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Good news for those Console gamers out there. As it looks like the stage is set for another exciting video game coming on Xbox 360 and the PS3!
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is exactly that it says on the tin.
Apparantly this gameplay leak has been around for over a month and I have only just found out myself! Apologies if this has already been discussed/shown.
IMO I think it really capures the epic feel of the 41st Millennium as well as it's gritty nature.
Enough talk, I think that the clip speaks for itself!
The game looks like a slow and clunky DMC, which I never liked. The "Cinemaction" moments were boring me, and I wasn't even playing the game. For something that's suppose to be entertaining it has the opposite effect.
The combat itself really doesn't look fun either, more geared to easy three to four hit combo's into the crap vids before coming back out, while all this time you are being shot. I never saw a health meter or anything, the SMurf looked damn near invincible.
Fluff wise it's kinda bad as well, why is one Space Marine a match for Three Chaos Space Marines and a hand full of guard? Meh, needs some help to be any good, but I didn't expect THQ to give us anything decent after Fire Warrior.
Last edited by Stunted_Merc; November 6th, 2008 at 09:40.
I think it's got potential. It's just in development.
But hopefully later they can alter the balance and stuff like that.
Naturally, there's always a lot of problems with 40K computer games. It is a bit sucky that a helmetless Imperial marine can defeat Chaos Marines with such ease though...
by the looks as it is, hopefully they drastically improve the AI tactics and fighting capabilities, put some sort of limitation on the player parrying every swing at him, and add something that'll keep interest in playing the game since the same slash-kill fight scene a hundred times in a row won't do, even if they do put in 'hundreds' of different cinemaction kill sequences.
probably would have been better off if they had just modded off the gears of war engine.
Has anyone heard of a possiable release date? My guess would be at least later 2009.
UUh... that's the thing though... even if they have the 'gritty' world and stuff they still have to contend with things like Devil May Cry which has incredibly fluid gameplay and just as nice graphics...
I still say good luck to them though. At the end of the day, the more good games out there, the better.
I'm really not putting any faith in this one.
At least DoW2 is shaping up nicely.
Arch Overfiend & Grand Despot
I currently play:
Doom Eagle Space Marines
Hive Fleet Omega Tyranids
Goff Ork Boyz(dead)
Tau of O'me
Inquisitorial Xeno Hunters
and my attempted foray into fantasy
'Dark Angel Green' Dark Elves in need of fluff
My main criticism is their focus towards close combat. There is more to being a space marine than cracking skulls like a neanderthal, all solo like some kind of superhero. How about disciplined squads of marines with precise targeting and squad tactics and spectactular camera shots of bolters exploding heads and caving in torsos? They are missing great opportunities... the bolter merely 'stunning' a traitor so you can run up and execute melee moves is really lame.
As far as visuals and backdrops go, they are on the right track and the game looks amazing, even in an unfinished state. If they can match the gameplay to the visual quality the game could be legendary.
Last edited by Ebon Hand; November 6th, 2008 at 11:00.
"Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the conquest of it." -Anon
Why are people judging a video that is effectively a progress report for internal higher ups? I doubt this is anywhere near completion. I also imagine with hard work you could find "early" versions of other games at the same point that look terrible, yet turned out great.
That doesn't mean it WILL be great ... it might suck balls. BUT this kind of quick judgement shows a lack of actually pondering the product's position in the dev cycle.
Nonetheless, I certainly agree with hoping it improves a LOT by the time it comes out.
Nids & Guard
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