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  1. GAMES: New Releases Roundup!

    #627822013-08-19 16:51:54 *DarkChaplain said:

    I'm making this thread to point out new or upcoming game releases, with some short, tacked-on info on what the games are about, as well as to present early reviews.

    This, I hope, will keep people informed about new games coming out, outside of your Assassin's Creeds or Call of Duties.

    The thread is open to everyone wanting to point out a new/coming game, but please provide proper info on the release, including exact release dates (if possible), overall genres and some sort of press info!

    Let's make a nice info dump~

  2. #627842013-08-19 17:06:41 *DarkChaplain said:

    SPACE HULK (Windows, Mac)

    No, this has nothing to do with Bruce Banner. Yes, this is a Warhammer 40.000 game. Yes, it is a faithful boardgame adaption. Yes, it has its kinks, glitches and is steadily getting patched by the developers. No, it is not XCOM.

    Space Hulk was released on the 15th this month and is available on Steam.


    The legendary Space Hulk returns to Windows PC and Mac in this epic turn based strategy game. Set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, an intriguing story of legendary battles and heroic actions unfolds. Play as a small squad of fearless Space Marine Terminators who attempt to reclaim their honor by mounting an assault on a derelict space hulk infested by hordes of vicious tyranid Genestealers.

    Take control of the Adeptus Astartes of the Blood Angel chapter and guide them towards glory, while battling fierce Xenos and uncovering ancient relics in the infested confines of the massive Space Hulk named “Sin of Damnation”.

    The game is a 3D digital turn based strategy game that recreates the classic claustrophobic board game experience in both singleplayer and multiplayer.

    The game is based on the 3rd Edition Box Set of Space Hulk, which means it includes the full 12 mission campaign, plus 3 tutorial missions. It is going to get a free Level Editor down the line, after the heavy bugfixing is done.

    The game's pricetag is $30, so that is indeed kinda steep. If it falls below $20, I'd definitely recommend it to non-fans of the boardgame / 40k, but as it is, you might better wait for the bugfixes first.

    Critics are split on this one. Rock Paper Shotgun's reviewer panned it across the board, at the same time for "not being the exact same" experience as the boardgame, and for "being too close" to the boardgame experience. He also got pretty nasty about it, with his late-night review after experiencing a lot of bugs (which are, for the most part, getting addressed already). Meanwhile, players seem to either love it for what it is, or have unreasonable expectations ("SHOOTERRRRR!!!! RPG!!!!!!") because reading the product description ("BOARDGAME!!!!") is too difficult.

    If you're a fan of tactical turned based games, this might be worth your while.

    Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs (Windows, Linux, Mac)

    Yes, it is finally coming out, and it looks great. Release Date is the 10th of September. No more delays now. If you want a DRM-free copy, why not use the Official Website and preorder via the Humble Store link - it will get you a DRM-free copy, plus a Steam key, for less than you'd pay elsewhere. Otherwise, it is available on GOG as well as Steam.

    This world is a Machine. A Machine for Pigs. Fit only for the slaughtering of Pigs.

    From the creators of Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Dear Esther comes a new first-person horrorgame that will drag you to the depths of greed, power and madness. It will bury its snout into your ribs and it will eat your heart.

    Obviously no reviews for this one just yet, but if you've played and "enjoyed" Amnesia: The Dark Descent, you know what you're getting into.