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Post by Dan @ 11:01pm 21/06/13 | 36 Comments
Another survivor of the demise of THQ in the embrace of its new owner in SEGA, celebrated developer Relic Entertainment’s hotly anticipated strategy sequel Company of Heroes 2 is almost on store shelves.

Building on the legacy of its predecessor, CoH 2 introduces a host of new dynamic gameplay features to into the real-time strategy formula, taking the battle to the defining campaigns of World War II’s grisly Eastern Front, and the Nazi advance on the Soviet Union.

AusGamers has put the title through its respectfully PC-exclusive paces, and the results are looking good. Find out how good in our in-depth Company of Heroes 2 review.

Company of Heroes 2 launches on June 25th 2013

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Posted 11:46pm 21/6/13
I've been playing the Beta of this game quite a lot and loving it, I think I might get it hey loving the online game play
Posted 02:01am 22/6/13
Unfortunately, it hasn’t included a server browser, which means you’re stuck making custom matches with friends or relying on a matchmaking system

'apparently' custom server browser will be in the full game (like coh1)

My quick review of COH2 MP for newbs who are interested:

CoH2 is fun – gameplay is so satisfying. It is missing a lot of features players of StarCraft have become accustomed to however it is still awesome fun to play online.

The game has base building but it is mostly focused on map control, unit positioning, and dynamic strategy.

There is no ‘win’ unit and you can’t sit on one base C&C style however you don’t have to be Korean to be good either.

IMO CoH2 is halfway between a MOBA and an RTS.

As someone who will only play the multiplayer I am disappointed with the lack of features I have become used to in RTS since the release of SC2.

If you enjoy RTS games and want to try to move from skirmish mode to online then this is the game to do it on. While you can't just sit in your base and build a massive army you at least only require a fraction of the APM required in SC and there is no economy to look after.

Here are the negatives:
- No decent replay system
- No option for searching for a game as 'random'
- No ladders (apparently using steam ladders in full release whatever they are)
- No mirror matchups on ladder/automatch
- No ability to know when steam friends are in a match or not (dota2 does this with steam)
- No indication of an opponents skill level like in SC2 or even COH1 when loading into a map
- Can't edit hotkeys

- lag issues are minimal
- integration for streaming which should encourage streams and competitive play
- Steamworks integration is at least better than the coh1 system full of smurfs
- despite some balance and gameplay mechanics that I disagree with the game is still fun sometimes infuriating to think how good it could be if Relic had Valve money.
- runs at high settings decent frames with a GTX470 and good frames at low settings with a gtx275
Posted 03:03am 22/6/13
"True sight is a genre changer"........ yea cuz thats new and all amiright?
Posted 07:30am 22/6/13
Cdkeysdirect has it for $42.99 USD ~ $49 AUD
Posted 03:38pm 22/6/13
Good thing I play skirmish. I have found the last few patches, it has made the AI harder and I get base rushed by the AI.
Posted 03:49pm 22/6/13
Greenmangaming has it for 45 with the code I think.
Posted 11:38pm 22/6/13
So much fun! Been having a ball.
Posted 01:33am 23/6/13
Should I play the first Company of Heros before playing this? To maximise CoH enjoyment time?
Posted 02:42am 23/6/13
if you are more interested in the single player - yes.

if multiplayer - no

often is on sale at steam or the THQ (though I guess SEGA now) store.

infact, pretty sure I have a spare cdkey you can add to steam. let me know if you dun have it and ill PM you.
Posted 07:35pm 23/6/13
Mostly interested in single player. I've already got it, picked it up in one of the steam sales, thanks though!

I'll get into it once I get my PC setup again.
Posted 07:37pm 23/6/13
I wish they would stop making the soviets so OP.
Posted 06:35pm 24/6/13
playing thru the sp of the expansions of the first one this past weekend to get up to speed with it again, 4 hours from now they reckon
Posted 06:43pm 24/6/13
Learn to Play PeterThePossumMan instead of just doing comp stomps on easy mode. Germans and Soviets are well balanced but there are some bugs in the game which need to be ironed out.
Posted 06:47pm 24/6/13
Learn to Play PeterThePossumMan instead of just doing comp stomps on easy mode. Germans and Soviets are well balanced but there are some bugs in the game which need to be ironed out.

I am playing again real players, not against bots. Soviets are OP and it's pretty much the consensus across the coh2 community.

Soviet MG's are overpowered. 6 men in the squad and they don't die even if you get behind them and shoot at them for 2 minutes. It takes 4 German rifle nades to kill them if you are lucky. Not to mention if they get into a building, you may aswell forget killing them because it takes up to 6 rifle nades to kill them.

Running around the building so the MG has to change direction doesn't work either, the 5 man support gunners on the MG actually kills your rifle squad before you can kill the MG as you are running around the building for a good 5 minutes. Motars don't hurt them in buildings either.

Buildings need to be nerfed big time.
Posted 07:12pm 24/6/13
i'm a complete newb to this, never played the first one

so i'm a massive learning curve right now but I have the patience and time for it
Posted 07:15pm 24/6/13
Soviet MG's are overpowered. 6 men in the squad and they don't die even if you get behind them and shoot at them for 2 minutes.
try snipers.
Posted 08:09pm 24/6/13
I only lost about 2-3 games over the weekend (out of maybe 15 or so). Played about 50/50 german/soviet.

Wish you could search for a game as random.
Posted 08:13pm 24/6/13
if pave or anyone wants to play some 2v2/3v3/4v4 vs some random c**** add me steam. I'm average skill level don't mind who play wiuth.
Posted 08:16pm 24/6/13
I'll add you ctd but as i said at the moment, totes newb

But i got the time to learn and i am keen to because it seems awesomew
Posted 08:24pm 24/6/13
That's cool man, I'm no pro but I can show you a few tips.
Posted 10:12pm 24/6/13
OzGameShop just sent out their keys, can't wait to try out the full catalog of maps and smash some Russian heads.
Posted 10:57pm 24/6/13
Game is supposed to be out tonight? Hoping they add some maps
Posted 11:08pm 24/6/13
Posted 11:11pm 24/6/13
every question I'm interested in gave the answers "hopefully soon" or "we will be looking into that possibility"...

Gah have to download the game again I think. probably the 100th time I have downloaded this game since alpha.
Posted 12:19am 25/6/13
add me i have bought the game _TiT_
Posted 12:20am 25/6/13
also my steam is updating so i think its out!
Posted 12:43am 25/6/13
Game is now unlocked. I am fighting back hoardes of German invaders.
Posted 10:25am 25/6/13
Added ctd and tit to steam this morning
Posted 11:51am 25/6/13
Cool dudes, should be good for games this week and weekend. Half way through buying some parts to upgrade PC as well. Hope to have this done for Friday to get my ultra settings awnnnnnn.
Posted 12:14pm 25/6/13
will be playing tonight!
Posted 12:21pm 25/6/13
If anyone hasn't added me before, frodzone is my Steam name I believe. More than welcome to badger me for a game.
Posted 12:48pm 25/6/13
My steam name is FartingLoudly - add me
Tanaka Khan
Posted 09:58pm 25/6/13
So what site is best to purchase a key from? Anything dodgy about cdkeysdirect or greenmangaming I should know about?
Posted 10:06pm 25/6/13
no they all should be good, i got my from as i had credit from when i cancelled my Simcity order
Posted 10:42am 30/6/13
my only criticism so far is that the opening sega logo screen should be like this:

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