So the game wasn't as challenging as I was expecting it to be, the only challenge was really the game controls in some of the enemy dense situations. The gameplay itself also felt clunky through the entire game but not so much as to hinder the story. The story itself was pretty amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed it, however it was a very short game I was able to complete this game in about 8 hours with a good amount of deaths trying to figure out strategies on the fly. To sum it up, if you love really good stories behind your game and don't mind the clunky Gameplay it's not a bad game.
I have played ALL the Dawn of War PC games and All the expansions and am a HUGE Fan.
Before playing, I thought this game was "Gears of War with Warhammer". This is NOT the case.
There is no " Duck & Cover" system. This isn't a problem in the 1st half of the game, but towards the end you are getting shot by 50 guys all at the same time (and you get owned).
The voice acting is a HUGE let down. Anyone who played the PC games knows that Relic has Outstanding voice acting, ESPECIALLY for the orks.
The English accents, "Shoota" references, and banter between the Orks is virtually non existent. Where is "Gorgutz" when you need him ? Sadly, most units have no personality including the Ultra/Space Marines. One thing I loved about the PC games were that all the races were very chatty with meaningful comments or banter.
There are "Executions", but you aren't invulnerable during them, so you take tons of damage in the process. You have a squad, but there NO squad mechanics or orders to give them.
There are a few good points about this game, but they are all overwritten by the bad. The pacing of the combat is amazing. Just when you start to breeze through your enemies, and begin to think the game may be too easy they throw a hundred enemies at you at once and really test your gaming skills. The jet pack sequences make you feel like Superman, and are by far the funnest sequences in the game.
The worst offender of the game is probably the story. The characters have absolutely no depth. You don't get a feel for any of them, and it makes you simply just not care. The game has a twist halfway through (which game doesn't nowadays), but it is so obvious I don't even know if it counts as a twist. There is also a problem with the controls not always responding. Sometimes I would hold down the trigger buttons to either be shooting or aiming or both, and your character would simply stop doing those things.
If this game had come out in July or something it would have been a much better recommendation, but with it only coming out three weeks before Gears 3 it's not worth it. Unless you are a huge fan of the Warhammer 40k universe or the third person shooter genre just rent Gears instead.