We all have our blind spots in this crazy, crazy world of video games — I have two. MMOs — which have never appealed to me — and the RTS. Until last week I'd never spent longer than 15 minutes playing an RTS, and that was the original Command & Conquer. I decided to jump in headfirst with Company of Heroes 2.
It was, absolutely, a massive baptism of fire. Friends: I was burned the hell up. I had a rough idea of how these games worked — select units, direct them, attack other units — but the intricacies were lost on me and it was a struggle. And there was zero hand holding. Normally I see that as a massive positive, but this time? I was begging for some kind of dumbed down, stripped back 'easy' mode for me to cut my teeth with. Alas, there was no such thing.
Still, I had fun, and got an idea of what it is that is so compelling about the genre. I don't know if I will play more Company of Heroes 2, but I'm certainly more inclined to do so now that I've popped my proverbial cherry.
I'm imagining that plenty of you have, by now, been blasting through Company of Heroes 2. What are your thoughts?
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