I played 40k Space Marine today.

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#1 Edited by Totori (559 posts) -

That game is way fucking better than it looks. All the previews and videos made it look like a bad god of war game. It's actually an incredibly satisfying shooter. I just love that fact that you play as a two ton murder machine that speak incredibly eloquent space British. Just like Vinny, this game got me very interested in the whole Warhammer universe. 

#2 Posted by Giantstalker (1514 posts) -

I'm glad more people are seeing the value of this game, it kinda got swept under the rug when it first released. I loved it on the PC and still play multiplayer on occasion.

#3 Posted by falserelic (5278 posts) -

I have the game it was fun.

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#4 Posted by Demoskinos (14519 posts) -

Well if that's the case keep a eye to the steam store during the steam sale in sure the entire franchise will be on sale at some point.

#5 Edited by Totori (559 posts) -
@Giantstalker said:

I'm glad more people are seeing the value of this game, it kinda got swept under the rug when it first released. I loved it on the PC and still play multiplayer on occasion.

Is the multiplayer marine on marine shooting?
#6 Posted by Totori (559 posts) -
@Demoskinos said:
Well if that's the case keep a eye to the steam store during the steam sale in sure the entire franchise will be on sale at some point.
I bought it for 10 bucks at gamestop.
#7 Posted by Hamz (6846 posts) -

As far as a Warhammer 40K game goes it was great but as for it being a video game it was very average. There were a lot of parts to the game which just felt very underwhelming and extremely tedious and frustrating for no other reason than "video games".

#8 Edited by Zacagawea (1577 posts) -

I bought for about $20 on Amazon a long time ago. Was planning to play it today. Decided instead to watch Liam Neeson movies.

I feel okay.

#9 Posted by Totori (559 posts) -
@Zacagawea said:

I bought for about $20 on Amazon a long time ago. Was planning to play it today. Decided instead to watch Liam Neeson movies.

naked gun?
#10 Posted by MikkaQ (10263 posts) -

Yeah I want to get into the game more, but it has this really annoying glitch in the PC version where it slows down. The framerate is perfect, but the game slows down at random parts like it had a slow mo mechanic or something. I'll be running from one fight to another in slow motion for example. It was weird.

It's too bad cause it's a lot of fun.

#11 Posted by Ninja_Welshman (476 posts) -

Download this as part of PSN+. Yet to play it though. Looked kind of repetitive. But hey it's free.

Also......Spaceshh Marine!!

#12 Posted by Totori (559 posts) -
@MikkaQ said:

Yeah I want to get into the game more, but it has this really annoying glitch in the PC version where it slows down. The framerate is perfect, but the game slows down at random parts like it had a slow mo mechanic or something. I'll be running from one fight to another in slow motion for example. It was weird.

It's too bad cause it's a lot of fun.

Well if you activate the super mode whatever it's called and aim it does go into slow mo, but if your just running I don't know.
#13 Posted by Jrinswand (1695 posts) -
@Hamz said:

As far as a Warhammer 40K game goes it was great but as for it being a video game it was very average. There were a lot of parts to the game which just felt very underwhelming and extremely tedious and frustrating for no other reason than "video games".

Yup. Even though I love Warhammer 40K video games (no real interest in the tabletop stuff or the fanfic that people call "literature"), I had to quit playing a couple of hours in because I got tired of replaying the same checkpoint over and over again. The unique, wade-into-the-middle-of-battle-to-survive game design means that you end up dying quite a bit and it just wasn't worth it to me.
#14 Posted by pweidman (2284 posts) -

I loved Space Marine. Played it on 360, and it looked and played fantasically. Especially the campaign, but the mp was good too, and then there's that Extermination mode(think Horde)that came out later as DLC(plus a bunch of cool skins:). Relic impressed me and I just hope they can make a sequel with more of the 40K universe on display next time.

#15 Posted by Deranged (1837 posts) -

It was a really fun rental at best.

#16 Posted by Demoskinos (14519 posts) -
@Totori
@Demoskinos said:
Well if that's the case keep a eye to the steam store during the steam sale in sure the entire franchise will be on sale at some point.
I bought it for 10 bucks at gamestop.
You do know there's a ton of Warhammer games outside just space marine right? That's if you dont count the expansions.
#17 Posted by Totori (559 posts) -
@Demoskinos said:
@Totori
@Demoskinos said:
Well if that's the case keep a eye to the steam store during the steam sale in sure the entire franchise will be on sale at some point.
I bought it for 10 bucks at gamestop.
You do know there's a ton of Warhammer games outside just space marine right? That's if you dont count the expansions.
Yeah but 10 bucks is practically free to me. 
#18 Posted by Xolare (1269 posts) -

@Totori said:

@Zacagawea said:

I bought for about $20 on Amazon a long time ago. Was planning to play it today. Decided instead to watch Liam Neeson movies.

naked gun?

