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Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior – Review
25 April 2006
Excerpt: Going into Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior was something I did with a fair amount of trepidation. I like first-person shooters (FPS) as much as the next guy, but the idea of taking a table-top and miniatures strategy game like Warhammer and turning it into a run-and-gun fragfest didn't exactly inspire confidence in me. I mean, it's sort of like seeing Monopoly: The Role-Playing Game or Metal Gear Checkers (now with more stealth action!
Excerpt: When it comes to single-player FPSs, two comparisons always spring to mind; is it more like Half-Life or Halo ? Warhammer 40,000: Firewarrior looks towards the latter for inspiration. Firewarrior does an excellent job of portraying the Warhammer 40K universe. Each of the races presented in the game stick closely to the look of each figure in the table top game. This feeling is one of the real strengths of the game.
Excerpt: In the future universe of Warhammer 40,000 , the galaxy is, and promises to remain, enflamed by war. The Imperium of Man wants to exploit everything; everyone else wishes to remain unexploited. It is against this backdrop that tabletop gamers have made war against one another, using elaborate boards and lead miniatures, for quite a little while now.
Excerpt: It's strange to think that a franchise with a long and detailed history would spawn a game that seems largely ignorant of that Warhammer 40k flavor, but that's exactly what happened with Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior. And that's not the worst of it. Absurdly bad physics and poor graphics round out the list of biggest flaws. On the upside, the music doesn't suck“which would be a bigger compliment if there actually were music in the game. Click here for the full review.
Conclusion: Back to the main game, and well, it's a mixed bag. An exciting start is followed by tiresomely repetitive levels until the Space Marines arrive on the scene and the action hots up and the weapons improve. The mission-based levels are quite big (with no mid-level saves), but at least the restart points are sensibly placed (unlike Mace Griffin's).
Pros: Nice weapon effects., Burt Kwouk ordering you around is funny.
Cons: Some wimpy weapons., Samey action throughout., Dull multiplayer.
Excerpt: Warhammer dans un FPS intense. Dans Fire Warrior le joueur incarne un jeune guerrier de la race Tau. Pour son baptême du feu il est envoyé au front pour affronter l’immense puissance de L’Imperium. Mais la réalité n’est pas toujours celle que l’on voit. Entraîné dans une machination...