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Originally Posted by oMonarcaYeah, I guess it would be better if it was just an overpriced sequel working with the same engine and without major mechanic overhauls.Then maybe you would find it remarkable.
Originally Posted by AzmatDon't forget the addition of the Chaos Sorcerer and the Tyranid Hive Tyrant to The Last Stand.
Some balancing on the squads is also awesome. Thaddeus has become much better now imo; and the new traits/perks you can pick up are cool!
I do feel Jonah is a bit... crap. Me and my buddy both aren't fond of him and rather rip it up with our usual squads. He is just so damn squishy.
Originally Posted by BazDoom 2 was unremarkable
Originally Posted by CardJoeQuote:Originally Posted by BazDoom 2 was unremarkable
Doom 2 was a vast improvement, with better, more open levels and a more sophisticated attitude to level design throughout. It's wholly better than the original game, regardless of whether or not it shares textures and enemies.
Originally Posted by oMonarcaMy criticism was aimed towards this site lack of consistency on it's general review values, and I don't mean the score values. Place MW2 and CR side by side: both are marginal improvements over their direct predecessors, but one is marked as a sequel, has fewer features than the first in the series and is overpriced. The other not only is an expansion pack that furthers almost everything found in the base game, but also keeps the community cohesive: there's no separation in the multiplayer community, unlike MW1 and MW2, for instance.
Yet, MW2 was praised as an excellent game, by most of the staff on the podcast. This expansion, that is in every way consumer friendly (except for the GFWL issue) and shows that Relic is listening to the community and trying to make the most of it's means, gets classified as unremarkable.
What the hell?
Originally Posted by NuTechWow, people still have beef with the MW2 review...
On a more relevant note, what do I have to buy to play as Orks? They're the only part of the Warhammer universe that I remotely care about.
Originally Posted by BazThey've been playable in multiplayer since Dawn of War 2, but have never had a campaign to themselves. Seems a shame since they're so hilariously fun and demented.
Originally Posted by oMonarca
I find "unremarkable" derogatory, since the trend to "milk" out a game with overpriced DLC - "new" maps that are rehashes from previous titles, quests that don't fit in an interesting way with the main game - are becoming ever more common, a bad thing.
Having a developer put out an expansion pack that keeps the community together, doing it the old fashioned way - new stuff in every aspect of the core game is remarkable in this day and age.
If this is unremarkable, then please tell me of a recent expansion pack that is remarkable.
That's a perfectly fair line to take and one we stand by.
Originally Posted by BazIts just more the same, but with more cyber demons. ADMIT IT.
Originally Posted by oMonarcaNow I see better your point of view, and disagree even more with the review. This isn't a proper Chaos Rising review, but an adequate Chaos Rising singleplayer review.
Originally Posted by TWeaK@Joe - I'm a bit disappointed. The first good expansion that came to mind for me was Balder's Gate 2: Throne of Bhaal :p
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