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Bad weather: Warhammer 40K Storm of Vengeance revealed

Storm of Vengeance

What makes a storm seek revenge? Space Marines, that's what. I've heard of it raining cats and dogs, never heavily armoured, xenophobic warriors, but surely "raining Space Marines" is about to enter the common vernacular with the announcement of Warhammer 40K Storm of Vengeance, a MOBA from Eutechnyx.

Defend the planet of Piscina IV as the Dark Angel Space Marines or cause a spot of mayhem as the orkish horde. It's a mobile title first and foremost, but will be getting a PC port because all MOBAs end up on PC eventually. I hope everyone's got a brolly handy. 

There's not much more information beyond it being due out  early next year, which isn't really all that informative at all. I'm intrigued, if only because Warhammer 40K is wonderful, but I thought the same thing before playing Warhammer 40K Space Marine, and that turned out to be a load of guff. 

Cheers, RPS.

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4 Years ago

Warhammer 40k *is* wonderful, but the track record for making a decent game out of it is patchy, and the future doesn't look any rosier. Lets take a look:

Space Crusade (1992) - Pretty much a direct remake of the board game and almost as good.

Space Hulk (1993) - A first-person tile based game a-la Hired Guns. I don't remember it being much fun because it was so damn hard.

Final Liberation (1997) - An isometric turn based strategy game based on the Epic rules. It wasn’t bad, but suffered from being too hard (again) and too narrow in scope.

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate (1998) - I didn't play this but it looks like X-Com. I assume by the fact I haven't heard of it that it's far from a classic.

Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War (1999) - As above. Didn't get great reviews by the look of its Wiki page.

Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior (2003) – An average-at-best console conversion third person shooter.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War (2004) -The first Warhammer-based game to get a good reception, no coincidence that it’s the first one made by THQ. It was pretty much the tried and tested Company of Heroes with WH40K units.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (2009) - Another fine RTS by THQ, with expansions that were pretty good too.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (2011) - Like Fire Warrior, another action console conversion. Received mixed reception on PC.

Space Hulk (2013) - A fairly faithful conversion of the board game. Not sparkling, but better than the 1993 version.

Runeclaw69 Avatar
4 Years ago

Made by the company that developed Ride to Hell: Retribution, one of the worst games ever made. The rest are bad to mediocre racing games.

Sure, Killer Instinct showed us that Double Helix Games can make good games once they don't have to do shovelware based on movies, but my hopes that Eutechnyx will be able to do the same are very low.

But one thing is for sure, you don't need a history of good game releases to get a licence from Games Workshop.