Liam Neeson, not Leslie Nielson.

#19 Posted by Demoskinos (14519 posts) -
@Totori
@Demoskinos said:
@Totori
@Demoskinos said:
Well if that's the case keep a eye to the steam store during the steam sale in sure the entire franchise will be on sale at some point.
I bought it for 10 bucks at gamestop.
You do know there's a ton of Warhammer games outside just space marine right? That's if you dont count the expansions.
Yeah but 10 bucks is practically free to me. 
I get that. What I'm saying is you expressed further interest in the series. And the rest of the games are all on steam.
#20 Posted by Totori (559 posts) -
@Xolare said:

@Totori said:

@Zacagawea said:

I bought for about $20 on Amazon a long time ago. Was planning to play it today. Decided instead to watch Liam Neeson movies.

naked gun?

Liam Neeson, not Leslie Nielson.

oooooooh Now there's a buddy cop movie 
#21 Posted by Redbullet685 (6020 posts) -

I got like halfway through the campaign when I rented it at the beginning of the year. Not sure why I stopped playing but I have it again thanks to PS+. I should definitely finish it.

#22 Posted by ArcLyte (878 posts) -

Yeah, this game is great.

#23 Posted by WarlockEngineerMoreDakka (432 posts) -

@Totori said:

@Giantstalker said:

I'm glad more people are seeing the value of this game, it kinda got swept under the rug when it first released. I loved it on the PC and still play multiplayer on occasion.

Is the multiplayer marine on marine shooting?

Pretty much. :P

It's actually marines on chaos- but Chaos is just Chaos marines, so... It is indeed literally marine on marine. :P

I ended up getting the Onlive version and enjoyed it- I just wish the multiplayer for the onlive version wasn't dead. :( (I don't know if it was ever updated with the Dreadnought mode... I should check...)

#24 Posted by Aronman789 (2676 posts) -

@Jrinswand: Those books are actually pretty good sometimes, the Ciaphas Cain series is gold.

#25 Posted by ajamafalous (11809 posts) -
@Totori said:
@MikkaQ said:

Yeah I want to get into the game more, but it has this really annoying glitch in the PC version where it slows down. The framerate is perfect, but the game slows down at random parts like it had a slow mo mechanic or something. I'll be running from one fight to another in slow motion for example. It was weird.

It's too bad cause it's a lot of fun.

Well if you activate the super mode whatever it's called and aim it does go into slow mo, but if your just running I don't know.
No, he's talking about a glitch that's very well known and affects a ton of users (myself included). No response from Relic, of course, and at this point in the game's life, I don't expect one.
#26 Posted by MikkaQ (10263 posts) -

@ajamafalous said:

@Totori said:
@MikkaQ said:

Yeah I want to get into the game more, but it has this really annoying glitch in the PC version where it slows down. The framerate is perfect, but the game slows down at random parts like it had a slow mo mechanic or something. I'll be running from one fight to another in slow motion for example. It was weird.

It's too bad cause it's a lot of fun.

Well if you activate the super mode whatever it's called and aim it does go into slow mo, but if your just running I don't know.
No, he's talking about a glitch that's very well known and affects a ton of users (myself included). No response from Relic, of course, and at this point in the game's life, I don't expect one.

Which makes it extra sad. At least I bought it on sale though, but yeah it's just kills what feels like is an awesome game.

#27 Posted by joshthebear (2700 posts) -

I have this from gamefly and kind of got bored with it. All of the 40K stuff is great but the gameplay is just average at best.

#28 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

It was an alright game, similar to 50 Cent Blood on the San, just alright.

#29 Posted by bobafettjm (1387 posts) -

I just finished the campaign today. I really enjoyed most of the game, but the last hour or so the repetition really set in and I started to get frustrated at parts. Overall though I found it to be much better than I had thought it was going to be.

#30 Posted by Herocide (440 posts) -

@WarlockEngineerMoreDakka said:

@Totori said:

@Giantstalker said:

I'm glad more people are seeing the value of this game, it kinda got swept under the rug when it first released. I loved it on the PC and still play multiplayer on occasion.

Is the multiplayer marine on marine shooting?

Pretty much. :P

It's actually marines on chaos- but Chaos is just Chaos marines, so... It is indeed literally marine on marine. :P

I ended up getting the Onlive version and enjoyed it- I just wish the multiplayer for the onlive version wasn't dead. :( (I don't know if it was ever updated with the Dreadnought mode... I should check...)

