Game: "Warhammer 40,000: Dawn Of War: Winter Assault"
Published by: THQ
Review: Ah, winter time. A time when we celebrate the birth of Jesus, or otherwise find excuses to put aside our differences and come together in peace. And what better way to celebrate this than with a game that has a violent war on a planet with a never-ending winter.
Technically this game is an expansion pack for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, however, it is now typically packaged along with the original on Steam as Dawn of War: Gold Edition. You have 5 races playable in this game, of which you can use up to 4 in the campaign to secure victory in this winter wonderland. There are two campaigns total, Order and Disorder, wherein you will get to use the Imperial Guard and Eldar, or Orks and Chaos, respectively.
The campaigns are disappointingly short, and are nothing to write home about. Their main redeeming feature is the dialogue, which is excellent (if a bit extreme, but that's to be expected in a Warhammer 40,000 setting).
As for actual gameplay, it's not a very complicated RTS game. While there are 5 races, they all have similarities, such as one big unit at the end of the tech tree that you can only have 1 of at a time. Being able to upgrade individual squads is nice, but many don't have a large number of upgrades available. The music also isn't anything special either. All in all it just doesn't feel that good of a game. If Santa puts this in your stocking, it means he doesn't really like you.
(Scored on a 0.5 - 5 pickles rating: 0.5 being the worst and 5 being the best)
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