Wednesday, 3 April 2013

Review No. 10 Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - PS3 (16+)

Strong Points:
Good storyline
Fluid weapon changes
Good combat system
Brilliant remakes of the characters of Warhammer 40K
Excellent online mode

Weak Points:
Not enough weapon variation
No first person
Not as good for anyone who doesn't like Warhammer 40K
Short storyline
Multiplayer has basically died

In-depth Review:

Release Dates:
North America: September 6, 2011,
Europe: September 9, 2011

L1 Button: aim
L2 Button: grenade
R1 Button: fire
Hold R1 Button: charge fire (for some weapons)
R2 Button: reload/vent
D-Pad: weapon swap
Left Analogue Stick: move
Right Analogue Stick: move camera
Press Left Analogue Stick: sprint
Right Stick: camera
Start Button: pause
Triangle Button: stun 
Circle Button: use/execute
X Button: evade/jump pack
Square Button: strike
Press Left and Right Analogue Sticks: fury

Space Marine is a game which is set in the fictional universe of Warhammer 40k by Games Workshop. It is a third person shooter with action elements. You play as Captain Titus a Space Marine Captain who has the ability to regenerate and has resilience against the warp. Sidonus and Leandros - to Space Marines- accompany you for most of the game with some missions taking you to play on your own.

You have been called out to an Imperial Forgeworld called Graia to help defend the world against a mass Ork invasion called a Waaagh! Together with the other two members of your squad and a female Imperial lieutenant called Mira you have to defend the world and drive back the Orks.

You have access to 16 weapons (5 melee, 11 ranged). They are: Combat Knife, Chainsword, Power Axe, Power Sword, Thunder Hammer, Autocannon, Bolter, Bolt Pistol, Plasma Pistol, Vengence Launcher, Stalker Pattern Bolter, Storm Bolter, Plasma Cannon, Plasma Gun and Lascannon.

You can switch from four ranged weapons seamlessly using the D-Pad. You can save up fury to enter into fury mode so that you can regenerate health among other things. You can also regenerate health by executing enemies.

Conclusion: overall this is a great game for Warhammer 40k fans and gamers alike although was let down by a great but reasonably short storyline and not much variation in weapons (no flamethrower!)

Rating: 86%

Thanks for reading, Satamer.

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