Have you ever ask yourself “What would it be like, if Gears of War mated with Halo?” Well, if you ever did, you will find that their off spring is Warhammer 40000: Space Marine. This galactic feel of a game, looks like something you will rarely get in gaming today. The developer of the game is Relic and THQ is publishing the game. Today, I will give you my thoughts on what I seen in the trailer of this game.
Off the bat, we see the Space Marines jump off the plane and enter combat. From the looks of it, the gameplay has a cartoonish feel to it. But, not to much. It has a grit feel to it that will break away from the “Cartoonish” feel from what I initially thought. Of course, the main weapon you see throughout the trailer is the hammer. Surprisingly, these dudes who are wearing what looks like a gigantic size armor, are able to swing the hammer like it weighs 10 pounds(Just like Gears ;)). They also have other types of weapons too. In the trailer, I seen a machine gun that was rattling the enemies side. If you don’t like the hammer, you can easily get weapons of your choice. But, wouldn’t it be cool to just wack people across the head? Or is that just me?
The real “juice” of the game, is the graphics and the level design. First, the graphics look good at times, then it look bad. The great, is how the armor look. It was WELL detailed from the helmet to the boots. The scenery is good too. The only issue I have, was the gore. The gore was something you see out of a cartoon show or a Spartcus show. It took me out of the action just because it was way too unrealistic. But, that may just be what it is. To me, it look like I’m reading a comic book. Now, to the design of the game, it looks good. From what I seen, I think the level design and environment artist did a splendid job. I haven’t played the game yet, but from what I saw I think it’s good.
In conclusion, I think this game will go far. I didn’t play the first in the series, but now that I have seen the trailer and read on it I can see why it has gotten the praise that it has received. From a gamers stand point: Great for opening new genres in the TPS environment. From a design point: It looks good, some side of the graphics could have been better, but overall it’s good. This game is for the PS3, Xbox 360 and Windows Platform.