In the darkness of the 41st Millennium, there was only war. The fans of warhammer 40,000 are well aware of these words, and they are an appropriate tagline for the future. Man is harassed on all sides by aliens, heretics and daemons – and man himself is not a symbol of truth and justice, with the oppressive Imperium of man ruling with fear. and strength. Of course, it’s a terrible place to live, but it’s a good place to organize a game.
And that’s exactly what Hard Games did with “Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters,” an action adventure game that comes to PC on May 5th. secret chapter of a naval ship charged with war daemons. Against our warriors * is the bubonic Death Guard, a legion of Chaos Space Marines dedicated to Nurgle, the god of corruption.
The Games & Frontier Foundry was pleased to invite us to a digital experience where we had two hands -on hours with the game. We had to play three entire missions from different parts of the broadcast, as well as spend some time on the Baleful Edict, the Gray Knights Strike Cruiser that serves as a command center around the game.
Before we dive in, please take a look at our other 40K information on Space.com, as well as our guide to investing in Warhammer 40K. Yes, get into the fall boxes, and let’s see what “Daemonhunters” has to offer.
* “Heroes” is a term related to the 41st Millennium. Man is xenophobic, crusade religious, so we’re not good people, but we’re standing up to acid vomiting demons, that’s all.
After a short lesson, we released our first missionary and immediately locked ourselves inside. Longtime XCOM fans will soon feel at home with “Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters.” The moving system is on the grid, making it possible to move and fight, enemies are visible from the dark as you move – it’s here, but with a 40K twist.
Since our time with “Daemonhunters,” one of the most important things we’ve learned has been looking at the details that Complex Games have incorporated into communities. Warhammer 40,000 is a visual game and while the features are part of it, the land you fight will make a big difference. During our game play, we find ourselves seeing plots of land and buildings – things that we actually lived in our classrooms. XCOM’s “Daemonhunters” can be described as having a 40K skin covered over it, but if it’s true, it’s a beautifully crafted skin.
As we moved around the map and joined the heretics ahead of us, we got our first taste of the Gray Knights ’independent fighting skills. There are many classes of soldiers to choose from, and each of them has their own equipment and weapons. As fans of the lore know, each member of the Gray Knights chapter is a psyker – a psychic warrior who can unleash evil powers to destroy enemies and fend off allies.
Our favorite is the Teleporting Interceptor, which can go around the battlefield hitting enemies that think they are hiding; We used that with the best possible effect on this missionary, throwing our troops into the heart of the enemy battle lines to destroy them. Another well -known member is the Apothecary, which serves as a pharmacist for the group. He can save members of the army and save them when they fall in battle, which is crucial to your fighting strength as the missionaries go.
You can’t run around everyone’s heads all the time. The bread and butter of war will come in the form of your weapons, both and melee. This is where the main difference comes in between “Chaos Gate” and something like XCOM – no RNG.
That’s right, no image has ever passed with 95% of the recovery. These are the Space Marines, the best soldiers of mankind, they will never lose. This will allow you to plan your strategy, as you won’t be bothered by a bad roll of the dice – something Warhammer players are very familiar with.
When attacking an enemy, you know how much damage you have to do and how much health you have left. This is a good thing, because it will show you when to increase your attack for that kind of new damage to take you over the edge. Enemies were sent on vicious demonstrations when they were brought down, with worshipers being burned to pieces by bolter balls and cut in half by halberds.
With elite soldiers in our minds, we immediately dispatched the chaos worshipers and Plague Marines that had been thrown at us, and harvested the Fruit from which we had come. What followed was a fixed line sequence where we survived waves of enemies for a few turns before our teleport escaped. We’re the king’s best, so this is a small thing.
The second Mission increased the intensity of the battle, as we were trapped in the heart of enemy land to destroy a Bloomspawn that was spreading Nurgle’s disease. The enemies here are even tougher, with squishy villains making their way to the disgusting Plague Marines and a Myphitic Blight Hauler – a daemon machine that can fire a barrel of missiles at our group. Poor.
This mission required some extra thought, since the enemies on the map were a great threat to our Gray Knight. Fighting over the map, we got the idea that the battlefield was intertwined, as we were able to blow holes in the walls and throw doors down to get corners. against our enemies. There was also a lot of verticality to this map, and we saw our price when a box exploded and sent one of our ships flying over the porch.
Outside of battles, there’s a lot to do in the Baleful Edict. Army members could be upgraded, given new weapons, and there were a wide range of standard options to suit each soldier. You can upgrade the ship yourself, with improved engines and weapons, though we didn’t see much of how this would affect our demo.
Our troops were originally chosen for our missions, perhaps to keep us from making the idiotic choices that ended our efforts from the very beginning, but you can change that. different warriors to customize your team to your liking. So, if you want a full set of cleaners that use a flamethrower, or Teleporting Interceptors, then you are free to do so.
Our last trip was a very pleasant one – a wrestling match with one of Bloom’s collectors. These are very powerful daemons that each spread their own unique form of Bloom. Flying the surface of the earth, our army was immediately confronted with a massive pollution. Now he was a naughty boy, and his deceitful deeds were more in his hands. He also hit like a ton of clay bricks, which we knew we had when we first tried this fight.
In a direct fire fight, our Gray Knights are better, but each master fight in “Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters” has mechanics and tactics that you can use. Aeger the Benevolent, our main enemy here, uses daemonic altars to summon hordes of Nurglings to help him. These little bad guys can jump in front of your arrows to defend their master, and he can save himself by eating whole groups of them.
That kind of battle is a balance between destroying the altars and making the masses, keeping the number of Nurglings and other daemons from oppressing us. . We think that each fighter has his or her own unique wheels that will require you to change your combat tactics, and if they are close like this fight, we can’t wait.
We were able to release him on our second attempt, by effectively using promethium flames to keep the Nurgling numbers at a steady level and the rest of the army to destroy the altars. . Of course, it was a close battle, and most of the army suffered heavy casualties in the end. After that, we were treated to one final cutscene, we’re not going to spoil you – we’re just going to say that he showed something beautiful in the 40K world, and it was awesome.
And yes, our time with “Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters” is over. We liked what we saw in the game, but obviously we just picked up the skin of what he had to offer. Our demo showed a little bit of the Bloom machines, where we see how Nurgle spreads the system if it isn’t maintained. Despite these unknowns, we really enjoyed the game.
We look forward to working our way to propaganda, cleansing the heretics and building a relationship with our members of the army, just because we were brought in by the gods of Chaos. Because, as every good Space Marine knows, the only way to finish the job is to die.
Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters is coming to PC on May 5. You can pre -order the game now. Māhu.