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A brief look at the 40k games of the past and some concerns over the future of the GW video game license.

Second half of the video is taken up by looking at Storm of Vengeance, which i have to agree does not look to be in any way enjoyable.

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Wow, just wow. I expected it to be bad, but not THAT bad.

One title that is never, under any circumstances, going to see space on my HD.

90% of people think they are above average.

Statistically Improbable. Psychologically Inevitable.
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I'll have to see how I can get my hands on some of the classic turn-based stuff. Great video for someone pretty new to the hobby.
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Fingers crossed for Eternal Crusade i guess. I hope it's good.

I feel there's so much scope to the license they could do so much more with it in the right hands.


My dream games would be:

Deathwatch - In the style of Dragon Age: Origins, you lead a team of marines from different backgrounds/chapters on various missions. Plenty of story, equip & fine tune your squads equipment, issue orders in the middle of battles. Could be amazing.

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Hell, they could make a killing from an Arena-based shoot/slash em up with a class from each race - throw them all together in a PvP fight to the death. Exarch vs Sergeant vs Nob vs Nid Warrior vs Commissar vs Sybarite etc etc. Different playstyles and skill trees etc.

Hell, even a space RTS using BFG material would be amazing, or a remake of any of their good 90s games (Dark Omen, Chaos Gate).

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Give it to Bethesda, I've enjoyed their Fallout and Elder Scroll series. I'm not saying they could do any better than anyone else, but they do make their games large and 40k to me is at least partially defined by the grand scale everything seems to take place in.

They could probably follow more in line with the Inqusition styled RPG. Could possibly follow a similar play-style as KOTOR.


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Give it to Bethesda, I've enjoyed their Fallout and Elder Scroll series. I'm not saying they could do any better than anyone else, but they do make their games large and 40k to me is at least partially defined by the grand scale everything seems to take place in.

They could probably follow more in line with the Inqusition styled RPG. Could possibly follow a similar play-style as KOTOR.
Agreed. Bethesda is very good at making epic scale games. My brother has been playing the Elder Scrolls Online Beta, and it has looks very well done.

I finished watching the Storm of Vengence segment, and it looks like GW practically tosses their license in the trash for video games.
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Agreed. Bethesda is very good at making epic scale games. My brother has been playing the Elder Scrolls Online Beta, and it has looks very well done.

I finished watching the Storm of Vengence segment, and it looks like GW practically tosses their license in the trash for video games.
Considering the fact that most of the 40K gaming community are whiney little entitled bitches we should be grateful that we had storm of vengeance released. The only way we're going to get good 40K games is if dev's see a market for them.

Which is being destroyed by entitled fan boys.
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Considering the fact that most of the 40K gaming community are whiney little entitled bitches we should be grateful that we had storm of vengeance released. The only way we're going to get good 40K games is if dev's see a market for them.

Which is being destroyed by entitled fan boys.
I appreciate that there are 40k games that continue to be made. Storm of Vengeance may be an OK game on its own, but the expectation becomes greater when the GW 40K brand is attached to it. Some people, including myself, simply see the game as a sub-par licensing move by GW.
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