Warhammer 40,000: Regicide
Regicide is a brutal take on one of the greatest turn based strategy games of all time. The game fuses multiple phases of combat with dynamic action. Manoeuvre your army into place and unleash a devastating array of tactical abilities to crush your enemies. The game offers two distinct modes:
￼￼Plan the attack and command your soldiers through two phases of combat. Open fire on your enemies, utilise tactical abilities and unleash psychic powers to crush your foes. Fight your way through violent single and multiplayer battles to destroy everything that stands between you and certain victory.
￼￼Sharpen your tactics in both single and multiplayer games based on traditional chess rules, executing brutally violent kills in dramatic battlefield terrains. Select your race and go to war online against opponents from all over the world in the fully crossplatform multiplayer mode.
2 unique game modes: Play in both Classic chess and extended Regicide game modes.
Online and single player: Test yourself against our AI in both Campaign and Skirmish and bring your new skills to bear against opponents in multiple online game modes.
A cunning AI: Sharpen your skills verse 5 different AI difficulty settings in both Classic and Regicide.
Local multiplayer: Face off against live opponents in local hotseat matches.
Competitive online leaderboards: Compete against your friends and the world with live Classic and Regicide Leaderboards.
50 mission singleplayer campaign: Join Captain Dracomedes as he fights for Hethgar Prime with the Sons of Sanguinius in the 50 mission, fullynarrated campaign: The Angels of Death.
2 unique races: Play as the indomitable Space Marines or blood thirsty Orks, each with their unique strengths, weaknesses, abilities and strategies.
11 unlockable Chapters and Clans: Requisition one of 11 iconic Space Marine Chapters or Ork Clans to field in multiplayer and skirmish matches
36 exclusive models: Tailor your army's appearance by progressing through Campaign, Skirmish (VS AI) and Online Leaderboards.
45 unique player and unit abilities: Unleash an overwhelming array of player and unit abilities to bring devastation to your enemies. Customise your ability loadouts to match your play style.
Localised in 8 different languages: Play in English, French, German, Norwegian, Italian, Polish, Russian, and Spanish.
This is only the beginning. The universe spans untold galaxies to conquer. This is not just war. This is REGICIDE.
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With a recent slew of warhammer games coming out from the woodwork, regicide comes across as a twist on chess. I felt that the game tried to make twist into something more exciting than a battle of wits. I ultimately didn't enjoy the game because the Ai is so easy even on the hardest difficulty. Furthermore, the player base is wanting, there aren't many players on multiplayer. If you want to try out chess, you're free to play classic chess in Regicide. Regicide is okay if you're interested in seeing how warhammer translate to chess.
Warhammer 40,000: Regicide is essentially chess if the pieces moved, acted, and attacked like Warhammer 40K characters. It doesn’t do much more than that, but it does it well. Warhammer 40,000: Regicide is about as basic as it gets when it comes to Warhammer 40K; Orks vs. Space Marines, winner take all. Depending the mode you chose, you can take control of either side. In chess mode, there is no difference between Orks or Space Marines, as they are simply chess pieces with a Warhammer 40K skin. However, in Regicide mode, different pieces have different skills and abilities that mix up the combat. Movement in Regicide mode is the same as in Chess, and you can defeat your opponent using the same moves as you would in chess, but this time the pieces can kill each other from across the board, using guns to chip away at the health of their enemies, meaning you can essentially kill your opponents queen without putting your rook in danger of being taken by a pawn. Warhammer 40,000: Regicide might have a story mode, but it is nothing special. The only reason you will play Warhammer 40,000: Regicide is because you want to play a game of chess with Orks and Space Marines, and maybe lob a grenade or two from across the board. If you can’t play chess, avoid this game.
Warhammer 40,000 Regicide combines a traditional chess game with a turn based combat game. The game allows you to play a classic mode, which is just normal chess complete with combat animations and duels between pieces with all the brutality you would expect of Warhammer 40,000. It feels like there should have been more combat animations though as you can quickly become bored of seeing the same animations. The other gameplay mode is Regicide, which keeps all the rules of a normal chess game but adds in ranged attacks and unit abilities that can do damage to and kill enemies pieces without making normal chess moves. There is a normal chess phase that plays out where you can take other pieces as normal but following that you enter an initiative phase where you spent points to attack, activate abilities, use psychic powers, or use player set abilities to heal or effect troops in other ways. Experience is earned by playing games which allows you to purchase new abilities for units as well as cosmetic changes to customize your units. The regicide mode can be played in a normal chess style game or you can play through a lengthy campaign that will give you objectives to complete and is more like a puzzle game. Some of these campaign levels can be fun and some can poorly combine the movement of chess with the combat abilities of regicide mode where there can become too much luck involved. The maps are pretty uninteresting and it feels like a missed opportunity to add more tactical options or for entertaining background effects. Multiple balance patches have been released for the game with the most recent update being yesterday. The game can be fun and sells for a reasonable price but could have used more animation and sound variety to make the game more entertaining.
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