Posts Tagged ‘Space Hulk: Ascension Edition’

Space Hulk: Ascension Expansion Sends In The Deathwing

Part of the service we provide here at RPS is, I’m sure you won’t mind me so candidly saying, providing a space for mostly-former Games Workshop fans to get all misty-eyed remembering their teenage years and chatting with similar sorts about all they’ve missed since they became Grown-Ups and oh god why did they become Grown-Ups? We do this by posting about Warhammer 40K games maybe just a little more than would otherwise be warranted.

Look, a new DLC expansion for Space Hulk: Ascension [official site] is out, with a story by one of the folks behind those 40K Black Library books you talk about when you think I’m not listening.

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Space Hulk Dev On What Went Right & Wrong, What’s Next

Space Hulk Space Hulk Space… Hulk? Full Control’s adaptation of the cult classic Games Workshop boardgame turned out to be a divisive experience after early excitement. A buggy launch (though rectified later) didn’t help, but players seemed polarized between enjoying its careful faithfulness and being put off by what some felt was too slow and rudimentary. Rab was very much in the latter camp when he covered it for us.

Last month, the Danish devs unexpectedly announced Space Hulk: Ascension edition, which has a looser, faster, flashier interpretation of the hallowed source material, including adding roleplaying mechanics, revised combat, different types of enemy, many more weapons and a slew of brand new missions. I talked to their lead Thomas Lund about the intent behind this deliberately more ‘videogamey’ standalone expansion, what’s changed both on the surface and deeper down, the critical differences between a boardgame and a videogame, why the two Space Hulks are companions rather than replacements, his response to criticism of the first game, why it had a messy launch and what they’ve learned from it all.
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Cyclonic! Space Hulk: Ascension Edition Announced

Salve Quintus!

Full Control’s grand dream for Space Hulk was to recreate the beloved Games Workshop boardgame. It got off to a rocky start. Patching did a lot for bugs (though can’t change that it doesn’t have that cardboard feel), and today They say it’s a fairly solid adaptation. So having made Space Hulk, Full Control want to make a different Space Hulk.

Today they announced Space Hulk: Ascension Edition, a standalone new version boshing in a load of RPG bits, new stuff, and Ultramarines, who do at least bring Cyclone missile launchers to compensate for being so dull.

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