Strategy fanatic Kosta Andreadis is returning from field duty on the snowy fields of Relic Entertainment’s latest standalone expansion to Company of Heroes 2, titled Ardennes Assault.
One of the bigger features coming to this new expansion is the introduction of three new Companies to choose from within the US Forces, each with their own unique Officers and play-style. Ardennes will also see developer Relic forgo typical linear style single-player elements in favour of a more dynamic and open system, a change that Andreadis finds is a breath of fresh air.
With a map that changes according to player decisions, squads and captains that can die or live to receive a promotion (in the form of upgrades trees and unlocks), the stakes going into a battle with odds heavily in favour of the enemy have never felt higher. And with this new structure Ardennes Assault represents the best single-player experience seen in a Company of Heroes title to date.Read on for his full impressions of Relic’s Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault expansion.