Big Fudge Feb 8, 2013 @ 9:25pm
What makes this game good?
THe tripwire bundle was on sale for 15 bucks, i used it to get killing floor, so now i have a bunch of other tw games in my library, i dont know if i want to install any of them what makes this a fun game? Why is it so damn big!? The file, are there tons of guns or something? i need some info
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Danh {TP} Feb 9, 2013 @ 12:21am 
For some reason it includes the RO2 Beta so it ends up being 30gb instead of 15. You only need the base game RO2:HoS.

Below is my favorite review of the game:
"This is the best online WWII game I have ever played.

Not really into the single player part but the online is incredible.

I'll just relate one map here, Pavlov's House, and it isn't even my favorite one -- As a Russian engineer I'm pinned down by machine gun fire behind some sandbags at the front edge of our lines. It has taken me minutes to work up here and in the process three of us had to clear a building of two Germans with a grenade and small arms. Both were killed there not by those Germans but by the mg on the roof across the field.
The Germans have a MG34 on the rooftop edge of a shelled building. It is relentlessly suppressing our movement to get to the next row of buildings we have to clear to win the map. Bullets had just ripped through one wall on the cleared house and killed the squad leader who threw a smoke grenade out of the window to let me get this far under cover of the smoke.

Then I hear on team-speak that our sniper has picked the MG off after working his way to the attic of Pavlov's House. I turn to look up at him and from my prone position and see him and a anti-tank rifle guy next to him firing at an unseen Panzer in the field a hundred meters away from me. I haven't been spotted by it yet.

They manage to kill the tank commander in his hatch with the AT rifle but in the next few seconds the German Panzer IV sends a high explosive shell into the attic blowing them to bits and sending a smashed body and debris four stories down.
Several troops on our side rush to the row of buildings to my left and get cut down by an artillery strike that lands at the edge of the building. Bad timing for us! Debris flies as a streetcar ticket booth is torn apart. I burst out of cover and run towards the tank, making a flying leap into a trench. Crouching, I work closer to the tank as it decides to head my way.

It pulls up 40 feet from me and opens fire on one of our T-34 tanks that pulls up a couple hundred meters behind me. The turret comes off of it as the Panzer nails it three times in a row and it explodes. Our tankers couldn't see through the smoke from the artillery and the Panzer had the drop on them.

I'm stuck, pinned down. Every time I bring my head up to try to find a path to the tank, bullets hit all around the lip of the trench from very close. I decide to pull the fuze on one of my two satchel charges and pitch it as close to the tank as possible but it is far too short to damage it.

Wham! it goes off and the ground shakes with a message in the top corner of the screen after a couple seconds delay that an enemy was blown up. That must have been who was peppering the edge of the trench.

We have just minutes to capture the last row of buildings but the tank is now covering that approach with cannon and MG fire. I decide to wait until the mg fire stops. They must be changing ammo belts - time to go! I pull out one of my two small hand thrown shaped charge grenades and climb out of the trench to run directly at it.

The tanks main gun is aimed directly at me but the mg doesn't fire! I run and toss the AT grenade and dive to cover. It explodes on the edge of the tank but it survives. It backs up and moves off to the left. Good, I can track it behind cover because it is smoking heavily. I hear impacts from another antitank rifle hitting it but as before the attic of Pavlov's House explodes in a few seconds from another tank round.

Soon the match ends. I wait until there is a lull in firing again from the tank, get up and sprint to more cover near the tank, run around it pull out my satchel, pull the fuze igniter, and not quite get it tossed onto the tanks rear engine grill as I'm blasted by two Germans running up unseen to me behind it. I fall in a heap, the screen fading to black. Still the satchel fuse burns right beside the tank as the tank starts to back over it.
I see the message show up in the corner of the screen a few seconds later that the vehicle was killed and a couple others. The rest of the team takes the last German row of buildings in the next minute as I'm working my way up to the next re-spawned German tank.

What atmosphere - what action!

