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This review is from: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
As a casual 360 player and long time 40k hobbyist, this one is right at my level. The campaign was a lot of fun to play through with great characters and a good plot. Everything is true to the Warhammer 40,000 universe, even the quirky little details that make the hobby world what it is. It was long enough to keep me hooked, but didn't drag; sufficiently challenging with some tricky little spots, but not so much so that it stops being fun.
However, what has really captured my interest (unexpectedly so) is the online multiplayer mode. I've previously played through Halo, Gears and some of the others but never got into the online stuff, mainly due to the overly competitive nature of those multiplayer games. If you don't purchase that game the day it's released and play online all day every day, your character is quickly out-classed and makes for an unbalanced match.
This is different. Although there is the normal levelling up system which allows access to more weapons, perks and so on as you go through, you can still compete on an even footing with the other players. If you die, you have the option of cloning the loadout of the person who killed you for one life.
The only real grumble I have is the need to purchase some of the additional content that, by rights, you'd probably expect to be included as standard in a game of this nature. Some of the extra multiplayer modes are free DLC, but the Dreadnought Assault mode (which is a lot of fun) is 800 MS Credits. That being said, the game is so cheap to start with, even with the outlay on DLC, it's still better priced than the other titles.
Hardcore gamers probably won't enjoy this as much, but I think this is a cracking game and would recommend it.
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Initial post: 25 Nov 2013 13:50:44 GMT
D. Butcher says:
Regarding your comment on multiplayer games levelling up and outclassing....SPOT ON! puts me off COD MP Games now as the stories in these games are now so short that the formula has become irrelevant to me.
I am interested in buying this for my lad...we don't let him play COD Crysis etc as I play those and he has to wait until he is older. He is nearly ten and I was wondering if you would advise on bad language and level of violence. Fantasy and sci-fi is acceptable if it doesn't come too strong.
Has has never encountered War Hammer in any form before.
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