Average User Score: 2.0Aug 1, 2013Personally, a multitude of player reviews are extremely biased towards the historical and "realistic" portrayal of the game. While I only halfPersonally, a multitude of player reviews are extremely biased towards the historical and "realistic" portrayal of the game. While I only half agree with them, it by no means mitigates the fun I've had playing this game.
While realism isn't the heaviest factor in CoH2, fun is. They've done a great deal to balance the game and add unique styles of play to the game. The environment finally working into battles is a great feature, albeit somewhat rushed in my opinion.
I'm a huge history fan, however I'm NOT the biggest fan of relic attempting to tell a story I'd rather if they just stuck to the facts.
The only thing that'd complete the game fully in my opinion is more free commanders and the ability to make your own commander/doctrine. With the ability to make your own commander/doctrine hopefully being released in a patch or future DLC.
My only solid complaints are the poor optimization, and the historical bias portrayed in the game.
It's a great game, and it's great fun if you're in to the RTS genre.
I still do believe the first was better, however it's once more as I've stated a great game.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0Jul 22, 2013This is one of the better RTS games I've played, although with me being a strategy game nut I can't really overlook the swarm of bugs in thisThis is one of the better RTS games I've played, although with me being a strategy game nut I can't really overlook the swarm of bugs in this game.
Although it's got massive replay value, it's really a one trick pony.
From my 90+ hours of playing it, every game ends up nearly the same. Nothing new happens unless you directly cause it. The AI is buggy at times but generally stable enough to overlook. The economic aspect of the game is genuinely one of the more solid features in the game. If the developers added more random events and made the game not play out the same way every single time, I'm sure it'd be a much better game.
Although it's not a bad game, it's not a good game if the developers had corrected the issues that plague It would be a far better game. So overall, the AI does the same thing every time, it's got it's priorities in the wrong places. For example, if I invade china it'll still keep most of it's army idle by it's capital instead of pushing me out.
The game doesn't really have a good diplomatic system, but it isn't bad really. The AI makes terrible choices, like not accepting a peace agreement when you've occupied their whole nation pretty much and getting annexed instead.
The moral of this, it's not a really good game and I'd avoid it unless you're a large fan of grand scale strategy games.… Expand