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Space Marine homemade videos

Space Marine homemade videos

It's quite a big deal for Warhammer fans, today is the release day of the first action title of the franchise developed by Relic, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. If you are into ork meat, no doubt this game will satisfy your blood thirst. Quite different from Gears of War gameplay-wise, Relic's title puts the emphasis on melee combat and battles against a high number of enemies. Guns are still useful though, but don't expect to see any type of cover system here. Space Marines don't hide after all. The soundtrack of the game is immersive and actors such as Tom Strong deliver a good performance. Here are two videos to convince you of the potential of Relic's title.

Gameplay #1
Gameplay #2

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Commented on 2011-09-06 16:12:08
Was so tempted to get this game but lack coop campaign is a bumer.
Commented on 2011-09-06 17:34:57
It's not the first action title of the franchise, there was Fire Warrior in 2003 and Kill Team 2 months ago, get your facts straight! :P
Commented on 2011-09-06 17:37:28 In reply to Masakari
Well as for Kill team, I was more thinking of retail titles, not downloadable games. I didn't know about the other one, but I confess I said that because I remember that's how the dev team had presented us the game at GC a year ago. :P

What I meant was that it was Relic's first action game in the franchise. I should have made is clearer though. Since relic was not responsible for the two games you're mentioning, then let's just say I'm right. :D
Commented on 2011-09-06 17:41:01 In reply to Masakari
Posted by Masakari
It's not the first action title of the franchise, there was Fire Warrior in 2003 and Kill Team 2 months ago, get your facts straight! :P
Fire Warrior was a FPS though, not entirely the same thing as this game and Kill Team was a mediocre arcade game that came out to promote the release of this game ;-)
Commented on 2011-09-06 18:00:36
Just in a few days, this and Resistance 3 in the same week, so awesome!!!

I just got the soundtrack from Collector's Edition, sounds absolutely epic!
Composers to God of War games did it, expected nothing less, just great tracks.
Commented on 2011-09-06 19:11:37 In reply to GeRaLTo
Posted by GeRaLTo
Was so tempted to get this game but lack coop campaign is a bumer.
Seems really strange to have few dudes almost all the time helping you, but there is no coop....
Anyway, i wil get my coop fix with gears 3. Campaign with 4 people is going to be sublime. :)
Commented on 2011-09-06 19:13:28 In reply to Seth
Maybe the reason is the "almost all the time" part in your sentence. :)

I don't know, but that's how I see it. But I think it's a shame too. What I don't understand is that when I went to the game's presentation in Cologne back in 2010, the devs told us about coop. At least that's what I remember. Maybe I should check the article I wrote back then.
Commented on 2011-09-06 19:32:32
I am loving this game. No, it's not the best game out there, nor will it win any GOTY awards. But it's such brainless over the top action fun that can make a man happy. It's a nice change of pace opposed to Deus Ex: HR and Red Orchestra 2 which I'm also playing at the moment.
Commented on 2011-09-06 20:17:25 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
Maybe the reason is the "almost all the time" part in your sentence. :)

I don't know, but that's how I see it. But I think it's a shame too. What I don't understand is that when I went to the game's presentation in Cologne back in 2010, the devs told us about coop. At least that's what I remember. Maybe I should check the article I wrote back then.
Np Driftwood, I was just kidding around :)

Anyway, there game will indeed have Coop, but it's "Horde Mode" coop. It works just like DoW2's The Last Stand mode, also by Relic. But it's coming later, in an October free patch.
Commented on 2011-09-06 20:22:52
Tried the demo but quite honestly, I didn't like it. I'm not a fan of the series either so I'm most likely missing something here... Even if I DID like it, I wouldn't purchase it on principle alone. Not the biggest fan of anything coming from THQ as publisher really.
Commented on 2011-09-07 01:36:14 In reply to Masakari
Posted by Masakari
It's not the first action title of the franchise, there was Fire Warrior in 2003 and Kill Team 2 months ago, get your facts straight! :P
Dude this is the first major WH40k title, erm action title to be released multiplatform with alot of hype specially on consoles (where the devs/publisher hope to make the big bucks) in like ever.

Those other titles that you mentioned did come out, did get the standard coverage but where swept away in all of the other titles people prefered to buy/play.

The lack of coop is a bummer, and with Gears looking similar to the average console gamer its a no brainer that people will think thats a a huge flaw but then again who knows the sequels might have these things.

What is a bummer for me is the lack afaik of multiple race based storylines like in the Winter Assault expansion to WH40k Dawn of War RTS for PC, that was alot of fun to play as the different races and their points of view.

I am waiting on this one, I will eventually get it but just not now, don't have the money, probably maybe december, gotta get Resistance 3 Doomsday ed, Dragon Ball Ultimate Tenkaichi, Uncharted 1/2/3 and a few other games I missed like when I went to my friends house and saw him playing Yakuza 4, I was like dude I gotta get that too.
Spent my summer at the beach though so its not so bad.
Commented on 2011-09-07 01:41:42 In reply to Akumajo
Posted by Akumajo
Those other titles that you mentioned did come out, did get the standard coverage but where swept away in all of the other titles people prefered to buy/play..
And that is what will happen with space marine too, hell, that last paragraph shows you are doing the same. Your "sweeping it away" in favour of other games you prefer to buy/play.
Commented on 2011-09-07 03:56:25 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by GeRaLTo
Was so tempted to get this game but lack coop campaign is a bumer.
Posted by Seth
Seems really strange to have few dudes almost all the time helping you, but there is no coop....
Anyway, i wil get my coop fix with gears 3. Campaign with 4 people is going to be sublime. :)
Posted by Driftwood
Maybe the reason is the "almost all the time" part in your sentence. :)

I don't know, but that's how I see it. But I think it's a shame too. What I don't understand is that when I went to the game's presentation in Cologne back in 2010, the devs told us about coop. At least that's what I remember. Maybe I should check the article I wrote back then.
For the record, co-op is official and is coming as part of a free DLC in a few weeks.

