But finally, after installling 4 patches, it was all set. But there hasn't been one. Join British artillery with American armor to dominate the 3rd Reich. I finally did connect to someone in multiplayer mode who knew about this and was kind enough to inform me. Also many reviews say that it uninstalls the original CoH.
To make the game playable you also need patches which aren't even available anymore because the site for this game again, is gone. I stink, but I was still addicted. One of the patch was almost 800mb in size. . And I had no issues with the person or people I ordered this from it came on time and was exactly as advertised. I have no idea why this is so, but more to the point, there is no reason why this should be so.
When I played CoH original, I said great, when I played this, I am saying greater. Well, much more than an usual expansion pack has to offer. Online connection is a must for installing this, which the game makers do not mention anywhere. Immerse yourself in this game and gain the advantage over the enemy axis or ally you are going to have to work hard to win, and you will have fun doing it to. If its raining and you zoom in to max, you can actually see the splashes of water from the rain drops. And this little tidbit of info is nowhere to be found.
I was addicted to this game for quite awhile. It is a fun strategy-type game, putting you in an semi-omniscient god mode. Being able to play as the Germans, Brits or Americans is amazing. Great Game Guys keep it up!!! But that's annoying, and then I'll forget to reconnect the router and get hell for it from my wife who hasn't a clue except that she knows that she can't get online. Yes, there were a lot of patches to install, so installation was not fun. This is supposedly a known problem with the game, and it seems like they could issue a patch to fix this.
So finally, whats in the game. It is a worthy successor to the original, as the new units are fun to use. I am happy that I actually went on my instinct against all the reviews and bought this wonderful game. The world is built so that you can interact with all the structures and they can be destroyed. There are many negative reviews doing round. Sadly I wasted about 20 bucks on this and the original company of heroes, they worked great for a while then started crashing every time I tried to play a game and now they're useless.
This game's multiplayer mode will simply not work online if you are trying to connect to it through a router. The visaul effects are too good! Control the German Panzer Elite to repel the Allied airborne invasion in Operation Market Garden. The big problem for me is that I have networked my and my wife's computers at home through a router. There are a lot of new features to the CoH series with this game: when you play the skrimish, you have a rank that goes up on how many games you win and it keeps your stats of wins and loses too; if you had the first game all of that stuff is already included when you install this game, for example, you get the Normandy campaign and the maps from the first title; and when you play the multiplayer they keep a track of your stats and rank just like through the skirmish stat. I would give this game an 'A-,' for great graphics, new features, better maps and for having some what a slow speed to play offline. Obviously, this is fixable by disconnecting the computer from the router and connecting directly to the internet without it.
I was skeptic about the game when I had to download the patches to get online, but after they had downloaded I had figured the skirmish and campaign were included through the multiplayer. No need to say anything about meticulous graphics, you might even see a sodliers arm ripped apart as a canon ball hits him. Like many people who've been reviewing on this item about all the patches, I agree about them, but it took only an hour to download five of them and they wait was worth it. This is a great game to the additional CoH series, although the speed of the game was so slow at first, but after a few games I could not stop and write a review on Amazon. The Ai is pretty good, and you can choose the weather condition in skirmish. . .
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