It was the culmination of these sorts of comments, that either made it seem unpolished or so 40K-focused that if you weren’t a 40K fan then you might want to skip out:
At first it sounded like a real solid choice to test out this Action RPG, but as I was playing I noticed how much of a drag the maps were. Nothing that connects to one another and most of the time you are just walking through a square trying to get to the end of the dungeon.
I am a WH40k fan so I am biased, but I really liked it and I didn’t feel the necessity to compare it to other ARPGs like D3 or Grim Dawn, it really does its own thing. Graphics aren’t bad but neither very good, which can be excused considering the attention to detail they put with following the source material. It looks like an aged game (which it is) but it doesn’t play as one. You really have to put up with its simplicity until you unlock crafting and crusades… After that the game becomes a way more enjoyable experience and it really shines at those two aspects.
Clunky controls, lot of bugs, bad progression system. Story, art style, and sound effects are great. One of the worst ARPG I ever played.
An excellent ARPG with lots of missions, a good story and a nice implementation. I have 500+ hours in it. To appreciate it properly, you need some W40K knowledge.
This game is diablo but in the 40k universe. It’s worth on sale if you like those two things. Doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel. Just an action rpg, you can play while a podcast or baseball game is on the other monitor.
Those are just some of the comments on Fanatical itself. Just remember, I wasn’t looking for a new game and wouldn’t have time to play it for a long while anyway, even if I did pick it up. It’s just that the 40K universe isn’t a selling point for me and so there’s nothing that this brings to the table that I don’t already have. It’s not that the comments are overly negative, just that there’s nothing that jumps out as ‘oh, wow! this sounds right up my alley’.
But, it’s on my radar now, in case I’m ever looking for that style a game in the future. Rogue Trader will probably be my first foray into 40K games.