As for the game, it totally rocks. Got it last night at midnight, pulled an all-nighter (only the second one that I have done all year - the first being for DXHR), and have been dead tired, but satisfied all day. Co-op, when it comes, will only make this better.

. . . now need to get my hands on Driver: San Francisco . . .
Commented on 2011-09-07 09:11:28 In reply to FreeSwag
It's just a horde-like mode though, isn't it? I mean you are not going to be able to play the campaign mode with friends like in Gears of War, are you?
Commented on 2011-09-07 09:21:02
There is no Horde mode...according to Droezelke.

The co-op will be only in single player, from what I read.
Commented on 2011-09-07 09:30:00 In reply to Sath
Posted by Sath
There is no Horde mode...according to Droezelke.

The co-op will be only in single player, from what I read.
Odd, I read quite the opposite. :/

Good if true though. :)
Commented on 2011-09-07 10:29:58 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
Odd, I read quite the opposite. :/

Good if true though. :)
yeah, i read the opposite too. not campaign co-op, just a 4 player horde/survival mode.
Commented on 2011-09-07 10:44:39 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Driftwood
Odd, I read quite the opposite. :/

Good if true though. :)
My bad http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/09/02/space-marine-ext...
Commented on 2011-09-07 11:20:34
oh the "we will provide coop later" line :)
Holding my breath, holding, holding... *ggrgglll*
Commented on 2011-09-07 11:21:57 In reply to Sath
Hey, I only mentioned that at this point there is no horde mode in singleplayer or multiplayer. At least not on the PC-version from Steam.
Commented on 2011-09-07 13:20:03
the demo was awesome. Brutal and just a really good laugh. I'll pick this up at some point.
Commented on 2011-09-07 13:26:39 In reply to droezelke
Posted by droezelke
Hey, I only mentioned that at this point there is no horde mode in singleplayer or multiplayer. At least not on the PC-version from Steam.
I know.
Commented on 2011-09-08 02:15:53 In reply to KORNdog
Posted by KORNdog
And that is what will happen with space marine too, hell, that last paragraph shows you are doing the same. Your "sweeping it away" in favour of other games you prefer to buy/play.
Dude I can't just stop paying for food, rent, insurance, gym membership, outside fun/activities, beach girls, parties etc whenever a videogame comes out by buying too many games that end up getting played months later. In my case I ended up changing my gaming habits because years ago I used to buy a ton of games, BRAND NEW retail btw and some of them have still not been completed 6 to 8 years later and if I had never opened them I would have been able to put them on ebay for the few that were highly desirable lol.

Like I said with those other WH 40k games that may have been released on portables or maybe as a DLC or something... I just never heard of them until I replayed Dawn of War I and Winter Assault last year (I bought that back in 2005) and was looking for a WH40k fix, you should know how even these gamer sites and game magazines cover videogames, I can probably gather cover art of print magazines and for some reason I bet that either Call of Duty, Halo, Gears and Street Fighter will be at the top of the list of games that gen multiple cover stories in a year, then again the process for a game to get cover art is funny, its either paid for or in rare cases actually deserved, I am still waiting to find a magazine that gave a cover art and article to Demon's Souls if you know of one tell me.

I watched the , GDC, CES, E3, GC, CC and eventually TGS and I can only budget monetarily and sensibly one to two games a month and I have taken a vow to actually complete everyone of them (and master the favorites) to avoid wasting money and time. I already missed around 5 to 8 games I wanted to buy new this year and am planning to buy them later unfortunately so I made my decision and like I said... unfortunately I got a little spoiled with the multiple races based single player modes of the RTS WH40k, I realize how a game is developed and how costly it can be and the unfortunate limitations of the hardware decisions, timing and human programmer limitations but Space Marines, although I am very interested in it, hence my posting here I have to decide but my single purchase is meaningless because I like what I like, I don't know how other gamers will react specially in what seems like yet another banner year of huge titles being released so close to each other including the Halo Anniversary, Rage, improved CoDMW which so far has humbled me, Battlefield 3, Uncharted 3, Zelda Anniversary, holy crap I would not mind being like some of the spoiled gamers who have their mommy and their pappy or aunty buy them videogames.

Rest assured I will be getting this game some months from now as I don't like to borrow or even lend games (ok I actually lended out Resistance 2...for three months now) because even though your friends are your friends you never know how they take care of discs or return a coaster back.

I was also kind of disappointed with the little CGI film they did, I wished it would have been longer with more story and less humanity like us crap that almost made it cartoony, that WH40k is supposed to be a cultural shock like Dawn of War/Winter Assault was and specially for the space marines they are basically a species of humans that are definetly not like us, they live longer if they can thanks to the nanotechnology and avoiding getting killed and their mentality is very ffffed up (to us) in the sense that they really don't ask questions, don't trust the Xenos and will kill at any chance of a flinch that might be mistaken as presumed breaking of an alliance... basically "wait you are going right, you told us left, now die" lol.

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