It's also got pretty deep customization with a ton of parts and colours to pretty up your Loyalist/Chaos marines with.

#31 Posted by Seedofpower (3925 posts) -

As a fan of the lore, I wish the single player was better. Also, You're fighting on a forge world and you don't run into one tech priest? What the fuck!

#32 Posted by MightyDuck (1490 posts) -

Would any of you recommend the game to someone who really has no background in the 40k universe what so ever? Just curious, I've seen some pros and cons to both sides from what I can tell.

#33 Posted by bobafettjm (1387 posts) -

@MightyDuck: I quite enjoyed it despite knowing next to nothing about Warhammer. I would say if you have PS+ get it for sure, if not maybe download a demo.

#34 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@Hamz said:

As far as a Warhammer 40K game goes it was great but as for it being a video game it was very average. There were a lot of parts to the game which just felt very underwhelming and extremely tedious and frustrating for no other reason than "video games".

That's a terrific summary of Space Marine. I loved the part were I was a giant murder dude who inserted U's into every other word, but when it came down to actually playing the game, I struggled to care.

I still think there's room for sequel but I'm not sure what they'd have to change gameplay-wise to get me engaged again.

#35 Posted by MildMolasses (3211 posts) -

I played it after finishing up Dawn of War II, and I was really underwhelmed. It's totally competent in everything it does, but the whole game seems like one long fetch quest where they just keep coming up with new things that you have to run off to find. It just wasn't very engaging, but the shooting did feel pretty good

#36 Posted by mscupcakes (612 posts) -

I really loved the universe in this game, I ended up buying Dawn of War II and Chaos Rising shortly afterward and I wasn't disappointed.

#37 Posted by Revan_NL (332 posts) -

Got it through PlayStation Plus, it's okay I guess. Not my favorite 2011 game of 2012 but I do enjoy the "Spaaaace Marine" screams of the orks every time.

#38 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3760 posts) -

That game was awesome, loved it. The execution mechanic could occasionally be frustrating, getting killed while going through the animations, as awesome as they were, sucked. Aside from that though that game was super great. MP was a lot of fun too specially Dreadnought mode. I really hope Relic makes a sequel although I'm not holding my breath.

#39 Posted by Vexxan (4612 posts) -

I bought it on sale a while back and played through the campaign which I think was pretty good. I've never been involved in anything Warhammer so I wasn't really immersed in the story but it sure was a solid 6 hours of hacking, slashing, smashing and shooting.

#40 Posted by Meowshi (2911 posts) -

@Jrinswand said:

@Hamz said:

As far as a Warhammer 40K game goes it was great but as for it being a video game it was very average. There were a lot of parts to the game which just felt very underwhelming and extremely tedious and frustrating for no other reason than "video games".

Yup. Even though I love Warhammer 40K video games (no real interest in the tabletop stuff or the fanfic that people call "literature")

If anything, it is the games that are "fanfiction", not the actual company-sponsored tabletop game and literature. Though it's an incorrect usage of the term in both cases.

#41 Posted by MEATBALL (3017 posts) -

Space Marine just doesn't really seem to click with me. Rushing into a group of orks, shoulder tackling a few of them and then going to town with the chainsword is pretty great, but it's not long before I find myself just really uninterested in the whole thing.

#42 Posted by Deadmanforking (566 posts) -

The game would have been better with an Ork campaign!

#43 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

@deadmanforking said:

The game would have been better with an Ork campaign!

Zug zug.

#44 Posted by supamon (1333 posts) -

The game was alright but hopefully it shows that people want a better and more expansive warhammer 40k game. Fingers crossed for Dark Millennium!

#45 Edited by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@Totori: Liam Neeson doing comedy?

#46 Edited by Bismarck (430 posts) -

Playing it on PC, and I loved the game. I hope in the near future that they'll add more game modes. The Co-op survival is awesome and the dreadnought mode aswell.

#47 Posted by Metalhead980 (12 posts) -

Space Marine is PC gamers version of Gears of War 3. IMO its a great game. Played through it twice and enjoyed the MP for twenty or so hours before moving on.

#48 Posted by Phr4nk0 (349 posts) -

I look forward to picking this up at a bargain price later on. As time goes by my suspicions of if being a overlooked though slightly flawed game seem to be getting confirmed.

#49 Posted by me3639 (1711 posts) -

I have over 80 hours logged playing this game mainly because im still trying to get that final horde mode arena achievement. Super addictive, really hope they do a sequel.

#50 Posted by handlas (2636 posts) -

is it worth 0 dollars tho? I'm still contemplating hitting the d/l button.

Is the multiplayer pretty active?

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