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Spot on reviewI like the single Player but like every game that has RPG in the description, the Quests / missions get repetitive and until some one makes a game with 3000 odd completely different quests they always will be.That said, it is addictive and just keeps the next surprise at the right point to keep your interest peakedGreat Job Relic as I found the last expansion of the previous game just more of the sameStuart you didn't mention anything of the Windows Live annoying install that has to be done if you want to play it at all never mind multi player.
Thanks Martin.I did actually mean to mention the Games for Windows Live install, as I'm still not 100% happy with Microsoft's PC gaming service and I known it affects a range of people. It also seems a little unnecessary when the game involves an equally mandatory Steam install, leaving you wondering why Microsoft's infrastructure is needed on top of Valve's proven tech.In general, I don't like moaning on about Games for Windows Live too much as a) some people have no problem with it b) you don't actually have to pay to play online and c) it is getting steadily better. All the same, I had an installation issue with this one (GfWL would connect within its own client but not from the in-game client)and I still give an inward groan every time I see the logo on a box. The system works on the Xbox 360, but I still don't think it's the best solution for a PC game.
I remain undecided... you've got to admire Relic's courage: a higher-def DoW classic would have suited me just fine. Alas, Empire Total War arrived today, so I expect to remain undecided for quite some time to come.Really enjoy TR's games reviews - one of the few that makes it thru the work filters :) Keep up the good work.
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