Warhammer 40k: Space Marine
This game is awesome!
I love melee games and this game is just plain fantastic. It is hands down the best online game I own. The combat is unlike any other war game out there. You can choose between melee and gun marine classes and unlocking the perks for weapons really help in co-op. There is also a ton of ways to customize your marine with different armor and colors. When I got this game I had no idea that the assault marines (melee class) have a jumppack which allows them to fly through the air! I can't get enough of this game and am probably gonna buy the Ultimate Edition because I haven't had a chance to play the DLC and it's about the same price.
My review of the games demo and thoughts.
I would first like to start off by saying that even knows a minuscule amount of the warhammer series is that the game franchise has been around for about 20 years so people saying it rips off of Gears of war exd are just people who havent actually played the earlier games and I can understand were your coming from. The StarCraft game series actually got alot of its inspiration about the marines from this game and the GOW Xbox series has also gotten inspiration from there lancer. Now to the review. The combat in SpaceMarine was a very fluid mix of melee and ranged combat alowing for multiple gut shredding combos that bring alot of pleasure to any GoW fan from either ps3 or 360. However I do think that the ranged combat was lacking in a couple of respects such as the weapon choice was very limited and inside of a game such as this weapon choice is something that is key to a good game. The demos fun and honestly you should play it but unless they add more weapons I dont think the game would be much of a buy. -Jake
Disappointing for the Action genre
I thought this game lacked several staples of good action gaming. There are No Maps. You essentially walk in a straight line the entire game even though some characters randomly speak up and ask you to follow them, they just stand there. No Objective options. Your objectives change as you walk in a straight line. You Will get sick of hearing the words "Space Marine" as spoken the same by almost every enemy in the game. There are a few bosses but mostly you just mash buttons in a series of battles that the game obviously wants you to handle melee style. I had a tough time figuring out where I was in the battle or having any idea sort of control over the melee battles. I did like the health regen idea with finishers. The multiplayer seems like it's got some bugs. I found my self get cemented to the floor at random times. I would like to see more action games in a market DOMINATED by first person shooters but I didn't think this title held up to all the hype.
A True Warhammer 40K Experience
Games Workshop out did themselves with this one!
The game was designed to give the feeling of being a Space Marine as well as a feel for what the universe is like. And if does it in spades, and with ever aspect of the game. As a Space Marine you are a one man army and you move with a purpose. Your hand guns are something you might see on a tank, which they sound like in game as well. You slice down whole hordes of enemies or mow them down with your varies guns you get.
I know to some gamers this game seems narrow, but that's Space Marines. They don't go to bars and have drinks or hit on women. Their lives are traveling from one battle to the next, when they have an objective, its get it done at all costs and as quickly as possible. All this is in the game, as it should be. Not all games are meant to have open worlds or the alike, this one is a perfect example.
So here is my end thoughts: If your not a fan of the 40K universe you might find this game to be "Ok". Do your research about it, maybe borrow from a friend first. But if you are a 40K fan, then this game is a no brainer and a must have!
not worth it....right now
I played the demo along with countless other demos last night. The demo itself didn't seem to have too much combat depth; you have a few guns, a large (and very cool-looking) chainsword with a 3 or 4 hit combo, and an evade button to jump in a desired direction (God of War-style). The game itself looks quite amazing; the graphics were very well done and polished. The demo ran at a very good frame-per-second rate so there were no combat hiccups even when things were starting to get hectic. Many enemies you come across all look the same with faces and clothing, even if they do look like space "orks" would. Granted, I only played the demo so maybe some details are subject to change. My verdict is: wait for a price drop. Remember guys, don't shell out big money for an okay (but not great) game.
Best Since DAWN OF WAR
If you are a Warhammer Fan, You need this game! Don't have it yet. I believe that is grounds for treason and summary execution. The graphics and sounds alone pull you right into the Warhammmer world. The ranged and close combat views change seamlessly as they should in this day and age. If you do not know the Warhammer universe, think of any other 3rd person you know and crank up the action many times over. I normally never spend full price on a game. I did on Dawn of war 2 and got burnt by Steam. That 3rd party stuff is no good. THIS game makes up for that. Oh, also all games that have a story (MW, MW2, MOH) are linear. Stories just have that nature. Another note, SPACE MARINES do not play on easy. FOR THE EMPEROR!!
Hoping to see the game succeed.
As a big Warhamemr fan in general, not even just WH:40K, I really hope this game takes off. It has all the potential in the world to become an excellent third person shooter action game.
These are the ORIGINAL Space Marines, Halo, Starcraft, Gears of War, they all took notes from Warhammer 40K.
The action and seamless fluidity between third person shooting and melee combat looks amazing. And I'm really hoping the multiplayer takes off. This is my chance to make my very own custom space marine and duke it out with other players. I'm absolutely stoked and have at least a handful of friends pretty pumped for it's release as well.
Hope to fight with or against some of you other PS3 action gamers and Warhammer fans!
THIS GAME IS AWESOME!!
Ok so when this game first came out, I knew nothing about it and thought it was lame. Well Playstation plus is giving it away for free now so I thought Id give it a try and boy am I glad I did!!! This game is nothing but pure fun awesomeness. If you love Gears of War, Doom, Duke Nukem (The original) or any kind of shoot and slash game you will have a ton of fun playing this game! In hindsight I would have bought this game full price when it first came out had I known how much fun it is playing it! Get ready for a ton of slashing, smashing, shooting (lots of cool weapons) and tons of blood and gore!! Love it!! Cant wait for the sequel!!!!
I'm really excited about finally being able to visualize the heart of the battle from a Marine. I've been playing the table top version of this game from the time when it was only a paperback release called "chapter approved" then turned to Rogue Trader. It has been an awesome road. All of the fluff thats being written now is pretty descent and the simple fact that You / We / Everyone can pit ourselves in the middle of the struggle for mankind. Too awesome. Can't wait for the MMO. Really interested to see how they will play that. Here's for Hoping! Brother Sergeant Nahum Dev Squad 5th Co. Dark Angels
The Demo Review!!!
The A.I. Ork mobs will actually pause, stop, strafe, change directions, change speed and literally try to skate and charge around your chaser rounds in order to chop you down; while, they are running at you from medium range! The ranged combat is absolutely fantastic. Once again THQ and Relic have made the sound of a bolter fire like music to my ears. The health replenishment system is both interesting and challenging. You can’t simply run and find a health drop if your health is low. The graphics modeling and incorporation of tessellations (giving objects a truly 3d appearance rather than a flat model that looks flat when viewed from the side) is excellent. Finally, probably the most anticipated review would be of the seamless switching and integration between melees and ranged. There is some time/lag delay between ending your combo string to trying to turn and face the mob. At the end of a long combo string the time till you actually turn can seem long. Now this isn't a major flaw, but it is annoying and will require some timing and forethought on your part before you just go ripping off combo after combo in the wrong direction. But after all, a Space Marine wielding the power of Chainsword is like a Mac Truck, big on power slow on turning. The Storyline sounds great. I like the thought of taking back a forgotten forge world that is also being pillaged by the Orcs.