Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War II – Retribution (PC) MP Beta Hands-on Preview - PAGE 1

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Lorx Feb 14, 11
I have the vanilla game, but I've heard terrible things about the previous expansion(s), that they did horrendous things to game balancing. Does Retribution do anything about the balance? (For that matter, did the expansions actually unbalance the game?)

I love the idea of dropping GFWL though, that's definitely nice to hear.
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Euphoric Feb 14, 11
Be warned about ordering it through Steam though. You only get bonus gear for one race. I preordered through EB Games here in Australia and paid the same price as I would have over Steam and got the Collectors edition. That comes with a poster, some art stuff and all the race bonus content. Plus due to the change from GFWL to Steam it will be easily activated through Steam. Heyo!
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RabidChinaGirl Feb 14, 11
Lorx I suppose I didn't really address that in the write-up.
This is all I really said on the matter:
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Despite all the new units and an entirely new race coming into the mix, Retribution doesn’t feel particularly game-changing, as every match I’ve played thus far still carries a familiar dynamic.
In short, I didn't encounter such issues (yet).
The beta was patched too, so that might've fixed it for the most part.
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Lorx Feb 15, 11
Thanks, I'll have to pick this up at some point.

Euphoric, since it's an expansion and I have DoW2 through Steam anyway, if I pre-ordered from Gamestop, would it just plug&play with those extra goodies, or would I need to mess around with it a bit?
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Euphoric Feb 15, 11
I called up to check and the game is Steamworks so should come with a code to activate it in Steam. Meaning zero hassle.
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Lorx Feb 15, 11
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I called up to check and the game is Steamworks so should come with a code to activate it in Steam. Meaning zero hassle.
Sweeeeet, thanks.
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