Posted: July 6
Brick Shithouse Simulator.
Up until this point, all the 40k games i've played have been RTS games, where I had to move dudes around a battle map and make them shoot at things I don't like. Being able to actually control one of those dudes for once is kinda neat, even if I'm not particularly interested in this franchise: it just has some good games made from it.
It's pretty much your typical 40k Space Marine plot in that you are sent to punch some Orcs, but a much greater threat looms that is unknown to you until you unwittingly assist them. Then it's a more serious fight as you are forced to confront this larger danger and ultimately beat it. Perhaps the most notable art of the plot are the questions asked about your main character, and whether or not they themselves are loyal and not falling into villainy. Sadly the game leaves this question ultimately unanswered. Guess they had to do something to leave the possibility of a sequel open. >_>
Gameplay-wise it is fairly mixed. The combat and all the nice weapons to use are fun, but the entire game pretty much consists of going through linear areas and killing hordes of enemies. Also it's not particuarly long, and it has a multiplayer thing that means i'll never 100% this game. Raeg.
If you are a fan of 40k and you always wanted to run around being a Space Marine instead of just commanding them in a smelly RTS, then I guess this is a game you can play to satisfy that itch. But for people who are not fans of this series, I wouldn't bother. In the end i'll say "yes" because it is, ultimately, a fan game, and those fans probably will enjoy this game to some degree.