Reviews and Problems with Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (Xbox 360)
5 October 2011
Excerpt: The universe of 40K (Warhammer 40,000) is not new to video gaming, but past efforts at bringing the popular sci-fi tabletop wargame into the console/PC environment have been hit or miss. Space Marine is the first over-the-shoulder third-person version of 40K to hit the latest generation of gaming hardware. The effort to remain faithful to the existing flavor of the 40K universe is clear.
Pros: Excellent use of established terms and backstory, Simple control setup, Impresive graphics and backgrounds.
Cons: Linear storyline, Relatively narrow range of equipment, movement is sometimes awkward.
Excerpt: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War is a science fiction real-time strategy game set in the violent, post-apocalyptic universe of the 41st Millennium. Needless to say, the game is based on the ultra-violent futuristic table-top game. For those who aren't familiar with the 40k universe , here is a bit of info. It's set 40,000 years in the future, in a grim and terrible time where mankind is at constant war with various horrific enemies across the universe.
Excerpt: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War is set in the universe of the popular miniatures war game. This is not the first attempt to bring the world of Warhammer 40,000 to computer gaming – even though the Warhammer universe has a rich mythos and has taken hold of the imaginations of many traditional gamers, the video games versions have been pretty much dull and lifeless. Until now, that is.
Conclusion: The length and linearity of the campaign is the only part of the game that really can be faulted. Warhammer fans might have wanted to see more units and a larger tech tree but taking it purely as a PC RTS game, this is pretty impressive stuff and is sure to be a favourite as an online game for a long time.
Summary: Considering the weaponry that humankind has already invented during the past couple of thousand years, it's difficult to even begin to imagine what kinds of implements of destruction will exist in the 41st millennium. However, England-based Games Workshop has done an excellent job of imagining what will come with its unique Warhammer 40,000 universe, which originated as a tabletop wargame but over the years has spun off into a variety of computer and video games.
Summary: Voilà enfin l'adaptation tant attendue du célebre univers créé par Games Workshop. Le nouveau Warhammer : 40000 est arrivé et risque bien de se faire une place au soleil parmi les autres jeux de strategie du moment, voire même bousculer quelques pointures.
Pros: Unités gérées par escouades, Graphisme soigné, Système des points stratégiques, Adaptation reussie de l'univers de Warhammer 40000
Cons: Pathfinding raté, Durée de vie un peu courte