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Reiter Feb 22, 2013 @ 2:00pm
Save your money, even if discounted for a special.
Another game brought to you by that failure company called Wargaming.net

Its like the old command and conquer games or star craft, but there is no resource gathering or construction, no upgrading. It basicly given a handful of units, point and click, and....nothing. You cannot do nothing but direct the units. Its about as interesting as playing point and click with the icons on your desktop, but far more rewarding as you can at least put the icons in an order that you can manage the computer from where as this game....you just point and click the units into the enemy machine guns and tanks while waiting for enemy hitpoint units to drop, rinse repeat ad nausem. No strategy when you pass a certain mission to achieve a win (aka, it was difficult), its like a computerized version of the egg timer to watch water boil and paint dry.

If you want a challenge, go play solitare or minesweeper. If you want to be mindlessly entertained by something that is just easy gratification from a game company that puts out a crappy product to pocket your money, you can get a friend to sweep a laser pointer across the room for free while you chase it on the wall (or spend the money on this game, its just as mindless).
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gmaxschmidt Feb 23, 2013 @ 12:48pm 
This game is ok, I like Ruse much better; but for mindless destruction, this game can fit the bill only on a deal.
(5rC)Foxyrat Apr 21, 2013 @ 4:59pm 
you have obviously never played men at war this isnt's supposed to be base building Rts
AKkiller811 Apr 28, 2013 @ 4:07pm 
Originally posted by (5rC)Foxyrat:
you have obviously never played men at war this isnt's supposed to be base building Rts


yup the only problem with the game is crashing
schuubars May 26, 2013 @ 2:52am 
Originally posted by AKkiller811:
Originally posted by (5rC)Foxyrat:
you have obviously never played men at war this isnt's supposed to be base building Rts


yup the only problem with the game is crashing

yes, Direct 3D9 should be fine though.
AKkiller811 May 27, 2013 @ 9:43pm 
thanks
Underdog38 Jun 11, 2013 @ 1:16am 
Never talk this game down. I have placed a recommendation on this game even. Order of War is a perfect alternative to RUSE or Company of Heroes if you are looking solely for a battlefield command type game full of wanton destruction >:D lol
I want this game to see better reviews people. I payed for this game and i am definitely satisfied. Especially love sending my tanks across the bridge in combat and supporting them with artillery. so much fun to see that battle in action. Just gotta watch out for planes *looks up in the sky warrily* XD
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Doc Dok Jun 11, 2013 @ 4:39pm 
Theres a game exactly like this (World in Conflict) with partially better graphics, an extensive and exciting campaign with incredible voice acting (excluding webb) and plus its NEVER AS BUGGY AS ORDER OF WAR plus its also based in the 1980s with a realistic outlook on what WW3 wouldve looked like (without nukes of course...well mostly RIP Bannon) not that Red Dawn crap not the korean one the Russian one, good movie but really? Venezualans? And something I should also mention is that this game has the entire Russian or American Warmachine at your disposal meaning you can call everything from American Warthogs-Russian Fuel Air bombs straight to Nukes (Tac Nukes no end-game Cod ♥♥♥♥ here) its REALLY worth it and Ithink its available on steam idk and again the name of the game is World in Conflict
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AKkiller811 Jun 11, 2013 @ 9:37pm 
Originally posted by Cryobot244:
Theres a game exactly like this (World in Conflict) with partially better graphics, an extensive and exciting campaign with incredible voice acting (excluding webb) and plus its NEVER AS BUGGY AS ORDER OF WAR plus its also based in the 1980s with a realistic outlook on what WW3 wouldve looked like (without nukes of course...well mostly RIP Bannon) not that Red Dawn crap not the korean one the Russian one, good movie but really? Venezualans? And something I should also mention is that this game has the entire Russian or American Warmachine at your disposal meaning you can call everything from American Warthogs-Russian Fuel Air bombs straight to Nukes (Tac Nukes no end-game Cod ♥♥♥♥ here) its REALLY worth it and Ithink its available on steam idk and again the name of the game is World in Conflict
no theres nukes
Pte. T. Fox [90thR][A1 Jul 1, 2013 @ 3:59pm 
If you want resource gathering play AoE I do its great, how the hell can you fit resource gathering into wwII You can't so stop complaining, please this game is good it was before European Escalation and before most (I say most couse of Warleaders clash of nations.)other games that took rts WWII to this kind of scale.
horrible statue Jul 2, 2013 @ 12:59am 
I so far agree with you. This game is just cheap and stupid. Squaresoft and enix should stick with console role playing games that only require you to jack up the frame skipping option on your emulator, smoke ice, and then grind your way through 4 days of monotony (not strategy).
horrible statue Jul 2, 2013 @ 1:00am 
And you cant compare men of war to this... Men of war was a frustrating game with some redeeming quality. This is just a frustrating game with bad load times and a bunch of poopy tanks.
fastjack967 Jul 9, 2013 @ 1:23pm 
Will I acually really enjoy this game, and played it alot. There is no resource gathing, which is a plus for me. I had no bugs, or crashes, no bad load times. The tanks are impressive down to the fine gas tanks and men in them. You can actually see the men load the Artillery and firing the artillery and rockets. Only problem I had with the game is the Russians are more favored in the game, as in a little more powerful and it is most of the time is a artillery game. Who ever has there artis up first tend to when. But That does not deter me for it is still a finelly crafted game. The problems that people complain is 90 percent there computer and not the game. As a Side note World in conflict is a excellent game and yes there is nukes.
Pte. T. Fox [90thR][A1 Jul 30, 2013 @ 9:39am 
If you don't like real strategy games then don't buy it, if you like the idea of a WWII rts then buy it. Resource gathering in a WWII game is plainly stupid and for anything out of the 17th centuray I consider stupid to put in base builing (Coloniazation however does make sense but like AoE III must have the proper mechanics) this game is a strategic wwII battlefield rts its delivers all it promises.
Naros Sep 10, 2013 @ 11:23am 
Originally posted by fastjack967:
Will I acually really enjoy this game, and played it alot. There is no resource gathing, which is a plus for me. I had no bugs, or crashes, no bad load times. The tanks are impressive down to the fine gas tanks and men in them. You can actually see the men load the Artillery and firing the artillery and rockets. Only problem I had with the game is the Russians are more favored in the game, as in a little more powerful and it is most of the time is a artillery game. Who ever has there artis up first tend to when. But That does not deter me for it is still a finelly crafted game. The problems that people complain is 90 percent there computer and not the game. As a Side note World in conflict is a excellent game and yes there is nukes.

