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Title: Men of War Assault Squad 2 Cold War
Post by: AchillesLastStand on September 11, 2019, 09:17:12 PM
Is set for release tomorrow the 12th.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/1135240/Men_of_War_Assault_Squad_2__Cold_War/

The legendary Men of War RTS series has finally reached the cold war era. Take command of either U.S. or Soviet forces, fulfill mission objectives and claim victory!

Control vast armies of regular and specialized units, including support vehicles, light and heavy tanks, artillery vehicles, combat helicopters and game-changing jet fighters. Take to the battlefields of destroyed cities, fortified border zones, rural farmlands, destroyed airbases and sleepy winter villages in the latest installment of this classic RTS series, in which strong leadership and good management are the keys to success.

For the first time in the series, dynamic campaign generation makes its debut. Men of War: Assault Squad 2 Cold War gives players nearly endless experiences in both singleplayer and cooperative campaign modes!
Key features:
Pick your side: The United States of America versus the Soviet Union.
Dynamic campaign generator makes singleplayer and co-op extremely replayable, with randomized skirmishes and custom army compositions.
Competitive online multiplayer modes.
Combined Arms mode: Capture and hold flag points using all means available.
Annihilation mode: Dominate the enemy or capture their base; valuable resources can also be secured on the battlefield.
Command large armies or control single units with the series-defining Direct Control Mode.

Price will be 24.99 USD plus a 10% off release discount.
Spent thousands of hours playing Men of War and Assault Squad 1/2, probably a instant purchase for me. Also look forward to the setting.
Title: Re: Men of War Assault Squad 2 Cold War
Post by: mbar on September 12, 2019, 06:56:47 AM
Well that came out of nowhere for me. Nice price.
Title: Re: Men of War Assault Squad 2 Cold War
Post by: Jarhead0331 on September 12, 2019, 07:28:27 AM
I'll be getting this too, but its not as exciting considering that there have been fantastic Cold War mods available for the game for many years. The dynamic campaign system sounds interesting though, for sure.
Title: Re: Men of War Assault Squad 2 Cold War
Post by: mbar on September 12, 2019, 01:55:23 PM
Be sure to check the Men of War: Assault Squad 2 - Complete Your Set BUNDLE

https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/12027/Men_of_War_Assault_Squad_2__Complete_Your_Set/

If you have everything else you can get a bit more of a discount.
Title: Re: Men of War Assault Squad 2 Cold War
Post by: Grim.Reaper on September 12, 2019, 02:32:07 PM
This game seems to be getting crushed even more than usual at steam....look forward to hearing feedback from folks here
Title: Re: Men of War Assault Squad 2 Cold War
Post by: al_infierno on September 12, 2019, 02:40:39 PM
^ Holy yeezus, you're not joking.  7% positive reviews out of 80?!?!
Title: Re: Men of War Assault Squad 2 Cold War
Post by: Jarhead0331 on September 12, 2019, 02:45:45 PM
While I'm certainly disappointed, I can't say I'm surprised. I think it would have been much smarter for them to make this a DLC and price it accordingly, rather then making it appear essentially as a stand-alone game and charging over $20. Stupid.  :idiot2: 
Title: Re: Men of War Assault Squad 2 Cold War
Post by: Gusington on September 12, 2019, 04:40:00 PM
I AM OUTRAGED
Title: Re: Men of War Assault Squad 2 Cold War
Post by: AchillesLastStand on September 12, 2019, 10:12:31 PM
Yes, apologies. I almost feel embarrassed for posting this. The reviews now are at around 13% and it isn't looking good.

Only 5 maps.
Units have hit bars which means infantry fire can eventually take out a tank{but can be changed on hardcore mode}.
Reused voice overs from previous titles.
Not a big variety of units.
Inaccuracies in units and their armaments.

Sometimes the best game purchases are the ones you don't make.
Title: Re: Men of War Assault Squad 2 Cold War
Post by: mbar on September 13, 2019, 07:09:58 AM
I don't know. Looks legit.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/272031582997577728/621839561688875018/Cold_war_helicopter.gif)
Title: Re: Men of War Assault Squad 2 Cold War
Post by: Gusington on September 13, 2019, 08:10:50 AM
Damn. I was starting to get excited too.
Title: Re: Men of War Assault Squad 2 Cold War
Post by: MC on September 13, 2019, 01:11:46 PM
I don't know. Looks legit.

(https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/272031582997577728/621839561688875018/Cold_war_helicopter.gif)

The pilot must be named Paul Bunyan. Not interested in a logging sim.....I'll pass on this one.
Title: Re: Men of War Assault Squad 2 Cold War
Post by: Sir Slash on September 13, 2019, 08:35:13 PM
Damn, that's a tough chopper. I thought trees usually won those fights.
Title: Re: Men of War Assault Squad 2 Cold War
Post by: JasonPratt on September 14, 2019, 07:14:23 PM
Rimmy and his crew were amused, but... well...

Title: Re: Men of War Assault Squad 2 Cold War
Post by: SirAndrewD on September 14, 2019, 08:53:59 PM
Yowzers.  Well, don't feel bad for bringing this up. 

Saved me a purchase. 
Title: Re: Men of War Assault Squad 2 Cold War
Post by: JasonPratt on September 15, 2019, 09:07:56 AM
I may be remembering this incorrectly -- but isn't it kind of normal for the Men of War series to be released in a substandard state, and then get patched up and/or modded over time?
Title: Re: Men of War Assault Squad 2 Cold War
Post by: AchillesLastStand on September 16, 2019, 09:39:07 PM
I believe the original MOW and MOW Assault Squad 1/2 all have above average ratings. This one however is really getting hammered with bad reviews, I don't even think some major updates can right the ship. Maybe Gates of Hell or Soldiers Arena will scratch that itch.
https://store.steampowered.com/app/400750/Gates_of_Hell/

https://store.steampowered.com/app/421010/Soldiers_Arena/