Warhammer 40K: Space Marine

Sally's a GameStop fanboy.

That was perhaps the best experience with a demo I've ever had. The sound of the bolter, the heft and boom of the space marines' movement, the carnage... I need to play it again. Can't wait for the full game to drop.

SallyNasty wrote:
My reasons should be obvious.

Hail, Vylka Fenryka.

EDIT: Considering I really want the Wolves skin, I'd have to preorder from GAME, which isn't necessarily how I'd want to do it. But on the up-side, I get four skins for one pound more than the Amazon.co.uk preorder price. I think they might have convinced me.

Played the demo. Amazing. I have a feeling I'll be playing this game over and over just because the feel is so awesome.

I'm loving it, but I suck at it. I've died many times on normal difficulty. I am relying way too much on hand to hand. I also apparently executed myself. I went in for the execution and my chainsword killed me. This has convinced me to get it for the PC as it runs beautifully on my laptop.

Sephirotic wrote:
I'm loving it, but I suck at it. I've died many times on normal difficulty. I am relying way too much on hand to hand. I also apparently executed myself. I went in for the execution and my chainsword killed me. This has convinced me to get it for the PC as it runs beautifully on my laptop.

The combos in melee are your friend. Remember RMB, RMB, RMB, F is the AoE stun. Lather, rinse, repeat. My one question is how to break out or win the block battle with the Boss orks. I stunned than went to execute and he blocked me and then through me to the ground and stomped a mud hole in me. I did it once, but that was by accident, I also executed a boss once, so I know it is possible. Slo mo deaths of the big orks is Epic.

BadKen wrote:
Played the demo. Amazing. I have a feeling I'll be playing this game over and over just because the feel is so awesome.

Yep, I am happy I took a chance and preordered with the weekend Steam sale. It really surprised me how good the demo was.

The game is such an adrenaline rush. Every time I finish the demo (3 times so far) I'm all tense and tired as if I've been carrying the weight of the game. It's hard to put into words just how well Relic has presented the physicality of the world. I can feel the weight of everything I do, there's no floatiness. Take my money, Relic. Just take it.

The Steam pre-order offer gives us the "Blood Ravens Chapter Pack." What is that, exactly? Do we get to play as them or something? I'm usually against pre-orders, but the demo has made such sweet love to me it's hard to resist this time.

Forte wrote:
The Steam pre-order offer gives us the "Blood Ravens Chapter Pack." What is that, exactly? Do we get to play as them or something? I'm usually against pre-orders, but the demo has made such sweet love to me it's hard to resist this time.

I'm pretty sure that's avatar items for multiplayer. You can customize the hell out of your character.

I just played through the demo and my brain just exploded from of the orgy of violence I just witnessed. The combat feels so damn satisfying. Everything felt great but the jump pack slam down was so good. That move!

Wow, I was never even paying attention to this. What a great demo! This is so refreshing being surprised by something that will out in a couple of weeks.

SuperDave wrote:
Forte wrote:
The Steam pre-order offer gives us the "Blood Ravens Chapter Pack." What is that, exactly? Do we get to play as them or something? I'm usually against pre-orders, but the demo has made such sweet love to me it's hard to resist this time.

I'm pretty sure that's avatar items for multiplayer. You can customize the hell out of your character.

Ah, that's neat. Not worth a pre-order to me, but neat. I wasn't aware there would be multiplayer, that's exciting.

Wow. This game rocks.

I suck, but I actually don't mind getting killed. I can see a lot of replay value here.

In combat, often I get stuck facing a wall and my gun sights are facing behind me, but I won't turn around. I assume that I need to hit the forward movement key to make the turn. Is this correct? I have no problem navigating when I am not in hand to hand combat.

I haven't played action games like this on a PC in ages (actually bought left for dead and played it for 30 minutes).

We will need a GWJ space marine chapter for the horrid players.

Also, I imagine this engine in the Game of Thrones universe. The melee is movie like.

I have not been giddy over a game like this one in a very long time.

SpyNavy wrote:
The combos in melee are your friend. Remember RMB, RMB, RMB, F is the AoE stun. Lather, rinse, repeat. My one question is how to break out or win the block battle with the Boss orks. I stunned than went to execute and he blocked me and then through me to the ground and stomped a mud hole in me. I did it once, but that was by accident, I also executed a boss once, so I know it is possible. Slo mo deaths of the big orks is Epic.

The Nobs and other "elite" class enemies will always hurt you if you try to execute them without stunning first. Also it isn't uncommon to stun a Nob from a distance and by the time you're in range to execute, they have come to and shut you down with a body slam.

Maclintok wrote:
SpyNavy wrote:
The combos in melee are your friend. Remember RMB, RMB, RMB, F is the AoE stun. Lather, rinse, repeat. My one question is how to break out or win the block battle with the Boss orks. I stunned than went to execute and he blocked me and then through me to the ground and stomped a mud hole in me. I did it once, but that was by accident, I also executed a boss once, so I know it is possible. Slo mo deaths of the big orks is Epic.

The Nobs and other "elite" class enemies will always hurt you if you try to execute them without stunning first. Also it isn't uncommon to stun a Nob from a distance and by the time you're in range to execute, they have come to and shut you down with a body slam.

Yes, but twice now I have stunned the big guy, attempted to execute immediately, and then get beat out in the hand to hand struggle. I also would like to know how to win that little struggle.

MisterStatic wrote:
Maclintok wrote:
SpyNavy wrote:
The combos in melee are your friend. Remember RMB, RMB, RMB, F is the AoE stun. Lather, rinse, repeat. My one question is how to break out or win the block battle with the Boss orks. I stunned than went to execute and he blocked me and then through me to the ground and stomped a mud hole in me. I did it once, but that was by accident, I also executed a boss once, so I know it is possible. Slo mo deaths of the big orks is Epic.