Astroturfer, right there!
juls Dec 28, 2013 @ 7:44am 
I disagree, this game is not stupid at all. I have been playing all sorts of RTS WWII games, starting with sudden strike 2, blitzkrieg, world in conflict, company of heroes. Order of War is not like these games, it offers something completly different and it is IMO a mistake to evaluate this game by pointing the features present in other games and not in this one. (would you say total war is a bad game because it does not have base building?)

It is a pure operational war game with very simple controls. Easy to grasp, difficult to master.
You can:
- move a unit or a group of units to a position and choose in one click the group formation and direction (one line, two lines....column). Using alt and ctrl keys you decide if the group moves together or not, and moves ignoring enemy units or moves and eliminate units at the same time.
- Let the units fire by themselve, or choose on which target(s) they fire.
- Place infantry in cover
- Queue orders

No base building, no special actions...but several units (several infantry, artillery, tanks, about 16 units types and different off map support paratroopers, bombing). Each unit has one or two weapons ranges, for example grenade/rifle for infantry.

So what is good if this game is so simple? manoeuvring. From my gaming experience this game reproduces very well manoeuvring warfare in a WWII context. It reminds me total war battles.
Here are the reasons why:

- there is no fog of war. Fog of war can be great, but it always tend to reduces the scale of battle. In much wwii rts games the viewing range of units is like 30 meters and you engage the enemy chunk by chunk, without seeing the full picture. In OOW you get the full picture, you see how the target is defended and place accordingly, how the enemy waves are coming and you can choose the right moment to pin an attack, flank, counter-attack, retreat and regroup. The absence of FOW broadens the scope, allows not only tactics but strategy.

- units and placement are important. This is barely covered in tutorial, but defending units (not moving) have an advantage, units are weaker on flanks and rear side, you can pin infantry with enough fire power, terrain elevation gives advantage, enemy distance and how your units spread is very important too. With simple mechanics you have dozens of way to engage an enemy...from long range attrition to daring penetrating manoeuvers.

- you can have a 3 to 1 kill ratio if you use proper strategy and tactics in front of an enemy with exact same units. And not because you click faster, but because you outsmart your opponent and have a plan. Like in classical historical battles, using good strategy and proper timing you can break to pieces a far superior force and achieve very satisfying victories.

- the AI does not cheat and it is very strong. This is even more impressive as there is no fog of war and we know fog of war is often a very convenient mechanism to hide the AI weaknesses. (makes the game more difficult for human, and easier for omniscient AI). Do you think bots are challenging in world in conflict and company of heroes? in OOW they are!

- the simple controls allows to manage huge battles with sometimes 50 squads while keeping focused on global strategy and this is great.

- your units do not die in 5 seconds like in other games when in a bad fight. And this changes completely the gameplay. You can stop an attack by sacrifying few weak units to get enough time to regroup.
Last edited by juls; Dec 28, 2013 @ 7:48am
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