I know I'm a Fossil but why are all 40K Games always on Steam...
You may as well just wait for the verdict in November post-release . I'm one of the idiots who, in a vulnerable and catatonic lapse of judgement, decided to pre-order, much to my chagrin. By Novemeber you will know whether it is good enough to justify jumping in on Steam just to get this game.
I used to think like you having an old fashion disdain towards Steam or anything that require an internet connection to play a game, single player notwithstanding. But I have come around as Steamis a solid trouble-free platform in spite of the archaic internet we have in my country.
Back to Spacehulk Deathwing, they just released a weapons preview, but again this is just a trailer with snippets of footage strung together into a shortish trailer. In as far as a meaty PR campaign with developer gameplay walkthrough and detailed feature showcase, it's a big fat zero.
Even Kingdom Come Deliverance with their shoestring budget constantly put out 1 hour long feature and gamneplay footage/discussions for their Beta.
The dearth of information from the developers about Deathwing is something of concern because the default idea is if you have a good solid product, you will milk the PR machine for all it is worth by stoking up a frenzy with pre-sales prior to release. It's just too quiet at the moment.
I saw a bit of TotalBiscuit streaming the Dethwing beta today and his impressions were not very good... so I'm going to wait and see on this one, hopefully they will improve from what is the beta at this point.
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That's too bad. A good old fashioned space marine shooter could be fun...and fitting all things considered. I may hold off until Santa brings me my new video card. I doubt I'll able to resist some eye candy then. I'd like to get something going with the group again regardless.
So has anyone else pre-purchased this? I bought it as I am a fan of the universe. I did play in both Beta periods and came away pretty impressed, although there are some rough edges that can be ironed out. I am just looking for a group of 3 players willing to play through MP campaigns.
I was in the process of getting the game when I finally took a note at the SysRegs, and they have a very high CPU demand listed as minimum. Forum discussions seem to confirm pretty noticeable performance problems even on high end machines, most likely CPU related.
My CPU certainly is old, but runs current racing titles with plenty of AI and physics, runs Witcher 3 and Dying Light with large crowds active etc. It appears to me they got their xeno horde AI wrong and bigger amounts of enemies just bring systems to their knees. Their system requirements already were steep because they knew they had bad optimization... and now it's not really working really well for most people.
I hope they can fix it, because from the gameplay that does work people seem to confirm it's a really true to lore and visually gorgeous WH40K game.
I quite enjoyed this one as well. Something about blasting apart genestealers with a thundering storm bolter that makes me smile. Seriously though, if you like the lore it serves it well. and as far as FPS's go there are a lot worse ones out there to waste money on.