It wasn't so long ago that the RTS genre was in dire need of change. Every other RTS release was set in World War II and developers didn't seem to be trying too hard to try something new. It's not that they weren't enjoyable for fans of the genre; they just weren't terribly innovative. Thankfully Relic took a whole new tact with Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II. While the genre had certainly seen its fair share of RPG elements injected into RTS games in the past, Dawn of War II turned that injection into a welcome overdose.