This happened in a few short minutes - love this game!"
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rolfskalder Feb 9, 2013 @ 3:00am 
Kind of a long reply above, but I agree. I bought this as the beta for the SP game because I wan't interested in MP. However, the single player campaign was not enjoyable at all--so heavily scripted, inane bots, buggy campaign, etc. So I ended up playing on line. It was my baptism of fire for MP. RO2 can be very unforgiving. One shot kills are standard. Standing out in the open during an artillery barrage? Too bad. I loved it. I still play it on occasion and I still get my ♥♥♥ kicked, though I think I usually give back as much pain as I get. If you can get into a game with players willing to dedicate themselves to command or even just squad leader positions, it's a great game.
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Kraft Feb 9, 2013 @ 4:04am 
SP is just "training", mp maps and tutoriels of weapons etc
This is a mix between BF and ArmA... some hate it some love it - you'll often get killed by a single shot out of nowhere which can be pretty frustrating particularly with a "bad" team (if you look closer you'll often see that it was your own guilt because you crossed an open field, looked out of a window somebody was shooting at a couple secs before etc). I would suggest that you try it out but take your time, 20h are the minimum to get used to RO2 mechanics.
rolfskalder Feb 9, 2013 @ 4:42am 
I just got done playing for an hour MP. What a blast. I don't know who the other two guys with mics were, but one of them was the commander. He and the other guy lead T34s across a bridge. I played, as usual, a grunt. I did pretty well, but twice I got blown up by withering artillery fire. I recall last year when people were griping that the game favored Germans. I don't know about that. I always play as Russian and I've seen far more victories than losses. In the game I just played, the Russians already had something like 17 victories in a row. We took the bridge, but man was it hard fought. After that, they switched to some other new map that I didn't like--basically all underground and trench fighting. I bugged out then. It sure is fun. I'm really looking forward to Rising Storm too.
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Ro_Vet Feb 9, 2013 @ 4:59am 
This game is just crap. A horrible mistake of the nature, a bad mixture of Ro Cod and Battlefield. Compared to Roost this game is complete mess. May it has some nice and good implements, but overall seen this game cant compare with the masterpiece RoOst.
1,5 years since release and only 1000 players online, 2 silly maps, no promised Tanks and other vehicles, missing weapons, bugfixes, 3 sillygamemodes instead only ONE True. Im so dissapointed how TWI treats their loyal fanbase (on official Forums im allready banned, TWI cant take criticism!!). I have played the original mod and i have played 1000 of hours Ro and Mods. Dont buy this crap of game, it isnt worth a damn penny. Ro2 Fail of the Year Edition!!!
wanted31 Feb 9, 2013 @ 5:03am 
I really like this game ! MP is a great experience, what atmosphere - what action! ! !
Danh {TP} Feb 9, 2013 @ 10:52am 
Originally posted by Ro_Vet:
This game is just crap. A horrible mistake of the nature, a bad mixture of Ro Cod and Battlefield. Compared to Roost this game is complete mess. May it has some nice and good implements, but overall seen this game cant compare with the masterpiece RoOst.
1,5 years since release and only 1000 players online, 2 silly maps, no promised Tanks and other vehicles, missing weapons, bugfixes, 3 sillygamemodes instead only ONE True. Im so dissapointed how TWI treats their loyal fanbase (on official Forums im allready banned, TWI cant take criticism!!). I have played the original mod and i have played 1000 of hours Ro and Mods. Dont buy this crap of game, it isnt worth a damn penny. Ro2 Fail of the Year Edition!!!

He already has this game if you bothered reading.
Big Fudge Feb 9, 2013 @ 12:51pm 
Originally posted by Ro_Vet:
This game is just crap. A horrible mistake of the nature, a bad mixture of Ro Cod and Battlefield. Compared to Roost this game is complete mess. May it has some nice and good implements, but overall seen this game cant compare with the masterpiece RoOst.
1,5 years since release and only 1000 players online, 2 silly maps, no promised Tanks and other vehicles, missing weapons, bugfixes, 3 sillygamemodes instead only ONE True. Im so dissapointed how TWI treats their loyal fanbase (on official Forums im allready banned, TWI cant take criticism!!). I have played the original mod and i have played 1000 of hours Ro and Mods. Dont buy this crap of game, it isnt worth a damn penny. Ro2 Fail of the Year Edition!!!

Well, let up on it. After all the first one was a mod. So chill lol. Plus it won lots of awards. I just wanted to see what the players thought....The game was published and won a compition....so....ya.....
Diabolusdixit Feb 9, 2013 @ 5:12pm 
I bought it too in a Tripwire bundle, several months ago. But I bought it because I wanted RO2, and so far, i love it. Of course it has bugs, and not the best graphics, but I really love it.

I installed The Ball, included in the bundle I bought. It won't be a classic, but gave me some hours of fun.

Install RO2 and give it a try. But be aware that in the first matches you'll be killed a lot of times. So, it can be very frustrating.
Big Fudge Feb 9, 2013 @ 5:45pm 
Originally posted by Diabolusdixit:
I bought it too in a Tripwire bundle, several months ago. But I bought it because I wanted RO2, and so far, i love it. Of course it has bugs, and not the best graphics, but I really love it.

I installed The Ball, included in the bundle I bought. It won't be a classic, but gave me some hours of fun.

Install RO2 and give it a try. But be aware that in the first matches you'll be killed a lot of times. So, it can be very frustrating.

thanks
=Gen$ec= Zozio Feb 10, 2013 @ 10:23am 
Hello there!
When you start playing it, RO2 is a difficult game but rewarding. This game cannot be compared to others (atmosphere and strategy are unique in this game). I love it.
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