“F*@#ing Wankers” – COH Addon

By Alec Meer on September 27th, 2007 at 3:11 pm.

Well, lookie what’s gone up on Eurogamer just this minute – it’s my review of Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, the standalone expansion for what was anyone with a brain’s RTS of 2006. Or, arguably, ever.

I could easily have done a Gillen’n'Boiling Point and given this multiple scores. One for Joe Ooh-I-Like-Tanks-Public, one for established RTS fans and one for people who really, really dig Company of Heroes. It was a tough decision, but I think I hit the right compromise.

Oh, and here’s a quote in case it helps you summon the extra reserves of energy you need to click through to the review.

I can’t tell you how relieved I am to not hear some hackneyed “Jolly good, let’s go show them what-for, what? Fnarr Fnarr” soundbyte when I select a unit. “Let’s show these F*@#ING WANKERS!”, bellowed with the full, furious force of a beefy cabbie who’s just been dinged by a scrawny, bug-eyed tracksuit kid in a Ford Escort, really puts the spirit of war into me.

See? There’s swearing in it, so you’d defintely better go and look now.

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6 Comments »

  1. LlamaFarmer says:

    It’s a nice review, good work! CoH is still in my must-buy-at-some-point list. I’m not usually into RTS games, but from all the reviews I’ve read it sounds like I will still enjoy it. This version of the game is probably not for me though. Thanks to the PCG Top 100 I decided to pick up Red Alert 2 and Rise of Nations on the cheap, in an attempt to get back into the ol’ RTS, both still unplayed though, too many games to get through! Hoping to give them both a try when I have a few days off next week.

  2. Andrew says:

    I’m definitely getting OF.

    Mainly for the multiplayer, as CoH’s multiplayer component sucked me in for most of the past year.

  3. Xerxes says:

    Since playing Company of Heroes it has become the benchmark by which I judge any other RTS, and if it weren’t for the entertaining Joe Kucan as Kane in Command and Conquer 3, I don’t think I would have bothered to play any other.

    Supreme Commander being the exception of course… the ‘spiritual successor’ to Total Annihilation had its place reserved long ago, and needed only to show up to the party to be ushered past the velvet rope.

  4. Andrew says:

    I loved Total Annihilation.

    Supreme Commander left me very cold indeed, though. Which was a massive disappointment to me.

  5. Stodge says:

    I love CoH. I must get back to the saved game I have.

  6. Giro says:

    After getting in the beta, had to buy it when the retail was released. It came out several months ahead o’ schedule, but you wouldn’t be able to tell. Both campaigns have been a lot of fun and the new armies play completely differently from vanilla CoH. I am happy to say that there is no “pip, pip, cheerio” or anything like that. We have a group in our office that all bought OF on the first day to start running LAN games.

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