all of the commanders' poses in the race selection screen look the same as they did in Dark Crusade. That really stinks! What's the backstory to the imperium's forces fighting each other this time?
EDIT: I just got the game and I think it's terrible. I played the tutorial as sisters of battle, a skirmish as necrons, and I started but didn't finish one battle in the campaign mode. Personally, I think the campaign seems more boring and irritating than the dark crusade one. I didn't see any cutscenes (except for the one that Fluff'Ead posted) and there is no reason given as to why the imperium's forces are fighting each other. All it does is vaguely hint that the Sisters of Battle consider everyone on the planet a heretic and that the Imperial Guard wants to defend its honor (or something like that). It doesn't mention anything about why the Space Marines want to kill the Imperial Guard and the Sisters of Battle. The Necrons new unit, the Deciever, is pretty terrible, especially since you can't transform into the Deciever and the Nightbringer consecutively (if one of them is used you have to wait for a cooldown to finish in order to use either of them). Also, the attack scarabs are now aircraft that can only attack other aircraft, so unless your enemy is trying to send a massive air attack on your base they're pretty much useless. There's nothing great to be said about the other races' new units either. Unfortunately, since my original dawn of war cd key isn't being accepted by the game, i won't be able to get the most out of multiplayer either, but I assume it'll be pretty good, at least I hope so. The sisters of battle are pretty good and I like the new skirmish maps in soulstorm, but so far those are the only good things I've seen in this game. All together, I've seen mods that improve the game better than soulstorm has. Honestly, I'll probably get more fun out of the demos and videos in the bonus disc that comes with it than the actual game. Unless you really like the Sisters of Battle, the Dark Eldar, or a risk-style campaign with a massive and somewhat confusing map, I wouldn't recommend getting this game.
Edit 2: I take some of that back. The Dark Eldar didn't seem half bad after I gave them a second chance and the campaign is pretty fun once you've gotten through a couple battles, especially since the new headquarters missions are amazing. Also, although there is no race-specific opening movie, playing as one of the Imperial armies and defeating the other Imperial factions reveals the backstory in more detail.
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Last edited by Silb; 03-11-08 at 09:23 PM.