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Hey, i normally come open minded to all reviews on different subjects, after all every one is allowed there own opinion. This review is fair, personally i enjoyed the game, Great story really capturing the 40K universe and a really fun game play, i can see where you idea of repetition comes in (when your tearing the head of your 10,000 ork with your chain sword) but in the end of the day its all good fun. What i feel you can't seem to understand is that this game douse really appeal to the nature of the hobbyists. When you say "tabletop wargames that nobody would be caught dead playing" To star with i have to disagree, i know its never been considered a "cool" hobby, but i have been playing since i was 10 (i am now 20) and i have never really worried about who i tell, all my friends and family do, uni mates ect... and now days people don't seem to have a problem with it, a hobby is a hobby. But aside from that back to the game, where i say it appeals to the hobbyist it really douse, i had a nice chuckle to my self when in one of the chapters when a guardsman is looking at a earth shaker cannon and say's "we're on a forge world and i can't find a tech-priest". As for that the feel of the space marines are re-created perfectly, i mean there 8ft tall bio-engined super humans and you really feel that by the weight behind all the movements and the fact theirs a camera shake when you run, the guns feel sufficiently beefy and are a joy to wield and yes im glad they have made an accurate melta-gun for a change (shakes fist at fire warriors flame thrower version). And this is all backed up by the real heart of a space marine, in the novels and backgrounds every since i can remember a space marine is god, they were meant to last the ages and are superior to more then all the ork's in game, not to mention for the single player you play as Captain Titus and with the ultramarine being the poster boys of the imperium you are taking the role of some who leads 100 of the chapters 1000 men, though when i say this i feel i am delving to in depths to the back story driving away from the Essene of the game here.
So overall i feel this review doesn't do the game justice, from a sheer game point of view the game has a solid and constant game play with a nice array of features, a real weighty feel and a really dynamic visual system all tied together by a well thought out story of heroism and betrayal even if it was a little bit shorter then i expected and filled with some large encounters which felt like they were there just to soak up some time. To the standard person the game i feel should be a solid 70/100 you run of the mill game that you expect from games companies but a definite 80+ to all familiar to the expansive universe of the hobby.Plus the multi-player is dam good fun to.....
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