Sunday, 31 July 2011

Review: Warhammer 40k: Kill Team

Since finishing my Blood Claws I have taken a break from doing any painting and have occupied my time with the new Warhammer 40,000 : Kill Team game that has recently been released on the Xbox 360, but will also be released on the PS3. I will give you guys reading this my brief thoughts on the game and if it is worth the 800 MS Points it currently costs.

Kill Team is a very simple game to pick up and play. There are no mind boggling combinations of buttons to press to get slashing through the Ork and Tyranid hordes in close combat and shooting requires you to push the right stick in the direction you want to fire. There is no ammo limit to cope with the endless xeno tidal wave that throw themselves at you on each level, which makes the control system even more simple. If you want to kick back, cut a bloody swathe through the enemies of the Imperium and play a good enjoyable game then this doesn't strike too far wide of the mark for any fans of 40k out there, and can also be enjoyed by those who have never before seen or heard of the events in the 41st millennium.

In the campaign you can play as one of four character types, namely a Librarian, Vanguard Veteran, Techmarine or a Sternguard Veteran (who looks surprisingly similar to a devestator marine to those who know their 40k). Each has a special attack and a selection of weapons with which to take on each of the five levels. You have the same units available in the survival challenge which can be attempted on each level and adds to the replayability of the game. I personally have found each character type immensely fun to use and have enjoyed having to adapt how I approach each level differently as the four characters use different wargear and specialise in different areas, meaning one approach for all will very likely see your marine dead very quickly.

Each of the five levels will take around 30mins to complete the first time you play through them. With additional attempts at the level with the different characters (if you want to be that thorough) taking less time due to being able to power up the marine more on subsequent runs and knowing exactly what you are doing and what is coming up.

I have enjoyed playing Warhammer 40k: Kill Team, with my particular highlights being a battle against a Tyranid Hive Tyrant and finally crushing the Orks aboard the cruiser. I like to be quite thorough on completing games and have been back already to complete the levels again using different characters and in doing this feel like it is a new challenge with each new marine as opposed to retreading the same steps taken previously. The game gets a big thumbs up from me and is very much worth the cost for what you can get out of the game. It also means I should be able to get the power sword on the Space Marine game coming out in the autumn time.

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