Slow turn based warfare with a hint of pay to convenience, I don't like it.
DoW is a turn based board game that places you VS real people or you can complete missions and tutorials to gain money to buy new soldiers for your army. As you play with your units, you gain experience with them and they can learn new skills and passives, making them more useful in certain situations or banes VS certain factions. You can play long amounts of time to fill in your forces or pay real money for units and experience boosts, making it unfair VS players. Since you can get everything using the game currency, it isn't as bad as it sounds. But there is most certainly some unfair advantages online for new players and players who haven't built up a formidible force yet.
The game can become a little complex for its type, making you learn the different ways units interact with each other, examples being (Bravery, Fear, Pursuit, Attacks of Opportunity and many more) that decide whether you lose or win.
As a turn based game war game I am not a huge fan, but I gave it a try as it looked pretty interesting. I was not disappointed, it was certainly fun to try it out and learn exactly how the games plays, but I don't like the slow pace at which you earn currency, it would take hours and hours to build up a decent army and really get into the fun games with other people.
The races are also unbalanced and one of the three are very good early game, so much so that new players have a hard time keeping up with the early game power. It evens out when you reach the higher level brackets. DoW is still in beta, so take that into consideration.
It's free, its simple but complex and its interesting! Give it a try, see if its for you and if it isn't, send the file into your computers void to be lost forever.
Personal Rating 3/5