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1:50 PM on 08.22.2011

Warhammer 40k Space Marine Demo Review

My god relic! Relic! You've Fucking done it. And i haven't even played the entire thing!

Im a massive fan of the Warhammer 40k universe and fiction, and especially the RTS games. Now ive been looking forward to space marine for many a year now however, I was somewhat underwhelmed for some misplaced reason when seeing all of the footage, still really exited, but underwhelmed...

Now. I'm not anymore.

To put it bluntly, you really need to play this game to actually feel the weight of the space marines walk, of his swing of a Chainsword, of his foot crushing an orc's skull. Simply watching a Gameplay video doesn't do controlling captain Titus justice, the weight and animation is perfect.

Graphically Space marine could be better, However, I have only played the demo and i am hoping there to be more graphics options in the final release, Aesthetically Space marine is gorgeous, 40k fans will love what relic have done and this is just from the 2 small areas in the demo. Relic kept mentioning wanting to portray the sense of scale that is 40k and they have most defiantly achieved that.
The animation as previously stated is outstanding, and the combat feels fast heavy and fluid all at the same time, the bolter (again with the weight) also has the perfect weight to the bolts, they feel really impact-full when they rip through an orcs chest.

Oh and the orcs! My god they look freaking amazing! Im not even a huge fan of them as a race in 40k but the way they charge mindlessly at you is something thats great fun to see, the rigging and facial animation is that good (even on the orcs creatures which are in hordes) you can actually see the utter hatred and rage on their faces as they scowell and scream at you.

If anyone had any doubt about space marine after seeing the videos, I think they will be surprised at the actual game, its polished and extremely fun to play, it also is the first time we've been able to play a space marine in this way, up close and personal, and that i love.

I felt the need to write this as one, not everyone has access to the demo right now, and two if anyone had the same doubts as me i hope i can help extinguish them. I cant wait till the full game now, the demo only helped this!   read

7:45 AM on 03.17.2011

PC gamer giving my ps3 some violaent love MK9TIME!

Yeah my ps3 has been neglected for a long time. But something happened today. Something was released, and that something was the mortal kombat demo, the 9nth in the series, one of my childhood (yeah, childhood.) favourites.

Even though i loved the franchise so much i was never good at the game, but loved its lore world characters and of course fighting. but i have thus far beat the demo today on expert with all 4 character, this i love, as well as everything else in the game.

The objects, textures, characters, animations and effects are all outstanding and the fatalities are amazing, but its not just the gruesome finishing moves no, its the actual fighting that is amazing to play and look at (something the older ones lacked) , in some moments even more satisfying than the gory finishers, the integration of weapons into the combos without having to switch fighting styles (urgh that was annoying) is outstanding.

Netherrelm studios have really wowed me with this instalment of MK and its probably the first console game im going to be pre-ordering, i may even shell out for the amazing bookend kollectors edition

If you haven't played the mortal kombat demo yet. please, i beg of you, go play it, its fun, easy to pick up and instantly amazing.

Kyle.   read

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