The Nobs and other "elite" class enemies will always hurt you if you try to execute them without stunning first. Also it isn't uncommon to stun a Nob from a distance and by the time you're in range to execute, they have come to and shut you down with a body slam.

Yes, but twice now I have stunned the big guy, attempted to execute immediately, and then get beat out in the hand to hand struggle. I also would like to know how to win that little struggle.

Do you keep hitting the execute button? (I've been playing with an X360 controller, so it's B, but not sure about mouse/keyboard.) I got smashed a few times before I noticed the flashing B button at the bottom of the screen. You need to keep hitting the button to win the struggle.

On the 360 it's a quick-time event. Hammer B.

^ My bad, yeah what they said. Button mash that execute button once you and the Nob start grapplin'.

Dixie_Flatline wrote:
Do you keep hitting the execute button? (I've been playing with an X360 controller, so it's B, but not sure about mouse/keyboard.) I got smashed a few times before I noticed the flashing B button at the bottom of the screen. You need to keep hitting the button to win the struggle.

1Dgaf wrote:
On the 360 it's a quick-time event. Hammer B.

Maclintok wrote:
^ My bad, yeah what they said. Button mash that execute button once you and the Nob start grapplin'.

Ahh, on PC myself but yes, that makes sense. Thank you.

That was AWESOME. The combat really takes a bit of getting used to. At first, I was playing it like a button masher, but pretty quickly figured out you have to be a lot more tactical. Once your shield or whatever goes down, you can take damage FAST, especially if you're surrounded. Dodging out of combat and making use of your crowd control attacks to both clear out guys around you and to separate singletons to kill to replenish health are absolutely mandatory.

Can we talk for a second about how utterly amazing the jump pack is. The first few times I did the slam, I thought "ooh, AOE stun, neat." Then I figured out to aim it better and then it turned into "ooh, AOE LIQUIFY!"

I'm so torn about whether to get this on day one or wait for the $30 sale that'll happen 3-4 weeks down the line.

Chaz wrote:
I'm so torn about whether to get this on day one or wait for the $30 sale that'll happen 3-4 weeks down the line.

Wanting to play MP? Day one if you want to ride the GWJ wave.

LiquidMantis wrote:
Chaz wrote:
I'm so torn about whether to get this on day one or wait for the $30 sale that'll happen 3-4 weeks down the line.

Wanting to play MP? Day one if you want to ride the GWJ wave.

Hehe. That's probably true. If you have any interest in MP, you'll want to hop in while the game's still has fresh legs. Also (surprise!) there are many shiny things to unlock over the course of your MP career.

Fury zoom slo-mo is outstanding for taking out groups of shootas with head shots. Even with the pistol! Exploding Ork heads!

DIS DEMO.

WOW.

You guys. I'm usually with Jeff Gerstmann that "headshots are ruining games." But I'll be damned if those exploding Ork skulls aren't a thing of beauty.

Chaz wrote:
That was AWESOME. The combat really takes a bit of getting used to. At first, I was playing it like a button masher, but pretty quickly figured out you have to be a lot more tactical. Once your shield or whatever goes down, you can take damage FAST, especially if you're surrounded. Dodging out of combat and making use of your crowd control attacks to both clear out guys around you and to separate singletons to kill to replenish health are absolutely mandatory.

It's worth trying to play through at least once on Hard using only the bolt pistol and chainsaw/poweraxe. It forces you into the tactical thinking mode, and also makes you very aware of how you want to use your Fury. (Generally either when you're desperate for health, or when you've got Nobs to deal with.)

One thing I'm becoming aware on multiple playthroughs of is the paucity of different animations. It's a little weird to mass-stun a bunch of Ork boyz and then when they recover to see them all simultaneously wipe their eyes, brandish their choppas, and snarl in perfect unison. (Synchronized Snarling -- a new Orklympics event?) It would be nice to have 2 or 3 animations for that sort of moment, so they're not all doing exactly the same thing. I wonder if that's a legacy of Dawn of War? You can probably get away with fewer animations when the player is zoomed out a lot farther. On the other hand, I just saw the power axe execution move on the Nob for the first time (the one that has him staggering around with the axe embedded in his face), so hopefully there are still a lot of things to discover.

An odd thought that's been occurring to me: it seems like somehow the entire progression of the Relic WH40K games has been guided by the original Dawn of War intro movie, taking all the various cool moments and turning them one by one into actual gameplay. E.g., the bit where the dreadnought picks up an Ork, snaps its back and tosses it to the ground is great, but it's even better the first time you see one of your dreadnoughts do it in the game itself. Watching the dreadnought in the movie hose down the Orks with its assault cannon is fun -- then in DoW II when you get Davian Thule and have him do the Assault Cannon barrage for the first time, it's spectacular. Now with Space Marine, the execution moves remind me of nothing so much as the Blood Ravens sergeant from the movie in hand-to-hand combat with the Orks. Makes me wonder what we're going to see next. (Actually, I'm really hoping that somewhere in Space Marine we're going to encounter a Burna Boy with goggles and a cigar.)

For the Emperor indeed! They need to come out with a space hulk expansion cause I want to fight genestealers in termie armor.

Argh! I can't get the demo to run right. Everything works fine, except that textures in the game randomly pop to pure black when the camera moves. Lot of people with the same problem. I tried a bunch of suggested fixes like forcing AA and AF to off using my video card controls, but nothing works.

How do yOu regenerate shield?

1Dgaf wrote:
How do yOu regenerate shield?

When you are no longer taking hits, it regenerates automagically.