Excerpt: Games Workshop have a great relationship with the Video Games Industry with a lot of popular games coming out in the past. More recently, their limited edition board game Space Hulk has been adapted into the digital realm.
Excerpt: In the future there is only WAR! Welcome to the realm of Warhammer 40K . Space Hulk was originally a board game based in this universe, and now it is getting a proper port-to-PC treatment thanks to developer Full Control.
Excerpt: The Earth is home to many people who are capable of wonderful, mysterious things. There are people who can fall into a meditation so deep, that they don’t require food or water for days at a time. There are people who can walk amongst wolves and lions without fear.
Pros: Like its predecessor, it offers a decent single-player Bingo experience. Can play up to eight cards at once.
Cons: Plays very closely to the previous game. Free-to-play formula means a lot of waiting around for new cards unless you pay up.
Excerpt: Space Hulk is unquestionably an excellent game. Since its first release, it’s been one of Games Workshop’s gems, and like a gem, Games Workshop likes to keep it rare. When I saw that there would be a PC adaptation, I was looking forward to see how Full Control would adapt it, to see if it could make...
Excerpt: The story at the core of Space Hulk is simple: Space Marines, the Emperor’s finest fighting force, board one of the big derelict ships floating through space and are quickly locked in a close quarter battle with the Genestealers, the advanced guard of the Tyranid alien invaders.
Pros: + Tension filled tactical battles, + Faithful to the setting
Cons: - Multiplayer takes too long, - Some graphics glitches, - Can feel unfair because of some weird dice rolls
Conclusion: While I feel that the developers have done little to actually add to the game there is one thing that is worthy of note. When you move one of your space marines through these tiny passageways you are given their perspective. It helps with immersion I feel.
Pros: Faithful to the original board game., Mounted cam effect helps with realism.
Cons: Ugly kill animations., Does not allow you create your own levels/content., Does not feel finished.
Summary: +++++++++++++++INCOMING TRANSMISSION+++++++++++++ Space Hulk is a video game adaptation of the classic board game and a remake of a much older video game. Its announcement generated quite a buzz, as both the board game and the original video game were cult classics among the 40k crowd.