Company of Heroes 2 rewards “smart”, tactical players

Friday, 5th October 2012 03:59 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Company of Heroes 2 isn’t about maximising your build orders and clickety-clicking; Relic wants it to play more tactically than its RTS rivals.

Speaking to Joystiq, designer Quinn Duffy said Company of Heroes 2 isn’t like popular and worthy RTS rivals like StarCraft, in that minute-to-minute tactics are highlighted over resource management strategy gameplay.

“We want to be rewarding smart players. It’s not an [actions-per-minute] game,” he said.

“To play Company of Heroes 2 you need to play smart and be aggressive in your decision making. We want smart players to be able to maximize the value of their units. A guy playing smart with his defenses and his cover and his movement, you want him to beat up on a guy with three squads.”

Company of Heroes 2 is due in early 2013.



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  1. Hirmetrium

    I’d argue it rewards those whom build fire pits.

    Seriously. Build moar fire pits. Unless you like having no troops because they all froze to death.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Yoshi

    @1 Ahhh but if you create fire pits it puts your position at risk. If you don’t make them, you can sneak up on people better.

    #2 2 years ago