First off I am going to write this review assuming you have played the original MoW:AS.
1.) It has stepped up and offers outstanding graphics compared to the original. (The dirt is so beautiful)
2.) The AI is human-like and fluctuates on its reactions as the battelfield changes. (Hiding in impact craters, using tank husks as cover)
3.) It offers a few new maps (as far as the Beta is concerned). It also has a few old ones.
4.) All the sounds, music, and textures are recycled from the original.
That's about it in regards to being different to MoW: AS
The second part of this review will be to describe the MoW experience to those that have yet to play this game.
1.) The game is brutal, and unforgiving. (not your typical RTS) You must use your resources wisely as you only get so much and to recover mistakes mid game is almost impossible.
2.) This game stresses on hardcore realism in regards to bullet penetration and physics. (Tank rounds will bounce off certain tanks and shred others.)
3.) If your infantry is not in cover, they are already dead. (Tactical placement of infantry is the key to victory.)
4.) This game is basically as real as war can get.
5.) If you press down your Ctrl key you are able to manually control and operate any unit. (This is a big plus to the RTS genre.)
All in all it is a decent game, however for the fans of the original, you may be disappointed with this new release as it has little to no changes gameplay-wise. However, if you are new to the series then I suggest you watch a few videos to see if this game is right for you.
Update: 3/19/14: 1C has pushed this game back yet again for the second time since they collected for preorders. The game is now available for Early Access, not recommended, although my review above still stands true.
Posted: February 20th, 2014