing on the Flood with missile launchers suddenly turned around and sent blue death raining upon me.

This is only marginally relevant, I agree, but I just wanted to mention it. The Flood, of course, don’t ever line up. Heroes III was the perfect game for me.

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Andy
5 January 2005, 12:07 PM

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There was a FPS 40k game called Fire Warrior which sucked. One of its problems was that it lacked the gritty atmosphere that DoW has. That got me thinking. It’d be cool to have a RTS game in which people are running around with a FPS view. One player would control the army and the others could take a squad.

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Tom
5 January 2005, 01:47 PM

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James loves that game! Like Ecco the Dolphin, it’s narrated by Tom Baker, so I don’t see how it could be bad…

I like that idea for a game though. I’d be a squad person.

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