He who follows me on Destructoid shall not know contentment or joy – but he will know my displeasure with RTS developers. Too often do they overlook lessons that should have been learned from Warhammer 40K; foolishly do they close their eyes to the shining example of Company of Heroes. But here come Destructive Creations, a Polish game studio, unsullied by the touch of old-school strategy. These men and women of ambition, mostly known for the daily American life simulator Hatred, giveth onto us Ancestors Legacy, the game that embodies the spirit of Dawn of War more than any of its sequels.
I’m a miniature man through-and-through. Card games abstract too much; I’m here to experience a story of fighting men and women doing heroic stuff. With cards, it’s just a game, unless you go to great lengths to read a story in what’s happening on the table. Then why am I playing The Horus Heresy: Legions? Continue reading “The Horus Heresy: Legions Review”
Games Workshop has just announced Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus, which seems to be an Adeptus Mechanicus focused XCOM-like game. Bulwark Studios isn’t a total nobody – they have made a game and a DLC, according to Steam, and both of them are on the “mostly positive” side of things. All in all, I’d like to see more gameplay to make a solid opinion about it.
Magos Dominus Reditus still seems like a very cheeky name, though.
I had played actual Battlefleet Gothic over Vassal and I have played the first Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. That game was super pretty, but also hampered by the real-time approach to things. It was just too micro intensive to be fully fun. I hope they will have learned those lessons for Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2.
I got into miniatures way too late to appreciate Warhammer Fantasy Battles. Yet I would agree that the world rather than the game is the main attraction of the fantasy counterpart to Warhammer 40K. So while it’s super sad that Games Workshop (under the thrall of Tom Kirby, may he never find peace) exploded the Old World and replaced WHFB with 15-year-old’s first fantasy setting (Age of Sigmar), we had reasons to rejoice: WHFB was finally released for official Total War treatment. Too bad both of the games in the series were made with the most cowardly decisions at every step.