Posted: June 29
Dawn of war II: Retribution is the final RTS in the dawn of war series at the time of writing.
Although the gameplay of the Dawn of War II games is vastly different from the original series it still has the same bloodied combat that made the first series a major success. The game centres around three resources; Population, Power and Requsition which all combined together provide access to new units and upgrades for current units.
One of the major differences is the base building aspect is gone, although you can still build turrets etc. This means most of the tactics revolve around the new cover system which allows alot more strategic maneuvers than the previous games. Also the game punishes troop death, unlike the previous games keeping your troops alive longer and killing troops provides combat advantages aswell as bonuses to health etc.
Commander units and vehicles are much more restriced in this version of the game. One commander per player from a choice of three per race which equal to Offensive, Support and Defensive to suit your tactics. The vehicles use up alot of rescources and population and are not seen in great numbers as they would in the previous Dawn of War games.
However bearing in mind the changes to the Dawn of War series in the form of the II series, many veterans of the originals may not be as attracted to the game. However if you still want the blood thristy combat which the originals brought about, then this game which is the last add on for the Dawn of war II series, more than delivers.