« on: 08-06-2013, 17:06:41 »
Yup, same here. I've been waiting for this game for years and to be honest it's quite a big disappointment.
It's not a bad game, but expectations were higher and it could have been so much better. IMO they wasted way too much time on adding stupid features (annoying blizzards, ranking/leveling system, snow/cold, etc) instead of making a really good game. Company of Heroes would have been such a great basis. All they needed to do IMO was improve the graphics, add more units and maps and polish the combat system.
Instead, they made what seems to be quite a pathetic (seen from gameplay standards) modification and decided to name it a full game.
It's not intense, it's not tactical. The camera is annoyingly close to the battlefield and combat seems very passive (two squads shooting at eachother somehow just looks dull, compared to CoH where you were watching the bullets fly and ricochet everywhere). There are tons of mechanics that don't really add anything but annoyance, and even worse slow down the pace of the gameplay.
There is barely any unit diversity, and above all the armies are boringly identical. Like pointed out above, there seems to be a lack of a proper 'mid-game'. You start the game and have a few good infantry fights, untill you deploy MGs and bunkers. Next thing you know it's the battle of Kursk all over again.
It's just... boring.