I already pre-purchased this game a LONG time ago on steam (I think back in Oct or Nov 2012) and I see that we can now play the beta version of it but I'm not one to really play betas so I'm gonna wait till it's an official release later this year, but so far what's your impressions for those who've played it? Is it as good as the first? Better? Worse?
It really is difficult with the AI when playing on any difficulty. Even with the trainer it felt the other side was still at an advantage. My first game I was trying to build russian conscripts in the first 5 minutes while the germans were already sending tanks at me. The mortars are definitely a problem as heavy mortars will 1-shot tanks. the germans do seem to be a bit OP, especially the commander tree that has the Tiger tank. The Tiger is still as powerful as it was in CoH, but this time there is no limit to the number you can build as long as you still have population points, and of the 100 you start with, the tiger only takes up 13.
Agreeing with the posts above, I think it's shaping up well. Many of the new features are very entertaining, though sometimes have a devastating outcome. At first I was struggling, but after playing a bit I really enjoy it.