Set within the Warhammer Universe, this
game is a third person action title combining elements of melee
fighting and shooting in what ultimately felt like a very
uninspiring game that had so much potential and unfortunately really
did little for me to make me come back and play it. However if you
are a Warhammer 40,000 fan, than you probably would have discovered
more than me but as a mainstream gamer, something was missing. Yet
this is what I did, and hence you have this review.
this title you get to play the part of a Space Marine, a Captain
Titus, one of the Emperorís chosen elite fighting men, and as such
that means you get to wear ridiculously large armour, speak with a
British accent and get up to all sorts of violent nonsense against
the Ork army that threatens the very existence of humanity. Button
mashing is the order of the day so get those fingers ready for a
had real issues getting into this title and despite having played it
for some time, am having real troubles looking to give this a higher
score than what Iíve already give it. It was quite clunky to
control, felt generally unresponsive, and the graphics and sound
left a fair bit to be desired. I can understand why some would still
want to play the whole way through but itís a pretty clunky
experience right from the very beginning.
Graphically Warhammer is a very mixed affair. Background
environments in some cases are utterly beautiful that I would often
stop to check out what was there, such attention to detail was
displayed that you just knew that someone had been doing their job
properly. The downside to this was that the fact that both player
characters and NPCs didn't look as though they belonged in the title
at any point. They simply werenít dirty enough to be convincing as
characters that belonged in an utterly destroyed city that was
covered in its own dust and dirt.
Audio is another weird one where it appeared to be an afterthought.
Surround features kicked in haphazardly without real effect and more
often frightened with their jarring appearances more than
accentuated gameplay. Poorly done. The soundtrack for the game was
nicely scored however and I did enjoy some elements of that.
The story is one that has really been crafted for fans of the
series. Whilst I am sure that those old school fans will be loving
this, many of the references will be lost on the casual gamer,
inevitably causing many players to not care what the story is or
even how it finishes. There is a cliffhanger of an ending that I
must warn you pretty much sets up for a second game.
This is not a hard game to get through. It does cater to even the
most inexperienced gamer with massive health bars and pretty easy
ways of getting back health by performing some pretty graphic
executions that let the blood splash all over the screen.
The only downside in doing this is that you have to get up close and
personal to the Orks, and whilst it plays out the execution
animation, your character is totally exposed to all attacks which
occur regularly. The title sorts of feels like a Gears of War
wannabe without the sheer guts or character of that series. Captain
Titus is sure as hell no Marcus Fenix, and the game doesnít feature
Gears awesome cover system for the simple fact that it really isnít
needed due to the high level of health that you seem to be able to
hold onto for the whole game.
Warhammer is a game that will appeal to fans of what has already
gone before. Iím not sure that there is enough meat in the title to
convert newcomers and I would highly recommend a rent first. For
those who have loved this series in the past then I can say gladly
to pick it up and watch the characters youíve known and loved kick
some serious butt.
final word of warning. This game asks for an update as soon as you
put the disc in. This is becoming more and more common as the years
go by where a game comes out and before you can play it for the
first time, there is a patch. Not good enough.