-Graphics, Sound, Animations and Enviorment:
The only word that describes the graphics of this game is "spectacular". This along with the animations gives reality to the game. The maps are very well detailed and of course the destructible objects in the map gives a real sensation of a war enviorment.
The sound is another important part of the game. The explosions are awesome, the voice acting, background music, everything. All of this helps to create enviorment of the game which really gives the feeling of a war going on.
Something really cool about the DoW franchise that we all know are the SYNC kills. Awesome. This is something that adds more fun to the game. Watching one of your units giving the killing blow to the enemy is really cool. Also the animations of the movement for each unit. The way they run, how they attack all of this gives a realistic touch to the game.
This is a really good thing about this game. There are many features like having few units on the game, the cover factor, upgrades for units, their abilities, wargear for heroes. All of this contributes to making it a more tactical game in which you will have to define a strategy an play accordingly.
-The Last Stand:
The last stand is an online mode of gameplay. In this mode you and 2 other players will have to survive through 20 waves of enemies with the selected hero and the wargear combination you choose. Each time you play you will earn some EXP points based on the wave your party was able to reach. By collecting EXP points your heroes will increase their level. Each new level will NOT increase your statistics directly but gives you a new wargear piece so that you can make more effective wargear combinations. Its the wargear the one that will increase the statistics of your heroes and give them different abilites.
Being able to select the wargear of your heroes before every mission and leveling up is something that gives this RTS a RPG touch. This also helps in the tactical elements of the game. You will have to think what wargear suits better for your heroes for each mission.
-Short Campaign and Same Story for Every Faction:
Ok so this is something that dissapointed me a little about this game. I was really excited when I heard that we were going to be able to choose any of the 6 factions during the campaign. I thought each faction was going to have their oun story, which I was wrong. Basically you go through the same missions and story with the different factions. I also felt that the campaign was kind of short.