Top positive review
Enjoyable campaign and fun multiplayer
on 26 September 2012
*** EDIT >>> IF YOU'RE A FRUSTRATED DLC-OWNING MULTIPLAYER, PLEASE READ <<< EDIT ***
The original review is below the line.
Have now discovered a lot of multi-players have organised into chapters, playing private matches, so there are a lot more matches being played than I previously thought.
I've found the Gothic Wars forum really useful, if you want to make use of your DLCs, as well as being very welcoming and open to newbies. I use an Xbox, but they have players on all platforms and for some other games.
I've now bought both DLCs. The Dreadnought is awesome and in Chaos Unleashed, Exterminatus (Horde), it's fun to fight against both Orks and the Guard.
I've now also unlocked a lot more of the perks, both class-specific and weapon-specific perks, and it definitely adds to the gaming experience, as you try different combinations out, and a sense of accomplishment.
Also, the way you're able to copy your last killer's load-out for one life, in multi-player, regardless of whether you've achieved the pre-requisite for the perks or own the special weapons, is a really nice touch and also pushes you to get those perks, too.
I've added a star to both "fun" and "overall", as I'm now getting more out of the game than before.
At this price, and definitely if you're a WH40K universe fan, this is a BUY.
This is a good game - I enjoyed the both the campaign and am enjoying the multiplayer - and, at time of writing, you can buy it for about a tenner.
The main problem is the multiplayer community is pretty small - though the only comparison I have is Gears, which is the only game I've played multiplayer for any length of time.
You'll probably only find the number of multiplayer games being played in the single figures - definitely in UK time, though you do tend to be able to get a game more easily during US time.
Also, multiplayer seems to be, more often than not, confined to Seize.
Seize is fun, but some of the other modes - like Dreadnaught - look like they would great to play, too, but no one seems to have downloaded the DLC - apart from me, to my cost. :]
Don't know about the Chaos Unleashed DLC - Exterminatus (Horde) for Chaos - but am reticent to download it as Dreadnaught was a complete waste of money.