Warhammer 40k: Space Marine
Is this going to have all the stuff?
I think this game is going to be beast. Also I'm wondering if you are going to see all the stuff in the real Warhammer 40,000 [The board game].
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
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!
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.
It is Warhammer - What'ya expect?
Although it saddens me, and perhaps other Warhammer 40k fans that this game deals with the Ultramarines, the most generic mainstream depiction of Warhammer, I will none the less be thrilled to play as a genetically enhanced super-human, capable of enormous amounts of destruction!
Because it is Warhammer, this game will rock!
This game is amazing!
I played the demo all last night on my PS3. So anyone who is interested check out the demo on PSN. I love the fluidity of the game and also how it takes another stance from that red-screen-hide-until-I-heal-thing. Its a blood bath doing the melee finishers to restore health. What I really like about the finishers is that they do no activate any invulnerably frames. As you gut an Ork, all his buddies still attack, making it situational and tactical on hard difficulty. Having just come from playing Kill Team which was disappointing, I am very excited to play this one.
Locked and Loaded, this game delivers online!
Well, I am one of those guys who just finds it hard to pay $60 for any game, but I've done it a few times, this being one of them. I haven't looked back. Is this the best game I've ever played: No, but it is a great online flashback to previous greats like Unreal Tournament. I'll break this down in two parts: Online and Campaign. ONLINE: This is where this game really pays the bills. Unlike Black OPS, I have nothing but great things to say about the group slugging it out over the maps in Space Marine. I have yet to hear verbal abuse, racial slurs, explicit or otherwise abrasive remarks exchanged between players in a game session (I no longer play COD online due specifically to this problematic issue). The levels are basic, but the games are action packed and engaging. Your entry level gun/gear is capable of dealing death upon all down range right out of the gate, so new players aren't left feeding the body count of their foes. With more options sprouting up quickly, this game is highly customizable, and clearly a selling point for fans of the tabletop wargame, as well as RPG fans alike. CAMPAIGN: Par. If you saw the trailer and said, "Man, I really could care less about online, I just want to explore the vivid world of Warhammer, then you will be better off waiting for the price to drop off to $20. At that price, you'll be happy with the campaign. Is the campaign fun? Yes. Is the campaign as good as the online game? In my opinion, No. Infact, it is far inferior. So in closing, all I can say is, I really love playing this game, and at the end of the day, that is why I play games, to just plug in and have fun, and only you know what that is worth. So if you buy it now, or wait to buy it later, I'll see you on the battlefield, and hopefully you'll find what I did: a good group of folks to laugh with as you are blown to bits, only to re-arm yourself and charge head long into the fray. See you then!
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.
Any 40k fan should get this.
I'd been waiting for this game since I saw the pre alpha video gameplay that came out in like 06 and this game did not disappoint. Gameplay never gets repetitive because it is so fun. The online is also extremely fun, just wish there were more maps and more game modes but the customization more than makes up for those short comings. Any fan of the Warhammer 40k universe, like myself, will love this game, and anyone who doesn't know much about it will enjoy it for what it is, a good, solid action TPS.