keskiviikko 11. marraskuuta 2015

Company of Heroes 2

Picture from Google search: Company of Heroes 2 Wallpaper

Company of Heroes 2 is a real-time strategy video game that is set in World War II.
Originally there was only one campaign where you play as the Soviet army but with 
''Company of Heroes 2 - Ardennes Assault: Fox Company Rangers''
dlc you get the U.S Forces campaign.


Screenshots taken by Rakkine

First time playing this game I was a bit confused about how to build base, because I were bit more used to ''Command & Conquer'' style of RTS (Real-Time Strategy) games where it is important to expand your base and collect more and more resources to spam even more units. Compared to other RTS games this is more tactical than just a unit spam game. Unit's abilities are very important to use and for me it is important to keep every unit alive because you will run out of resources fast.

Resources in Company of Heroes 2 are Manpower, Munition & Fuel

Manpower
''Manpower is the basic resource used for purchasing buildings and troops. There is a Manpower upkeep for large armies - the larger the army, the lower the income rate.''

Munition
''Munitions are used for upgrades and using abilities. Increase Munition income rate by connecting more captured territory to the base territory or by securing already captured points with Munition caches''

Fuel
''Fuel is used for purchasing vehicles, buildings, and German Battle Phases. Increase Fuel income rate by connecting more captured territory to the base territory or by securing already captured points with Fuel caches''

Online & Skirmish. 2-8 Player Online matches
You can fight against AI with your friend or with another AI, you can also choose AI to your side or for example [Human & AI] VS [Human & AI], but sadly there is only 2 team matches. Standard game have only 2 factions, The Soviet Union & The Wehrmacht Ostheer. There is now 5 factions in total, it would be really cool if there were 4 team skirmish matches like 1vs1vs1vs1.
Online with friends is best in this game, usually we do 2vs2 matches or 4vs4

Only 2 teams. Max 8 player
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Even if I love this game and it's in my top RTS games, there is some disappointing things like ''war spoils'', it's fun to get new items or commanders after the match, but the sad thing about it, it's too random and rare to get anything after matches. One time I got RARE Commander and I was so happy until soon after I notice that I already have it, 
it really sucks to get new commander that you already have.

Factions

The Soviet Union
The Wehrmacht Ostheer
The US Forces (DLC)
The German Oberkommando West (DLC)
The British Forces (DLC)

The Soviet Union -- The Wehrmacht Ostheer -- The US Forces -- The German Oberkommando West -- The British Forces
The British Forces is darkened because I don't own DLC yet but I have been planning to buy it, my friend bought it the day it came out and we had duel againts each others and I have to say it looks really interesting. I will later add gameplay videos of every faction.


System Requirments from steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/231430/

    Minimum: 
    • Memory: 2GB RAM 
    • Processor: 2Ghz Intel Core2 Duo or equivalent 
    • Graphics: 512MB Direct3D 10 capable video card (GeForce 8800 GT or Radeon HD 2900XT) 
    • OS: 32bit Vista 
    • Internet: Broadband Internet connection 
    • Hard Drive: 30GB free Hard disc space
    Recommended: 
    • Memory: 4GB RAM 
    • Processor: 3Ghz Intel i5 quad core or equivalent 
    • Graphics: 1024 MB Direct3D 11 capable video card (GeForce GTX 470 or Radeon HD 5850) 
    • OS: 64bit Windows 7 and above 
    • Internet: Broadband Internet connection 
    • Hard Drive: 30GB free Hard disc space