Okay, so maybe that headline is overly harsh - and if you're a fan of the original Space Hulk board game and looking for a faithful recreation of that in videogame form then you probably should give this a go. It's fun, and captures the strategic feel of controlling a small group of units in the tight confined hallways of a giant spaceship.
But unfortunately there's not much more to it than that.
Built to recreate the movement and flow of a board game, where movement is restricted, the play area is consequently smaller and more focused on the correct use of tactics. In the realm of videogames, the use of the word tactics can mean any number of things, but when it comes to the matter of genre and style it’s hard not to picture something along the lines of XCOM or the broader RPG-style progression of Final Fantasy Tactics. From developer Cyanide Studio and publisher Focus Home Interactive you’ll find no such comparison to be found with Space Hulk: Tactics. In fact, the smaller overall scope and the aim to recreate the look and feel and strategy of the classic Space Hulk board game is both a plus and a minus.
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