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Warhammer 40000: Mechanicus

2 months ago

Warhammer 40k: Mechanicus – Heretek pits cyber-brother against brother

Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus was such a pleasant surprise last year, so I'm glad to report that there's an expansion on the way. Heretek, due this summer, is the first DLC announced for Bulwark Studios's offbeat squad tactics game. In the main story, the bickering factions of the Adeptus Mechanicus worked together against the Necron threat, but Heretek escalates to full-blown infighting. It will add a…

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6 months ago

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How 40K: Mechanicus reinvented tactics for Warhammer’s cyber-monks

The Adeptus Mechanicus are one heck of a Warhammer 40K faction. These shadowy racist warrior monks are more machine than human and worship a trinity of machine gods. They say stuff like, “From the moment I understood the weakness of my flesh, it disgusted me. I prayed for the strength and certainty of steel. I aspired to the purity of the blessed machine.” Those words…

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7 months ago

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Rich McCormick’s 5 best games of 2018

I realise, at the end of 2018, that I’ve spent much of the year digging back over games released in 2017 and earlier. That’s in part because I’ve been subject to the demands of evil overlord Graham, but also because I’ve been trapped in the gravity well of monster timesinks like Destiny 2 and Divinity 2. When I did reach escape velocity, I cherished my…

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Warhammer 40k: Mechanicus adds hidden missions and tunes balance

Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus was one of my more pleasant surprises this year. While held back by being a bit easy and buggy, it was still one of the most creative and charming 40k games released in ages, if not ever. Today's 'Tiresus patch', out now and noted here, goes a long way to hammering out the kinks in Bulwark Studios's game of tactical techno-monk versus…

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8 months ago

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Warhammer 40k: Mechanicus review

Cyborg Popes vs. immortal pharaoh terminators, woop woop. As Games Workshop rent out their license to anyone who can spell ‘ork’ correctly, their slightly fashy gothic future setting occasionally turns out a real treat of a match up. Bulwark Studios’ Mechanicus is one of the most polished and atmospheric titles to use the name in years, starting with a base coat borrowed from tactics genre…

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Tactical dungeon-crawl Warhammmer 40,000: Mechanicus is out now

Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus, Bulwark Studios's tactical dungeon crawler based on the Games Workshop mega-universe is out now. It pits the Adeptus Mechanicus (an especially barmy bunch of cyborg engineer-cultists) up against the Necron; what you'd get if you put Warhammer Fantasy's Egyptian undead and The Terminator in a blender. Systems-wise, it's a blend of FTL's choice-filled exploration and XCOM-like tactical combat, with your squad of…

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1 year ago

Warhammer 40K: Mechanicus is XCOM with machine-worshipping cyborg nutters

In the grim darkness of the... [HIDDEN MOVEMENT] ...far future, there is only... [HIDDEN MOVEMENT] ...war. Given the number of Warhammer 40K videogames clogging up Steam's arteries these days, it's surprising how few of 'em take an XCOMmy, turn-based squad tactics approach. There's 1998's Chaos Gate, and 2015's slightly too straightforward and more RPGy Deathwatch, and that's about it. Perhaps the newly-announced Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus…

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