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This is probably gona be one of the more talked about topics in the next few weeks, but whatever.

Now that people are starting to get their hands on the game, and play it, what does it feel like?

I was particulary wondering, what do you think about the story?

I have heard that it has been said to be weak.

http://www.ign.com/videos/2011/02/25...n-video-review

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First off a disclaimer: I'm only part way into the Chaos campaign.

I wouldn't be surprised if the story was weaker than DoWII or Chaos Rising, due to their being 6 campaigns instead of 1. I would imagine they tie in together, but so far I've only played part of the Chaos campaign.

I love the changes they've made. It isn't as big a change as Dark Crusade was for the first game, but it does improve replayability by a lot. Not only do you have different campaigns, but you have different heroes, which you can choose to bring or not. If not they can still give benefits to your army, and you can bring an honor guard instead.

It seems like there are a lot more choices between missions, which I love, though the missions structure is much the same. "Travel through a corridor level killing enemies until you get to the end and maybe have a boss fight". This isn't a bad thing if you liked DoWII, and they have toned down the boss fights for this expansion so it feels less cheap.

Basically I think it's a great addition and it's going to make me fall behind even further on my painting, as if Rift wasn't doing that already.

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So far I've fought a Dreadnaught and a Baneblade as bosses, and the baneblade I didn't even attack, just ran from until I could find a way to destroy it, which I felt was pretty accurate what with having only a handful of guys and no explosives. Sure on the tabletop I might have had powerclaws or something, but I had nothing of the sort here. It was a fun map too, with me running and trying to avoid the tank, and it tearing through the forest after me.

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Aah, cool to hear.

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I'm very happy with the multiplayer aspect, I've played the beta quite a bit, and very much enjoyed the Noise Marines addition, especially their Slaanesh style quotes.

"Hear this dirge and despair!"

Don't have access to campaign yet but this Friday I will, plus I get the limited gear for all races. So looking forward to that . Maybe this time Chaos will be the canon victor... its a long shot hope but its possible, so i'll focus on that.

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This review summarizes my opinion: http://www.gamepro.com/article/revie...i-retribution/

In other words:

Pros - IMPERIAL GUARD!!!! FUCK YEAH!!!

Cons - Still shitty ai, uninspiring campaign, and even with the new map, last stand still gets boring really fast.

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How many Last Stand maps are there anyway? Did we get a new one in "Chaos Rising" and a third one here?

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