Warhammer 40k: Space Marine Review Part 2: MultiPlayer (Windows PC)
Posted by Rory Klawien, Sep 28, 2011 19:44
Champions of Carnage
In part one of the review I focused on the campaign side of the game, this was in part because I love a good story, but also in part because there is plenty to talk about on the multiplayer side as well. This should be good news for most as I assume many of the 40K fans and plenty of others will continue playing the multiplayer side long after the campaign is finished.
Space Marine Multiplayer Teams
Multiplayer is only Space vs. Chaos marines. I know some will complain about this but I find that it makes sense. It would be hard to balance a Space Marine force going up against anything other than their “corrupted” equivalents. If you know the lore of 40k then you also know that a Space Marine going one-on-one with any other typical trooper, from another 40k race is going to win. Sure you could start mixing in the super elites from the other races or figure out some way to have more players on one side or perhaps a faster respawn for the less powerful race, but balance would remain tricky at best and if not done correctly make the game unplayable.
With the plethora of customizations and combinations available, for the two armies that are included, I do not see this as limiting gameplay at all.
Space/Chaos Marine Customizations
The designers included an expansive set of customization for your Space and Chaos Marines. The three main types of Tactical, Devastator (Heavy Weapon), and Assault Marines and their Chaos equivalents are available.
Each type can be customized with multiple loadouts (weapons, gear, and abilities) combinations, with available options and slots unlocking as you gain experience. In addition they included the ability to save several loadouts for each type allowing quick changes to take place during matches. Though I do wish they would have allowed you to name them as currently they are only numbered which leaves you having to remember what loadout was saved to which slot.
Rating: 5.0, votes: 1