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Game News Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters Released

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Infinitron, May 5, 2022.

  1. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Tags: Complex Games; Frontier Developments; Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters

    Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters, the Gray Knights tactical RPG from Canadian studio Complex Games and publishing label Frontier Foundry, was released today. Daemonhunters has continued to be heavily promoted with feature showcases, developer diaries, previews and livestreams over the past few months. Despite or maybe because of this, the game has been the subject of much skepticism on our forums. The mainstream press sure seems to love it, though. But before we get into that, here's the launch trailer:


    As stated, reviews of Daemonhunters have been very positive, praising the game for its breadth of its mechanics and presentation, with only a slight touch of repetition and jank. Here's the usual round-up:

    CGMagazine 7.5/10
    Eurogamer Recommended
    GameWatcher 8/10
    NME 4/5
    PC Gamer 87/100
    PCGamesN 8/10
    Polygon
    Rock Paper Shotgun
    TheGamer 4/5
    TheSixthAxis 8/10
    Wccftech 8/10
    I dare say that between this game and King Arthur: Knight's Tale, we might be in the midst of an unexpected golden month for tactical RPGs. If you'd like to find out for yourself, Daemonhunters is available on Steam now for $45.
     
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  2. Eisen Learned

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    Denuvo lol
     
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  3. Late Bloomer Educated

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  4. Saint_Proverbius Administrator Patron

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    Yeah. I read that a few days ago. It's amazing how many of these companies think that Twitter is more real than the universes they created or inherited.
     
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  5. Kem0sabe Arcane

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    Telling your paying and loyal customers to fuck off will certainly turn out well for them.
     
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  6. Jonathan "Zee Cat Magister

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    oh we will be missed, after their miniatures and comics keep going down on sales year after year.
     
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  7. SmartCheetah Arcane

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    They had a spike in sales last few years, but from that point onward they went totally bonkers with fucking up youtube creators, rising prices and making more and more unplayable rules (and weird business decisions)
    + home resin 3d printing is taking miniature world by storm with simplier and fancier technology each year. Sooner or later GW will have to change something if they want to stay a float.
     
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  8. Late Bloomer Educated

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    Most every company did.
     
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  9. Skdursh Savant

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    Denuvo and the "Castellan Champion Upgrade Pack" costs $15 for a soundtrack I'd never listen to and a single character. Not going on my list until it drops Denuvo at the very least. Until then I'd rather do nightly prayers for CODEX to come out of retirement or maybe there'll be an EMPRESS / [FitGirl] edition.
     
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  10. Freakydemon Educated

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    Clearly GW should listen to the Codex for sound business advice. They're circling the drain!

    Show Spoiler
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  11. Late Bloomer Educated

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    Freakydemon before he decides to post one of his 7 posts per year after someone insults his beloved Games Workshop. [​IMG]
     
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  12. GreyViper Erudite

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    The game does look decent tough, I recall way back when playing Xcom EW I wished we would have WH40K game with Tau using a similar squad system with pathfinders, fire warriors and battlesuits. But as games go, this is not a bad addition either.
     
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  13. Saint_Proverbius Administrator Patron

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    It typically takes a while for the wokeness to drive people off. Players will notice the price increase, and some of them might have read the release about diversity and maybe some of them got to the end of it. It's typically not until they get overbearing that the general consumer base starts to notice. And they always push it to that point. Look at how they've tank comic books with Marvel and DC in a race to have the most gay characters, and their sales are in the shitter.
     
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  14. Anonymous Wife Scholar Arcane

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    Codex !! Good strong friend !! Sales is irrelevance ! because globalist shekel demon will reward American California brain disease nonsense ! with infinity Blackrock funding !! It is true !! It is! Sales is irrelevance !! It is true !! It is!
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  15. Galdred Studio Draconis Patron Developer

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    Wasn't that the statement they wrote at the time some players came with literal neo-nazi symbols at a tournament?
    If so, they could hardly have ignored it.
    Given that 80% of the miniatures they make are Space Marines (poor Eldars need to wait 20 years between models), I really doubt they have any intention of going more diverse in their miniature range.
     
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  16. dacencora Prophet

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    What is this? Nuance? On my Codex?
     
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  17. Anonymous Wife Scholar Arcane

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    No!
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  18. _V_ Educated

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    "Warhammer is for Everyone. One of the great powers of our hobby is its ability to bring people together in a common pass time, to build bonds and friendships that cross divides. We believe in and support a community united in shared respect.
    Our fantasy settings are grim and dark, but that is not a reflection of who we are or how we feel the real world should be.
    We do not condone any form of prejudice, hatred or abuse in our company or around gaming tables.
    We hope you feel the same and hope to continue developing a diverse cast of characters through miniatures, art and storytelling that everyone can have fun with."

    There. No santimonious assholery. No "fuck you" to their fans. And the company (that makes money off of space nazis) still shows its stance towards neo-nazi symbols.

    Fucking twitter generation...
     
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  19. thesheeep Arcane Patron

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    I honestly love how this game captures the figure look.
    Down to the absurdest of details - which is quite an achievement considering the entire absurdity that is 40k.

    But maybe a bit steep in pricing IMO (or not? Unsure about longevity), but I'll be sure to grab this on a sale.
     
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    Game seems to be pretty long. I've played it for 10 hours and I still haven't unlocked any of the 4 advanced classes yet and I'm also still on the 1st tier of the research tree and there's like 5 or 6 tiers. Honestly if the research is any indication of overall progress I'm afraid that it might end up being too long.
     
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  21. Kruno Arcane Village Idiot Zionist Agent Shitposter

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    Did they SJW this game? I have been looking forward to it, but I am now waiting until more people review this.
     
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    Was it at a Ukrainian tournament? If so they just could have waited a bit longer until the war broke out and then they could have instead put out a statement calling them defenders of Democracy while selling heaps on a limited edition "Azov Battlalion Space Marine" miniature set. Bet they could have netted at least twice the social credit score too. Virtue signaling about racism is so 2021. 2022 is all about WAAAAR!!!!! WARRR!!! YEAAAAAAAAH WAAAAAAARRRR!!!!! and also probably abortions or something.
     
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  23. rusty_shackleford Arcane

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    he did what is called a "pro gamer move"
    wore the clothing to get the person he was playing against to disqualify himself by refusing to play against him, nobody bothered to ask the venue itself what the real story was before going "OMG NAZIS IN MUH GAMING"

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    and I know people will claim that's made up because it sounds ridiculous, but that's what really happened
    https://spikeybits.com/2021/11/warhammer-isnt-for-everyone-especially-these-nazis.html

     
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    I'm afraid GW's pricing is too rich for my blood, but I'm also not blind to obvious financial fact. I oddly enough don't project my niche politics onto corporations that care only about their bottom lines, not whatever dumb culture war you're all waging in the margins. If you think some milquetoast statement from years ago and some characters that aren't your specific aryan fantasies will tank them, you're deeply mistaken. If anything Age of Sigmar would've been the crucible, forcing the loyal fans to buy new rulebooks and armies. Guess what made em these profits?
     
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    Can I play as chaos?
     
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