See what the fuss is with Neocore's Warhammer 40K.
Neocore Games brought their new Warhammer game with them to this years Electronics and Entertainment expo. Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor Martyr feels like it fits right into the Warhammer franchise so lets get right into it!
Inquisitor Martyr is an open world, role-playing game. You take on the role of the Inquisitors in their quest to stop the chaos gods and prevent them from causing any more problems. Inquisitors are similar to bounty hunters and what I mean by that is they try to prevent problems by any means necessary even if that means going out of their way to do so.
Inquisitors will have their own style of play and will have different attacks based on the type of class the character is. Enemy classes will differ in play style as well. You can hinder an enemy by eliminating a certain part of the enemy. What that means is you can keep an enemy from using poison attacks by removing the poison sacs from its back with precision attacks. It’s just one way that you can play the game your way. If you don’t want to keep the enemy from attacking and make it tougher on yourself, you have that right.
There are a large number of locations for you to start inflicting “justice.” There are galaxies and then there are sub-galaxies so you can really see how open the world is. You’ll be able to see what missions are available to you when you get into the world select screen.(I guess that’s a good title for it) The maps in the game are the traditional style of maps RPG games are known for.
However the maps in Warhammer 40K are random generating maps so you will have a different experience every time you play a map-stage. You’ll also be able to use the environment to your advantage in battle with the cover system. You can jump behind something in the environment and use that for cover. You don’t need to crouch under or beneath something; it’s much easier within the craziness of battle.
Lets go back to the missions where there will be chain missions. You’ll start an investigation into a certain problem and see if you can discover clues about the issue. How you handle the situation will lead you into the next mission and quite possibly your next problem. The game won’t let you get too ahead of yourself and if it feels you’re not ready for something it won’t push it on you. The best example of this is missions not progressing too much for your skill level.
There was a slight lag on the screen while playing but that was only when there was a lot of activity going on onscreen. The game at times felt like a button masher as I was clicking my mouse and number keys on the keyboard for dear life, trying to kill all the enemies and not perish myself.
When you do indeed meet your demise, the health of enemies regenerate so make sure you don’t die during a tough enemy battle. However, the enemy AI isn’t the smartest because after you die and re-spawn, the enemies don’t seem to remember that you were there. You can get in a few quick shots on the enemy that just killed you!
You will have the ability to upgrade your characters and they will look fiercer and more powerful after upgrades have taken place. You’ll have the ability to customize their look and color scheme over the course of the game. You’ll have plenty of time to figure out your battle strategy and custom options since the game isn’t releasing until 2017 for the PC and then simultaneously for the Xbox One and Play