Although Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus
has been out for a few months now, it recently got a new expansion called Heretic
. And so we decided to dive into that one, but before doing so sent Warhammer 40,000
fan Eden Burg on an Adeptus Mechanicus battleship to investigate some alien ruins.
A snippet from our review.
You are part of an Ad Mech team that has gone to a world to investigate some alien ruins after losing contact with the Tech Priest that was sent.
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Combat plays out on a grid-based map, in turn-based fashion, but overall the initial impression I got was that it was a bit lacking. With no cover system it's mostly just a straightforward slugfest, with the game not holding back as it almost always throws two to four enemy units at your forces during a battle. The relentless pace meant that by the second mission the main enemy unit annihilated my forces by killing most of them in one or two shots.
But as with some tactical games like this, learning what does and doesn't work and what straight up gets you killed becomes a case of trial and error.