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Full Control's Space Hulk launchs on PC and Mac
Posted: 16.08.2013 11:52 by Simon Priest Comments: 29
Jagged Alliance: Flashback developer Full Control has launched their adaptation of Warhammer's board game Space Hulk on PC and Mac. A launch trailer has been posted to delight us.

It's available via Steam for £22.99, or as a two-pack for £39.99 with Kraken Skin DLC at £1.59. 15 missions comprise the campaign against those jerks the Genestealers. Jerks!

It's turn-based tactics smack of the new modern approach Firaxis has taken with XCOM: Enemy Unknown, which should enthral many into the Space Marine corp.

Full Control is keen to point out that this is the first Space Hulk video game for 17 years.

"As a studio that specializes in turn based combat, securing and remaking the Space Hulk franchise has been a dream come true, but one that has come with many responsibilities, said Thomas Lund.

He swears on the pile of Kickstarter funds for Jagged Alliance: Flashback that it's "completely faithful to the classic claustrophobic board game experience and players will need to use their minds as well as their muscle to defeat the Genestealers and progress through the dark labyrinth of the Space Hulk.

Check out the Steam page for Space Hulk for more.

Source: PCGamesN

Comments

By Mindrax (SI Core) on Aug 16, 2013
Mindrax
I want this game :)
On Amiga i played Space Hulk for many years.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Aug 16, 2013
SirRoderick
Well apparently no one got any review code for it which instantly puts me on the suspicious path. Wanna see some proper reviews first.
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 16, 2013
Gale47
Yep, same here.
By Mindrax (SI Core) on Aug 16, 2013
Mindrax
My biggest fear is that the game is simplified and adapted for console.
I hate that phenomenon among modern games.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Aug 16, 2013
SirRoderick
In theory you cant really do that, it's based on a tabletop game. How can they simplify that? It would work on touchscreens without much thought even. It's the execution I'm worried about. And it is priced quite high.
By Mindrax (SI Core) on Aug 16, 2013
Mindrax
In theory i can, based on tabletop is irrelevant since this is about computer games.
I don't want simple controls mashed up in horrible UIs with slow and difficult menu options.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Aug 16, 2013
SirRoderick
Well then say what you mean instead of simplify x3

Wht you want is a good UI
By Mindrax (SI Core) on Aug 16, 2013
Mindrax
UI is a part of the entire program :)
And these games are all about the control and UI.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Aug 17, 2013
SirRoderick
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bE3vr9gq3ps

Sooooo, it looks terrible :/
By danfreeman (SI Elite) on Aug 17, 2013
danfreeman
My God does this thing suck,even at 10$ it`d be a rip-off.
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 17, 2013
Gale47
From what I've seen, it's a laggy, barebones money milking "game".
Low frames even on strong machines in a game that renders only a couple of objects on the scene... good God...
I should have known better. At least I haven't spend money on it.
By SirRoderick (SI Elite) on Aug 17, 2013
SirRoderick
Why do they keep doing this? Is it really that hard to just make a decent game for Warhammer?
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 17, 2013
Gale47
Aren't all Warhammer 40K games up until this one decent? At the very least?
By Hammerjinx (SI Core) on Aug 17, 2013
Hammerjinx
Nope. Most Games Workshop computer titles games shit the bed.

The DoW/DoW2 series were notable exceptions. I also enjoyed Blood Bowl.
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 17, 2013
Gale47
Yes, DoW/DoW2 were great, and Space Marine was awesome too.
I must say that I didn't really play any other WH40k games :P
By Hammerjinx (SI Core) on Aug 17, 2013
Hammerjinx
Yeah, Space Marine was good. A bit consoley for my taste. I found melee awkward with mouse+kb, but shooting impractical with a gamepad, and you kinda needed to switch that shit up on the fly. Fine if you're used to making do with gamepads for shooters, I guess, but meant I had to muddle my way thru melee because there's no way I'm using an analogue stick to aim a gun.

There's not a heap of other 40K titles. Some weren't bad, but weren't great either.
By LS35A (SI Veteran Member) on Aug 17, 2013
LS35A
The original 'Dawn of War' (title which makes zero sense, of course) is one of my all-time fav games. I've played it beginning to end at least three times. You have to go back to X-Wing and TIE-fighter for me to be able to say that.
By Mindrax (SI Core) on Aug 17, 2013
Mindrax
I'm so disappointed...
WTF...
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 17, 2013
Gale47
We need a Planetside - style Warhammer 40k game ^^
Now THAT's a game I'd kill for.
By Hammerjinx (SI Core) on Aug 18, 2013
Hammerjinx
This latest Space Hulk isn't too bad looking. The animation of the Terminators is too slow, and if that frame-rate really bottoms out then that's pretty crap, but aside from that it looks alright.

I think $30 is a bit cheeky. For that I'd expect no frame-rate problems, smoother/faster anims, and prolly more game modes/levels, maybe a level editor.
By Mindrax (SI Core) on Aug 18, 2013
Mindrax
Maybe a complete overhaul...
By Voqar (SI Core Veteran) on Aug 18, 2013
Voqar
$30 seems high. The game is getting some decent comments from Steam users. It was apparently released a bit early with last minute development going on and needs a bit of finishing/polishing. Seems decent but still, $30 for a relatively simplistic indie is pushing it.

I would like to see this game succeed since they're working on a JA game and I want hope.

"We need a Planetside - style Warhammer 40k game"

No thanks. More TBS squad-based, not less!
By Mindrax (SI Core) on Aug 18, 2013
Mindrax
Word Voqar!
Much more TBS for the people.
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 18, 2013
Gale47
I'd play a TBS too, as long as it has hotseat.
But I'm a sucker for tactical shooters :P
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Aug 18, 2013
herodotus
Definitely waiting for the SI review on this one. Expensive, given the original and it's add-on,...I'll wait.
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Aug 20, 2013
FoolWolf
For what I have read so far - this appears to be a pricey tablet game also released on PC... After reading the review on SI - I'm still not sure.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Aug 27, 2013
herodotus
Definitely a sales bin job for this one. Much as I loved the board game, and the first PC release...this just wasn't the sequel, or reimagining I was hoping for. These are Terminators, for Pete's sake.
By Gale47 (SI Core) on Aug 25, 2013
Gale47
Well, they seem to play more like sciatic Scouts :P
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Aug 26, 2013
FoolWolf
Well, I'm not sure this is even worthy of picking up at 50% off - might be if it comes to the tablet for real cheapers...