Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Dawn of War II: Retribution
I picked up Dawn of War II: Retribution on March 1st, when it came out. For those of us who enjoyed the last two games, this is, simply put, a must buy. For starters, this is no longer just a Space Marine game with an online component. The campaign system allows players to choose any of the available races for a campaign. At this point, I'm about halfway through the Space Marine campaign with intentions of running through each race's campaign. I'm not a big online player, I enjoyed Call of Duty and Transformers: War for Cybertron, but the randomness, and the temperament of some of the people out in the world of online games is a pretty big turn off. The experience component is still intact, with wargear customizations avalable as well. Foir me though, the biggest lure is the story, which continues the plight of the Blood Ravens in the Aurelia Sub-Sector. In short, for video game players, go out and buy this. It is a stand along game, and is a great substitute for not being able to play Warhammer 40,000 on the table top.