Saturday, August 15, 2015

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide (PC) Preview

I've been a fan of the Warhammer 40,000 universe (called Warhammer 40k or just 40k for short) since I was a teenager.  My friends and I collected and painted the miniatures, and had some pretty big battles (I play Eldar for those wondering).  So I tend to at least see what games are coming to the franchise and check out what they have to offer.

So Warhammer 40k: Regicide comes along with quite a unique offering, mixing strategy gameplay with chess.  Or, if you play Classic mode, just chess.  This is actually pretty cool, since the pieces are troop types from the actual game, and they even get kill animations.  So, it is basically like the old Battle Chess, which is a good thing, since that is probably the most fun and entertaining chess to play.

The other part of the game is Regicide mode, which is like small scale strategy RPG battles.  There is a whole campaign, of which the first act is currently playable.  These are pretty cool, since the chess movements and "instant kills" still work.  You get other abilities like grenades and taking cover to increase defense.  So far these battles are pretty fun.

Still, the game seems pretty cool despite a few problems with it letting me continue the campaign.  I like that it is not only a unique take on a game by combining strategy RPGs with chess, but also including chess itself, now with bloody murder animations!

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