Sticky Sweet Taste Of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Multiplayer

Sticky Sweet Taste Of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Multiplayer
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If you give me the option to make a pink and yellow Space Marine, I’m going to make a pink and yellow Space Marine.

The Pink Lemonade Brigade is born of the highly flexible customisation tools found in the online multiplayer portion of Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. You can assign two different colours to each piece of armour, with a third assigned to the armour pattern, if you choose to apply it. Various unlockable sets let you mix and match pieces, and there’s a slew of emblems to assign your creation. It’s almost as fun as sitting down and painting one of Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 miniatures.

What strikes me as odd is that so much variety can stem from an online multiplayer aspect that includes only two game modes and a handful of maps.

Relic Entertainment’s focus with Space Marine was on launching the franchise with a strong story-driven single-player experience.

Multiplayer is just icing on the cake, but it’s a rather thin layer, almost a glaze really. It’s a delicious cake with just a hint for sugary sweetness on the outside, and while that might work fine for a fancy dinner party, Space Marines and Chaos Marines don’t play like that.

This is a good start, but the sweet taste quickly fades. I don’t care how Relic and THQ do it, be it another game or extensive downloadable content, but I need more.

Comments

  • I remember the first thing I said after running through my first map rotation on release day,

    “Is that it? Are there different maps for seize ground?”

    I just hope they pull their finger out and throw a map pack or two in, otherwise the online community will all peak at level 41 and move on.

  • This video is so true, only they didn’t mention dying enough. Not at all. This game is not friend to newbies, you need to lose a lot of games like COD before you became good enough to have fun 🙁 (Losing is acceptable, losing terribly ALL THE TIME is not).

  • Death from above!!!! While I’m totally addicted to raining terror down upon my foes with chain axe in hand….I agree that something more needs to be added to keep the multiplayer community onboard. Ithinkthe upcoming co-op hoard mode and the possibilities of extra maps will do a little… I think relic are missing an opportunity. GIve me predator tanks, devistators and dreadnoughts please and I’m pretty sure I’ll need a new set of undies

  • A little bit of a nerf to either assault melee or a buff to tactical melee would be nice in order to make close range a one way affair.

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