Warhammer 40,000: Carnage Review
- Publisher: Roadhouse Games Ltd.
- Genre: Entertainment
- Released: 8 May, 2014
- Size: 88.3 MB
- Price: $6.99
- Lets you feel like a Space Marine
- Lots of character and item customisation
- Classic side scrolling combat
- Floaty jumps
- Arbitrary enemy power-ups
- Repetitive enemy patterns
Warhammer 40,000: Carnage is a solid - if repetitive - side-scrolling shooter which is at its best when delivering a space marine power trip.
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Within the 40K universe, Space Marines are walking tanks. If you are being invaded by hundreds of Orks, all you need is one of the Emperor’s finest to hold back the storm.
This is exactly the feeling Warhammer 40,000: Carnage attempts to deliver. Rather than commanding a squad. you take control of a single Ultramarine ploughing through waves of Orks. Armed with only a bolt pistol and a combat knife you set out to find Captain Tychaeus, a space marine champion that has fallen in battle.
Rather than reference the tactical, turn-based combat of the tabletop game, Carnage echoes classic arcade shooters like Contra and Metal Slug. Similarities go right down to forced scrolling levels that make you run from huge mechanical bosses. But, while Carnage has clearly looked to the past for inspiration, it is missing the pinpoint precision and level design that made these arcade titles classic.
Repetitive enemy distribution and patterns have the unfortunate effect of making even new levels feel familiar. This becomes odd as the stages progress and these same enemies become inexplicably more powerful. The increase in power is annoyingly arbitrary, but does at least provide a reason for you to choose your upgrades with care.
Guiding your armour-clad hero across the war-torn landscape is fairly simple, with directional arrows and virtual buttons doing an adequate job of relaying commands. You may confuse the attack, jump, and fire buttons at the start, and things get a little busy when you unlock the grenade button, but it's all perfectly manageable.
The ability to equip your Marine is a fantastic addition that really helps to invest you in the game. There are six different equipment slots, all with the ability to change your character’s appearance and abilities. For example, if you alter your melee weapons from lightning-claw to chainsword, you will change your character's look, moves, and the effect of his attacks. This personalisation give you a real sense sense of ownership, and will encourage you to push forward in order to strap on the next upgrade.
Warhammer 40,000: Carnage is not a perfect side-scrolling shooter. However, the pleasure that comes from upgrading your warrior's armoury makes it far more enjoyable than it could have been.
Description**Dark Angels Chapter Pack Added! All New Playable Character, Exclusive Levels, and Brand New Weapon Type**
Run and gun through screaming hordes of frenzied enemies in this fast-moving, high powered, action side-scroller. Suit up your Space Marine and inflict untold damage to all in your path.
Jump into the kick-ass Warhammer 40,000 universe with a Boltgun in one hand and a carnage-inducing Chainsword in the other, obliterating nasty little Orks in an stunning fantasy world.
This lightning fast blood bath will push your iPad or iPhone to it’s limits so make sure that you’re running a iPhone 4S, iPad 2, or iPod 5th or better. Roadhouse has brought an incredible console-quality action side-scroller to your Apple device.
Warhammer 40,000: Carnage is built for anyone who loves fast action, and destroying stuff, and lots of it!!
UP TO THREE POWERFUL SPACE MARINE CHARACTERS TO CHOOSE FROM
Battle the Greenskin menace as a legendary ULTRAMARINE or unlock the menacing BLOOD ANGEL. Earn enough gold to get the powerful and mysterious DARK ANGEL with his exclusive starting levels that feature the epic “ARENA COMBAT” gameplay.
Encounter aggressive bands of ORKS and BATTLE BOSSES as you build your Space Marine up to his frighteningly awesome destructive best! Keep on the look out for MEGA DREAD.
STUNNING LEVEL DESIGNS AND GREAT REPLAYABILITY
Blast through the ever changing world of Mithra. Up to 9 diabolically different ways to play each level. Challenge yourself: experience heavy gravity, corrosive atmospheres, meteor storms, exploding enemies and the much dreaded blackout level modes.
Simple tap controls guarantee effortless carnage, mayhem and destruction of all you survey!
500+ CLASSIC WARGEAR ITEMS
NEW Plasma Gun Weapon!!! As well as the classic Boltguns, Chainswords, Grenades, Thunder Hammers, Jump Packs and more. Customize and upgrade your Space Marine to suit your style and maximize the destruction.
REGULAR FREE CONTENT UPDATES
Battle through more than 50 levels across 2 maps. 6 more maps to come.
Connect with your Facebook friends, and recruit to complete challenging co-op ‘Fireteam’ missions. Each mission earns you rare ore and a chance to acquire Epic gear.
Warhammer 40,000: Carnage written exclusively by award winning author Graham McNeill.
- IMPORTANT: It is strongly recommended users update to iOS 7 before purchasing Carnage.
- Looks best on iPhone 5S, iPad Mini Retina and iPad Air. And it plays amazing!
- Works on iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and iPod 5th Generation and above.
- PARENTS: you can turn off In-App purchasing in the iOS settings.
- Requires online connection to play.
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What's New in Version 1.3.2- Fixed various inventory screen bugs
- Fixed a bug where a new player could not have a save file created if they were not connected to the internet
- Fixed a bug where a player may not receive gold rewards during poor internet connectivity